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Wednesday, September 25, 2019 

Oil trading and bunkering company GP Global has delivered it first IMO 2020 low sulphur fuel oil (LSFO) to the port of Fujairah.

The delivery, onboard GP Global's 6,000t bunker barge, will help serve the Port of Fujairah and adjoining ports, enabling the UAE to meet the IMO directive.

Anil Keswani, Head of Bunkering, East of Suez, GP Global Group said:  “We are thankful to the authorities of the Port of Fujairah and our partners for their continued trust in us, which has enabled us to undertake the first bunkering of LSFO, just in time as the IMO 2020 takes effect next year. We are committed to supporting our partners and clients in meeting specifications, which will contribute a long way to securing a cleaner marine environment.”

GP Global can deliver a range of residual and distillate marine fuels, including Low-Sulphur Marine Gasoil (LSMGO), LSFO, 180 CST and 380 CST at the UAE ports. The company has three more barges at Fujairah of which the largest – GBP2 – will be dedicated exclusively for LSFO to meet the growing requirements in the region, expected from mid-October.

The company says that the current ISO 8217 standard can be applied for new fuels, with technical advice for kinematic viscosity, cold flow properties, stability and ignition characteristics, among others. Its LSFO is said to be a cost-effective and to conform to all environmental standards outlined.

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