Fuel Oil is a dark, low-viscosity oil product. Fuel Oil, which can be used in electrical, heat or steam systems, is preferred in all kinds of industrial factories, facilities and buildings. It is easily pumped, burns and saves. It pollutes the air less than coal. Marine Fuel (Bunker Fuel) technically refers to all kinds of fuel used in ships. It took its name from the expressions of the fuel tanks in ships and ports at the time when steamships operated their machines using coal. Today is its fuel tank. Liquid fuels from crude oil are used in advanced ship diesel machines and steam boilers. These fuels include Marine Fuel Oil, Diesel Oil and Marine Gas Oil. Since fuel expenses are the major part of the ship’s operating expenses, both the performance of the ship machinery and the high costs caused by the problems that may arise require compliance with the standards set for the fuels. According to the characteristics of the machines, using the fuels specified by the machine manufacturers is of great importance in terms of minimizing performance and malfunctions. Ship machines produced with today’s technology can consume heavy fuels with low fluidity and hence cheaper.
In the past, the effects of bad fuels on machinery have become more important over time for the technical departments of maritime companies, and more attention has been paid to the choice of fuel for ships. When ordering fuel in the maritime sector, it was understood that not only the viscosity value was sufficient, but other properties of the fuel were also important. The ISO (International Organization for Standardization) working group has completed all the draft specifications and published the first international fuel standards for marine fuels in 1987. These standards are listed under the number 8217 and the most recent update was in 2010. It is classified under two categories: Residual (waste) known as Marine Fuel Oil and Distillate (distilled) known as Marine Gas Oil.
Meanwhile, efforts to discover alternative fuels that will contribute to the quality of life of future generations and reduce air pollution related to fossil fuel consumption continue at full speed.For the time being, the use of LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas), which is an alternative product for ship engines with emission advantages, is one step ahead and responds to positive expectations. LNG has proven to be a competitive product in every sense today and in the future. It has aroused widespread interest as ship’s fuel and continues to claim that it will play an increasing role. The positive expectation with the improved distribution infrastructure may be more economical for the future continues in addition to the creation of much less toxic emissions. However, today it is not economical for ship owners to convert existing ships to LNG use. They are likely to want to use their preferences for the new building. For shipowners struggling with various negativities, the decision to build a new one is a matter of logic and power due to its high cost. In the meantime, it should be kept in mind that LNG has natural, operational and financial risks. The fact that the supporters believe does not allow them to quickly adopt. It may be a more logical attitude and investment choice to act cautiously and wait for the infrastructure to be formed.
In case you appoint Bunkerist, it will be our honor to offer the marine fuel you demand with the products of alternative alternative companies of your choice that have competitive, up-to-date, internationally accepted standards.