COSCO Shipping confirms Shell Marine lubricants contract

COSCO Shipping confirms Shell Marine lubricants contract
COSCO Shipping Jin Xiu

China COSCO Shipping Company (COSCO Shipping) has extended its contract with Shell Marine for the supply of lubricants for five 62,000 dwt multi-purpose pulp carriers, due for delivery in 2019 and 2020.

The lubricants contract includes the supply of the two-stroke engine cylinder oils Shell Alexia 100 and Shell Alexia 40 and the multi-functional lubricants Shell Melina S30 and Shell Argina S3 40.

Alexia 100 and Alexia 40 are part of Shell Marine’s portfolio of cylinder oils protecting two-stroke engines across a full range of vessel operating profiles, machinery specifications and fuel sulphur contents, now and after the introduction of IMO’s global sulphur cap from January 1, 2020.

“There is a direct relationship between the quality of marine lubricants and engine reliability, and Shell Marine is delighted to have once again secured a major contract with COSCO SHIPPING group,” said Joris van Brussel, Shell Marine global general manager. “We look forward to working with COSCO SHIPPING to optimise their vessels’ total cost of ownership and by meeting expectations for deliveries to an extensive list of ports.”

Shell Marine LubeAnalyst drain oil analysis is integral to the new agreement, added Mr van Brussel. “Increasingly, discerning owners want a single supplier to offer proven lubricant performance supported by global logistics and comprehensive technical services. Our customers also have the right to expect peace of mind when it comes to cylinder oil performance, availability and service support – before, during and after the IMO 2020 sulphur cap transition,” he said.