Company ProfileTransoil BV is an independent professional marine consultancy companydelivering Loss Control, Cargo Surveying and STS services. The firm isbased in the Netherlands but operates world-wide for specializedassignments.Our experience for excellence is founded upon one of our coreprinciples which is to ensure that the highest standards of integrityand expertise are offered to our clients on a personal, andprofessional, basis.
STS Services 1 Ships like oil tankers and gas carriers carry huge amount of cargo in bulk which does not have to be unloaded in just one port but at different ports. Even some carriers like VLCC and ULCC which are massive in size does not berth in port or jetty for discharge operation due to draught restrictions. In such condition ship to ship transfer is utilised. A ship to ship transfer becomes very economical as ship does not have to berth at the jetty, especially for huge oil tankers, which removes the port berthing charges and also cut short the time for berthing and mooring. But all these comes at a cost of high environmental pollution and fire risk as chances of leakage in operation is always there in open sea when ship is not moored or it is moving.• In other cases due to logistics it can be favorable to perform ship to barge transfer operations. This giving an advantage in lowering storage costs.
STS Services 2 What is STS or ship to ship transfer? A STS or ship to ship transfer refers to the transfer of ship’s cargo, which can be oil or gas cargo, between two merchant tanker vessels positioned alongside each other. Either the ships can be stand still or the STS operation can also be performed while ships are underway. But it requires proper coordination, equipments and approval to perform such operation. Both the masters of the ships are responsible for the entire STS operation Following are the requirements for conducting Ship to Ship transfer operation:• Adequate training of oil tanker’s staff carrying out the operation.• Proper STS equipment to be present on both the vessels and they should be in good condition.• Pre planning of the operation with notifying the amount and type of cargo involved.• Proper attention to the difference in freeboard and listing of both the vessel while transferring oil.• Taking permission from the relevant port state authority.• Properties of Cargo involved to be known with available MSDS and UN number.• A proper communication and communication channel to be set up between the ships.• Dangers associated with the cargo like VOC emission, chemical reaction etc to be briefed to the entire crew involved in transfer.• Fire fighting and oil spill equipment to be present and crew to be well trained to use them in emergency.• All guidelines to be followed as per MEPC 59, MARPOL Annex 1 chapter 8, SOPEP, SMPEP, ISGOTT, STS transfer guide and operational plan.
STS Services 3 Regulations As Per Resolution of MEPC (59) a new chapter 8 is added to MARPOL Annex I for prevention of pollution during STS operation between two ships. This new regulation is applicable for oil tankers of 150 GT but bunkering operation and oil transfer operations for fixed or floating platform has been excluded. Following are the important features:• The STS operation plan should be approved by administration.• The STS operation plan is to be in the working language and to be approved not later than the date of first annual survey (intermediate or renewal under MARPOL annex I) carried out on or after 1st Jan 2011.• The guidelines of the STS plan should be in accordance with the requirements of IMO “Manual on oil pollution prevention, amended section 1” , ICS and OCIMF “ ship to ship transfer guide”.• The plan may be incorporated in SMS required by the Chapter IX of SOLAS 74, but in any case plan is to be approved as required by the resolution.• After an approval of administration on STS plan, Operation before 1st April 2012 shall be in accordance to the plan as far as possible.• The complete operation is to be recorded in Oil Record Book (ORB) and STS operation record book.• The above record to be retained in the ship for 3 years.• Any oil tanker under STS plan operate under the territorial waters or exclusive economic zone of MARPOL, must notify the following information to relevant coastal authority prior to 48 hours of the commencement of the STS operation: – Ship’s name, call sign and IMO number. – Details of Owner, operator or shipping company. – Type and quantity of oil for STS operation. – Preparation done in brief for carrying out the operation. – Estimated time duration of the complete operation. – The operation to be performed underway or in anchorage. – Identification of STS operations service provider or person in charge for overall advisory• If there is a delay in the ETA, same must be informed to the coastal authority.• After Delay in ETA, all the information listed above to be re-confirm to coastal authority prior to 6 hrs carrying out the operation
STS Services 4Transoil BV offers a wide range of marine equipment and services for all ship toship transfers of bulk liquids between all types of vessels around the world. Ourexperienced Superintendents and STS Consultants are dedicated to handle yourship to ship transfers efficiently, safely and with respect for the ecologicalenvironment we work in.Our crew and equipment are located nearby ports in the ARA region resulting inquick response and short mobilization time.We are ISO 9001 accredited, to give our clients quality assurance.
