Bulletins/alerts

Brazil
High Density Fuels in Santos
Issued: 2018-03-14

In the last week, FOBAS has tested a number of samples from Santos, which were ordered as ISO-F-RMG380 grade however density exceeded the specified limit of 991.0 kg/m3. The density results of thes...

Uae
Elevated Sulphur levels in Fujairah bunkers
Issued: 2018-03-14

In the last three weeks, FOBAS has tested a number of samples from Fujairah which were ordered as ISO-F-RMG380 grade however sulphur exceeded the maximum specified limit of 3.50 % m/m.

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Taiwan
Taiwan introduces 0.50% fuel sulphur limit
Issued: 2018-02-22

Taiwan’s Ministry of Transport and Communication recently issued a statement announcing the plan to introduce a maximum 0.50% sulphur fuel limit for ships visiting all Ports around Taiwan from 1st ...

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Uae
Low Lubricity Fuels Originating From Khor Fakkan (UAE)
Issued: 2018-01-22

Recently FOBAS tested few bunker samples from Khor Fakkan, ordered as ISO-F-DMA grade, for which Lubricity significantly exceeded the specified limit of 520 μm. The Lubricity results of these fuel ...

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Imo
2020 – HSFO availability in conjunction with Exhaust Gas Cleaning System (EGCS)
Issued: 2017-12-05

This bulletin is a follow up from our FAQ’s issued a few weeks ago regarding the implementation of 0.50% sulphur limit on marine fuels in-use from 1 January 2020 for ships operating outside Sulphur...

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Bunker supplier Transocean Oil’s licenses revoked
Issued: 2017-11-09

Further to bulletins issued earlier this year regarding bunker suppliers Panoil Petroleum and Universal Energy Pte Ltd not having their bunker supplier and craft operator licenses renewed, Singapor...

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High Viscosity Fuels Originating from Houston (USA)
Issued: 2017-10-31

Recently FOBAS tested a number of bunker samples from Houston, ordered as ISO-F-RMG380 grade, for which viscosity significantly exceeded the specified limit of 380 cSt. The Viscosity results of the...

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2020 - 0.50% m/m sulphur marine fuel oils
Issued: 2017-10-19

This is an update to our previous bulletin issued last year announcing the decision made during MEPC 70 to implement the 0.50% sulphur limit on marine fuels in-use from 1 January 2020 for ships ope...

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Bunker supplier licenses of Panoil Petroleum and Universal Energy will not be renewed
Issued: 2017-09-05

Earlier this year we issued a bulletin relating to the suspension of harbour craft licenses of five bunker tankers operated by Panoil Petroleum. it has now been confirmed that the bunker supplier l...

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Singapore bunker supplier 'Panoil Petroleum' has bunker craft licence revoked
Issued: 2017-08-22

Singapore bunker supplier 'Panoil Petroleum' has bunker craft licence revoked

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