During the last month it was Petro Inspect that first reported evidence of possible attempts to manipulate the readings of Mass Flow Meters in Singapore with the use of magnets, while there has been long discussion among the industry stakeholders of whether such manipulation is possible and...
Quality problems remain a pain for the bunker industry and in order for the operators to avoid dealing with bad bunkers, they need to agree with their counter-parties a specific testing methodology, deepen their knowledge in the various ISO specifications and source their fuel from credible suppliers....
While preparations for the forthcoming IMO 2020 regulation are moving forward, Monjasa has announced the acquisition of five tanker vessels which, according to the company, are capable to segregate between two and six different types of oil products in their tanks. Such segregation is a really attractive feature...
The IMO’s low sulfur fuel regulation has caused a lot of debates among the players of the fuel supply chain. Most of the shipowners, ship-managers and charterers have reacted with skepticism and criticism due to the structural changes that the new regulations will bring to the -already...
The enforcement of the new IMO regulation has created high uncertainty among industry stakeholders on whether there will be sufficient availability of 3.5% sulfhur and 0.5% sulfur bunker fuels beyond the 1st January 2020. In the meantime, the UK-based supplier Crown Oil has highlighted a less discussed issue related with the...