BW LPG signs up to digital lubricants procurement platform

LPG vessel owner and operator BW LPG has been announced as the latest shipping company to sign-up to the Closelink marine lubricants procurement platform.

Closelink offers functionalities tailored to the sourcing of individual product categories, leveraging data analytics to assist users in reducing costs and manage demand planning, while also improving the efficiency of the ordering process.

The platform is used by both buyers and sellers, allowing for direct communication between the parties within the software itself.

“Closelink is a powerful platform for data-driven decision making, allowing our team to significantly optimise lubricants procurement by comparing available order options across multiple ports, products and suppliers with one click,” said Rick Ackermann, BW LPG’s Head of Procurement.

“As the maritime industry continues to evolve and adopt new technologies, Closelink’s advanced data analytics will help us to stay ahead of the changing market and to eventually better serve our customers.”

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