Marine lubricant specialist Gulf Oil Marine has embarked on a major campaign to inform its customer base as to how it will be navigating the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap. Spearheaded by a position paper launched today (26 October), the company has already begun a series of 2020 transition seminars in Shanghai.
Gulf Oil Marine’s Shanghai customer base was introduced to a software platform that will help customers document a ship specific implementation plan as specified in recent IMO guidelines. Building on the fuel transition elements of the ship specific implementation plan Gulf Oil Marine has built a mirror lubricant transition plan and made it available on the same platform. Creating a one-stop shop for the transition. The platform also serves vessels using the scrubber option for compliance to document changes required on the vessel.
Kjeld Aabo, director New Technologies, Two Stroke Marine from Man Energy Solutions presented via video conference from Copenhagen and shared the OEM view of new regulations and new developments on MAN engines to address these regulations.
Gulf Oil Marine will take its seminar to 11 cities globally and will touch Gulf’s entire customer base. Each seminar is specifically designed for the customer base attending and introduces customers to Gulf Oil Marine’s individual vessel-by- vessel approach for the 2020 transition. Bolstering the discussions are expert views from major OEMs.
Gulf Oil Marine’s position paper explores the various compliance options and challenges ship operators are preparing for to switch to low Sulphur fuel or scrubbers. It presents a range of Gulf Oil Marine’s engine lubricants to give ship operators the widest choice of products to suit their fleet regardless of the engine type, fuel type and sphere of operation and outlines Gulf Oil Marine’s plans to ensure a smooth, hassle free and cost effective transition.
The position paper can be obtained here: www.gulf-marine.com/2020positionpaper