Shell Marine Products has announced the launch of a new range of environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs).
The lubricants have been produced to allow ships entering US waters to comply with the revised 2013 Vessel General Permit (VGP).
Jan Toschka, General Manager of Shell Marine Products said: “Our new range of EALs give our customers the peace of mind that they can comply with these regulations when they enter US waters. We have taken the choice to use the best available technology to better protect our customers’ equipment.”
The 2013 revised VGP has an impact on all commercial vessels longer than 79 feet and requires the use of EALs for all applications with a possible oil-to-sea interface unless technically infeasible.
The new requirement is expected to reduce the environmental impact of lubricant discharges on the aquatic ecosystem by increasing the use of environmentally acceptable lubricants for vessels operating in waters off the US.