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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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FEATURE: The Growing Problem of IMO 2020 VLSFO Bunkers With Marginally Off-Spec Sulfur
Are shipowners overreacting, or suppliers shirking obligation?
VLSFOs: High Level of Bunker Alerts Relating to Sediment Issues
Between 24th December 2019 and 21st January 2020, VPS has issued seven Bunker Alerts relating to sediment issues within VLSFO fuels.
How Much Has IMO2020 Raised Bunker Prices?
Buyers in "G4" major bunkering ports last month were paying an extra $240.50/mt for fuel year-over-year.
The Switch to IMO 2020 Bunker Fuels: So Far, So Good?
Despite earlier fears, widespread problems with new 0.50% sulfur VLSFO fuels have so far failed to materialize.
PIL Still Facing Singapore VLSFO Delays: Alphaliner
Some ships have been waiting at Singapore for as long as three weeks, according to the shipping intelligence service.
Libyan Crude Blockade May Raise Mediterranean VLSFO Prices
The sudden absence of 1 million b/d of sweet crude in the Mediterranean would have a sharp knock-on effect on VLSFO prices in the region.
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