Volume 2 Issue 18

SSY Base Oil Shipping Report

With all the public holidays taking place around the world, business has been disjointed and difficult to conclude. The shipping market has suffered as a result, with all regions reported to be slower.-by Adrian Brown

Heavy-duty Market Shifts to Genuine Oils

Global demand for heavy-duty motor oils shrank slightly over the past four years, but consumption of genuine heavy-duty oils rose during that period and now accounts for 13 percent of the market, according to Kline & Co. consultancy.

Q1 Profits Up, Sales Down for Afton

Afton Chemical reported a higher operating profit and lower sales for the first quarter, compared to 2018s first quarter results.

Headwinds Cloud Lubricant Outlook

Large potential disruptions loom on the horizon for the global lubricants industry - from electric vehicles to shared mobility, evolution in metalworking processes and changes in the materials used to make products such as automobiles. Speakers at a recent conference in Dubai said they expect big changes that will yield winners and losers.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Briefly Noted

Palmer Holland, which already distributed Lanxess additives products in North America, will now carry base stocks, additives and finished fluids from Lanxess, including brands it gained as part of its 2017 acquisition of Chemtura.Indianapolis, Indiana-based Calumet Specialty Products Partners appointed Valentina Serra-Holm as vice president of global product marketing, effective May 6. Her most recent position was director of global marketing and technology for Nynas. San Antonio, Texas-based VP Racing Fuels Inc.opened its first-ever quick lube center, VP Fastlube, in Fredericksburg, Texas.