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Fuel Quality & Testing

Organising the switch to low-sulphur fuel | John LaRese, ExxonMobil
24 Aug 2018 04:23 GMT
ExxonMobil's Marine Fuels Technical Advisor tells Bunker Index about the steps that should be taken to ensure compliance in 2020.

VPS issues flash point distillate alert for New York
17 Aug 2018 14:28 GMT
Bunker warning is second this month for the US east coast port.

MARS flags up oiler death to highlight dangers of waxy deposits from LSMGO in low temperatures
06 Aug 2018 14:12 GMT
Offers advice on how to control the buildup of waxy residue in a vessel's fuel lines.

VPS flags up highly abrasive fuels in New York
01 Aug 2018 08:25 GMT
It is the fifth abrasive fuel warning to be issued by VPS this year.

Upcoming PSC inspections could include fuel sulphur checks: Gard
26 Jul 2018 14:20 GMT
Concentrated inspection campaigns set to take place between September and November.

VPS issues high sodium fuel alert for Haifa
25 Jul 2018 13:40 GMT
Alert is fourth so far this year relating to the supply of residual fuels with high sodium levels.

VPS flags up high density and sediment fuels in Gibraltar
23 Jul 2018 14:21 GMT
Bunker alert is the first issued by VPS for Gibraltar this year

IBIA calls for bunker sample verification guidelines before 2020
19 Jul 2018 15:14 GMT
Without guidelines for in-use samples, ships could be penalised for a test result showing 'marginal exceedance of the sulphur limit', IBIA warns.

Avoid costly cat fine problems with the right fuel handling and purification procedures: Skuld
09 Jul 2018 12:47 GMT
P&I club explains why it is 'essential' to bring cat fine levels down during fuel handling and purification.

VPS issues flash point distillate alert for Bergen
09 Jul 2018 06:51 GMT
Alert is 14th so far this year relating to the supply of distillates with a low flash point.

Bunker checklist for vessel owners published
20 Jun 2018 08:45 GMT
Covers the key checks that must be carried out before, during and after taking bunkers.

IBIA posts advice following spate of fuel quality issues
18 Jun 2018 12:36 GMT
Advises bunker buyers and sellers in wake of fuel contamination problems in the US Gulf and Panama.

Increased supply chain transparency will solve contamination issues: Tolson
14 Jun 2018 07:42 GMT
Calls for improved understanding of the provenance of products within the bunker supply chain.

VPS issues third low flash point fuel alert in Singapore
06 Jun 2018 13:09 GMT
All low flash point fuel alerts so far this year have been for the Asian port.

Houston marine fuel contamination: VPS reveals exclusive findings
29 May 2018 15:35 GMT
In-house test finds phenolic compounds in every sample taken from ships encountering problems.

VPS flash point distillate alerts already up to 10 - just one less than the whole of 2017
10 May 2018 16:43 GMT
Follows a number of low flash point alerts in Europe and North America in recent months.

New bunker testing device indicates sulphur content 'in less than three minutes'
16 Apr 2018 13:42 GMT
Makes it possible to avoid compliance issues by performing test before bunkering and prior to ship leaving port.

Global sulphur levels for residual fuels rose to six-year high in 2017: MEPC
16 Apr 2018 10:28 GMT
Average annual sulphur content increased to its highest level since 2011, according to data.

Historical review of VPS Bunker Alerts: Steve Bee
15 Feb 2018 16:23 GMT
Director Steve Bee analyzes recent trends in bunker fuel quality.

VPS tops Singapore list with most licensed bunker surveyors
16 Jan 2018 16:07 GMT
VPS, Lighthouse Marine and Viswalab are firms with largest number of licensed surveyors.

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