The Lloyd’s Register Fuel Oil Bunkering Analysis and Advisory Service (FOBAS) recorded a total of 53 off-spec instances 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 between 1 to 14 (1H) December 2018.
Singapore port was recorded to have the most off-spec cases in the two-week period; a variety of issues such as pour point, density sulphur, and viscosity issues were detected.
The top bunker ports with reported off-spec bunker fuel cases in 1H December are as follows:
|Singapore||Density at 15°C||0.9909**||0.9935||kg/l|
|Singapore||Density at 15°C||0.9909**||0.9924||kg/l|
|Singapore||Density at 15°C||0.9909**||0.9920||kg/l|
|Singapore||Density at 15°C||0.9908**||0.9945||kg/l|
|Singapore||Viscosity at 50°C||380.0**||411.9||cSt|
|Balboa||Viscosity at 50°C||378.5**||400.1||cSt|
|Balboa||Viscosity at 50°C||372.4**||397.1||cSt|
|Long Beach||Density at 15°C||0.9910**||0.9951||kg/l|
|Long Beach||Density at 15°C||0.9896**||0.9926||kg/l|
|Long Beach||Density at 15°C||0.9868**||0.9943||kg/l|
|Pointe a Pierre||Water||0.50*||1.20||% Volume|
|Pointe a Pierre||Water||0.50*||2.00||% Volume|
|Pointe a Pierre||Water||0.50*||3.00||% Volume|
|Rotterdam||Viscosity at 50°C||70.4**||87.7||cSt|
|Rotterdam||Viscosity at 50°C||377.6**||397.8||cSt|
|Suez||Viscosity at 50°C||366.6**||411.1||cSt|
|Suez||Viscosity at 50°C||366.6**||411.6||cSt|
|Suez||Viscosity at 50°C||366.6**||412.0||cSt|
*ISO 8217 6th edition limit
**Advised value from BDN or sample label.
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Published: 20 December, 2018
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