Shell's Integrated Lubrication Solutions for World's Largest Box Ship
OOCL Hong Kong, currently plying routes between Asia and Europe, is the latest vessel to claim the title of ‘world’s largest containership’, with a capacity of 21,413 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), measuring 400m in length and 59m in width. The ship is equipped with MAN Diesel & Turbo’s (MDT) G-type engines that represent the latest in two-stroke engine technology.
Drawing on its over 30-year track-record with OOCL, Shell Marine laid out its portfolio of cylinder oil options to match the owner’s operating profile and fuel grade expectations as well as to protect the main engine against cold corrosion and optimise feed rates.
“As a supplier, we have considerable experience with MDT’s G-type engines. It was crucial that we shared our knowledge with OOCL at the outset, and that they could offer feedback in the dialogue that ultimately led to the optimal product selection,” said Jan Toschka, Shell Marine Executive Director.
In addition to Shell Marine’s lubricants, Shell LubeMonitor has been deployed onboard OOCL Hong Kong – which includes a cylinder oil condition monitoring service that uses shipboard and laboratory analysis to help optimise engine performance and enable predictive maintenance. The programme includes access to Shell tools and expert advice to help customers strike and maintain an acceptable balance between feed rate related cylinder oil costs and wear-related cylinder maintenance expenses. It is now enhanced with a new software package, Marine Connect, designed to transfer on-board analysis data to the Shell experts easily and securely.