KPI: Mandatory mass flow meter will not eliminate bunker disputes

Singapore from the turn of the year will become the first nation in the world to implement mandatory use of mass flow meters. The move will reduce complaints, but it would be utopian to think that the regulation will put an end to bunker disputes, says one of the biggest players in the market, KPI Bridge Oil.

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As the world's leading bunker port, Singapore has taken the initiative in the fight against bunker fraud. This will happen on January 1st 2017 when the country makes it mandatory to use mass flow meters. But even though the statistical uncertainty has been registered as low as 0.5 percent during the test phase, the equipment does not represent a guarantee against disagreements between suppliers and buyers:

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