|In life, as in art or scotch, the phrase “quality tells” resonates throughout. In maritime, however, quality has taken on a more dangerous aspect when it relates to marine fuels. In the past month alone, there have been multiple issues with fuel quality in Houston, and this particular plague seems to have spread to Singapore.
This perennial problem with fuel quality will only worsen as we address the changes necessary for compliance with regulations relating to Sulphur 2020 and will be amplified when a GHG strategy is developed.
The risks of poor fuel quality are many—loss of propulsion, engine damage, non-compliance, carbon deposits and more. It is difficult to understand why this problem persists as we enter today’s transparent world. Lack of regulation? Lack of enforcement? Lack of testing technology capable of giving real time results?
The industry has been subjected to the bottom of the barrel long enough. Join the conversation at SHIPPINGInsight to discuss how we can improve this aspect of our industry.
Because quality shows—and tells!!