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Voyager Issue 23: May 2018  

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Welcome to the first edition of Voyager in 2018

Dear ExxonMobil marine partner,

Here at ExxonMobil, our research and development teams have been working hard to make this happen. And in this issue of Voyager, we’re pleased to be able to confirm some of the locations where our newly developed compliant fuels will be available.

These fuels are being developed using our proprietary patented technology, which enables us to spot potential compatibility issues. This information will help vessel operators minimise the risks associated with bunkering fuel formulations that shouldn’t be mixed.

We’re also making an important announcement from our lubricants team – we’re delighted to introduce our next generation Mobil Serv℠ Cylinder Condition Monitoring service. This will take onboard oil analysis into a new era and can help customers realise significant cost savings by enabling them to optimise their cylinder oil use and improve engine protection.

We are also pleased to welcome back Michael Green, the recently appointed chairman of the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) who shares his thoughts on 2020 compliance options and the upcoming GHGs regulations.

The insights don’t stop with Michael, though. Our team have put together some top tips to help you on the path to compliance for 2020 with guidance on the impact of the regulation on lubricant selection and helpful guidance on switching to low sulphur fuel options.

As ever, thank you for your continued partnership and we look forward to catching up with many of our valued customers at the various industry events on this year’s calendar.

Here’s to a successful 2018.


The ExxonMobil Marine team

Company news

  • Ian White Headshot

    ExxonMobil to Launch Next Generation Mobil Serv℠ Cylinder Condition Monitoring Service

    The game-changing next generation service provides operators with fast and actionable engine insights. Driving a new era of onboard lubricant analysis, the service is designed to provide operators with information and recommendations in real-time to identify potential engine issues before they become catastrophic, helping achieve and document significant cost savings.

    Read more
  • Bunkering ship deck

    ExxonMobil announces mass flow metering system for marine gas oil in Singapore

    ExxonMobil is launching a mass flow metering system (MFMS) for marine gas oil (MGO) in Singapore. The first barge deliveries are set to start in May 2018.

    The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has mandated that all distillates must be delivered via an MFMS from 1 July 2019.

    Read more
  • Lab Technicians with tablet

    ExxonMobil announces first locations for 2020 compliant fuels

    With the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 0.5% sulphur cap deadline fast approaching, ExxonMobil has announced that it will supply fuels that comply with the 0.5% sulphur cap in ports in Northwest Europe, the Mediterranean and Singapore. Additional locations will be announced ahead of the January 1 2020 deadline.

    Read more
  • Barrels of oil

    Marine lubricants now distributed in Mozambique and Sri Lanka

    ExxonMobil’s range of marine lubricants is now available in two new emerging locations: Mozambique and Sri Lanka. The move will help ensure that vessel operators have access to high quality oils and greases when and where they need them.

    Read more

Industry insights

  • Michael Green Headshot

    2020: We’ve only just begun

    Michael Green, IBIA Chairman and Global Technical Manager at Intertek ShipCare, talks to Voyager about 2020 compliance options and the upcoming GHGs regulations.

    Read more
  • ExxonMobil Marine Ship at Port

    ExxonMobil issues guidance for switching to low sulphur fuel

    The fuels landscape is set to dramatically change when the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 0.5% sulphur cap comes into force on 1 January 2020. Ahead of this, we have come up with some top tips to help the marine industry switch to low sulphur fuels while maintaining a vessel’s safe and reliable operation.

    Read more
  • Steve Walker Headshot

    Ask the Expert: the impact of 2020 on lubricant choice

    In our latest ‘Ask the Expert’ column for The Motorship, we look at how the International Maritime Organization’s global 0.5% sulphur cap will impact cylinder oil choice. Currently vessel operators need to select a lubricant that has a BN that matches the sulphur content of the onboard fuel however this could look very different come 2020.

    Read more
  • Ships propeller

    ExxonMobil’s guide to choosing environmentally acceptable lubricants

    Concerns about the functionality of some types of Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) such as ExxonMobil’s SHC Aware, have resulted in a group of marine insurers backing an EAL test programme. In light of this unease, we have developed a guide to help vessel operators select the most effective options.

    Read more

Out and about

  • Athens Greece landscape

    Athens, Greece 4th-8th June Posidonia

    Talk to ExxonMobil at Posidonia, Metropolitan Expo, 4th-8th June, about how we can support you in complying with the changing industry needs and regulations.

  • ExxonMobil to attend Propulsion and Emission Conference in Hamburg Germany

    Hamburg, Germany 4th-7th Sept SMM

    Join ExxonMobil at this year’s SMM, Hamburg Messe und Congress, to find out more about our next generation oil analysis service – Mobil Serv Cylinder Condition Monitoring.

  • ExxonMobile Marine in London

    London, UK 11th-12th Sept IMPA

    Visit ExxonMobil’s stand at the IMPA, QEII Centre, to learn about the importance of selecting the right oils for your vessel, and how this can help you lower your Total Cost of Operations.

  • City photo from bay

    Singapore 2nd-5th Oct SiBCON

    Meet with ExxonMobil this year at SiBCON, Resorts World Sentosa. ExxonMobil’s Matt Bergeron, Vice President, Asia Pacific Fuels is delivering the keynote speech, looking at ‘A longer-term view on global energy markets and environment regulation’.

Compass chronicles

  • Compass Vessel

    M/S Vortice – Italy’s newest deep-sea tug

    In early summer 1965, the Soc. Rimorchiatori Riuniti fleet was joined by a new motor tug, the M/S Vortice. Built to Registro Navale Italiana’s highest class, the new flagship had speeds of up to 16 knots.

    Read more

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