ExxonMobil hosts symposium to tackle future fuel challenges

Voyager Newsletter

ExxonMobil recently hosted a Marine Symposium in Hong Kong to discuss how the industry can prepare for a multi-fuel future.

The event, held in collaboration with the Hong Kong Shipowners Association, provided a platform for local marine industry leaders to examine the implications of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) 0.5 per cent sulphur cap. Attendees included ship owners, ship managers, fuel experts, marine surveyors and engineers.

The symposium included discussions on Chinese environmental regulations, such as the country’s multi-year sulphur emissions control plan. It also addressed the introduction of three emission control areas, which add complexity to the marine fuel supply chain.

“The IMO decision, coupled with other environmental regulations, will reshape the marine industry in Hong Kong,” said Emily Chou, Marine Fuels Sales and Operations Manager for ExxonMobil Hong Kong Limited. “We organised this symposium to help the industry better understand the changing mix of fuel solutions. Equipped with this information, operators can achieve compliance with new regulations, while ensuring an economically viable vessels operation.”

As a supplement to the Marine Symposium, ExxonMobil and Fathom Maritime Intelligence have produced a report on the impact of new regulations on cylinder oil lubricants. Download the full report here to learn more