OEM impressions on operational performance post-sulphur cap

Konrad Räss of WinGD and Dorthe Jacobsen of MAN ES agreed that ship operators and crews need to remain aware of potential risks. “While the tank cleaning is likely to be a one-time risk... the other risks remain,” Jacobsen noted.

The switchover from HSFO to VSLFO fuel after 1 January 2020 has been well-managed and most difficulties have been minor and handled within the company, ship operators, ship owners and OEMs agree. The transition had been billed as one of the largest changes ever experienced in the industry, and initial ...

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