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Tricks of the Bunker Trade: Unpumpable Fuel, Zero Dip Volume Application
Be wary that empty tanks may not be empty even with zero dip.
Tricks of the Bunker Trade: Inflated / Deflated Tank Volumes
Soundings can be inflated during opening gauging by pouring diesel oil into the sounding pipe just before gauging.
Tricks of the Bunker Trade: Bunker Fuel Temperature
Accurate temperature recording is crucial when detecting bunker fuel concealment.
Tricks of the Bunker Trade: Concealed Fuel in Bunker Tanks
Verify the number and location of all bunker tanks, ensuring they correspond with the tank capacity diagram.
Tricks of the Bunker Trade: Tank Soundings to Detect Bunker Fuel Concealment
Always use own sounding tape and a ruler to report exact sounding or ullage.
Tricks of the Bunker Trade: Falsifying Documentation
Checks should include calibration tables, BDN Records, fuel consumption records, and the oil record book.
Tricks of the Bunker Trade: Bunker Fuel Concealment Through Trim and List
Take an average trim/list and always use the corrected trim for calculations.
Tricks of the Bunker Trade: Magic Pipes, Concealed Bunkers, and 221B Surveys
To find concealed fuel someone qualified has to go on board the vessel and get their hands dirty...
Tricks of the Bunker Trade: Dealing with Bunker Disputes
In case of the event of a short fuel delivery, remember that time is of the essence.
Tricks of the Bunker Trade: Can You Beat the Coriolis Flow Meters?
Mass flow meters promise to prevent many of the current tricks employed by unscrupulous individuals.
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OceanConnect Teams in Hamburg and Athens Join GP Global: Sources
Ship & Bunker first reported that the two teams were stepping down from OceanConnect last month.
Large Fire Reported on Board Car Carrier in Florida
Eight firefighters have been hospitalised after an explosion on board the ship while they were fighting the fire.
FEATURE: Bunker Market Advised to Hedge as Prices Start to Rally
Shipowners may be faced with a rapid jump in their expenses if they have no hedging in place to soften the impact of market volatility.
Bunker Holding's Zederkof Warns of Coronavirus Impact on Bunker Credit
"The corona crisis impact has yet to see its full power."
Brokerage NSI Highlights VLSFO Discounts at Smaller Ports
Lower demand at some smaller ports has prompted them to lower their offers relative to the hubs.
LNG Bunkering to Launch in China at Shenzhen
Energy company PetroChina, Shenzhen Gas and Shenzhen Yantian Port Group signed a deal Wednesday to build an LNG bunkering facility at the southest Chinese port.
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