New low-sulphur cylinder oil from Shell

Shell Marine has introduced a two-stroke engine cylinder oil specifically for use with engines running on 0.5% sulphur content very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) ahead of the IMO sulphur cap 2020.

Shell Marine said that it expected most of the world’s shipping fleet to comply with IMO 2020 by switching to fuels with a sulphur content of 0.5% and below.

The five products in the Shell Alexia portfolio are now directly branded by BN as Shell Alexia 25, 40, 70, 100 and 140. Shell Alexia 25 is recommended for 0.1% Ultra Low Sulphur Fuel Oil/LNG, while Shell Alexia 100 and 140 are recommended for owners preferring to operate on HSHFO with exhaust gas scrubbers.