Bunkers are typically the largest contributor to the operational cost of a ship, with the physical transfer of fuel taking place thousands of miles away from the contracting offices. As neither the buyer nor the seller is present to witness the bunker quantity transfer and sampling procedures onboard, any post- delivery investigation on quantity shortage or sampling dispute is usually futile and inconclusive. Physical shortage, protest, demurrage, legal fees, management time and loss of good will inconvenience and stress all parties involved and add to the overall costs.
Responding to these concerns, BS pioneered an impartial and independent BQS service in 1987 and has completed more than 80,000 BQS worldwide.
BS is the first company to implement a worldwide Code of Practice with regular on the job quality assurance audit to ensure the highest level of integrity and service performance.