UASC and Lukoil Marine Lubricants enter into lubricant supply agreement for newbuilding program
Container shipping line United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) and the Dubai-based marine lubricant specialist Lukoil have signed a lubricant supply agreement covering vessels from UASC’s advanced newbuilding program.
UASC is currently implementing a newbuilding program that includes 17 new vessels on order; six x 18,800 TEU and 11 x 15,000 TEU containerships. Lukoil Marine Lubricants has already supplied eight of the 17 container ships with advanced lubrication solutions.
Lukoil Marine will equip UASC’s vessels with iCOlube, an ‘intelligent cylinder oil lubrication’ unit optimizing both the performance and overall efficiency of vessel engines. iCOlube offers environmental benefits such as reductions of CO2 equivalent by up to 13 percent, according to the manufacturer.
June Manoharan, Managing Director of Lukoil Marine Lubricants, said, “The first two iCOlube units will be installed in October and November on the vessels Al Zubara and Al Dhail.”