Singapore bunker supplier Equatorial Marine Fuel Management Services Pte Ltd (EMF) on Thursday (1 October) officially launched an Online Tracking Tool (OTT) for enhancing its bunker deliveries at Singapore port, learned Manifold Times.
“Our main focus of OTT is to increase transparency towards our clients as well as minimise the time customers spend on getting bunker delivery status updates,” Executive Director Choong Zhen Mao told the Singapore bunkering publication.
“With this mobile responsive tracking tool we allow our customers to check on the status of a bunker the delivery any time just by clicking on the unique link we send to them.
“OTT is provided free of charge to all clients of Equatorial Marine Fuel Management Services.”
According to Choong, the team consisting of Tamas Csillag, Wing Puah, Ashish Nair, Deane Looi and Helmi Johanes [photo from left to right] were hired as part of a digitalisation initiative to provide EMF IT-based solutions for strengthening its current work processes.
OTT has been developed by the team to address concerns on transparency to the various stakeholders; it is currently operating live in Beta mode.
“OTT offers real time data tracking where the Cargo officer team can directly submit updates to the tracking tool via their mobile phone or laptop while at sea,” Choong explained.
“Having a single point data entry system such as OTT improves our efficiency whilst minimising errors and time we spend on keying in data.
“Additionally, bunkering documents such as the certificate of quality, bunker pre-test, mass flowmeter receipt, and bunker delivery note are shared for viewing after delivery for transparency.”
There are three delivery statuses in OTT:
“The introduction of MFMs for bunkering at Singapore port has brought the sector into the digital age, and this development has provided the impetus for our project,” concludes Choong.
“Not in plain sight are also features which include automated sanction checks on receiving ships, and analytical tools that improve barge allocation efficiency.”
“Moving forward, we expect to introduce more modules based on the feedback of stakeholders to upgrade OTT in its entirety to provide even better value for our clients.”
Photo credit: Manifold Times
Published: 1 October 2020
‘The launch of our company website signifies the readiness of Singfar to engage with relevant stakeholders to achieve our mission of enabling sustainable trade,’ Managing Director tells Manifold Times.
Associate Director at Helmsman highlights the need to stay up-to-date with latest protocols / measures introduced by MPA, with continuous education of Master and crew of the visiting vessel.
BunkerPlanner Lite is an attempt to educate professionals engaged in bunker decisions about the use of advanced technology in the decision process, explains BunkerMetric CEO Christian Plum.
Senior Associate at Clyde & Co offers guidance to protect shipowners and bunker tanker operators in the event opposing counterparty breaches Covid-19 protocols, resulting in Covid-19 transmission.
Having a surveyor’s watchful eye to detect illegal activities also sends a strong signal to barge and vessel crew not to undertake any intended non-compliance, states VPS Senior Sales Manager.
Bunker tanker owner’s trust in LR and Metcore’s expertise proves duo’s experience in bunkering MFMs and unceasing support made the difference in ensuring trust during bunker transactions.
21 Jul 2021