Technical Bulletins

Publicly Available Specification – ISO/PAS 23263:2019(E)

In view of the implementation of maximum 0.50 % mass Sulphur fuels (VLSFOs), the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), has produced a Publicly Available Specification in order to provide technical guidance in relation to 0.50% mass S fuels. Produced in consultation with a number of industry organisations including ship owners and operators, fuel suppliers and […]

Joint Industry Guidance for the supply and use of 0.50% m/m sulphur fuels published

A number of industry organisations – representing shipping, refineries, fuel suppliers and standard organisations – have come together to produce a joint industry document offering guidance for the supply and use of 0.50% m/m sulphur fuels. The document has been complied by an extensive range of industry experts covering industry sectors such as refining, supply, […]

United States Environmental Protection Agency stops accepting FONARs

In a recent Marine Safety Information Bulletin issued by the U.S. Coast Guard it was confirmed that a new procedure has been implemented to notify the U.S. government regarding the non-availability of compliant fuel. The specific wording of the bulletin confirms that as of the 30th June 2019 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will […]

Mandatory use of MFMs for the delivery of distillate fuel

As of 1st July 2019, the use of MFMs (Mass Flow Meters) will be mandatory for the supply of all distillate fuels in Singapore based on a ruling by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore. The requirements for the delivery of distillate fuel follows on from the introduction of MFM requirements for the delivery […]

Problem Fuel Investigation – Houston and Panama 2018.

In light of the spate of problem fuels seen in ports in and around the US Gulf Coast region and Panama during the early part of 2018 a number of questions have been raised in relation to composition of fuel oil from the area and the potential root cause of the issues experienced. So far […]