Marine Cylinder Oil Approved for Use With LSFO, VLSFO and LNG Unveiled!

  • Mobilgard 540 X is suitable for safe and reliable use with LSFO, VLSFO and LNG.
  • It passed extensive fit-for-use testing on the most recent engine designs. 
  • It meets WinGD’s requirements for all three fuel types.
  • ExxonMobil offers Mobil Serv℠ Cylinder Condition Monitoring (CCM) for real-time actionable insights.

ExxonMobil unveils next-generation multi-fuel marine cylinder oil approved for use with LSFO, VLSFO and LNG, says a press release published on their website.

Next-generation cylinder oil


Ship That Changed Containerisation Is Ready To Be Scrapped!

  • Costamare has announced the sale of the largest container vessel ever scrapped.
  • Brokers Braemar ACM report taht the 1997-built 7,403 teu Kokura will be recycled in Bangladesh having fetched a price of $323 per Idt.
  • The Kokura was one of a series of six vessels ordered by A.P. Moller-Maersk that were, by far, the world’s largest containerships at the time.

Sam Chambers writes about how the ship has been sent for scrap and he also discusses elaborately how the ship was a giant one at the time of...

Future Possibilities in Ship Wind Propulsion

The combination of environmental exhaust emissions regulations and fuel prices have prompted introduction of wind assisted vessel propulsion involving sails, kite sails, bladed horizontal-axis turbines and vertical-axis Magnus rotors. Modern commercial vessels incur many times the weight of earlier generation wind-driven ships and require many times the propulsive power. Future maritime wind propulsion technologies could involve many times the scale of present day technologies.

Over a period of...

Weekly Tanker Report – Week 22, 2020

The Baltic Briefing has issued the tanker report for the 22ndweek of this year. The report dated 29thMay 2020 provides a valuable insight into this week’s tanker market dealings, freight rates, and charter activities.


Owners regain some of the recent lost ground with tightened supply of vessels by improved volumes.

  • The Middle East Gulf sector saw rates flat in the first half of the week, then rises midweek with rates for 270,000mt to China jumping from WS50 to WS60 – and then mid WS60s. 
  • Th...