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Veritas Petroleum Services warns of harmful bunker oil being used in major European ports

Fuel supplied to vessels in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp could be of such poor quality that it might damage the vessels' engines, warns quality control company Veritas Petroleum Services. The Port of Rotterdam considers improving bunker licensing system.

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The supply of bunker fuels in the ports of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp – also known as the ARA region – is still plagued by fuel deliveries of such poor quality that it might cause damage to the vessels' engines.

This is stated in a report published on June 28 by Norwegian Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS), which ShippingWatch has obtained.

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