Stolt Tankers has signed a new ‘smart maintenance’ agreement to cover its fleet of chemical tankers, including the provision of surveys for bridge navigation and communication systems onboard all of its ships.
The contract will see NSSLGLobal assume responsibility for the technical service management of these systems, with Stolt Tankers able to monitor activities through its INSIGHT portal, a web-based tool with an automated module for managing service renewal dates, equipment audits and certification across the company’s fleet.
“Stolt Tankers needed a partner that could not only provide the expertise and flexibility to meet our specific requirements, but also demonstrate the ability to manage such a large undertaking on a global scale,” said Sean Crowley, Stolt Tankers.
“NSSLGlobal’s understanding of our business and the ability to meet our needs with dedicated personnel and spare parts across different port locations shows its commitment and ability to provide the resources needed, and we look forward to working closely in this partnership with them.”
NSSLGlobal’s smart maintenance plans were launched into the maritime Industry at the end of 2021 to assist vessel operators in increasing predictability in their annual maintenance spend. The plans provide an integrated offering of communication and marine bridge electronics as well as onboard maintenance services.
“The announcement is a natural development of the existing long-term relationship between NSSLGlobal and Stolt Tankers in which NSSLGlobal’s service engineering department has proven its capabilities to provide the highest levels of support and performance that Stolt are looking for,” said Paul Rutherford, Group Service Engineering Director, NSSLGlobal.
“To be selected as the chosen partner for the long-term supply of NavCom maintenance services is fantastic news. Both Stolt Tankers and NSSLGlobal worked together to put a bespoke package in place that will not only take care of their service needs now but will ensure Stolt have their long-term service requirements covered for the future.”