Shell Marine Products launches new fuel efficient double hull barges in Singapore
Apr 2, 2013
Shell Marine Products (SMP) has just christened its new double hull barge Enchant, with an environment-friendly engine, demonstrating its leadership in marine safety standards. Time chartered from Hong Lam Marine Pte Ltd, these barges are equipped with diesel electric (DE) propulsion systems and will be the first of its kind in lubricants barges in Singapore. “Compared with traditional mechanical systems, these DE systems provide higher fuel efficiency and operational flexibility while at the same time, reduce emissions, noise pollution and vibrations,” said Lim Teck Cheng, Chief Executive of Hong Lam Marine Pte Ltd.
Responding to customers’ needs, these bulk barges are also designed to store pack products together, thus providing quicker delivery turnaround and reducing delivery complexity while improving SMP’s agility to meet urgent customer requirements. Their large bulk capacity of 1000DWT each will further strengthen SMP’s supply advantages in Singapore.
“Shell Marine Products always strives to put our customers at the heart of what we do. We understand the challenges they face and the environments they operate in. With the launch of our new double hull fleet, we hope to provide not just quality products, but also reliable delivery through safe, efficient and environment-friendly barges,” said Colin Chua, Regional Business Manager, Asia Pacific & Middle East of SMP.
The christening ceremony was attended by Surinderdeep Singh, General Manager (GM) of SMP and Eugene Tan, GM of Shell Lubricants Supply Chain on 28 March 2013 at Marina at Keppel Bay. Following Enchant, other sister barges – Endear, Enliven and Enthral will be commissioned in the coming months.
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Notes to Editors
- Shell Marine Products” is the brand under which Shell Group companies market marine lubricants products.
- Our customers include shipping operators and fleet owners, and our lubricants are used in a vast range of marine vessels from large, ocean-faring container vessels to small fishing vessels.
- We provide customers with a wide range of lubricants and greases to suit almost every piece of equipment on a ship. We offer a product portfolio of 80 lubricant grades in around 500 ports around the world. Our major lubricant grades are Shell Alexia, Shell Argina, Shell Gadinia and Shell Tellus.
- Our most innovative marine lubricant is our wide-range cylinder oil Shell Alexia S4, formulated to withstand various types of oil stress under a wide range of operating conditions, helping ship operators reduce operating costs and complexity.
- We push the boundaries of lubricant technology by working closely with marine engine manufacturing companies to develop products that deliver high performance, lower costs and meet fuel, environmental and economic challenges.
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