Independent Dutch oil trading company Orim Energy on Friday (15 Fenruary) said it has delivered the first very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) bunker to a major container shipping liner in the Port of Rotterdam.
“It [IMO 2020] is the most significant change faced by the global shipping industry in decades: new IMO rules cut the allowed sulphur content in marine fuels to 0.5 percent from 3.5 percent by 2020,” said the company in a statement.
“To meet IMO 2020 emission rules – and stay ahead in the highly competitive shipping market – ship owners and shipping liners are looking for solutions that balance environmental demands and cost efficiency.
“Building on its expertise in ULSFO (<0.1%), Orim Energy has developed premium VLSFO with max. 0.5% that offers just that, and it has now delivered its first VLSFO bunker to a major container shipping liner.”
Orim Energy notes it has been a specialist in (ultra) low sulphur marine fuels since 2015 and is quickly developing into a leading ARA supplier of VLSFO marine fuel.
The company, founded in 2014, is a management-owned oil trading company located in the Netherlands and Malta.
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