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An Introduction to Bunkering

  • Authors Nigel Draffin
  • Language English
  • Published Second Edition. 2012
  • ISBN 978-0-9548097-1-3

This fully revised edition of the best-selling An Introduction to Bunkering reflects the important recent changes to bunker regulations, legislation, terminology and standards – including the newly published ISO 8217:2012 marine fuels standard.

Written by Nigel Draffin, acknowledged bunker industry expert and current Chairman of the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA), this book is a highly respected and invaluable introduction to the bunker industry. It provides clear answers to complicated questions and its useful, up-to-date data and illustrations will help anyone in the maritime industry to understand exactly what bunkering is all about.

The information in this new English edition is just as relevant to vessel charterers, ship operators, marine lawyers and port agents as it is to buyers and sellers of marine fuel.

First Edition also available in Spanish!
The Spanish edition contains a comprehensive English-Spanish / Spanish-English bunker terminology glossary.


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very good information. Interesting reading
London Matters
It is a well written book in very readable language and all of the technical terms are well explained. Illustrations are used to good effect throughout the book and it is essential reading for anyone new to the industry.
Marine Engineers Review
It is an entry level guide to bunkering, covering all aspects of the marine fuels industry in a simple, easy-to-read style, with many explanatory diagrams and high quality photographs.
An Introduction to Bunkering is a valuable educational tool for those just starting out in this industry. It is all you ever wanted to know and more about all things bunkers. The graphs, photographs, flow charts and figures help convey the important concepts. Every supplier, broker, trader, agent and buyer should have a copy on their bookshelf. I wish this book was available when I was teaching!