Should shipowners be worried about fuel quality issues in the future?
This question was posed to participants at Fathom’s Fleet Transformation 2017 event. Here’s what they had to say:
We will have improvements in some areas but new problems we haven’t contemplated or fully understood yet will definitely unfold.
Yes, because of the cost of compliance.
Yes, knowledge on the use of fuel will determine the management and performance of this fuel. Maintenance of expensive fuel management systems can be effectively run – according to types of fuel used in different geographical areas.
Yes, as there is still great incertainty regarding availability, prices and technical problems from using the new fuels.