FOBAS: Rotterdam Tops Off-spec Bunker Port in H2 September

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The Lloyd’s Register Fuel Oil Bunkering Analysis and Advisory Service (FOBAS) has identified Rotterdam port as having the largest number of off-specification bunker fuel samples between 15 to 30 September 2018.

Off-spec cases

FOBAS posted a total of 95 off-spec cases where a result was outside the 95% confidence limit of either ISO 8217 6th edition test parameter or a value given by the BDN or sample label during the second half of September.

Off-spec reports of the top bunker ports

The top bunker ports with reported off-spec bunker fuel cases in H2 September are provided below:

Port Characteristic ISO 8217
Limit or
Advised
Value
Final result Unit
Rotterdam Sulphur 0.09** 0.13 % Mass
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 378.0** 402.3 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 380.0** 412.7 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 369.6** 406.8 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 377.0** 389.5 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 377.0** 399.7 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 376.6** 405.7 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 374.0** 404.6 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 376.6** 405.7 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 363.3** 402.4 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 376.6** 409.6 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 675.1** 751.3 cSt
Antwerp CCAI 870* 875 Index
Antwerp Sulphur 0.09** 0.12 % Mass
Antwerp Total Sediment Potential 0.10** 0.27 % Mass
Antwerp Viscosity at 40°C 3.25** 6.0  cSt
Antwerp Viscosity at 50°C 663.0** 733.7 cSt
Antwerp Viscosity at 50°C 376.6* 410.3 cSt
 Antwerp Viscosity at 50°C  177.0** 369.9  cSt
Antwerp Viscosity at 50°C 369.0** 402.6 cSt
Antwerp Water 0.50* 1.40 % Volume
Cristobal Viscosity at 50°C 60* 90 cSt
Cristobal Water 0.50* 1.00 % Volume
Cristobal Water 0.50* 0.80 % Volume
Cristobal Water 0.50* 0.75 % Volume
St Petersburg Density at 15°C 0.9905** 0.9934 kg/l
St Petersburg Viscosity at 50°C 371.0** 399.6 cSt
St Petersburg Viscosity at 50°C 335.5** 406.0 cSt
St Petersburg Water 0.50* 0.85 % Volume

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Source: Manifold Times

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