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Shell Marine presents new lubricant ahead of IMO 2020

of the IMO sulphur cap 2020, Shell Marine has introduced a new two-stroke
engine cylinder oil specifically for use with engines running on 0.5% sulphur
content very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO).

The new product,
Shell Alexia 40, will be available for use in Singapore from June 1, 2019.
It will be gradually
introduced to other main supply ports within the Shell Marine global network
such as the US, China, United Arab Emirates and the Netherlands before January
1, 2020, the company said.
As explained, the
lubricant has been developed to optimize equipment performance and condition as
ship owners and charterers prepare for the International Maritime
Organization’s (IMO) 0.5% global sulphur limit for marine fuels in 2020.
Shell Marine expects
most of the world’s shipping fleet will aim to comply with IMO 2020 by
switching to fuels with a sulphur content of 0.5% and below.
“Shell Marine can
help ship owners and charterers be prepared as the world moves to a low
emissions future… we will help our customers to have the right lubricants in
the right place at the right time to take the uncertainty out of fuel
 Joris van
Brussel, Shell Marine Global General Manager, commented.
According to the
company, Shell Alexia 40 has undergone thousands of hours of trials on board
four ships with the latest engine types, using representative IMO
2020-compliant fuels, to verify performance at sea.
transitioning to the post-IMO 2020 marine fuels era need peace of mind over the
condition and performance of their engines. To remove any uncertainty, Shell
Alexia 40’s performance has been fully tested on representative VLSFOs and
engines for the operating conditions owners will actually face,”
 Shaw Siang Hew, Shell Marine Regional Sales
Manager for ASEAN and South Asia, said.
Shell Marine, part
of Royal Dutch Shell, serves over 10,000 vessels globally, ranging from large
ocean-going tankers to small boats.
World Maritime News

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