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Tricks of the Bunker Trade: The Buy Back
This malpractice could be instigated by the corrupt crew of a vessel or even the barge who may take its chances and ask the Captain, "have you got any spare fuel onboard?"
Mass Flow Meter Malpractice? This is What We've Seen in Singapore and What You Can Do to Protect Yourself [Pictures]
Petro Inspect surveyors have seen barge setups where it would be possible to syphon bunkers back into the bunker barge after they have passed through the mass flow meter.
The Stellar Daisy Loss: Understanding Cargo Liquefaction Risks
It's a known issue with most ore cargoes; the key issue is whether the solid bulk cargo that is to be loaded is liable to liquefaction.
Why You Might Be Losing Millions on Sludge Disposal, and How You Can Prevent It
Petro Inspect discusses the importance of sludge discharge / disposal surveys - are the ship owners being paid fairly?
Tricks of the Bunker Trade: What Happens When Your Bunker Surveyor is Asked to Bend the Rules?
Does that even happen? Unfortunately, the answer is "yes."
Tricks of the Bunker Trade: A Guide to Dealing With Post Bunker Disputes
Disputes arising over bunker quantity "after" delivery calls for shipboard personnel, and a surveyor present who is experienced in dealing with disputes.
Tricks of the Bunker Trade: Singapore Cappuccino Bunker Incident Report [Pictures]
Had this malpractice not been detected the client would have had a monetary loss of at least $36,000.
Tricks of the Bunker Trade: Identifying Cappuccino Bunkers [Pictures]
Further images to help with the identification of Cappuccino Bunkers.
Tricks of the Bunker Trade: Cappuccino Bunkers, an Illustrated Guide to Loss Prevention
Cappuccino bunkers remain one of the most common and widely used 'mal-practices' in the bunkering industry to-date.
Tricks of the Bunker Trade: Precautions against Cappuccino Bunkers
Steps you should take to prevent receiving aerated bunkers that hide a short delivery.
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Market Outlook and Bunker Buying Strategies for Q2 2020
The most effective way to look at the market currently is to assess the associated risks, writes NSI's Paul Hardy.
Bunker Prices Stall as Crude Jumps 50%
VLSFO in major ports Friday had a 5% premium over Brent, vs a Q1 2020 average of 35%.
FEATURE: Bunker Companies Slash Payment Terms
Credit managers tell Ship & Bunker they have cut terms from 30 days to 15 for some customers, and to cash in advance for others.
Scorpio Tankers Warns Scrubber Benefits May Not Be Fully Realised
Scorpio has paid about $2.5 million per vessel for its scrubbers.
Coronavirus Could Cost Container Lines $23 Billion: Sea-Intelligence
The company warns of a worst-case scenario in which boxship freight rates decline as much as they did in the aftermath of the financial crisis in 2009.
IMO 2020 Premium Evaporates, Price Paid for Bunkers in March 20% Lower than in 2019
Average VLSFO price for Global Top 20 Ports was $351.50/mt in March 2020, vs the March 2019 average IFO380 price of $425/mt.
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