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What Is Bunker Quantity Survey (BQS)?

    What Is Bunker Quantity Survey (BQS)?

    A Bunker Quantity Supply survey occurs onboard the vessel prior to stemming bunkers to prevent bunker supply shortage.

    At the present market rate, bunker cost is one of the largest operating expenses incurred in a voyage.

    With such high costs involved, it becomes imperative for the charters to know the exact bunker quantities onboard at the time of supplying bunkers.

    We measure the exact fuel oil on board the vessel and bunker barge prior to and after bunkering.

    After completion of the survey, we provide the client with a detailed report, signed and stamped by our surveyor, the captain and chief engineer of the vessel and a copy of the bunker delivery note.

    If requested bunker samples can be taken and tested for water content, viscosity and density.