.West Deptford, N.J., headquartered marine fuel testing specialist Seahawk Services is now offering marine fuel analysis and bunker quantity and investigation surveys from a new base in Singapore, where it is set to open a fuel testing lab by third quarter 2019.
The new operation will be headed by General Manager Abdul Farhan, who has worked in the industry for over a decade. He holds an MBA and is also a veteran of the Singapore Police Coast Guard.
“We are very excited about expanding Seahawk Services’ operations into Singapore,” said Farhan. “The shipping industry is calling for more detailed information about the fuel it is buying in the run up to IMO 2020, and we believe that the timing is right for us to bring our strong expertise in marine fuel testing into this huge bunker market – we see significant business potential here for Seahawk Services.”
In 2014 and in preparation for the ECA 2015 sulfur max of 0.10%, Seahawk Services laboratory worked with global refiners and suppliers on certifying the quality of blended 0.10% sulfur fuel before its release on the market in January 2015. Today, Seahawk is doing the same in preparation for the global 0.50% sulfur cap which will take effect in January 2020. It says, “we have blended/investigated hundreds of samples and we have good idea of the quality of the fuel that available in 2020.