No positive shifts on bunker claims

By Peter Pospiech at February 13, 2014 04:00
Filed Under: Fuels & Lubes, General
Damages’ risks due to unsatisfactory fuel quality expanding in leaps and bounds Jens Maul Jorgensen, Director for fuel and risk management at the Lübeck shipping company Oldendorff Carriers, warned on an event of the insurance company Skuld in Hamburg. Recent statistics of the from Oldendorff engaged test laboratory showed that the amount of negative checked fuel probes, on a worldwide basis, has been drastically increased during the last year from 21 to 23%.The situation “frightens me” warned Jorgensen, who is also President of the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA). He expects that the bunker quality of the available bunker in the ports is going to be worse during the next years. Many factors are responsible for this. Of the one part more and more amounts of heavy fuel must be mixed respectively diluted to reduce the sulfur content which will be restricted during the next years, because of the upcoming international standards. Hereby increases the... [More]

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