Contaminated fuel has damaged and clogged engines on hundreds of oil tankers and shipping vessels around the world, creating costly delays for shippers. The source of the contamination has not yet been identified, but bad fuel has been traced back to production in the Gulf of Mexico and has shown up in Singapore. Bad fuel is loaded onto tankers, mixed with other fuels and moved through numerous middlemen before it’s used in a ship’s engine. The complex process and lack of documentation makes tracking the origin of bad fuel difficult, Reuters reports. Ports in Panama and the Dutch Antilles in the Netherlands have also disseminated contaminated fuel, according to Hellenic Shipping News. The bad fuel has caused problems in 200-300 ships. The widespread issue has led to leaders in the shipping industry to call for stricter regulation of the marine fuels sector. The marine fuels market is […]