Shell Marine signs fleetwide contract in China

(THE HAGUE, Netherlands) — Shell Marine has signed a framework agreement with CCCC Dredging (Group) Co. Ltd. of China to supply marine lubricants and provide technical services across the Chinese company’s fleet. The strategic cooperation demonstrates Shell Marine’s ability to provide a comprehensive all-in-one service, supplying lubricants and technical services around the clock wherever they are needed.

In addition to the supply of Shell Marine’s comprehensive range of lubricating oils designed for every shipboard application, CCCC Dredging’s full access to the company’s technical services is a key component of the agreement. Effective lubricants supply and service, according to Shell Marine experts, is essential because the correct choice and management of marine lubricants optimizes performance and minimizes component wear, thereby extending time between overhauls. All of these factors have a direct impact on the bottom line and asset life cycle costs.

Technical service products within the Shell Marine portfolio now available to CCCC Dredging include:

Shell LubeAdvisor – for general technical support and product guidance
Shell LubeMonitor – for condition monitoring and operational optimization
Shell LubeAnalyst – for planned and predictive maintenance.

“We expect that this strategic agreement will strengthen our relationship with Shell Marine and pave the way for further collaboration in other areas," said CCCC Dredging Vice President Liu Shudong. "Shell Marine’s comprehensive product range and extensive network ensure that it is well-placed to meet our complex requirements, both in terms of product and supply. We also see the technical services aspect of the agreement as a key element in supporting our drive to raise fleet efficiency and optimise the performance of our assets.”

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By Professional Mariner Staff