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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
James Walker tests EAL compatibility
Seal specialist James Walker has developed a new sealing material, Bi-O-Lion, after investigating the compatibility of environmentally acceptable lubricants (EAL) with a variety of existing materials. 22 Feb 2017 - The Motorship
Chevron opens FAST analysis lab in China
Chevron Marine Lubricants has expanded its FAST used oil analysis service into a new laboratory in mainland China 22 Feb 2017 - The Motorship
WSS fuel testing
Ship operators should make on board fuel testing an operational necessity according to Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS). 20 Feb 2017 - The Motorship
LNG carriers prepare for sulphur changes
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Engine Co (MHI-MME) has completed retrofit work on boilers onboard 80 gas carriers as owners prepare for regulations limiting fuel sulphur content. 20 Feb 2017 - The Motorship
New head outlines Total Lubmarine strategy
Robert Joore, the new general manager of Total Lubmarine has laid out his vision for the company, focusing on developing a range of innovative solutions for ship operators operating in poor freight markets in a low-sulphur era. 07 Feb 2017 - The Motorship
First OEM approved BN140 lubricant launched
Chevron Marine Lubricants has launched Taro Special HT Ultra, the first BN140 cylinder lubricant approved by OEMs for use in the highly corrosive environments of the latest two-stroke diesel engines. 27 Jan 2017 - The Motorship
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