Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Specialist Maritime Gas Supplier Launches World Wide Delivery Service for Merchant Vessels

Management System Ensures Timely and Low Cost Orders
Shipping News Feature
WORLDWIDE – To most people mention of gas brings to mind turning on the oven, powering up a fork lift or filling a lighter but to the ships engineer gases are a vital tool in the maintenance of a modern vessel. A bewildering range of gases and gas mixtures which range across many different applications, one of which is the calibration of highly specialised equipment such as gas detectors, often critical on certain types of merchant ships.

Now one UK headquartered company with an international presence claims it is offering a fresh approach to calibration gas supply for the maritime industry. Martek Marine says now its customers can purchase gas quickly and easily online, anytime, anywhere in world and with all hazardous cargo paperwork taken care of, negating any possible complicated exchange of communications.

A one-stop-shop when it comes to procuring calibration/span and quad gas, FastCalGas is a fully managed service. Martek can tell when a customer’s gas is about to run out and will send out an alert to the customer in good time. This ensures that a vessel’s calibration gas stocks for portable and fixed gas detectors never run dry and by using the best, high-quality materials, Martek says it is are able to boast a 27-month shelf life on gases, which is the highest shelf life in the industry.

Strategically placed and expanding gas stocks are held globally, in the UK, UAE, Singapore, the USA, Netherlands & China meaning supplies can be moved quickly whilst prices are kept to a minimum and stocks can be retained for delivery on a call-off basis. Compatibility is guaranteed thanks to the supply of conversion regulators with flexible tubing which 'push-fit' into a range of manufacturer's adapters. Paul Luen, Martek Group, CEO explains the philosophy of the service, saying:

“Unlike many gas companies, we’re fully immersed in the marine industry, so we know the challenges related to working on and around ships. Until the FastCalGas service was launched, it was the norm to have to chase quotes, to be charged inflated prices and be faced with an administrative nightmare every time you needed to buy calibration gas.

”In contrast, our customers can buy gas online and we complete the necessary hazardous cargo paperwork on their behalf. Customers have their gas shipped within 24 hours, safe in the knowledge that thanks to our global gas hubs, they are paying a highly competitive price. This, teamed with unrivalled customer support, means we’re offering a radically different approach to calibration gas supply.” Martek, which also undertakes other maritime services such as drone surveying is, for a limited time, offering FastCalGas free of charge to ship management companies and ship owners that are new to the service. Customers should quote ‘FCGFREE’ when they enquire. Terms and conditions apply.