Intertek ShipCare Expands Global Coordination Centre

  Intertek ShipCare Expands Global Coordination Centre

Business Wire

DARLINGTON, England -- October 9, 2013

Intertek, the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, has
expanded their Darlington UK ShipCare Coordination Centre to better support
their growing international marine services business.

The Intertek ShipCare business has expanded and upgraded its Darlington, UK
Global Coordination Centre, allowing for an increase in the Global ShipCare
Logistics and Coordination teams to better provide continued and enhanced
delivery of high quality services to ShipCare’s valued clients. The existing
legacy Lintec Testing Services coordination centre area is undergoing
refurbishment to complement the new extension, and will be ready in October,

Intertek provides ShipCare services in 250 major ports, located in over 100
countries. The Darlington UK Centre coordinates and reports ShipCare work
worldwide, providing clients with one single, convenient, point of contact for
global services.

Intertek’s ShipCare program provides a range of value-added services
supporting the world’s seagoing vessels with testing, inspection, and
technical expertise. Global capabilities include marine bunker fuel quality
and quantity measurement and assurance, marine lubricants condition
monitoring, and related expert troubleshooting and preventive maintenance

The ShipCare marine fuel quality testing programme conforms to ISO 8217 and
provides full engineering comments, giving international clients fast,
comprehensive information to better protect engines and powertrains, promote
safe burning of fuel, achieving optimum performance and reliability, and meet
legislative and environmental compliance.

In addition bunker quantity surveys, available on a global basis, help protect
the ship owner and operator’s financial interests when taking delivery of
bunker fuels. Bunker fuel is usually the most expensive component of any sea
voyage involving large vessels.

Tracking changes in ship machinery lubricant quality is another benefit of
ShipCare. Intertek’s Oil Condition Monitoring programme provides vital
“early-warning” of impending problems, helping avoid machinery failures,
reducing risk of unplanned downtime and costly repairs.

“Intertek’s expansion of the ShipCare Global Coordination Centre allows us to
give clients enhanced service levels while supporting an increasing number of
valued clients around the world. The shipping industry truly benefits from the
rapid quality control testing, field, and technical services we offer.
ShipCare helps protects client assets, crew safety, and the environment,” said
Steve Bee, Global Business Director for Intertek ShipCare. “Our goal is to
continue providing these key services promptly on a 24/7/365 basis. Our
dedication to quality customer service is second to none.”

Learn more about Intertek’s ShipCare services:

About Intertek

Intertek is the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide.
From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality
assurance and certification, Intertek adds value to customers’ products,
processes and assets. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and
offices and over 36,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek supports
companies’ success in a global marketplace. Intertek helps its customers to
meet end users’ expectations for safety, sustainability, performance,
integrity and desirability in virtually any market worldwide. Visit


Business Contact:
Maurice O’Donoghue, +44 1325 390180
Cel: +44 7740 025 658
Global business Development Manager, ShipCare
Global Marketing and Media:
Erik Holladay, +1 713-407-3500
Global Marketing Director, ShipCare
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