Volume 2 Issue 22
The impact of the increasingly bitter trade feud between the United States and China is making itself felt across all shipping routes from the U.S. Gulf, resulting in reduced activity. Asian markets were quieter last week, whereas Europe stayed roughly the same.-by Adrian Brown
A recent analysis of 25 engine oils by the Spanish Association of Lubricant Companies found that nearly all met labeling mandates as well as a few chemical requirements.
Russian finished lubricants demand was sluggish over the past few years because of an economic recession in the country, and consumption has not returned to 2014 levels yet, a consultancy found.
Seventy-two percent of vessels are projected to use very-low-sulfur fuel oil after the International Maritime Organizations IMO 2020 regulation goes into effect next year, a marine lubricant supplier said recently, and the shipping industrys shortage of experience using such fuels increases the level of uncertainty about implications for marine lubricants.