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Sunday, October 21, 2018

NEW EMISSION TESTING PROCEDURES, PORT OF LONG BEACH

Following a number of complaints regarding the third party surveys performed on ships' bunkers in the BP Terminal in the  Port of Long Beach, a decision has been made to replace independent surveyors with terminal personnel. New reporting procedures will now require the ship's crew to provide details of bunker quality and quantity to aid the terminal personnel.

The new requirements, upheld by terminal LB#121, are being introduced with immediate effect as part of the Ports' emission control requirements and to ensure that the air emission limits established by the Port are maintained.

During the pre-transfer conference the full procedure will be passed to the ship. This will involve the filing of a standard form containing information on the various fuels used on board, including their consumption, volume and sulphur content. In addition to the form, representative bunker samples will be required prior to arrival to be delivered to the terminal personnel during the pre-transfer conference.

Contacts:

James Bobbit, Arco Marine Inc.jbobbit@mail.arco.com

Tim Wilkins tim.wilkins@intertanko.com