Equipment Rentals• Standard Fenders (3.3m X 6.5m)• Baby Fenders (1.5m x 3.0m)• Oil Transfer Hoses• Vapour Hoses• Chemical Hoses• Gas Transfer Hoses• Hose Buns• Reducers• Oil Booms• Oil Skimmers
Bunker Survey 1When buying fuel, you need to know that the ship receives the amount offuel purchased. You also need to know, that this fuel is neithercontaminated nor of a substandard quality that could adversely affect theship’s fuel system, engine or environmental performance. Through bunkerquantity surveys and routine quality analysis, as well as further specializedanalyses, Transoil supports you through the procurement, delivery and useof marine fuel.Bunker quantity loading measurementWith our bunker fuel inspection services, you can be sure that you receivethe volume of fuel purchased. We provide you with detailed and reliableanalyses of the quantity at loading point, discharging point and thequantity of any transferred fuel, and measure this both pre and postdelivery, either onboard vessels, in supply storage and/or on barges asrequired. Our extensive global service provides you with reliable,impartial, documented evidence should you need to make any shortageclaims.
Bunker Survey 2Routine bunker quality analysisYou need to know that the fuel you purchase will provide your vessel with the operationalperformance and safety levels you expect. Together with approved, independent and certifiedpartners we can check the quality. These analyses deliver information that enables you to fullymanage the risks associated with fuel quality issues. We assess the conformity of your fuel with ISO8217 specifications and ensure it complies with regulations such as Marpol Annex VI, Port StateControl Inspections and the various Emission Control Areas (ECAs).Our full service covers visual inspections, representative sampling, laboratory analysis and technicalassistance.Specialist bunker analysisContamination or adulteration can occur and unwanted substances can enter fuel during therefinery process. There are many further specialized tests that we can conduct to help protect aship’s engine and equipment, ensuring safety and helping you avoid unnecessary costs. Should anydisputes arise over the quality of fuel supplied, we are able to provide the support and forensicanalysis for you to pursue a claim.With bunker survey services from Transoil, you can always be sure of the quantity andquality of your bunker fuel.
On-Hires and Off-HiresWhether you are the owner or the charterer, it is critical to have sound, reputabledocumentation of the condition of a vessel at the beginning and conclusion of acharter agreement. This information is crucial in the event of a dispute over thecondition and maintenance of the vessel following a charter term.Transoil’s experienced marine surveyors represent you. They inspect your vesselprior to the commencement of the charter. They examine the equipment on boardand document its condition and state of maintenance. At the end of thecharter, our marine surveyor re-examines the vessel and documents anynoteworthy changes. Detailed reports are then given to all parties involved in thecharter. The report can be a key piece of independent evidence that can protectyour interests in the case of a dispute over the maintenance state or condition of avessel at the conclusion of a charter.Independent loading master and on- & off-hires are commercial carrierinspection services offered by Transoil, the trusted experts in bulk cargo tradeservices
Cargo Surveys & SuperintendencyTransoil BV has a widely known reputation within the Cargo Surveying industry,with our dedicated team of qualified and experienced professionals. Transoil hascarried out numerous cargo surveys or have overseen cargo operations asSuperintendents, across a wide spectrum of dry and wet cargoes.
