As explained, the G-type engine design used in the OOCL Hong Kong requires close oil performance monitoring and technical support. Further, since the container ship needs to optimize its performance by tackling very challenging operating conditions, she needs a high quality cylinder oil. The company provides the cylinder with focus on protecting the main engine against cold corrosion and optimizing feed rates.

In addition to Shell Marine’s lubricants, Shell LubeMonitor has been deployed onboard OOCL Hong Kong, which includes a cylinder oil condition monitoring service that uses shipboard and laboratory analysis, to help optimize engine performance and enable predictive maintenance.

“Our technical support needs to be based on the same principles, so that ship operators can monitor the condition of the oil and equipment in the field, and plan effectively when remedial action is necessary", says Jan Toschka, Shell Marine Executive Director.