Skip to main content
Skip table of contents

IMOS - Bunker Purchase

Home > Bunkering > Bunker Purchase

In the Veson IMOS Platform, a bunker inquiry is a Bunker Purchase with Purchase Status Inquiry. The Bunker Purchase form captures all the data related to a bunker inquiry or purchase, including the purchase type, purchase number, order date, and user who placed the order.

Bunker Purchase List

The Bunker Purchase List includes all bunker inquiries and purchases, one per row, of any status.

For most bunker specialists, the Bunker Purchase List will function as the primary work list for managing the bunker purchase process; others might prefer to use the Bunker Lifting List.

On the Operations menu 

, under Bunkers, next to Bunker Purchase, click List.

  • Grey rows do not have a Purchase No. and are not clickable.

You can do any of the following:

  • Filter the list to manage all active inquiries and orders.
  • See completed purchases and add purchase details.
  • See historical data regarding inquiries and purchases per port, per vendor, or per fuel type, to compare costs and performance at different ports and with different vendors.
  • Open or create bunker inquiries or purchases.

Bunker Purchase

To view an existing bunker purchase or inquiry, do one of the following:

  • On the Bunker Purchase List, click its row or Purchase No. link.
  • On the Bunker Requirement form, under Inquiries and Purchases, right-click a line item and then click Bunker Purchase.

To create a new bunker purchase:

  1. Do one of the following:

    As with any other details view, you can navigate to a different record by clicking its card or return to the list by clicking its Name.
  2. Enter a Vendor.
  3. Complete any other relevant information.
    • Order and Invoice tabs: Provide the cost breakdown as ordered and as invoiced, with the amounts prorated for each fuel type purchased.
    • Port RemarkSpecial Instructions, and Comments: Capture General, Products, and Barges Port Remark fields and display them on all purchases for that port, as well as Special Instructions and Comments.
    • Fuel tabs: Capture detailed information for every fuel type purchased, including cancellation fees, benchmark pricing, barging details, bunkering times and rates, pre-delivery and post-delivery test results, delivery terms, and bunker-related claim information.
    • Delivery Terms: This section is for information and reporting purposes only. The following check boxes as well as the amount information can be found in the Report Designer in the Bunker Requirement > Bunker Inquiries and Purchases > Bunker Inquiries and Purchases Details tables:
      • Density Claim: Select if the density of the fuel provided on the bunker receipt does not correspond to the correct conversions for volume at standard temperature and weight.
      • Shortage Claim: Select if there is a quantity shortage.
      • Offspec Claim: Select if the fuel does not satisfy the quality requirements set by the contract or regulation.
      • Demurrage Claim: Select if the purchase of bunker fuel, which is delivered by barge or tanker, has resulted in demurrage charges.

In the Bunker Lifting List Claims column, the above-mentioned claim types are also visible as comma-separated values (e.g., Density, Shortage, Offspec, Demurrage). When filtering, it is possible to filter according to one claim type, and all the liftings that have that claim type are displayed.

Note: After a voyage is closed, the Bunker Purchase form cannot be edited.

Related Configuration Flags
Link Bunker Invoice With Purchase No

Automatically binds the Requirement ID to a Bunker Invoice when it is imported with a PO Number.

If you have the Edit Bunker Manager's Fields on Bunker Requirement Module Right selected, under Actions in Operations, you can edit the PO Number.

Link Bunker Invoice With Purch Match Vendor
If CFGActLinkBINVWithPurchaseNo is enabled so that Bunker Invoices can link to Bunker Purchases by PO Number, this flag controls whether or not the Bunker Invoice vendor must match the Bunker Purchase vendor for the link to be made. To allow for non-matching vendors, this flag should be disabled.
M2M Future Physical Bunkers
When enabled, users can set a Bunker Purchase as a future purchase and add in bunker market symbols to the fuel types. These are included so that the purchase can be tracked on the Trading P&L and included in exposure.
JavaScript errors detected

Please note, these errors can depend on your browser setup.

If this problem persists, please contact our support.