Marine insurance group The Swedish Club has partnered with fuel testing service VPS to launch a new version of the Trade Enabling Loss Prevention tool (TELP) to members
The TELP bunker service will flag cat fines, chemical contamination, high sodium levels, water contamination and fuel that is of too high a density at bunkering sites.
The Swedish Club senior technical advisor Peter Stålberg said the new service is about following best practice and optimum loss prevention processes.
“A vessel heading for a port known to have fuel quality concerns needs to be extra vigilant. Receiving advance warning of potential issues with fuel quality puts the spotlight on the importance of good sampling routines,” he said.
“TELP will deliver information only when relevant and timely to the vessel’s current voyage pattern, avoiding the danger of information overkill. Other personalised services we can deliver to members during a voyage include information on dangerous hotspots, correspondents’ updates on local issues, and advice on Covid-19 restrictions,” Mr Stålberg said.
In addition to real-time personalised loss prevention advice tailored to their location and voyage profile, TELP 2.0 will provide members with targeted bunker alerts, warning vessels headed for the port of any fuel quality issues that have been reported in the area and piracy alerts.
The Swedish Club and VPS are offering the new service free of charge to Swedish Club members.
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