OW Bunker: No problem delivering gas oil

The SECA zones will come into effect on January 1st 2015 in Northern Europe, and shipowners will have to find ways to reduce their sulphur emissions. One option is to switch to the more expensive low-sulphur fuel that OW Bunker works with.

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2015 will bring new requirements for shipowners operating in Northern Europe, where the SECA zones will come into force. But many carriers still hesitate to pick a solution: On the one hand, they could opt for the Scrubber technology, which cleans sulphur from the ships' emissions. On the other hand, they could choose to switch to LNG or low-sulphur oil (MGO) with 0.1 percent sulphur, the two only types of fuel allowed for ships sailing without scrubbers.

OW Bunker is convinced that a majority of carriers will go for the distillate with 0.1 percent sulphur, and the bunker company is currently working to develop a supply chain for the fuel. A particular concern related to this fuel in the industry is whether there are sufficient amounts available. A question that Søren Christian Meyer, Vice President, OW Bunker & Trading, answers right away:

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