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Shell launches high BN cylinder lubricant
Shell Marine has developed a new lubricant to protect modern ultra-efficient diesel engines against cold corrosion while still optimising cylinder oil feed rates, across the entire range of vessel operating conditions. 22 Sep 2016
Increase in oil condition monitoring
Shell Marine Products (SMP) has analysed over 50,000 cylinder drain oils samples via its Shell Rapid Lubricants Analysis (RLA) service for which it says demand has grown rapidly. 17 May 2016
SMP now available in 56 countries
Shell Marine Products (SMP) has continued to expand its global port network by adding 70 more ports to its distribution in the past year. 14 Apr 2016
Shell Marine Products collaborates with Chinese university
Shell Marine Products has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Shanghai Maritime University (SMU) in a five-year sponsorship agreement to support the University’s new marine engine room integrated laboratory. 13 Jul 2010
Bunker operations begin in Middle East
Shell Marine Products has announced that it has begun supplying marine fuels at Jebel Ali Port in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). 19 May 2011
Shell in biofuel joint venture
Shell has announced a joint project with Brazilian energy group Cosan to produce low-carbon biofuel, using ethanol made from sugar cane. The joint company, known as Raízen, will initially operate in Brazil. 03 Jun 2011
Grease for extreme conditions at sea
Shell Lubricants has announced an improved Gadus grease range, designed to meet the challenges of current marine equipment operating in the wettest, coldest, hottest and most extreme conditions. 14 Jul 2011
Shell and Wärtsilä promote LNG as fuel
Wärtsilä and the Shell Oil Company have announced the signing of a joint co-operation agreement aimed at promoting and accelerating the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel. 08 Sep 2011
Shell launches first LNG barge
Global energy company, Shell, has launched the first 100% LNG powered tank barge, ‘Greenstream’ – a first for the company and the inland marine industry. 20 Mar 2013
Shell Marine targets Oman
Shell Marine Products is expanding the reach of its range of marine lubricants further into the Middle East-South Asia (MESA) market. 04 Jul 2013
Drydocks World and Shell to cooperate in Dubai LNG fuel supply
Drydocks World, based in Dubai, has announced the signature of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Shell and Dubai Maritime City. 17 Sep 2013
Two new high base number cylinder oils from Shell
Shell Marine Lubricants is introducing two new products to the Shell Alexia range of cylinder oils for large high-performance two-stroke marine engines. 05 Nov 2013
Rotterdam tug is first to use synthetic diesel
Dutch company Royal Boskalis has announced that the tug ‘Smit Elbe’, which is based in the port of Rotterdam, has become the first tug in the Netherlands to be fuelled with Shell GTL. 27 Dec 2013
New group targets 50 LNG ships by 2019
A new Germany-based maritime body promoting LNG propulsion in shipping has set a target of five years for the introduction of at least 50 more ships fitted or retro-fitted for LNG use, writes Tom Todd. 25 Jun 2014
Shell supports LNG bunkering in Rotterdam
Shell has announced that it is behind expansion plans for Rotterdam’s LNG terminal which will enable it to supply LNG in smaller quantities as transport fuel, including gas-fuelled ship bunkering. 03 Jul 2014
Two-stroke cylinder oil intended for ECA operation
Shell Marine Products (SMP) claims to have become first to the market with a two-stroke cylinder lubricant formulated specifically for the needs of ships operating in ECAs. 08 Sep 2014
Low sulphur fuels, ECAs and cylinder lubrication
The controversial question of which base number cylinder lubricant should be used in large two stroke engines is being turned on its head once again as oil suppliers and engine designers come to terms with the effects of using fuels of very low sulphur content. 19 Sep 2014
Shell launches stern tube fluid to comply with VGP
Shell has announced a new range of environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs), including Shell Naturelle S4 Stern Tube Fluid 100 which it says will allow ships entering US waters to comply with the revised 2013 Vessel General Permit (VGP). 20 Nov 2014
Shell delivers with LNG bunker vessel
Shell is planning to build a specialised LNG bunker vessel to be based at the Port of Rotterdam to meet the increasing demand for LNG. 04 Dec 2014
Shell lubricant advice
Shell Marine Products (SMP) offers a complete portfolio of marine lubricants for almost any type of vessel but it also offers technical service and advice to ship operators. 11 Dec 2014
Trial success for Silverstream air lubrication
A new air lubrication system from Silverstream Technologies has registered energy efficiency savings of 4.3% (ballast) and 3.8% (laden) in sea trials on the 4,000dwt tanker ‘MT Amalienborg’. 04 Feb 2015
Wärtsilä DF engines for Shell LNG bunker vessel
Wärtsilä is to supply DF dual-fuel engines for a specialised LNG bunker vessel being built by STX Offshore and Shipbuilding Company for Shell. 09 Feb 2015
Shell reduces emissions with LNG OSV
Shell is working to comply with new regulations in the Northern American Emission Control Area (ECA) with an LNG offshore supply vessels – the first of its kind in the Gulf of Mexico. 06 Mar 2015
Shell expands lubricant and app availability
Shell Marine Products has expanded its port coverage in seven countries, bringing its total network to 532 ports in 40 countries. 28 May 2015