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FOBAS: Rotterdam tops off-spec bunker fuel list in H1 September

20 Sep 2018

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 1 to 14 September 2018.

Among 93 reported off-specification bunker fuel instances worldwide, 13 were reported in Rotterdam. The majority of off-specification marine fuel samples at Rotterdam failed to meet the minimum viscosity stipulated by the ISO 2017 specification. Algeciras had six off-specification cases, followed by Singapore and St Petersburg where five instances were identified each.

Top bunker ports with reported off-spec bunker fuel cases in H1 September:

 

Port  Characteristic  ISO 8217
Limit or
Advised
Value
Final result Unit
Rotterdam Density at 15°C 0.9910** 0.9922 kg/l
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 376.6** 404.9 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 376.6** 403.8 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 376.6** 400.6 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 699.3** 791.3 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 180.0** 208.5 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 380.0** 428.2 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 78.0** 83.8 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 380.0** 399.1 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 369.0** 404.4 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 369.0** 403.2 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 369.0** 399.1 cSt
Rotterdam Water 0.50* 1.00 % Volume
         
Algeciras Aluminium + Silicon 60* 508 mg/kg
Algeciras Density at 15°C 0.9893** 0.9921 kg/l
Algeciras Sulphur 0.08** 0.15 % Mass
Algeciras ULO Detected Detected  
Algeciras Viscosity at 50°C 366.6** 466.6 cSt
Algeciras Water 0.50* 7.30 % Volume
         
Singapore Density at 15°C 0.9909** 0.9920 kg/l
Singapore Density at 15°C 0.9909** 0.9924 kg/l
Singapore Flash point 60.0*** 52.00 °C
Singapore Pour point 0* 9 °C
Singapore Water 0.50* 0.70 % Volume
         
St Petersburg Aluminium + Silicon 60* 90 mg/kg
St Petersburg Ash 0.100* 0.127 % Mass
St Petersburg Density at 15°C 0.9910** 0.9936 kg/l
St Petersburg Viscosity at 50°C 362.0** 403.9 cSt
St Petersburg Viscosity at 50°C 350.0** 400.5 cSt

Published: 20 September, 2018
 

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