Box ship lubricant supply order for Shell Marine (file image/pixabay)
Marine lubricants provider Shell Marine is to supply lubricants to seven of Cosco Shipping's new generation box carriers as part of its biggest supply order for 2017, the company has said.
"This order will include the full range of marine lubricants and technical services for seven out of Cosco Shippiing's ten new generation ultra large container carriers with capacities of approximately 20,000 twenty foot equivalents each and due to be in service from 2018-2019," the company said.
"In today's highly competitive and challenging maritime sector, operational reliability and excellent account management have become table stakes and we in Shell Marine are stepping up to the plate," said Jan Toschka, Shell Marine executive director.
Shell, which is a long-term supplier of marine lubricants to Cosco, has a technical maritime hub located in Shanghai.