27 February 2017 at 1 pm. (EET)
Neste starts ex-pipe delivery of low-sulfur marine fuel in Sweden
Photographer: Nils Heder
Neste has started the ex-pipe delivery of low-sulfur marine fuel at the Södertälje terminal in Sweden. In ex-pipe delivery, marine fuel is delivered directly to ships via a pipeline from the terminal, without any separate refueling trucks or vessels. The ex-pipe service is available both for ships calling the Södertälje terminal for cargo and for ships passing the terminal. The service will first be used by Astral, a tanker operated by Sirius Chartering.
"We started the delivery of low-sulfur marine fuel in Sweden at the beginning of the year. We are very happy that we were able to launch our bunkering service also by means of ex-pipe delivery. As a result a ship can be bunkered while performing other ship operations. The delivery of marine fuel is more effective, and ships do not need to spend any more of their valuable time for bunkering at the port. What is more, the delivery is safer as refueling trucks do not need to operate amidst other cargo," says Matti Lehmus, Executive Vice President, Oil Products at Neste.
"We want to offer fast, reliable and safe transportation of cargo to our customers. Neste's ex-pipe delivery of marine fuel improves the efficiency of our operations, allowing us to plan our routes better than before. Bunkering can take place at the same time as the cargo is loaded or unloaded, minimizing the time spent at the port. It is also environmentally friendly to bunker Neste's low-sulfur marine fuel in Södertälje, which makes it an excellent choice for us," says Martin Sjöholm, Commercial Manager at Sirius Chartering.
Neste's low-sulfur marine fuels offer a good solution to reduce sulfur emissions and to fulfill tighter regulations. Their use requires little or no investment or changes to existing vessels. Current EU and national regulations demand lower sulfur emissions from ships operating in the Baltic Sea and North Sea and in the English Channel. Neste's product range currently includes two low-sulfur marine fuels (lighter Neste MDO DMB and heavier Neste RMB) with sulfur concentrations of less than 0.1 percent. In addition to the delivery of marine fuel, Neste offers services that produce added value to customers, such as technical training.
More information: Jacob Granqvist, Marine Fuels & Services, Neste Corporation, tel. 010 458 4126, jacob.granqvist(at)neste.com
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