I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous Year of the Rooster.
2016 was undoubtedly a challenging year for the shipping industry – overcapacity of ships; the unfortunate bankruptcy of Hanjin, formerly the world’s seventh largest shipping company; the acceptance of a number of key regulatory changes including the ballast water management convention in Sep 2016 and the global cap on fuel sulphur to 0.5% to be implemented in 2020.
Despite this severe and challenging business environment, Gulf Oil Marine continues to strive to make a difference for our customers, focusing on innovations that create efficiencies and optimise our lubrication solutions, delivering real efficiencies, operational effectiveness and cost benefits for our customers.
Uniquely, we have developed a patent-pending process and tool to optimise lubricant liftings and at the same time further enhance and strengthen our supply capabilities. GulfSea Technical Solution portal is currently being developed by our Technical team, creating new ways for our customers to be able to access, monitor and analyse their fleet technical information in one place on any device anywhere in the world.
This is a journey; we are focused, flexible, determined and, most of all, obsessed with customer service. I believe our offers will help us to differentiate from our competitors and more critically, deliver real and sustained value for our customers.
Even as we reflect on 2016, 2017 is already upon us. Our team will continue to work closer with all our customers, partners, suppliers and industry leaders, going the extra mile to ensure that we deliver our innovative solutions on-time and in-full, every time.
Thank you; I look forward to your continued support for this New Year!
Gulf Oil Marine