ExxonMobil supports industry leaders in preparation for change

Voyager Newsletter

With less than 30 months to go until the implementation of IMO's 0.5 per cent sulphur cap, the costs and logistics of compliance are at the forefront of discussions for professionals across the industry.

Operators and suppliers must work together to ensure fuel availability past the cutoff point. ExxonMobil is at the forefront of these discussions and last month organised a roundtable debate in conjunction with Bunkerspot to discuss the issues related to the implementation of the IMO 0.5 per cent 2020 sulphur cap.

Among attendees of the roundtable were leaders from across the marine industry, including vessel operators, bunker managers and Intertek – the fuel-testing agency.

Key issues discussed at the event included:

  • Post 2020 multi-fuel future and availabilities
  • Regulation compliance options
  • Issues expected from OEM perspectives

The full extent of discussions and the solutions proposed by attendees will be published in the next issue of Bunkerspot.

Earlier in May at Bari-Ship, ExxonMobil also held a seminar titled, 'The change to marine fuels in 2020 and the impact on cylinder oils.'

The highly successful event covered key challenges for the marine industry, from choosing the right cylinder oil post 2020, to the most effective routes to compliance.

The countdown continues, and in the absence of a ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution to compliance, it's important for the industry to continue these conversations to understand what solution best fits their needs.