Marine Lubricants

Ship Breakdowns Blamed on Lube Failures

Ship Breakdowns Blamed on Lube Failures

Lube Report EMEA - July 31, 2018

Marine mutual insurer Swedish Club found in a report on main engine damage that lubrication failure was the most expensi ...

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Impact of Marine Rules Unclear

Lube Report Asia - July 27, 2018

New, more stringent emissions limits are laid out clearly for the shipping companies in coming years. Less clear is whic ...

Marine Lubes Market Under Pressure

Marine Lubes Market Under Pressure

Lube Report EMEA - May 1, 2018

Chinas Belt and Road Initiative is set to disrupt the 2.3 million metric ton global marine lubricants market as investme ...

Sulfur Cap Looms for Marine Lubes

Sulfur Cap Looms for Marine Lubes

Lubes'n'Greases - April 23, 2018

IMOs fuel sulfur cap will rule the high seas in just two years. Lube formulators should chart their courses now.

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Last Word

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - April 18, 2018

Simon Johns takes the plunge into the hazards of bilge water.

Study Puts EALs in Spotlight

Study Puts EALs in Spotlight

Lube Report EMEA - January 23, 2018

Marine industry classification society DNV GL, in cooperation with three marine insurers, has initiated a project to stu ...

Prepare Now for Marpol Sulfur Cuts

Prepare Now for Marpol Sulfur Cuts

Lube Report EMEA - January 2, 2018

Starting Jan. 1, 2020 - just two years away - new pollution regulations will cap marine fuel sulfur at just 0.5 percent ...

Prepare Now for Marpol Sulfur Cuts

Prepare Now for Marpol Sulfur Cuts

Lube Report - December 27, 2017

The International Maritime Organizations marine pollution regulations will cut the global fuel sulfur cap for oceangoing ...

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Group II Makes Inroads in Trunk Piston Oils

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - October 19, 2017

The marine lubricants sector has historically been an API Group I market, where small gains in performance take a back s ...

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Last Word

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - October 19, 2017

And regular contributor Mark Townsend takes in the sea air and discusses the future sulfur cap for marine fuels.

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Lukoil Grows its Marine Oil Business

Lube Report - September 27, 2017

Russian lubricant marketer Lukoilexpects to increase its share in the global marine oil market on the heels of increased ...

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Marine Lubes Wave to Swell

Lube Report Asia - September 19, 2017

Two consultancies recently presented a wealth of evidence forecasting that continued growth in demand and revenue from m ...

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Breaking the Ice for Arctic Lubes

Lubes'n'Greases - July 21, 2017

Oils used aboard polar-going vessels must bust through challenges as tough as thick sea ice. Northern European researche ...

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Under the Radar

Lubes'n'Greases - June 20, 2017

Its not just oil-to-sea interfaces that operators need to worry about in VGP-governed waters. Lubes for auxiliary marine ...

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The Modern Seascape of Compressor Oils

Lubes'n'Greases - February 20, 2017

No longer restricted to a monotone slate of mineral oils, marine operators can select from a vibrant palette of base sto ...

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Safer Marine Lubricants

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - January 20, 2017

An important chemical used to synthesize detergents for marine diesel cylinder oils has been classified as a reprotoxin. ...

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A New Course for Marine Cylinder Oils

Lubes'n'Greases - December 22, 2016

Emissions regulations and fuel efficiency demands are forcing marine engine manufacturers to get creative fast, and cyli ...

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Marine Market Dries Up in Sri Lanka

Lube Report Asia - November 22, 2016

Sri Lankas demand for marine lubricants plummeted last year, and some observers blame high import duties for driving up ...