As the sulphur cap implementation is imminent in less than 18 months, operators need to worry about many issues as well, other than fuel selection only. In fact, IMO’s decision to implement a 0.50 per cent cap on sulphur emissions has created uncertainty amongst vessel operators, notes Mr. John LaRese, Marine Fuels Technical Advisor, ExxonMobil who discusses the needs for lubricants and fuel switching.
Shell Marine’s post-2020 cylinder oil expectations are based on a defined position on marine fuel use after the IMO’s cap on sulphur content comes into play, explains Shell Marine Global Technical Manager, Dr Sara Lawrence.
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