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Focus on fuel segregation risks, not contaminated fuel

09 July 2019

Poor quality bunkers and the incident of contaminated fuel in Houston last year has sparked fears of this happening to any shipowner and operator, as 1 January 2020 approaches. But, with seven months to go before the deadline, planning how to maintain segregation when the new 0.50% fuel starts coming on board, ought to be a more immediate concern.

Is on board fuel blending allowed?

20 December 2019

The fuel oil carriage ban from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) that will come into force on 1 March 2020 has prompted questions regarding the possibility of blending fuel on board ships to achieve compliance. Here, BIMCO offers its view on the regulatory aspects of whether on board blending can be considered compliant.  

VPS Bunker Alerts

23 July 2020

Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) publish regular Bunker Alerts based entirely on fuel samples. The bunker samples are analysed by VPS whenever a short-term quality issue is identified in a specific port or region.