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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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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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