Bunker. Fuel Management – how to avoid damage due to bad bunker?

The quality of bunkers is an important issue in order to ensure a smooth operation of the ship.

  • Fuel purchasing

    • Ensure the fuel is suitable for the vessel´s engine and in compliance with engine makers´ guidelines
    • Pay attention to fuel supplier´s terms and conditions of sale.
  • Fuel delivery

    • Establish on board procedures for bunkering, sampling and testing and for reporting and documentation of irregularities.
    • Do not use new bunkers until the analysis results have been received.
  •  Fuel Analysis

    • Use testing services to identify problem fuels and collect evidence.
    • Choose an experienced and independent laboratory for analysis of the bunker samples.

Alandia Marine monthly advise. Bunker.


Circular 15-03 Practical and legal aspects of bunker quality disputes

Christopher Fischer, Jonathan Lux, Bunkers – An Analysis of the Practical, Technical and Legal Issues