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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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BNP Paribas Pulls Trade Financing on Exposure to GP Global, Others: Reports
Is the second major player this week to pull back on its trade financing.
GP Global Appoints 'Chief Restructuring Officer' After Alleged Fraud
GP has also brought in UK-based financial restructuring firm Quantuma to assist with its restructuring.
IMO Releases its Fourth GHG Study: Here Are 4 Key Findings
Domestic shipping emissions drastically underestimated; operational measures should be used to reduce emissions; prepare for regulations "loophole" on methane, Black Carbon to be closed.
KPI OceanConnect: KPI Bridge Oil Completes Merger With OceanConnect Marine
The deal was first announced in February, and has now received regulatory approval.
Euronav is Growing its VLSFO Stockpile Again to Dilute $56 Million Paper Loss
The company is currently buying 20% more fuel than it needs, to bring down the average price of its stockpile.
Scrubber Manufacturer Yara Shifts Focus After Tech's Business Case "Substantially Weakened" by COVID-19, Oil Price Drop
"We had high hopes for the scrubber market in 2020, but Covid-19 changed all that," says Yara's Shyam Thapa.
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