Digitalisation solution offers lubricant procurement benefits for Greek shipowner

Piraeus-based product tanker owner Eletson has adopted Chevron Marine Lubricants’ e-commerce solution for its lubricant procurement.Piraeus-based product tanker owner Eletson has adopted Chevron Marine Lubricants’ e-commerce solution for its lubricant procurement.

Product tanker owner Eletson Corp has simplified its lubricant procurement processes by switching to an e-commerce purchasing solution.

The Piraeus-based company, which owns a fleet of 36 medium- and long-range vessels, has replaced its traditional email-led purchasing procedures with OnePort, which allows customers to manage the order process all in one place, from enquiry to delivery.

Since adopting OnePort, which allows multi-port comparison for price and availability, Eletson has placed all orders for lubricants through the system. According to Eletson support engineer Konstantinos Tzagkournis, the ship owner has been particularly impressed with the easy access OnePort provides to delivery notes and invoices. Managing inventory in different time zones can often result in delays, especially if orders are not received in time. The platform eliminates the need for multiple contact points before an order is finalised.

“Placing orders with OnePort saves time by cutting down on unnecessary emails,” Tzagkournis said. “I can access the platform from different devices and can easily view important transactional information quickly.”

OnePort forms part of a comprehensive package of Cloud Solutions launched by Chevron Marine Lubricants. The system dramatically reduces order management time by eliminating unnecessary work from the process of lubricant procurement. The consolidation of several common supply-chain transactions such as product availability inquiries, order confirmations and delivery receipts help customers to quickly access information.

“We recognise the demand for systems that eliminate complexity and relieve pressure from our customers’ already over-stretched resources,” said Steve Gormer, Digital Enablement Manager, Chevron Marine Lubricants. “OnePort is a key element in the suite of digital tools we are providing to help customers optimize their vital vessel equipment, while at the same time creating efficiencies. Our system integrates delivery agents, procurement and supply chain, improving relationship management.”

Chevron Marine Cloud Solutions are also designed to help ship owners and operators optimise critical vessel equipment performance. In addition to the OnePort e-commerce platform, the suite is being developed to deliver recommendations from marine technical specialists based on the analysis of used oil samples – wherever owners have taken advantage of Chevron Marine’s FAST and DOT.FAST analysis services – to provide a full picture of the operating profile of any number of vessels in a fleet.

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