Conventional Fuels & Oils

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    TotalEnergies Marine Fuels Completes First Digital Bunker Operation in Singapore


    TotalEnergies Marine Fuels has announced that it conducted its first digital bunker delivery for Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) in Singapore in early February. The introduction of digitalisation is expected to boosting the efficiency of its bunkering process, according to the energy major.

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    COSCO Shipping and bp forge closer ties


    COSCO Shipping and bp have agreed to collaborate on a wide range of topics

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    Offshore owner achieves near 10% fuel efficiency gains


    The crews on the REM PSV fleet have recently carried a campaign to increase fuel efficiency, which resulted in a 9.8% increase in fuel efficiency over the course of three months. This produced 1,700 tons of CO2 emission savings and a fuel consumption saving in excess of US$0.5 million dollars.

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    Fuel conditioner trial results indicate 5% fuel saving


    Following a five month-long trial, the use of a fuel conditioner reduced marine diesel consumption in a two-stroke marine diesel engine by more than 5% in real world conditions.

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    Chevron’s Taro Ultra Advanced 40 received WinGD NOL


    Chevron Marine Products’ Taro Ultra Advanced 40 oil has successfully passed NOL (No Objection Letter) requirements by engine manufacturer WinGD.

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    Infineum appoints World Fuel Services as global distributor


    Infineum has announced that it has entered into a strategic agreement with World Fuel Services. World Fuel Services will act as the global distributor for Infineum’s Marine Fuel Additives product line.

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    Update on recent Houston bunker contamination issue


    VPS has released an update to its 10 July 2023 advisory warning about a marine fuel contamination issue in Houston.

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    New ECA proposals to be submitted at MEPC 81


    Proposals to designate the Canadian Arctic, the North-East Atlantic Ocean and the remaining Norwegian coast not already covered by existing ECAs as Emissions Control Areas are likely to be submitted to the IMO’s next Maritime Environment Protection Committee meeting, MEPC 81.

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    Bunker contamination issue linked to Houston supplier


    A contamination that has caused fuel system and engine problems on 11 vessels that took on bunkers in Houston between March and May has been identified by Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS).

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    ExxonMobil inks B30 biofuel ARA supply deal with Hapag-Lloyd


    ExxonMobil has signed an agreement to supply Hapag-Lloyd with B30 marine bio fuel oil in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) region.

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    ​VPS Opens New Laboratory in Singapore


    VPS, the global marine fuel and oil testing advisory company, has opened a new Oil Condition Monitoring (OCM) Laboratory in Singapore.

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    Castrol begins global rollout of new Cat II cylinder oil


    Castrol has begun to make its new marine cylinder oil – Castrol Cyltech 40 XDC (eXtra Deposit Control) – available across key shipping hubs in South Korea, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Japan. The lubricant supplier plans to expand supply globally this year.

  • A major Mexican ship-owner has selected Ascenz's Electronic Fuel Monitoring System (EFMS) for an oil tanker.

    First EFMS installation in Americas for Ascenz


    A major Mexican ship-owner has awarded a contract for the installation of an Electronic Fuel Monitoring System (EFMS) to Ascenz, a GTT Digital company. The contract is the first for the GTT subsidiary in the Americas. 

  • Mobilgard Delvac 1 and Mobil Delvac 1300 Super have been rebranded as Mobilgard 1 HSD and Mobilgard HSD+.

    ExxonMobil brings certain Mobil Delvac lubes under MobilGard range


    ExxonMobil has transferred some of its Mobil Delvac lubricating oils over into the MobilGard family for its marine customers ahead of likely reformulations that will help ensure vessel operators remain compliant with evolving maritime regulations and operational requirements.

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    MSC106 requires flashpoint on bunker delivery note


    The 106th session of the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 106) was held in London, UK, from 2 to 11 November and adopted changes relating to bunker delivery notes, surveys and inclinometers.

  • Shell plans to manufacture, distribute and market the Panolin portfolio of EAL products alongside its established Shell Naturelle branded products following the conclusion of the acquisition of Panolin's EAL business.

    Shell to buy Panolin EAL business


    The wholly-owned subsidiaries of Shell plc, Shell U.K., Pennzoil-Quaker State Company and Shell Aviation Sweden AB, have entered into agreements to acquire the environmentally considerate/acceptable lubricants (ECLs or EALs) business of the Panolin Group.

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    IBIA welcomes Rotterdam’s plans to mandate MFMs


    The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) has welcomed news that the Port of Rotterdam appears to be moving toward making the use of mass flow meters (MFMs) mandatory for bunker deliveries.

  • The CIMAC WG7 review found incidences of fuel system failures and engine problems were not isolated to any specific machinery, component make or brand of affected separators, filters, two-stroke engines, or four-stroke engines.

    CIMAC releases paper on COC fuel contamination


    CIMAC has published a white paper from CIMAC WG7 Fuels entitled Organic Chloride Fuel Incidents stating its position on the marine fuel incidents that occurred earlier this year.

  • Over 1 million metric tons of off-specification or non-compliant fuels are detected each year, according to a recent LR/Thetius study.

    Off-spec fuel can cost $50,000 per incident


    Lloyd’s Register (LR), in collaboration with marine innovation consultancy Thetius, has published a new report titled ‘Testing Times – The vital role of ship fuel oil testing and quantity verification in an uncertain era’ estimating that in excess of 1 million metric tons of off-specification or non-compliant fuels are detected ...

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    Singapore accelerates digitalisation of its bunkering supply chain


    A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Singapore Trade Data Exchange Services (SGTraDex) and key industry solution providers to accelerate digitalisation of Singapore’s bunkering supply chain.