Neste Oil supplies low sulphur marine fuel to Finnlines
Finnlines has chosen Neste Oil as its low sulphur marine fuel supplier to its two vessels operating in Naantali – Kapellskär route. Neste Oil will supply the product from its refinery in Naantali.
“We are very pleased that Finnlines appreciates our product’s sulphur emissions reducing capabilities and has chosen our low sulphur marine fuel for these vessels. Our new marine fuel will significantly reduce sulphur, nitrogen and particle emissions in marine transportation without major changes to the ships”, Olli Vesamo, Director of Neste Oil’s Direct Sales explains.
“Neste Oil has been our marine fuel supplier for a long time and we are looking forward to continue our successful cooperation”, says Susanne Buhmann Manager in Chartering & Bunker Dept of Finnlines.
Neste Oil will bring to the market a low-sulphur marine fuel in accordance with the EU Sulphur Directive requirements entering into force in 2015, and will begin distributing it in mid-December 2014. The Sulphur Directive sets a maximum sulphur limit of 0.1 per cent for marine fuels in the Baltic Sea, the North Sea and the English Channel. Vessels operating in these areas either need to install a sulphur scrubber or make a transition to low-sulphur fuel.