ExxonMobil launched the distribution of its low-sulphur bunker fuel
In the Mediterranean the new fuel complying with the IMO2020 restrictions will be available in Genoa and Marseille
American giant ExxonMobil, known as Esso, started distributing its low-sulphur bunker fuel EMF.5, which complies with the new restrictions introduced by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in force from January the 1st 2020. In Italy, it will be available only in the port of Genoa.
ExxonMobil announced the marketing of its new product line, i.e. a series of Engineered Marine Fuels designed to comply with the IMO2020 regulation “without compromising fuel quality and performance”, the American group assured.
The new low-sulphur bunker fuels will be compatible; therefore they will not create storage and supply problems, and “they will allow ship operators to use their main engines and their auxiliary propellers in a safe and effective way also after the shift from traditional bunker fuel to bunker fuel containing 0.5% of sulphur”.
ExxonMobil will start supplying its new EMF.5 fuels in some of the main ports worldwide. In Northern Europe, the American corporation’s low-sulphur bunker fuel will be available in the ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam, while its Mediterranean supply hubs will be Marseilles and Genoa. In the Far East, ExxonMobil’s new products complying with the sulphur cap will be available in Singapore and in the Thai port of Laem Chabang.