The Lloyd’s Register Fuel Oil Bunkering Analysis and Advisory Service (FOBAS) recorded the largest number of off-specification bunker fuel samples at Singapore port for the period between 1st and 14th October 2018.
Globally, it posted 76 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.
The top three bunker ports with reported off-spec bunker fuel cases in H1 October are as follows:
|Rotterdam||Density at 15°C||1.0076**||1.0136||kg/l|
|Rotterdam||Density at 15°C||0.9910**||0.9921||kg/l|
|Rotterdam||Viscosity at 50°C||373.9**||401.0||cSt|
|Rotterdam||Viscosity at 50°C||674.5**||739.3||cSt|
|Rotterdam||Viscosity at 50°C||694.4**||764.6||cSt|
|Rotterdam||Viscosity at 50°C||380.0**||400.8||cSt|
|Antwerp||Viscosity at 40°C||3.25**||6.05||cSt|
|Antwerp||Viscosity at 40°C||4.90**||6.02||cSt|
|Antwerp||Viscosity at 40°C||4.90**||6.03||cSt|
|Antwerp||Viscosity at 50°C||377.0**||434.8||cSt|
|Antwerp||Viscosity at 50°C||377.0**||407.0||cSt|
Related: FOBAS: Rotterdam continues to be top off-spec bunker port in H2 September
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: 18 October, 2018
Bunker orders of ISO 8217:2010 spec LS 380 cSt 0.5% for Nord Gemini, Nord Titan, Ocean Rosemary, and Luzern were placed through global commodities trading and logistics house Trafigura Pte Ltd.
While Covid-19 concerns are important, Captain Rahul Choudhuri was quick to note this does not mean bunker fuel related issues have indeed disappeared from the shipping sector.
‘Therefore, representing the players of the Malaysian bunker industry, we sincerely hope that this matter can be refined and reconsidered immediately so that all parties benefit together,’ says communication.
Maureen Poh, a Director of Helmsman LLC, offers plain practical tips on the differences between US and EU Sanctions and shares some thoughts on what companies could do if they are potentially exposed to sanctioned entities.
‘We [Consort Bunkers] have the opinion that the bunker business in Singapore is not related to the widely reported earlier cargo commodity trading mishaps,’ company source tells Manifold Times.
Representatives of INTERTANKO, Helmsman and Rajah & Tann gather to discuss IMO 2020, legal frameworks for the purchase and supply of alternative marine fuels, and the handling of bunker claims.