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VPS issues flash point distillate alert for Bergen

Alert is 14th so far this year relating to the supply of distillates with a low flash point.



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Updated on 09 Jul 2018 06:51 GMT

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

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

And with just over half of the year gone, there have been 14 VPS warnings for low flash point distillates, with six, or 42.9 percent, in Europe and eight, or 57.1 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 alerts for residual fuels (excluding one update) this year - both of them in Singapore.

It means that of the 16 low flash point alerts so far in 2018, 87.5 percent have been for distillates and 12.5 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.






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