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FOBAS: Rotterdam continues to be top off-spec bunker port in H2 September

08 Oct 2018

The Lloyd’s Register Fuel Oil Bunkering Analysis and Advisory Service (FOBAS) identified Rotterdam port as having the largest number of off-specification bunker fuel samples between 15 to 30 September 2018.

It posted a total of 95 off-spec cases where a result was outside the 95% confidence limit of either ISO 8217 6th edition test parameter or a value given by the BDN or sample label during the second half of September.

The top bunker ports with reported off-spec bunker fuel cases in H2 September are as follows:
 

Port  Characteristic  ISO 8217
Limit or
Advised
Value
Final result Unit
Rotterdam Sulphur 0.09** 0.13 % Mass
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 378.0** 402.3 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 380.0** 412.7 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 369.6** 406.8 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 377.0** 389.5 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 377.0** 399.7 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 376.6** 405.7 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 374.0** 404.6 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 376.6** 405.7 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 363.3** 402.4 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 376.6** 409.6 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 675.1** 751.3 cSt
         
Antwerp CCAI 870* 875 Index
Antwerp Sulphur 0.09** 0.12 % Mass
Antwerp Total Sediment Potential 0.10** 0.27 % Mass
Antwerp Viscosity at 40°C 3.25** 6.0  cSt
Antwerp Viscosity at 50°C 663.0** 733.7 cSt
Antwerp Viscosity at 50°C 376.6* 410.3 cSt
 Antwerp Viscosity at 50°C  177.0** 369.9   cSt
Antwerp Viscosity at 50°C 369.0** 402.6 cSt
Antwerp Water 0.50* 1.40 % Volume
         
Cristobal Viscosity at 50°C 60* 90 cSt
Cristobal Water 0.50* 1.00 % Volume
Cristobal Water 0.50* 0.80 % Volume
Cristobal Water 0.50* 0.75 % Volume
         
St Petersburg Density at 15°C 0.9905** 0.9934 kg/l
St Petersburg Viscosity at 50°C 371.0** 399.6 cSt
St Petersburg Viscosity at 50°C 335.5** 406.0 cSt
St Petersburg Water 0.50* 0.85 % Volume

Related: FOBAS: Rotterdam tops off-spec bunker fuel list in H1 September
Related: FOBAS: Singapore tops off-spec bunker fuel list for 2H August
Related: FOBAS: Constanta port tops off-spec bunker list in first half of August
Related: FOBAS: Malaysia tops list for off-spec bunker fuel cases in 2H July
Related: FOBAS: Off-spec bunker fuel cases down at Singapore

Published: 8 October, 2018
 

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