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Skuld: Bad bunkers a rising concern for shipping companies

As environmental demands are increasing, ship engines are becoming more advanced and oil prices are rising a new problem has hit the shipping industry according to Skuld who blames bad bunkers or bunkers of too low a quality.

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More and more often, shipping companies experience receiving bad bunkers or bunkers of a quality that is so low that it may be a problem for the ships and the increasingly technologically advanced engines in use today.

So says the Norwegian insurance company, the P&I club Skuld, who covers important parts of the world from its offices in Copenhagen. Other than the ships from the neighbouring countries, the office deals with ships operating from Turkey and India.

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