Supercargo Services

A Knowledgeable Supercargo Saves Time and Cost During Tank-Cleaning Operations

Only wide-ranging and competent experience allows a Supercargo to take on a challenging tank cleaning project which may be a combination of differing cargoes, tank coatings as well as diverse conditions. We combine innovative thinking, round-the-clock availability and clear commercial awareness to deliver profitable voyages.

Today, vessels engaging in increased trade of palm oil, soft oil and biofuel or high-spec cargoes such as methanol, require constant monitoring, trouble-shooting capabilities and quick implementation of effective solutions to safeguard ship-owners’ interests. A Supercargo with remote cleaning expertise is able to manage these and recommend cargo types which require cleaning as well as key risks and devise mitigation plans, thereby ensuring seamless integration from the beginning through to the completion of the entire operation.

Remote Cleaning

Together with onboard Supercargo services, remote tank cleaning services are a revolutionary and unique facility provided by TECO Chemicals which improve results while controlling costs. Carried out through distant monitoring, we utilize today’s high-tech communication tools and tank test systems onboard with our expert Supercargoes acting as reliable advisors throughout all stages of the tank cleaning management process.

Tank Cleaning Management Process

  • Planning

    Drawing up a detailed tank cleaning plan through data analysed by a team of in-house supercargoes via the TECO Tank Cleaning Questionnaire. This includes the correct selection of tank cleaning equipment and chemicals. Each step is monitored closely and course corrections can be activated at any crucial juncture.

  • Organizing

    The Supercargo undertakes liaison with vessel operators to consolidate all elements such as crew, tank cleaning plant and machinery organized for optimum cleaning operations. A Gantt graph showing the tank cleaning timeline will be drawn up for the ship to use.

  • Leadership

    Rendering expert advice throughout the entire implementation process of tank cleaning. The Supercargo acts as the advisor and troubleshooter to oversee all aspects of the operation.

  • Control

    Monitoring and interpreting tank cleaning results for best outcomes. This can be accomplished through digital photography and use of spectrophotometry to ensure the vessel passes inspections. The performance can be evaluated with the use of graphing techniques

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Revolutionizing Vessel Operations with a DPP to CPP Conversion

Described as a game-changer for ship operators in the flourishing maritime landscape today. TECO Chemicals advocates the benefits of the DPP to CPP conversion process. This complex supercargo procedure supports vessels in switching cargo holds from dirty to clean petroleum products and is a key to winning lucrative charters and promises greater business opportunities through cargo flexibility. We are able to offer expert advice and complete turnkey solutions to support this innovative transformation, directly improving the operational performance of vessels.

We are well-aligned with our clients’ sustainability journey, alongside surpassing profitability margins. When switching between dirty to clean cargoes, special tank cleaning preparations are required to avoid cargo contamination and imperative to preserve the structural integrity of tank coatings. From the moment a client approaches us for consultation on cleaning requirements, we extend guidance to clients until the vessel clears inspection for acceptance for loading, paving the way for an ecologically-balanced future.

Sustained Expertise and Innovative Solutions

DPP or Dirty Petroleum Products have a larger residual footprint. Some examples of DPP cargoes are crude oil, fuel oil, dirty condensate and waxy distillate. CPP or Clean Petroleum Products are markedly different in nature, including gas oil, gasoline, Jet A1 and Naphta.

Our solutions encompasses multi-faceted processes such as Deslopping, Demucking, Sludge Disposal, Chemicals and Equipment Supply, Supercargo Services, Tank Inspection and Remote Tank Cleaning for vessels converting from DPP to CPP at worldwide ports.

With our commitment to personalized service and technical aptitude, our team has accomplished several record-breaking dirty to clean product conversions such as Veg to CPP, removal of IGS, Animal Oils, Fatty Acids, Greases, Paraffins, Distillation Residues, Phthalates and Odour-Intensive Chemicals across vessel classes, capacity of MR, LR1, AFRAMAX, LR2 and even VLCC across different types of cargo grades including high specs cargo such as water white and methanol standard – all with perfect approval ratings.

Getting it Right with TECO Chemicals

We encourage our partners to pursue this innovative transformation and promise to focus on personalised service, excellent logistics and technical proficiency to effectively reduce turn-around time, costs and environmental impact. Experience our advanced products and services through a consultation with our qualified team who will be able to provide commercial information on costs so that you can make an informed decision about your next cleaning operation.

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