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Rotterdam, Netherlands-based global maritime contractor Van Oord signed a five-year partnership agreement with Shell Marine covering lubrication needs for its vessel fleet. Van Oord will use Shell Marines LubeMonitor 4T program to minimize lubrication feed rates and oil consumption. Greif commissioned a steel drum plant – the companys seventh in Russia – at a brownfield site in Vorsino industrial park, Kaluga Region. The production facility covers 6,000 square meters, and the plant has an automated production line with capacity of 2 million drums per year. Oxea will raise prices on NPG by 80 per metric ton and TMP by 80/t in Europe effective July 1. The chemicals are used in synthetic lubricants.

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