Cargo Surveys & SuperintendencyWhatever the operation, be it a loading, discharge or an STS operation; orwhatever the cargo, be it Dry goods, Reefer, or Petroleum such as Crude Oil,Products, or Chemicals, Bio-Fuels, LNG/LPG, we have expertise available to protectyour interests.Our policy includes attendance at the loading and discharging or STS operations;until confirmation of both quantity and quality are successfully obtained. By doingsuch, we have found that we have been in a stronger position to prevent ourclients from suffering financial losses in cargo shortages, cargo contaminations anddemurrage claims.Precise and regular communication with our clients, both prior and during anassignment by the attending Surveyor or Superintendent is an integral part of ourservice.Knowing your business enables us to be more commercially proactive on yourbehalf.We are ISO 9001 accredited, to give our clients quality assurance
Loss Control 1Loss Control is the process that is used to succeed in today’s ever demanding andevolving Petroleum industry. More than ever before, it is vital that a loss controlstrategy is in place working and protecting your financial interests.Transoil BV has an well known reputation within the Loss control industry, with ourdedicated team of qualified professionals including, Master Mariners, Chemists,Ex-terminal personal and experienced superintendents.
Loss Control 2 Losses can be categorized into two associated areas:• Real physical losses are caused by events such as; ROB quantities, loss of light ends, leakage or passing of vessel or terminal valves and deliberate theft or sabotage.• Apparent losses; these are paper losses caused by poor or erroneous procedures in quantity measurements, differing calculation procedures, sampling, sample handling and analysis as well as the different contractual methods of determining Quantity and Quality between the purchase and sale of a cargo. Our policies ensure that we strategically evaluate an operation to prevent, minimize or eradicate both real and apparent losses. All of Transoil’s consultants are pro active to give that added value to our principals’ commercial interest. Our expertise enables us to investigate, react and respond to prevent our clients from suffering financial losses in cargo shortages, contaminations and demurrage claims. We are ISO 9001 accredited, to give our clients quality assurance.
Loss Control 3Crude Oil & Petroleum ServicesIn an ever-evolving world market of clean & black oil trading, transportation and storage; it isvital, more than ever before, that a loss control strategy is in place - working on your behalf.Transoil BV has a wealth of global experience in the monitoring, measurement and control of awide range of various crude oils and petroleum products.Our Loss Control techniques include: • 100 % attendance during a load, discharge or STS operation • "Squeeze dry" discharge operations, effective C.O.W plan and monitoring, • particularly of heated or waxy natured cargoes • Multi Point ROB/OBQ assessment • Specialized Closed sampling techniques available • Direct "real time" field communication with our clients • Protection of Principal’s Commercial Awareness / interest • Analytical witnessing • Minimizing demurrage costs • Cargo Blending, both onboard and in terminal • Oversight of cargo document accuracy • Detailed and un- biased report of events • Loss Investigation
Loss Control 4Bio-FuelsTransoil BV is building their knowledge base with Bio-Fuels having been requested to attendfor shipments and on claims matters relating to these products. In addition, on the qualityside we have been gaining experience with each cargo we have been involved with; as thereis such a variety of products available in the market each with varying quality standards.Transoil BV is well placed to be able to assist you with any recent Claims matters and alsowith Loss Control and Claims Prevention.LNG/LPGTransoil’s experts have experience with measurement practice and certain claims mattersrelating to these cargoes and are well placed to be able to assist you with any recent Claimsmatters and also with Loss Control and Claims Prevention.
Loss Control 5 Terminal Shore Tank Auditing (Inventories) Marine Cargo Experts qualified team can offer an Inventory service linked to any operational Loss Control system your company may run. Vessel Tank Cleaning• Marine Cargo Experts qualified team can offer:• A pre-wash vessel tank inspection• A vessel washing equipment inspection & suitability report• A risk assessment and time-scale report• A bespoke tank washing program, designed individually, for each vessel• Use of chemical wash if needed• 100% attendance during washing operation• Direct field communication with our clients• Motivation, support and guidance to a vessel’s officers and crew Our attendance can reduce a vessel’s down-time and eliminates possible next cargo contamination.