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Voyager Issue 20: June 2017  

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Welcome to the second edition of Voyager in 2017

Dear ExxonMobil marine partner,

Welcome to the second edition of Voyager in 2017. As ever, the marine industry is awash with challenges – from economic pressures to much-publicised regulatory changes now and on the horizon. At ExxonMobil our commitment is simple. We’re focused on how we can help the industry overcome these challenges, from the products we develop to the information and insights that we share. And that is exactly the focus of this issue of Voyager…

Many of you attended Nor-Shipping this year in Norway where we revealed the extent of the insights we extracted from our MobilGard™ Cylinder Condition Monitoring (CCM) data analysis. With more than 400,000 real-life data samples at our fingertips, in-depth analysis has identified a range of engine challenges facing owners that can be extremely damaging for many vessels. In these difficult economic times, efficiency optimisation is a must, and working with our experienced MobilGard CCM team can, in many cases, avoid costly engine failures.

Information regarding the challenges that industry regulations – such as the 0.5 per cent global sulphur cap – will bring is crucial for operators to make strategic decisions about their businesses moving forward. Also at Nor-Shipping, we hosted a roundtable debate in partnership with Bunkerspot to discuss the issues related to the implementation of the sulphur cap. You can find the key talking points and opinions from that discussion in this edition and look out for the full report in Bunkerspot soon.

Faced with such challenges, the performance and reliability of a vessel is essential and naturally depends on the performance of its main engine. In this edition we also reveal compelling results from an inspection of a Cummins KTA38 marine diesel main engine after more than 20,000 running hours. The results showed that Mobil Delvac 1™ ESP 5W-40 diesel engine oil provided outstanding cleanliness and protection, as well as helped to safely extend oil drain intervals.

Finally, don’t miss the final instalment of the ECA series top tips video, which offers best practice for vessels changing between high and low sulphur fuels as they move in and out of ECAs.

If you find the information and insights we share in this issue of Voyager useful, feel free to pass it on to your colleagues. There are many challenges and opportunities in the year ahead and we look forward to working as a partner with you to embrace them.

Nancy Carlson
  • Nancy Carlson

    Nancy Carlson

    Vice President, Aviation & Marine Global Business Unit
    ExxonMobil Fuels, Lubricants & Specialties Marketing Company


Industry insights

  •  Cylinder Condition Monitoring

    MobilGard™ Cylinder Condition Monitoring (CCM) data reveals range of engine challenges facing operators

    Data captured from our MobilGard™ Cylinder Condition Monitoring (CCM) oil analysis programme is driving insight into the wide range of potentially damaging engine issues facing operators. More than 400,000 samples have been analysed and identified that half of the vessels on the programme are not operating at optimal feed rate as well as a range of other issues and challenges.

    Read more
  • 2020 decision

    2020 decision: tell us what you think

    Do you think the industry is ready for the IMO 2020 0.5% global sulphur cap? Complete our survey to tell us how you plan to prepare for the challenges this new regulation may bring. We want to hear from you.

    Read more
  • switching fuels insights

    Best practice guide to fuel switching in ECAs

    How can you ensure fuel is managed and switched correctly? When ships cross into an ECA they need to consume the right fuel and avoid compatibility issues. Watch ExxonMobil Insights series’ final video for best practice guidance on tackling the issue of changing between high and low sulphur fuels as vessels move in and out of ECAs.

    Read more
  • sulphur cap on marine fuel

    Are you prepared for the IMO 0.5% sulphur cap on marine fuel?

    The International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) decision to impose a global 0.5% sulphur cap in January 2020 will reshape the industry. Operators will need to carefully consider the challenges ahead including fuel stability and supply before deciding how to comply.

    Read more

Company news

  • Signum Lubricant Analysis

    Roll-out begins of Mobil Serv℠ Lubricant Analysis

    Roll-out has begun of Mobil Serv Lubricant Analysis, the essential next generation used oil analysis program which will be available to all customers later this year. The new service replaces Signum℠ Oil Analysis and will feature an easier, more user friendly interface, scan-and-go technology and a cloud-based app.

    Read more
  • Mobil Delvac 1™ ESP 5W-40 provides longstanding protection

    Mobil Delvac 1™ ESP 5W-40 provides longstanding protection for Cummins marine main engine

    The best way to determine a lubricant’s effectiveness is to simply look inside the engine. When a team of ExxonMobil experts conducted a full engine inspection of a Cummins KTA38 marine diesel engine that used Mobil Delvac 1™ ESP 5W-40 engine oil, the results spoke for themselves.

    Read more
  • ExxonMobil Supports Industry Leaders

    ExxonMobil Supports Industry Leaders In Preparation for Change

    With 30 months to go until the implementation of the IMO 0.5% sulphur cap. ExxonMobil is at the forefront of the discussion about its potential impact. We’re supporting our customers through seminars and roundtable debates with industry experts to share the insights that can drive informed decision making when it comes to the options post 2020.

    Read more

Out and about

  • London

    London 12th-13th September

    International Marine Purchasing Association event
    ExxonMobil will be exhibiting at this year’s International Marine Purchasing Association event. Visit our representatives at stand 66 at this leading global event, dedicated to those in the maritime purchasing and supply sectors.

  • London

    London 11th-15th September

    International London Shipping Week
    Join ExxonMobil representatives at this key maritime event for exciting announcements on the potential of big data for the shipping industry.


Compass chronicles

  • Compass chronicles

    Mobilgard “12” Lubricants - Saving Operator Costs Since 1964

    Read this edition’s Compass Chronicles article to find out how ExxonMobil helped Red Star Towing and Transportation Company save costs in overhaul and maintenance, through lubrication in the early 1960s.

    Read the full article here

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