Poor low-sulfur bunker found in several key ports

Veritas Petroleum Service, which tests fuel, has issued seven warnings in just one month about excessive sediments in new fuels with 0.5 percent sulfur.

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In four weeks, Veritas Petroleum Service, which tests ships' fuel, has issued seven warnings about the new low-sulfur fuels.

The warnings stem from tests performed from late December to Jan. 21, several of which have shown an excessive level of sediments, or impurities, in the new VLSFO fuels, which a majority of the global fleet now has to use.

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