Gulf Oil Announces Release of IMO 2020 Compliance Position Paper

Gulf's series of Transition Seminars under the heading “Gulf Clean ACT 2020” kicked off at Shanghai last Friday

By The Maritime Executive 10-26-2018 08:01:13

Gulf Oil Marine is pleased to announce the release of its 2020 position paper. The document explores the various compliance options and challenges ship operators are preparing for to switch to low Sulphur fuel or scrubbers. It presents a range of Gulf Oil Marine’s engine lubricants to give ship operators the widest choice of products to suit their fleet regardless of the engine type, fuel type and sphere of operation and outlines Gulf Oil Marine’s plans to ensure a smooth, hassle free and cost effective transition.

A series of Transition Seminars under the heading “Gulf Clean ACT 2020” kicked off at Shanghai last Friday. The seminars are aimed at helping Gulf Oil Marine and its customers to be in the best possible state of preparedness for implementation of IMO 2020 Sulphur cap by Jan 1st 2020. The seminars will cover 11 cities globally and will touch Gulf’s entire customer base. Each seminar is specifically designed for the customer base attending and introduces customers to Gulf Oil Marine’s individual vessel by vessel approach for the 2020 transition. Bolstering the discussions are expert views from major OEMs.

Gulf Oil Marine’s Shanghai customer base were introduced to a software platform which will help customers document a ship specific implementation plan as specified in recent IMO guidelines. Building on the fuel transition elements, Gulf Oil Marine has built a mirror lubricant transition plan and made it available on the same platform, creating a one stop shop for the transition. The platform also serves vessels using the scrubber option for compliance to document changes required on the vessel.

Kjeld Aabo, Director New Technologies, Two Stroke Marine from Man Energy Solutions presented via video conference from Copenhagen and shared the OEM view of new regulations and new developments on MAN engines to address these regulations.

Gulf Oil Marine showcased its Cylinder Oil Blending Unit specifically aimed at customers opting for scrubbers. The unit will add a new dimension to cylinder oil optimization and is aiming for significant cost savings on lubricant spend.

For customers opting for the fuel compliance option Gulf Oil Marine showcased is gas sensor technology and the unique Data to Information platform, running on its test ships, enabling real time measurement, reporting and control of fuel consumption. The development is aimed at substantial cost savings on fuel spend.

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