While virtually all carriers have kept it to themselves if they have paid twice for bunker from now-collapsed OW Bunker, one carrier has decided to speak openly. The loss could come to several hundred thousand dollars.
BY TOMAS KRISTIANSEN AND KATRINE GRØNVALD RAUN
It might seem absurd for a customer to pay the same bill twice. But the Danish dry bulk carrier XO Shipping expects that two concrete arrests of ships in Turkey and the US, respectively, will end in double payments.
The EU’s import ban on Russian oil will create ”imbalance” and ”spikes” in the bunker market, with disruptions seen lasting for ”at least the whole of 2023,” says Anders Grønborg, new chief exec of KPI Oceanconnect.