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ExxonMobil Voyager Issue 28: May 2020

Dear ExxonMobil marine partner,

Welcome to this year’s first edition of ExxonMobil Voyager.

It has been a challenging start to 2020 – the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 0.50% global sulphur landed in January, but its impact has been overshadowed by the challenges posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Dr. Andreas Schmid

The Road to 2050 Dr. Andreas Schmid, WinGD Future Technologies Team Leader

Large, two-stroke engines powering global merchant shipping are here to stay for the foreseeable future.

Engines designed within the next 5-10 years will still be in use by 2050 and beyond. The economies and practicalities of power at such scale, combined with the energy storage required for the sheer geographic distances involved cannot be replicated through alternate sources. At least so far.

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company news
response to covid-19

ExxonMobil has initiated plans to protect against COVID-19

During the unprecedented global outbreak of COVID-19, the health and safety of our employees, delivering agents, vessel operators and customers remains our highest priority.

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The Sol Group Team

ExxonMobil extends marine lubricants distribution to Guyana through Sol Group collaboration

ExxonMobil has appointed Sol Group (Sol) as a strategic distributor of its marine lubricants in Guyana. The agreement expands the company’s presence into the region’s inland and coastal market.

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crew member reviewing data

Mobil Serv℠ Cylinder Condition Monitoring data reveals biggest engine challenges

The introduction of the IMO’s 0.50% sulphur cap, combined with economic pressures and the evolving needs of engine designs, has resulted in the resurgence of a range of engine challenges for vessel operators.

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industry insights
panel of maritime experts

Don’t miss out on ExxonMobil’s ‘Beyond 2020’ podcast series

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 0.50% sulphur cap has triggered far-reaching changes to vessel operations. However, this is not the end of the journey – the IMO has also outlined an ambition to cut greenhouse gas emissions down by at least 50% by 2050, compared with 2008 levels.

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EMF 5 marine fuels

We have implemented IMO 2020 but evolving regulations require further innovation

The adoption of IMO 2020 has been relatively smooth – so far there have been no reported fuel-related engine failures. However, there’s no room for complacency, particularly in light of the news that MSC has become the first major ocean carrier to fall foul of the IMO’s ban on carrying non-compliant fuel.

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compass chronicles
Building a Junk

Building a Junk

Junks are found all over East Asia forming a key part of local culture. Nobody knows where they came from but records from 13th century showing junks visiting India, but en mass trading didn’t start until AD 1407 where they became synonymous with East Asian ports.

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