Speed limits could also introduce new logistical considerations for the bunker industry.
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The short answer is probably around Q3 or Q4 later this year.
Some say as much as 50% of the current HSFO demand could be retained in 2020. Ship & Bunker investigates what's possible.
Accurate temperature recording is crucial when detecting bunker fuel concealment.
Verify the number and location of all bunker tanks, ensuring they correspond with the tank capacity diagram.
Petro Inspect surveyors have seen barge setups where it would be possible to syphon bunkers back into the bunker barge after they have passed through the mass flow meter.
"It is fundamentally good practice to not mix fuel," Iain White, field marketing manager at ExxonMobil Marine Fuels & Lubricants, tells Ship & Bunker.
Over 99% of ISO 8217:2005 deliveries actually comply with ISO:8217 2010 standards, BunkerEx CEO Ishaan Hemnani writes for Ship & Bunker.
Whether it is for pre bunkering procurement or post bunkering handling, management should have policies in place and monitor their compliance.
"I'm not remotely concerned about it," says Freepoint Commodities' VP, Michael Winstone.
For Singapore-registered ships and ships calling at the Port of Singapore.
Revering the rule would take at least four to five years.