BUNKER INDEX :: Price Index, News and Directory Information for the Marine Fuel Industry



« News Home
:: Monthly Archive

News Topics
:: Air Pollution
:: Agreements & M&A's
:: Alternative Fuels
:: BunkerBlog
:: Cargoes & Storage
:: Company News
:: Efficiency, Costs & Charges
:: Environment
:: Events
:: Financial
:: Fuel Quality & Testing
:: Lubes & Additives
:: Oil Spills
:: People
:: Port News
:: Projects
:: Regulation, Legal
:: Services, Products,Technology
:: Statistics & Research
:: Vessels

Regional Archive
:: Americas
:: Asia/Oceania
:: Europe
:: M.East/Africa


BUNKER INDEX :: Price Index, News and Directory Information for the Marine Fuel Industry
Home » News



VPS issues flash point distillate alert for New York

Bunker warning is second this month for the US east coast port.



Passenger vessels docked in New York with Manhattan skyline in the background. Image credit: Pixabay CC0


Updated on 17 Aug 2018 14:28 GMT

Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) has issued a bunker alert for the port of New York relating to the supply of distillates with a low flash point.

It is the fourth VPS bunker warning of the year so far for the US east coast port - and New York's second in 2018 for low flash point distillates.

It also comes a little more than a couple of weeks after the highly abrasive fuels alert sent out by VPS for New York earlier this month.

The latest development follows other low flash point distillate alerts by VPS in 2018 for Bahia Blanca, Bergen, Bilbao, Corpus Christi, Le Havre, Miami (2), Skaw, Philadelphia (3), Tallinn and Venice (in addition to the two for New York).

With just over eight-and-a-half months of the year gone, there have so far been 15 VPS warnings for low flash point distillates in 2018, with six, or 40 percent, in Europe and nine, or 60 percent, in the Americas.

The total number of flash point distillate alerts is already above the amount issued by VPS during the whole of last year - 11.

There have also been two low flash point warnings for residual fuels (plus one update) this year - both of them in Singapore.

It means that of the 17 low flash point alerts so far in 2018, 88.2 percent have been for distillates and 11.8 percent for fuels.

Flash point alerts in 2017

In a recent review of bunker alerts by VPS's Group Commercial & Business Development Director, Steve Bee, flash point was by far the most common quality issue for distillates last year, with 11 alerts, or 50 percent of all worldwide distillate warnings.

Of the 12 global flash point alerts issued in 2017, 11 were for distillates and only one for residual fuels.

Europe was the region to record the highest number of VPS distillate bunker alerts in 2017 with 14 warnings - or 63.6 percent of global distillate alerts.

VPS issued six flash point alerts for Europe in 2017, which represented half of all global warnings relating to flash point - with the other half flagged up in the Americas.






Related Links:

VPS flags up highly abrasive fuels in New York
New York
United States

Latest News:

Oil and fuel oil hedging market update
Mixed news keeps Brent in the upper seventies
MAN contracted to supply IFO 380 propulsion system for seven Russian trawlers
Green Corridor project ends with closing ceremony
DNV GL replaces LNGi with AFI alternative fuels platform
Sale of Odfjell Terminals Rotterdam completed
Oil and fuel oil hedging market update
Oil stocks fall, trade war escalates
Tri-party MoU signed to advance LNG fuel adoption
HHI's LPG-fuelled VLGC granted AiP
ABS gas-as-marine-fuel seminars travel to Europe, Hong Kong
Freight association slams 'yet another surcharge' by box carriers




Page Links:

Prices
Africa
Asia
Latin America
Middle East
North America
North Europe
South Europe
Index Summary
Price Highlights
Commentaries
Futures
Prices
Antwerp
Busan
Fujairah
Houston
Istanbul
Kaohsiung
Las Palmas
Maracaibo
New Orleans
Piraeus
Rio de Janeiro
Rotterdam
Santos
Singapore
News
Latest News
Blogs
Archive
Americas
Asia
Europe
Middle East
News
Air Pollution
Agreements & M&A's
Alternative Fuels
Cargoes & Storage
Efficiency, Costs & Charges
Environment
Events
Financial
Fuel Quality
Lubes & Additives
Oil Spills
People
Port News
Projects
Regulation/Legal
Services, Products, Technology
Statistics & Research
Vessels
Contact & Terms
Contact Us
Advertise
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Events
Upcoming Events