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Singapore: VPS welcomes maritime partners to newly built oil condition monitoring laboratory

‘We do not buy or sell lube oils, therefore our clients really benefit from the truly independent and impartial analysis we provide,’ Captain Rahul Choudhuri, Managing Director for Asia, Middle East & Africa at VPS tells Manifold Times.

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Global marine fuel testing firm VPS on Friday (14 April) welcomed a number of high-powered representatives from various shipping firms to its newly opened oil condition monitoring (OCM) laboratory in Singapore.

Key customers toured the new OCM laboratory during the inaugural event attended by Manifold Times.

“Combining our oil condition monitoring service, to assess lubricating oil quality and performance, with our fuel quality testing service, provides our customers with a complete engine performance evaluation,” said Captain Rahul Choudhuri, Managing Director for Asia, Middle East & Africa (AMEA) at VPS.

“We do not buy or sell lube oils, therefore our clients really benefit from the truly independent and impartial analysis we provide.”

VPS opened its first dedicated OCM laboratory in Rotterdam almost six years ago. This was followed by the commissioning of a second facility in Houston two years ago. Now this latest state-of-the-art facility in Singapore will further support this rapidly expanding business line. With this global laboratory footprint and its team of Machine Lubricant Analyst (MLA) II & III qualified Technical Advisors stationed across the world, VPS provide industry leading analysis and turnaround times to its customers. 

VPS testing to both international test methods and highly innovative proprietary test methods, cover the analysis of all types of marine lubricants including, hydraulic, engine, gearbox, turbine and stern tube oils, plus tests slates for cylinder scrape down analysis, lube-oil separators & purifiers, base number additives and base oils. 

In addition, the company have developed a market-leading, on-line customer portal with unique functionality for the monitoring and customisation of test data and reports. This password-protected platform, with customisable hierarchy, provides a secure system for the storage of valuable lubricating oils data.

One example of how VPS made a significant contribution in protecting the assets of ship owners/operators was proven when the VPS enhanced Cylinder Scrape Down Analysis program, including expert advice and a detailed understanding the fuel characteristics, was used to control and manage the serious liner scuffing issues which began with the introduction of VLSFO consumption in 2020. This saved thousands of dollars in repair costs and vessel downtime.

“I am personally very appreciative of the local support we have received from a number of our customers who have been early movers in partnering with VPS for their OCM work,” noted Captain Choudhuri.

Singapore: VPS welcomes maritime partners to newly built oil condition monitoring laboratory

 

Photo credit: Manifold Times / VPS
Published: 18 April, 2023

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Winding up

Singapore: Liquidators arrange creditors meeting for Otto Marine Limited

Meeting will be held from 3pm on 24 July at 8 Wilkie Road #03-08 Wilkie Edge Singapore 228095, according to Government Gazette notice.

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A meeting for creditors of Otto Marine Limited, which is in liquidation, has been scheduled to take place on 24 July, according to a Government Gazette notice on Thursday (11 July). 

The meeting will be held from 3pm at 8 Wilkie Road #03-08 Wilkie Edge Singapore 228095

The agenda of the meeting will be as follows:

  • To update on the liquidation administration;
  • To approve the Liquidators’ fees and disbursements;
  • To approve the declaration of preferential dividend(s) pursuant to Section
  • 328(1)(b) to 328(1)(f) of the Companies Act, Cap. 50;
  • To consider and if thought fit, to appoint a committee of inspection; and
  • Any other business.

The details of the liquidators are as follows: 

Chee Yoh Chuang
Lin Yueh Hung
Liquidators
c/o 8 Wilkie Road
#03-08 Wilkie Edge
Singapore 228095

 

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Published: 12 July, 2024

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Titan completes first STS LNG bunkering operation in Cuxhaven

Port of Cuxhaven in Germany had previously only seen LNG operations conducted via truck and currently only permits LNG bunkering at one berth, says Titan.

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Titan completes first STS LNG bunkering operation in Cuxhaven

LNG bunker fuel supplier Titan on Thursday (11 July) said it completed the first-ever LNG bunkering operation by ship in the port of Cuxhaven.

Titan’s bunker vessel Optimus successfully delivered LNG to dredger Vox Ariane operated by its long-term client Van Oord. 

“Our ship-to-ship bunkering in Cuxhaven represents a pioneering step in the region's LNG infrastructure development, as the port had previously only seen LNG operations conducted via truck and currently only permits LNG bunkering at one berth,” it said in a social media post. 

“LNG infrastructure development is part of a broader trend, with more ports across Germany adopting LNG operations to support shipping’s clean fuels transition.”

Titan added the improved LNG bunkering capabilities in Cuxhaven, a Niedersachsen Ports GmbH & Co. KG port, also opened up the pathway to maritime decarbonisation via liquified biomethane (LBM) and then renewable e-methane going forward.

 

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Published: 12 July, 2024

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LNG Bunkering

UECC “Auto Achieve” receives first LNG bunker fuel delivery by barge in home country

Firm said it received the first ever supply of LNG by barge to their multi-fuel LNG battery hybrid car carrier in the Port of Drammen, Norway.

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UECC “Auto Achieve” receives first LNG bunker fuel delivery by barge in home country

Norwegian roll-on/roll-off shipping line United European Car Carriers (UECC) on Wednesday (10 July) said it received the first ever supply of LNG by barge to their multi-fuel LNG battery hybrid car carrier Auto Achieve in the Port of Drammen on 4 July.

The firm said this was the first time UECC received LNG by barge to any of their vessels in their home country Norway. 

“We also believe that it was the first time LNG was delivered by barge to any vessel in Drammen, and most likely the entire Oslofjord,” UECC said in a social media post.

The LNG was supplied by the Molgas Energy Holding vessel Pioneer Knutsen, owned by Knutsen Group OAS.

“UECC is very pleased to see the expansion of the LNG barge network in Norway,” it said. 

 

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Published: 12 July, 2024

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