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Voyager Issue 24: October 2018  

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Welcome to the second edition of Voyager in 2018

Dear ExxonMobil marine partner,

Fresh from a fascinating week at SIBCON in Singapore, it’s clear that our industry remains as challenging and competitive as ever. And, with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) global 0.50 per cent sulphur cap on marine fuel just over a year away, the pace of change is both sustained and stirring in equal measure.

While the IMO decision has impacted the entire industry, it is ship operators who are now making the big decisions ahead of 2020. To kick off our 2020 “Talking Points” series, we meet Tony Firmin, COO at Hapag-Lloyd, discussing the challenges and opportunities that the sulphur cap presents to his organisation over a friendly game of table football in the heart of the Port of Hamburg.

Innovation is also at our core, and we’ve made a number of product and service announcements in recent months that are covered in this edition – from being the first to supply an ECA fuel – ExxonMobil Premium HDME 50™ – via an independently accredited MFMS in ARA, to introducing Mobilgard™ HSD+ 15W-40, our premium oil for high-speed marine diesel engines.

We are also delighted to announce the launch of our “Journey to 2020” symposium series. The countdown is on to the 1st of January 2020 and we’re taking our team of experts on a global tour, stopping at key locations around the world to hold a number of informative events. The symposium series will feature panel discussions and presentations all aimed at providing you with guidance and insights on the choices you face from a fuels and lubricants management perspective and beyond. The first session takes place on the 26th of October 2018 – we’d love to see you there.

As you’ll find in the range of content in this newsletter, we are committed to working closely in partnership with you. It’s a partnership in a challenging time, of course – one that we place tremendous value on. We will continue to provide you with information and guidance that will help you succeed.

After a great event at SIBCON in Singapore, we’re coming up to the end of event season from now until the end of the year, but we hope to see many of you across the globe for our “Journey to 2020” symposium and in New Orleans for the International WorkBoat Show in the coming months.

We wish you all the best for a successful end to 2018!


The ExxonMobil Marine team



  • Foosball table on a port

    The marine industry faces of one of the biggest challenges it has experienced in modern times

    Little more than 12 months away from the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) global 0.50 per cent sulphur cap on marine fuel coming into force, ExxonMobil is bringing the industry together to discuss just how ready we are, starting with leading global shipping operator Hapag-Lloyd.

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Company news

  • armelle breneol headshot

    ExxonMobil is first to supply ECA-compliant fuel via an independently accredited MFMS in ARA

    ExxonMobil has announced that it is supplying ExxonMobil Premium HDME 50™ marine fuel in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp region via a mass flow metering system accredited by Lloyd’s Register.

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  • Mobilgard HSD Marine Engine Oil

    Introducing Mobilgard™ HSD+ 15W-40, ExxonMobil’s premium oil for high-speed marine diesel engines

    The new oil will help inland and coastal vessel operators enhance engine performance and reduce costs.

    Read more
  • Marine container ship

    ExxonMobil confirms specification details for its 2020 compliant fuels

    Additional locations announced for availability of ExxonMobil’s 0.50 per cent sulphur fuels.

    All of ExxonMobil’s announced low sulphur compliant fuels will be residual grades and the fuels will be compatible with each other, provided best practice guidance for bunkering, handling and storage is followed.

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Industry insights

  • ExxonMobil Marine Ship at Port

    ExxonMobil launches “Journey to 2020” symposium series

    ExxonMobil is holding a series of “Journey to 2020” symposiums around the world to help marine operators optimise vessel performance in readiness for the 2020 global sulphur cap.

    Read more
  • Aerial view of a ship in the water

    Managing the changeover to low sulphur fuel

    Ensuring compliance with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 0.50 per cent sulphur cap isn’t just about fuel selection. Tank cleaning will also be essential.

    Read more
  • Marine bulk carrier key light ship

    Smart procurement can ease the transition to a low sulphur future

    Informed procurement decisions can reduce the burden and financial impact of switching to a low sulphur future.

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Out and about

  • Lab Technicians with tablet

    Singapore, 26th Oct.
    “Journey to 2020” symposium

    Join us in our first “Journey to 2020” symposium, aimed at helping operators make informed fuels and lubricants choices for their operations ahead of 2020. This is the first in a series of locations around the world. Keep an eye out for our news updates announcing further dates and locations!

  • City view from river

    New Orleans, Louisiana 28th-30th Nov.
    International WorkBoat Show

    Join us at this year’s International WorkBoat Show in New Orleans. Our experts will be participating in two panel sessions over the course of the event. Meet with us at our stand, 2919.


Compass chronicles

  • marine port view

    M/S Ville De Bordeaux – The most completely automated vessel in France

    In early autumn 1964, the Nouvelle Compagnie Havraise Peninsulaire de Navigation, Paris, placed its new vessel – the M/S Ville De Bordeaux – in service. This vessel started a new trend in French shipbuilding concepts.

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