Well established ship manager, TSAKOS COLUMBIA SHIPMANAGEMENT (TCM) SA chose Lloyd’s Register to support the development of an enhanced Fuel Management Plan. TCM’s aim has been to develop an “A to Z” Fuel Management Plan which will incorporate all aspects of fuel management from the point of the contractual ordering, to determining the quality and quantity of the bunkers supplied, through to the on board handling and use of the fuel. The Planwill enable the company to further contribute towards ensuring the safe, efficient and compliant handling of bunkers on board, along with quantity and quality disputes resolution.
Lloyd’s Register worked closely with TCM providing tailored fuel management solutions at a level that best suits TCM’s business needs and philosophy. The Fuel Management Plan coversa widerange of areas such as regulatory background and requirements, safety and environmental protection procedures, fuel oil change over procedures, implementation of bunkering practices and management of off specification/problematic fuels among others.
Sokratis Dimakopoulos, TCM Deputy Managing Director commented: ‘Having in place comprehensive procedures to handle bunkers safely and efficiently is essential in ensuring the quality and safety of our operations as well as the compliance with the applicable fuel-related regulations. As such, we decided to develop an all-inclusive, comprehensive and user-friendly Fuel Management Plan that would provideto our responsible personnel all the required procedures, instructions and guidance related to fuel management. We are glad to have joined forces with LR FOBAS on this project, utilizing the extensive experience and expertise that FOBAS has in fuel related matters, and we are confident that the end-product will be proven a best in class document’.Maria Kyratsoudi, Lloyd’s Register FOBAS Senior Specialist, commented: ’Lloyd’s Register has a long and successful history of working closely together with TCM. Working in partnership on the Fuel Management Plan produced a solid deliverable thatcan be proven a valuable tool for TCM to achieve their aspirations.’
TCM is a Ship Management Company specializing in the management and operations of a diversified marine fleet of approximately 70 vessels consisting of tankers, container and dry cargo vessels with a total dwt of over 6 million tons. TCM is committed to safe, clean and efficient shipping operations and is ISO 9001, 14001, 50001 and OHSAS 18001 certified.
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