Shell’s global marine fuels network has initiated testing for its new 0.50% very low sulphur marine fuel oil (VLSFO) in preparation for the upcoming “IMO 2020” global 0.50% sulur cap for bunkers that comes into force from January 1, 2020.

Shell says it has successfully completed initial trials for the blend, and tests are now available in Rotterdam, Singapore and New Orleans to ship owners and charterers currently purchasing fuel with Shell who are seeking to use VLSFO to meet the new rules.

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