Various parties in the bunker chain have informed both the Port of Rotterdam and the Port of Antwerp-Bruges that there are problems regarding the supply of bunker fuels. There are regular disputes between the bunker transporter and ships about the amount of fuel supplied.
To investigate the extent and nature of these complaints, both the (State) Harbour Master and the Ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp-Bruges commissioned CE Delft to investigate the experiences of the parties active in the bunker market at both ports. The purpose of the projects is to obtain an objective view of any quantity problems in the supply of bunkers at the ports. In addition, both port authorities would like insight into the contribution and mandatory use of a mass flow metre bunkering system on board bunker vessels towards solving these potential quantity problems in the Port of Rotterdam.
The results of this study are based on extensive consultation with all types of parties active in the bunker market in Rotterdam and/or Antwerp-Bruges.