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Maritec has established a dedicated marine fuel testing centre at the Chinese Port of Shanghai.

From today (1 June), Maritec (Shanghai) Co. Ltd will provide fuel testing and technical services for ships bunkering at all Chinese ports.

Covering an area of more than 2,000 square metres, the Shanghai lab will use the same ‘Maritec Fuel Expert System’ that is used at the company’s Singapore facility.

Maritec said the new Shanghai lab will carry out routine testing under ISO 8217, fuel system checks, enhanced analysis and more advanced testing and forensics.

‘Our Fuel Expert System provides customised advisory on a ship’s individual fuel test data, highlighting fuel quality characteristics and any potential problems that could be present,’ said Jay Chan, General Manager of Maritec (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. ‘This offers greater assurance to ship operators and managers that their ships’ fuel systems are operating optimally, safely and efficiently.’

In addition to providing quality assurance testing during bunkering, Maritec says the accumulated historical data and solutions at the heart of its Maritec Fuel Expert System will allow the company to provide more detailed and precise recommendations relating to fuel storage, mixing/blending and pre-combustion trends throughout a vessel’s operational voyage.

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