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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