The Lloyd’s Register Fuel Oil Bunkering Analysis and Advisory Service (FOBAS) posted 75 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 15 to 31 October 2018.
The most off-spec cases were recorded at Rotterdam port with the majority of cases being viscosity related.
The top three bunker ports with reported off-spec bunker fuel cases in H1 October are as follows:
|Rotterdam||Density at 15°C||0.9908**||0.9921||kg/l|
|Rotterdam||Density at 15°C||0.9909**||0.9921||kg/l|
|Rotterdam||Viscosity at 50°C||177.0**||230.0||cSt|
|Rotterdam||Viscosity at 50°C||373.9**||396.7||cSt|
|Rotterdam||Viscosity at 50°C||378.8**||402.5||cSt|
|Rotterdam||Viscosity at 50°C||363.3**||403.2||cSt|
|Rotterdam||Viscosity at 50°C||356.0**||409.3||cSt|
|Rotterdam||Viscosity at 50°C||369.0**||397.9||cSt|
|Rotterdam||Viscosity at 50°C||371.4**||400.5||cSt|
|Rotterdam||Viscosity at 50°C||356.0**||407.6||cSt|
Related: FOBAS: Singapore tops off-spec bunker list in H1 October
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