Kuwait Oil Tanker Co (KOTC) has renewed a three year deal with Lukoil Marine Lubricants covering its fleet of 24 vessels.

France’s Total is readying to make 0.5% sulphur content fuels available at major bunkering ports from the fourth quarter of this year ahead of the IMO 2020 regulation, and the state oil firm is projecting a gradual global uptake of LNG as a marine fuel.

Shell Marine will introduce its new two-stroke engine cylinder oil dedicated for use with ship engines running on 0.5% sulphur fuel into the Singapore market this year, ahead of the IMO 2020 regulation.

Shell Marine has announced that the use of its marine lube oils by China-based ro-ro operator Hainan Strait Shipping has reaped savings to the equivalent of around $123,000 annually for the shipowner.

Lukoil Marine Lubricants Middle East has inked a three-year contract with Oman Shipping Company (OSC).

As the run-up to stricter sulphur emissions standards continues Chevron Marine Lubricants has developed a new range of cylinder lubricants compatible with virtually all available global sulphur cap 2020 compliance options as the operation of vessels in a multi-fuel future becomes a fast-approaching reality.

Shell Marine has expanded its lubricants distribution network into New Zealand as well as adding new locations in Indonesia, Spain and Chile.

While as many as seven in 10 of its clients have not decided how they will react to the global sulphur emissions cap in 2020, marine lubricants maker Total Lubmarine is forging ahead with its preparations and is set to come up with products suited for the new low sulphur environment by 2019.

ExxonMobil has launched a new global service named Mobil Serv to provide end-to-end lubrication solutions for the marine industry.

Oil major Shell Marine has unveiled its ‘next generation’ trunk piston oils for the medium-speed engine market, designed to achieve better fuel economy and lower operating costs.

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