Fuel disputes

With increasing bunker prices, the amount of fuel consumption by a vessel and compliance with charter parties has become subject to many claims. From fuel testing to acting as expert witness or arbitrator, we provide specialist independent advice for claims and disputes related to the quality of marine fuels.

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Fuel disputes

Disputes on bunker quality generally occur between either the shipowner and charterers or between charterers and the suppliers of the fuel oil. In most cases it is the shipowner who first discovers the consequences of poor fuel quality. At an early stage, problems may be encountered in the storage and fuel treatment on board. In the most unfortunate event, damage to the main or auxiliary engines may occur with significant financial consequences.

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