Described as an ‘interactive dashboarding service’, Portstats’ users can benchmark and compare fuel quality data from any fuel supplier and from any of the 2,600+ ports where VPS undertakes testing.
PortStats offers insights into the commercial value (energy, water, density) of marine fuels offered in the market. As VPS explains: ‘By knowing the calorific value of certain fuels in specific regions or from specific suppliers, users will be able to optimise their decision-making, for example in the areas of bunker sourcing and procurement, trading, selling and distribution.’
Those who sign up to the service can all access intelligence on off-spec fuels that have been bunkered and reported in a specific port.
Moving forward, VPS will release more digital applications through the platform for other service lines, such as lube oil condition monitoring, transformer oil condition monitoring and separator performance monitoring. Customised dashboards are also available, which are ‘designed and developed from the ground-up to the customer’s specific functional requirements,’ says VPS.