24 November 2016 at 9:30 am (EET)
Neste begins distribution of low-sulfur marine fuel in Sweden
Neste will begin the distribution of low-sulfur marine fuel in Sweden at the Södertälje terminal on 1 January 2017. With the distribution operation, Neste will primarily serve Metropolitan Stockholm, but it will also supply low-sulfur marine fuel to other places on the Eastern coast of Sweden, if necessary.
"We are extremely happy to open low-sulfur marine fuel distribution services in Sweden at the turn of the year. To us, this means expanding the market area of marine fuels, and we will also continue to survey new markets in Northern Europe. Our marine fuels are a good solution to reduce sulfur emissions and meet the tightening regulations, and using them requires hardly any investments or modifications to the vessels," says Matti Lehmus, Executive Vice President, Oil Products at Neste.
The current EU and international regulations demand lower sulfur emissions from ships operating on the Baltic Sea, North Sea and the English Channel. Neste is currently offering two (Neste MDO DMB and Neste RMB), the sulfur concentration of which is less than 0.1 percent. In Sweden, Neste will be selling Neste RMB from tank trucks. In addition to the distribution of marine fuel, Neste offers added value services, such as technical training.
"High-quality customer service is a major source of pride to us, and we ensure reliable deliveries by managing the entire product value chain from production to distribution. Neste is a forerunner in cleaner traffic fuels, and low-sulfur marine fuels are an excellent fit in our portfolio," Lehmus continues.
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More information: Jacob Granqvist, Marine Fuels & Services, Oil Products, Neste Corporation, tel. +358 10 458 4126, jacob.granqvist(at)neste.com
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