The National Food and Grain Health Authority (SENASA) has previously made changes to the procedures related to hold and tank inspections (Argentina - positive news on inspection procedures)
On 1 November a new resolution- (SENASA Resolution 693-E/2017 (in Spanish) has come into effect for a testing period of one year.
BIMCO has supported the development of the regulation along with other organisations and detailed information can be found on the website of Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN).
P&I Clubs have also been following this matter and The UK P&I Club has posted a free translation from their local correspondents.
This is very positive news and BIMCO will update further on the matter during the testing period.
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The Bunker Alerts are not intended to be an evaluation of overall bunker quality in the port or area concerned, but usually highlight a specific parameter within the fuel which has raised a quality issue.
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