The Swedish Club adds bunker data to loss prevention system

The Swedish Club’s Trade Enabling Loss Prevention tool (TELP) has been upgraded, with the new version adding targeted Bunker Alerts to warn vessels headed for port of any fuel quality issues that have been reported in the area.

Club members will be able to use TELP 2.0 to access the bunker data as part of the real time personalised loss prevention advice provided by the system, tailored to their location and voyage profile.

The Swedish Club has partnered with VPS on the new service, the largest bunker fuel testing company for ship operators, which is provided free of charge to members. 

“It’s really all 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 really puts the spotlight on the importance of good sampling routines,” said Peter Stålberg, Senior Technical Advisor at the Club.

“TELP is an intelligent system. We deliver information only when relevant and timely to the vessel’s current voyage pattern.”

“This avoids the danger of information overkill and coupled with the other personalised services we are able to deliver to members during a voyage – information on dangerous hotspots, correspondents’ updates on local issues, and advice on COVID-19 restrictions – we are really seeing TELP coming into its own as a major force in the drive to improve loss prevention.”

Examples of fuel quality issues that can be highlighted by the TELP Bunker Advice module include cat fines, chemical contamination such as polymers or corrosive chemicals, high sodium levels, water contamination and fuel that is of too high a density.

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