IS THE SHIP OPERATOR GETTING WHAT HE PAYS FOR?

It has been thought for many years that the lower the viscosity of a residual fuel, the better value it represented for the money. The author begins these comments on bunkering by explaining why this is, in most cases, no longer true. He explains, too, why more detailed descriptions of fuel oil grades would be beneficial to all concerned. Additional comments range over fuel oil properties, fuel distribution and supply, fuel oil blending and the legal considerations that arise in the event of disputes with suppliers over bunker quality.

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    • Journal article; bunkering
  • Publication Date: 1989-3-16

Media Info

  • Pagination: 4 p.
  • Serial:
    • Fairplay
    • Volume: 309
    • Issue Number: No.5500
    • Publisher: Lloyd's Register-Fairplay
    • ISSN: 0307-0220

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00657170
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM