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17 July 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 12:46 GMT+2

March 12, 2019

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BP anticipates own initial net of marine fuel distribution in compliance with new regulations MARPOL

The points of refueling of Very Low Sulphur are a dozen Oil Fuel

The oil company BP has introduced own initial net of points of marine fuel distribution to low tenor of sulfur, fuel who satisfies requirement of the new regulations MARPOL that limit the sulfur tenor of marine fuel to 0.50% in mass and that they will take effect next 1° January(on 28 October 2016). The finding of bunker in compliance with the new norms is source of worry for the shipowning industry, that it is worried not to be able to resupply with these fuel the ships of own fleets in many areas of the world.

A worry that seems founded, at least examinee Marine the initial Network that BP, one of the main world-wide marine fuel suppliers, will specifically dedicate to the distribution of Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (VLSFO) in compliance with the new norms MARPOL, net that relatively to this type of fuel, besides the nordeuropei ports IT PLOWS and to Singapore, it is for the time being centralized mainly and only on China and Australia/New Zealand, on some hub you mail on the main world-wide routes (Capetown, Panama and Salalah) and on the North American port of call of Seattle.

The company of the BP group has begun to experience the employment of this fuel type in the nordeuropei ports hub of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp (PLOWS) and in that Asian of Singapore. "As a result of the success of these tests in sea and working to tightened contact with our customers - the central director of BP Marine Eddie Gauci has explained - now we consider to have of a concrete commercial offer that will allow with the customers of being in rule with the MARPOL". Obviously to these points of fuel refueling VLSFO the ports join in which BP Marine it is able to supply fuel with a greater sulfur tenor whom they can be used from the ships on which they are installed scrubber, that is the systems of discouragement of undesired substances from drainage gases.

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