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.
Information is a compiled and assembled piece of knowledge about a specific and relatively narrow topic. The terms analysis and synthesis in their full sense refer to the process of breaking down and rebuilding, respectively. These terms are used in various scientific fields ranging from mathematics to economics and psychology. Analysis is generally defined as the process of dividing an idea or important whole into its parts or components. In short, breaking it down into smaller pieces for careful study.
Synthesis, on the other hand, is defined as the process of bringing together separate elements or components to form a coherent whole. In short, bringing them together and combining them in a new form. From this perspective, the monitoring of reporting on the reliability of the parties before the sale and the fulfillment of post-sales obligations is extremely important for the health and continuity of this cooperation. This service, supported by risk management and collection, is a complementary part of Bunkerist’s role in this trust-based industry.
Some fuels used in the maritime sector have become landfill due to chemical waste and organic matter. This leads to machine damage and loss of time. Unskilled personnel, inadequate documentation and evidence, wrongly stored or not taken representative samples, incorrect maintenance of consumption documentation, and missing or improperly stored fuel analysis reports can be cited as reasons for these problems. In some cases, while the visible properties of the fuel seem to match the representative sample, a comprehensive analysis reveals that this is not the case. It is difficult to prove machine failures due to these reasons.
To solve this problem, it is very important that all representative fuel samples be carefully stored by the ship’s authorized personnel at the same time as the fuel is being supplied, using the dripping method from the manifold. Regular training programs and seminars should be organized to keep the knowledge, experience and skills of the personnel up to date. Skilled personnel should be aware of the importance of their job and participate in the operation without missing any details.
While witnessing the operation, skilled personnel should carefully follow all the details. The product is the responsibility of the recipient after it has been signed by the authorized personnel. From this point on, only ethical rules, regulations and practices apply for any incomplete or incorrect procedures. Officially formatted documents are valid. Each approved document must be read and understood. Then, the bunker agreement is bound by binding legal rules and the faulty party is obliged to compensate for damages and losses. The bunkerist aims to coordinate with all business partners in regard to the consideration and follow-up of these responsibilities in the activities it conducts.
Keep suspicious fuel samples stored for as long as possible. Make sure the sample is present and kept for analysis. The problem can be solved as quickly and early as possible by communicating with the local supplier. Interaction with other products and proper use of the fuel must be monitored and reported. Any deviations from the agreed specifications must be reported to the relevant parties as soon as possible. If the fuel does not meet the agreed specifications, the supplier is responsible for the damages and losses resulting from the use of the fuel. The bunkerist should request a written statement from the supplier stating that the fuel meets the agreed specifications and that the supplier will compensate for any damages and losses resulting from the use of the fuel that does not meet these specifications.