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US and Canada move to limit Arctic HFO use
The US and Canada have committed to concrete actions to protect and sustain the Arctic ecosystem with the countries beginning a strategy to phase down the use of Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO). 22 Dec 2016 - The Motorship
Fuel treatment crucial in low-sulphur future
Ship owners must remain vigilant to fuel condition issues as they consider options for complying with the IMO’s 2020 global sulphur cap, Wilhelmsen Ships Service has warned. 13 Dec 2016 - The Motorship
Maersk Fluid Technology updates blending calculator
Maersk Fluid Technology has upgraded its SEA-Mate Blending-on-Board Value Calculator, a tool used to show potential savings that can be achieved by blending cylinder lubricant onboard. 12 Dec 2016 - The Motorship
Fuel availability study: ‘Global shortages improbable’
An IMO-commissioned study into the availability of 0.5% sulphur marine fuel has concluded that shortages would be unlikely if a global cap is introduced in 2020. 24 Oct 2016 - The Motorship
ExxonMobil fires up new test engine
ExxonMobil’s new crosshead slow speed test engine has completed its first firing. 13 Oct 2016 - The Motorship
Ecoslops signs deal with Total
Ecoslops, the specialist in producing marine fuel from refined marine oil residues, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Total to establish a new plant at the refinery at La Mède in Marseille. 06 Oct 2016 - The Motorship
Wood based biofuel testing success
Boskalis, and GoodFuels Marine have successfully performed live tests on a sustainable wood-based drop-in biofuel called UPM BioVerno. 05 Oct 2016 - The Motorship
ExxonMobil assists Pavilion for Singapore LNG bunkering
ExxonMobil is collaborating with Singapore LNG bunker license holder Pavilion Energy to develop solutions for city-state’s nascent gas fuelled ships market. 05 Oct 2016 - The Motorship
Engine designers approve Navigo MCL Ultra
Lukoil Marine’s Navigo MCL Ultra cylinder oil, designed specifically for vessels operating on ultra-low sulphur fuel, has been approved for use with MAN Diesel & Turbo and Wärtsilä engines. 04 Oct 2016 - The Motorship
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 - The Motorship
Early progress for fuel cell demonstrators
Shipbuilders Meyer Werft and ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems have reported on the first phase of a German multi-party project to develop and demonstrate fuel cells for marine applications. 14 Sep 2016 - The Motorship
Report on the future of cylinder oil lubrication
ExxonMobil has developed a report to examine the future of cylinder oil lubrication, in collaboration with the marine consultancy Fathom Maritime Intelligence. 09 Sep 2016 - The Motorship
Alfa Laval launches separator flow solution
A new product from Alfa Laval aims to optimise the flow of fuel to separators, offering enhanced protection from cat fines and reduced energy consumption on fuel treatment. 30 Aug 2016 - The Motorship
Shell upgrades cylinder monitoring service
Shell Marine has relaunched its LubeMonitor cylinder monitoring programme, with a new software package intended to enhance data management and reporting functions. 30 Aug 2016 - The Motorship
Total Lubmarine develops automatic lubricant monitoring
Total Lubmarine is testing an automated sensor and analysis package that continuously monitors cylinder oil, offering a potentially powerful tool for preventing cylinder wear and optimising lubricant consumption. 25 Aug 2016 - The Motorship
MAN lube blending unit in service tests
MAN Diesel & Turbo is service testing a new cylinder oil blending unit, designed to simplify the lubrication aspect of fuel switching, with containership owner Costamare. 24 Aug 2016 - The Motorship
ExxonMobil expands Hong Kong mass flow metering
ExxonMobil has introduced its second independently accredited mass flow metering system (MFMS) in Hong Kong onboard the bunker vessel, ‘Anelly’. 16 Aug 2016 - The Motorship
Tekomar helps Hansa lower lube consumption
Hansa Shipping has reported significant savings in cylinder oil consumption since installing Tekomar’s Cylube system onboard six containerships earlier this year. 11 Jul 2016 - The Motorship
Maersk Tankers orders lube oil blending system
Twelve vessels belonging to Maersk Tankers are to be equipped with ‘blend on board’ (BOB) cylinder oil systems from Maersk Fluid Technology under the first volume order for the SEA-Mate B1000 units. 07 Jul 2016 - The Motorship
Recycled plastic fuel in marine engine study
A novel fuel derived from residual mixed plastic waste, developed by UK company Recycling Technologies, is to be analysed by engine consultancy Ricardo for potential use in marine propulsion. 05 Jul 2016 - The Motorship