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Next generation lubricant oil analysis tool
ExxonMobil has launched what it calls a next generation oil analysis tool designed help generate cost savings and offer operators peace of mind. 15 Nov 2017 - The Motorship
Gazprom Neft to launch marine lubricants range
Gazprom Neft is to enter the marine lubricants business with the launch of the Gazpromneft Ocean brand, comprising a range of 15 lubrication oils for various fuel types used on all sorts of vessels. 12 Nov 2017 - The Motorship
Strategic Singapore lubricants plant for Shell
Shell has opened a strategic lubricants and grease production facility in Singapore to support its strategy for growth in the Asian Pacific region. 08 Nov 2017 - The Motorship
Ask the expert: Undetected cat fines
In a new column, an expert from ExxonMobil answers questions on fuel and fuel condition. In the October issue, technical liaison manager John LaRese shares his expertise. 05 Nov 2017 - The Motorship
Cutting through the hydrogen hype
Hydrogen appears to be one of the most promising clean fuels with potential shipping application, but it also raises serious technical challenges. Catherine Austin examines recent progress towards an emerging marine fuel. 12 Sep 2017 - The Motorship
Lubrication system reduces fuel consumption
Shipowners could reduce fuel consumption by 1.5% with a onboard blending lubrication system. 23 Aug 2017 - The Motorship
Talusia Optima lube approval
Total Lubmarine’s Talusia Optima lube has now been approved for use by the big three major 2-stroke engine manufacturers. 12 Jul 2017 - The Motorship
Consequences of oil film degradation
In a review of recent studies into two-stroke lubrication, Rathesan Ravendran and Peter Jensen of Hans Jensen Lubricators highlight the importance of cylinder oil distribution. 11 Jul 2017 - The Motorship
Call to address HFO risks
The Clean Arctic Alliance has called on International Maritime Organization (IMO) member states to support a Canadian proposal to mitigate the risks posed by using heavy fuel oil (HFO) in Arctic waters. 04 Jul 2017 - The Motorship
Boiler explosion highlights MGO challenges
A safety bulletin from the UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) concerning a fatal explosion on the ‘Manhattan Bridge’ highlights the challenges of low-sulphur distillate fuel. 30 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
Shell launches lubricants management system
Shell Marine has launched a Marine Integrated Lubrication and Expert Solutions (MILES) programme to better manage its services. 27 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
Teekay shuttle tankers to use VOC fuel
Teekay is to employ batteries and volatile organic compounds (VOC) as fuel for a series of up to four shuttle tankers after receiving a NOK132.9 million (€14.0 million) grant from Norway’s state-owned innovation platform Enova. 16 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
Critical engine issues being missed, study finds
Data analysis of more than 400,000 oil samples from ExxonMobil’s MobilGard Cylinder Condition Monitoring (CCM) programme has suggested that opportunities to manage damaging engine issues are being missed. 08 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
Shell updates trunk piston oil offer
Shell Marine has released trunk piston oils Shell Argina and Shell Gadinia, intended to meet the demands of higher pressures and operating temperatures in modern mid-speed engines. 06 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
Lukoil launches cylinder oil for low-sulphur fuel
Russian-owned LUKOIL Marine Lubricants has launched NAVIGO MCL Extra, a marine cylinder oil for distillate, ultra-low sulphur fuel oil (0.1%) and low sulphur heavy fuel oil applications. 06 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
Parker Kittiwake launches fuel and lube guide
Parker Kittiwake has published ‘The Gold Guide’, a definitive resource for marine fuel, lubricating and hydraulic oils representing more than a year’s efforts on the part of the condition monitoring specialist and its partners. 17 May 2017 - The Motorship
Onboard lube blending from MFT
Maersk Fluid Technology (MFT) has entered into an agreement with Evergas and Clipper Group to equip their vessels with its SEA-Mate Lubricant Blending-On-Board (BOB) System. 08 May 2017 - The Motorship
Building confidence in marine lubricants
Marine diesel lubricant supplier Lubrizol is applying advanced testing techniques to simulate real-world challenges and accelerate the pace of product development. 04 May 2017 - The Motorship
Total Lubmarine launches feed rate programme
Total Lubmarine has launched a feed rate optimisation programme designed to enable ship operators to monitor the condition of their engines to prevent corrosion and wear as well as deliver reduced levels of lube consumption and operating expenses. 26 Apr 2017 - The Motorship
Wågene tests oil cleaning for EALs
Wågene Purifiner has completed a study of how well its Purifiner oil cleaning system handles environmentally acceptable lubricants (EAL). 09 Mar 2017 - The Motorship