It covers everything from storage, measuring, delivery, sampling and handling of bunker fuels to debunkering. It typically includes sourcing and purchasing all consumables and spare parts for vessels, forecasting purchasing and bunkering needs, maintaining relationships with suppliers and negotiating contracts, bunker trading, hedging, and derivatives.
This publication provides a solid introduction to every aspect of burning fuel on board. It discusses the different types of diesel engine and their specific fuel requirements, quality standards and specifications, fuel treatment, blending, heating, emissions and waste heat recovery systems.
Every transfer of fuel from terminal to barge/road tanker and barge/road tanker to the receiving ship requires accurate measurement to determine the quantities transferred – usually by measuring the tanks before the start of the transfer and on completion.
This book is intended to provide a guide and reference for those who, whilst not specialists in the technical aspects of marine fuels, need to understand the terminology and the reporting used in fuel analysis as part of their work.
An Introduction to Marine Lubricants has been written by industry expert Nigel Draffin to shed light on marine lubricants and greases, a sector of the maritime industry that may be well understood by petroleum engineers and other specialists but for many remains highly complex and poorly-understood.
This book is intended as a guide to the operational aspects of bunkering for people who are not specialists in delivering marine fuels but need to understand the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of getting fuel onto ships.
This book covers every aspect of bunkering, from its history and early development right through to the latest environmental legislation, newest delivery procedures and quality specifications, and - importantly - health and safety considerations.
These guidelines provide recommendations for the responsibilities, procedures and equipment required for LNG bunkering operations and sets harmonised minimum baseline recommendations for bunkering risk assessment, equipment and operations.
The Shipmaster’s Bunkering Manual is a unique result of cooperation between BIMCO and IBIA to create insight and practical understanding of bunkering across the shipping sectors. The purpose of this manual is to create a common understanding of best practices when bunkering so as to facilitate smoother bunker deliveries and safe handling around the world.
Reviews the major categories of claims and analyses the bunker contract, terms and conditions and respective counterparty positions. He then guides the reader through the key steps in managing a claim, from evidence-gathering, to mitigation, through to resolution. He also gives practical advice for fuel buyers and sellers in the event that a claim goes wrong.
Bunkers: An Introduction to Managing Commercial Risk offers the reader far more than a simple explanation of price risk management and the hedging tools and methods available today. It also provides a wide-ranging examination of the many forms of commercial risk that affect bunker suppliers and traders, just as much as they affect ship operators and charterers, including credit, counterparty, political, currency, insurance and even business continuity risk.
Quantity and quality issues regarding the supply of marine fuels can lead to potentially complex, costly and lengthy claims and legal disputes. This guide provides helpful advice on how these claims and disputes can be avoided. Just as importantly, it also provides guidance on how to have the best chance of success when pursuing or defending a claim.
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