Clients require their analysis to be combined with interpretation from technical experts, to provide the clarity a basic report will not always provide, and additional technical support as and when they need it.
With its volume of tests conducted through a client base that includes ship owners, ship managers and bunker traders, MARLAB uses its purchasing power to negotiate competitive prices with its network of accredited laboratories across key maritime hubs, and secure access to technical know-how from highly experienced industry experts.
Technology and systems integration has also been of critical importance to MARLAB since the inception. The online platform available to clients provides a single point of access to consolidated data and reporting, reducing data entry requirements and automating processes – including kit ordering, sample tracking, analysis reporting and invoicing.
MARLAB provides services in full alignment with owners and class requirements, across the following areas:
New fuels have unique challenges that compliance testing to a given standard, will not highlight.
Lubrication analysis has always provided a basis to assess equipment operational health, but increasingly, clients want to be able to focus on lubrication performance as part of the total cost of ownership, particularly with the latest marine engines operating on ultra-low sulphur fuels.
As vessel fluid analysis requirements have increased to include water analysis from ballast water treatment systems to exhaust gas scrubber discharge, the need for a reliable, multi-disciplined partner has never been greater.
FHG is headquartered on the island of Cyprus, having grown organically over the last quarter of a century into the dynamic and diverse entity it is today, exemplifying the principle that the whole is very much more than the sum of its parts. This vast network of businesses – and thus opportunities – are steered under one vision and towards one goal: the establishment of relationships beyond contracts.
A global entity, FHG maintains further offices in Piraeus, Hamburg, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Shanghai, Rotterdam, Groningen and Monaco. From these anchor points, the FHG portfolio of companies delivers a plethora of services for the industries it operates in, and collectively, some 450 team members worldwide are activated on a daily basis to ensure that FHG continues to earn the esteem of its partners, and the trust of its clients.
Our perspective on sustainability, originates from the awareness that MARLAB has the unique opportunity to influence maritime industry stakeholders to make more environmentally-sound operational decisions in a timely manner.
What we do to promote more sustainable operations, internally and externally:
With our extensive knowledge and expertise in all fuels and lubricants used onboard we can independently monitor, assess, test and analyze the quality and performance of all your fluids. Our Advisory services aim to maximize your asset and inventory utilization, achieve safe and optimum operating conditions onboard and propose safe, preventative and mitigating solutions that can effectively handle unexpected events and crisis.
Through database analysis and trend monitoring, we can offer predictive and preventative maintenance plans by making use of our vast record of equipment and fluids performance and utilizing state-of-the-art techniques by coupling machine learning with physical and chemical modelling.