Scanjet of Sweden said its one-stop-shop approach to cargo control has helped it maintain a 70%-plus share of the tank cleaning market.
The intelligent tank management package, ITAMA, that is keeping Scanjet in pole position was a result of the group's acquisition of UK-based PSM Instrumentation.
Earlier this year, the VLCC newbuilding DHT Bronco launched with the Scanjet package, as did the 157,512 dwt AET-owned Suezmax twins Eagle San Francisco and Eagle San Jose. Both vessels are equipped with Scanjet machines for tank cleaning.
The ITAMA package has been installed on newbuildings built for Hafnia, Mawei and Navig8, too.
Scanjet said it also had made significant progress in the tank gauging and inert gas market sector in a review of its performance during 2018.
The company believes its improvement in the sector is a result of its close ties with Chinese shipyards, naming New Times, Mawei and Guangzhou Shipyard as particularly supportive partners.
Looking ahead to 2019, Scanjet believes that new regulations will encourage scrapping, which, coupled with a rising demand for transport and continued low newbuilding prices, will see its business prospects grow further.