Mustang Technologies Takes on FuelTrax

MarineLink.com
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Chuck Kathrein

Nautical Control Solutions, LP (NCS) announced that Marine Fuel Management (MFM) systems consultant Mustang Technologies has been signed as an official representative in the Asean Free Trade Area (AFTA).

“We are delighted to be appointed a FuelTrax representative,” said Mr. Charles Kathrein, CEO Mustang Technologies. “While various sections of the shipping industry in Asia Pacific have been suffering from low rates, high fuel costs and overcapacity, the offshore support vessel (OSV) industry has been growing rapidly with the fleets themselves getting younger. Offshore petroleum and natural gas production has witnessed rapid growth in recent years, driven by a wide range of geographic developments. Oil majors who charter OSV’s are increasingly requesting greater transparency regarding bunkering and fuel consumption for vessels under charter. FuelTrax collects the required bunkering and fuel consumption data without human intervention and the FuelNet reporting tool provides web access to bunkering and fuel consumption activities for all stakeholders, e.g. owners, vessel management companies, and those who pay for the fuel. We are seeing a greater market acceptance of FuelTrax and FuelNet within the AFTA region as key stakeholders demand reliable data gathering and transparent management reporting. Additionally, Protection and Indemnity (P&I) Clubs have told me that implementation of FuelTrax and FuelNet may reduce premiums due to the increased transparency. This is a most interesting subject and warrants increased investigation.”

Mr. Kathrein continued, “The OSV market for FuelTrax in Asia Pacific is large and growing. The Malaysian Offshore Support Vessel Owners Association includes 198 OSVs. Indonesia also has a large fleet of OSVs. The local challenges we face include vested interests who profit from the status quo and owners who lack understanding of the return-on-investment and rapid payback from implementing a FuelTrax solution. Mustang Technologies intends to continue to evangelize FuelTrax as a strategic market differentiator for vessel owners so that they can provide the transparency that their customers desire while increasing charter opportunities.”

“Mustang has been a leading local voice in the promotion of marine fuel management as a needed and necessary management discipline in today’s market,” said Anthony George, CEO of NCS. “As fuel prices remain high and volatile, owners and operators must find ways to accurately measure and report fuel usage across a fleet and then easily identify areas where quick improvements can be made. Simply installing flow meters and a display into a vessel’s fuel system does not provide management insight on how a vessel uses fuel and what activities impact that usage. We are particularly excited to have Mustang join us as they not only understand the discipline of MFM but also the technology to properly support MFM decision making. After ten years in the business, we can spot the winners and we anticipate a big expansion in the region.”

fueltrax.com

mustang-technologies.com
 

Maritime Reporter June 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Statoil Awards Integrated Drilling Contract

Statoil is awarding Baker Hughes Norway the onshore contract for integrated drilling services for Johan Sverdrup. The estimated contract value is NOK 1.5 billion

ISS Inks Service Pact with Technip

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) and Techniphave signed a contract to provide marine agency services and logistics for the Rashid C project in the Middle East. Currently

Hercules-2 Officially Launched

MAN Diesel & Turbo, Wärtsilä and Winterthur Gas & Diesel to collaborate on major, EU-funded project A major cross-industry initiative led by MAN Diesel & Turbo,

Fuels & Lubes

CNOOC Acquires Asia's 1st LNG Powered Tug

China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) has taken delivery of Asia’s first tugboat Hai Yang Shi You 525, designed to operate solely on liquefied natural gas as ship’s fuel.

Litgas, Statoil JV to Develop Baltic Sea LNG

Natural gas supply and trading company Litgas, part of Lithuania's state owned energy holding Lietuvos Energija, and Statoil, leading global energy company in oil and gas production,

Port Gothenburg Offering LNG

Ships running on liquefied natural gas (LNG) are going to be able to bunker at the Port of Gothenburg, as new regulations for LNG bunkering have been introduced

News

Four Rescued From Burning Boat in Lake Michigan

The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued 4 people after their 20-foot boat caught fire on the Grand River, Sunday. A boat crew from Coast Guard Station

Statoil Awards Integrated Drilling Contract

Statoil is awarding Baker Hughes Norway the onshore contract for integrated drilling services for Johan Sverdrup. The estimated contract value is NOK 1.5 billion

ISS Inks Service Pact with Technip

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) and Techniphave signed a contract to provide marine agency services and logistics for the Rashid C project in the Middle East. Currently

Consulting

Indonesia Expects Total to Decide on Mahakam within days

French oil firm Total  will decide how much interest it will retain from 2018 in Indonesia's offshore Mahakam oil and gas block over the next two days, the

Research Vessel Heincke: Serving Science for 25 years

7 July 2015. A quarter of a century old, with over 900,000 kilometres (488,842 nautical miles) logged and still on the cutting edge of science and technology:

New Record Year in Dry Bulk Demolition Underway - BIMCO

The monthly average for the first six months in 2015 is 3.3m DWT. In 2014 the first half year averaged at 1.33m DWT per month.   April 2015 saw 5.36 million DWT being retired from active service,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.4106 sec (2 req/sec)