IMO2020: Orim Energy Claims ARA 0.50%S VLSFO Bunkering First

Friday February 15, 2019

Orim Energy today said it has delivered the first very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) bunkers to a major container shipping liner in the Port of Rotterdam.

The stem, which took place last week, was of a 0.50% sulfur product that Orim says it has developed with a view to balancing cost with a need for environmental compliance.

The product is based on its experience producing 0.1%S ULSFO products, it added.

The exact pricing and stem size was not given.

"Having VLSFO (<0.5%) products available for testing  –  and consumption  –  will help prepare and ensure timely IMO 2020 compliance," the supplier said.

"The first bunker delivery is a major step towards the IMO  2020  –  and underlines the company's commitment to making a difference with low sulphur fuel oils."