Lomar Shipping’s chemical tanker, Bonaire Trader, is to be installed with FUELTRAX’s fuel monitoring solution to improve transparency in fuel delivery quantities and provide the buyer and the seller a more accurate volume measurement than traditional methods. The solution was chosen by Gulf Coast Fuel Supply, an offshore fuel supplier specialising in marine gas oil (MGO) and very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) deliveries at the Galveston Lightering area.
Bonaire Trader was built in 2007 and has previously operated at South African ports. She now serves customers in the Galveston area near Houston, Texas. FUELTRAX’s Coriolis Smart Meters constantly monitor each fuel transfer’s mass flow, temperature, and density from the beginning to the end.
“The net effect of having FUELTRAX is like having a fuel surveyor on board to monitor the volumes received closely – we can send a detailed log of the transfer afterward to our clients. The meters allow us to deliver fuel faster than other suppliers because it eliminates the cumbersome process of measuring the fuel tanks before and after delivery. Using FUELTRAX saves us about 3 hours from the total time for a standard fuel transfer. Overall, our decision to partner with FUELTRAX to install FUELTRAX’s Coriolis mass flow meters on Bonaire Trader benefits all parties in terms of time, accuracy, and crew safety,” said Robert Love, CEO & founder, Gulf Coast Fuel Supply.
Anthony George, CEO & founder, FUELTRAX commented: “We work with a broad scope of vessels, ranging from OSV’s, PSV’s, tugs and tankers, and collaborate with our clients to understand their specific needs and tailor our product to fit their unique specifications. In Robert’s case of needing to facilitate fuel delivery services onboard Bonaire Trader, we provided custom settings to the user interface of FUELNET and customised bunkering tickets with additional metrics needed to support him in providing the best customer experience to his clients. Our services don’t stop after installation – we remotely provide world-class support and software updates to ensure the client is continually benefitting from our technology.”