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ExxonMobil launching lubes for IMO 2020 low sulphur fuels at key ports from September

ExxonMobil’s new 40BN cylinder oil for use with 0.5% low sulphur fuels will be available at key ports from September ahead of IMO 2020.

The oil major said that its Mobilgard 540 lubricant specifically formulated for low sulphur fuels would be launched at major ports in the world from 2 September including Hong Kong, Singapore, Antwerp, Rotterdam and Amsterdam. It added that it would be offered at additional locations through ExxonMobil’s delivery network, in bulk and in packs.

ExxonMobil said the lubricant was suitable for use with its 0.5% low sulphur fuels, including its own range, and met the requirements of OEMs, MAN ES and WinGD.

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“Mobilgard 540 is an extension to our long-standing Mobilgard cylinder oil range. Used in combination with ExxonMobil's EMF.5 fuels range, it will enable vessel operators to have confidence when complying with the IMO’s revised sulphur limit, without compromising on quality or performance,” said Frans Horjus, global marine lubricants manager at ExxonMobil.

“However, the switch to a low-sulphur future will require careful stock management. As part of this procedure, vessel operators should work with fuel and lubricant suppliers that possess the technical skills to help them manage the switchover process.”