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:
|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|
|Algeciras||Aluminium + Silicon||60*||508||mg/kg|
|Algeciras||Density at 15°C||0.9893**||0.9921||kg/l|
|Algeciras||Viscosity at 50°C||366.6**||466.6||cSt|
|Singapore||Density at 15°C||0.9909**||0.9920||kg/l|
|Singapore||Density at 15°C||0.9909**||0.9924||kg/l|
|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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