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MFI Marine Sdn Bhd

MFI Marine Sdn Bhd is a Malaysian maritime service company that aims to create economically viable and sustainable Ship-to-Ship (STS) Transfer value chains in long-term alliances with first-class business partners.

As a new player in the maritime and shipping industry, the Company partner with some of the top industry player in delivering the best practise of STS Transfer operations as our process of building good track-record.

Our STS Tansfer operations are based in Tanjung Bruas Port, which strategically located along the Malacca Straits – one of the most important shipping lanes in the world and the main shipping channel between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.

The maritime industry is a significant contributor to the world’s economy, where the import and export cargoes are transported by sea. Especially the oil and gas companies, they relies on sea transportation to transport their cargo around the globe.

Ships like oil tankers and gas carriers carry huge amount of cargo in bulk which does not have to be unloaded in just one port but at different ports. Even some carriers like Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCC) and Ultra Large Crude Carriers (ULCC) which are massive in size does not berth in port or jetty for discharge operation due to draught restrictions.

In such condition, Ship-to-Ship Transfer (STS) is utilised. STS becomes very economical as ship does not have to berth at the jetty especially for huge oil tankers, which removes the port berthing charges and also cut short the time of berthing and mooring.

STS operation is the transfer of cargo between seagoing ships positioned alongside each other, either while stationery or underway. Cargoes typically transferred via STS method includes crude oil, liquiefied gas (LPG or LNG), bulk cargo and petroleum products. One vessel will act as the terminal whilst the other one will moor. The receiving ship is called the Daughter Vessel and the delivering vessel is called Mother Vessel.

But all this comes at a cost of high environmental pollution and fire risk as chances of leakage in operation is always there in open sea when ship is not moored or it is moving.

In view of that, MFI Marine STS operations are conducted by highly trained and experienced professionals, and comply with local statutory law and in accordance of the international guidelines set out by OCIMF (Oil Companies International Marine Forum), SIGTTO (Society of Gas Tanker and Terminal Operator), ICS (International Chamber of Shipping) and MARPOL (International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships) as we do not compromise on safety.

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