Quality and quantity are various factors that impact the performance and reliability of the fuel provided to the ship. These include the quality of the product, its availability, age, need, and supplier selection. Quality is a crucial technical factor that can affect the health of the ship’s crew and the ship’s machinery and equipment. In particular, the disposal of automotive oils in the bunker in some regions has caused problems for the ship’s machinery and equipment. These oils may contain waste chemical substances that can damage the ship’s machinery and equipment and pose a risk to the health of the ship’s crew.
Additionally, high-density products have sometimes been supplied to ships, leading to the exceeding of the ship’s purification capacity. In this case, the fuel’s transformation into an emulsion and inability to be purified may be inevitable. This can cause wear and tear on the moving parts on the ship and necessitate urgent docking and necessary maintenance and repair, resulting in high costs. Damage caused by product quality may be covered by insurance, but most of the time the relevant costs fall below the deductible. The quality and quantity of the product are determined by the official agreement and delivery receipt and are guided by local authority and internationally accepted quality standards. In any case, the resolution or compensation of any issues outside of these is the responsibility of the interested party, and the bunkerist is determined to coordinate with business partners on this issue.
Therefore, Bunkerist coordinate their activities with all business partners to protect the health of the ship’s crew, the ship’s machinery and equipment, and to prevent damage, paying particular attention to the quality and quantity of the products.