Friday, August 28, 2015

Marine Lubricants Company Expands into Scandinavia

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SWEDEN – RUSSIA – LUKOIL Marine Lubricants, which has a pedigree formed in western Siberia, has expanded its network into Scandinavia with a new warehouse the company has just opened in Gothenburg. The stand-alone subsidiary of its similarly named parent, which claims the title of the largest privately owned Gas and Oil company in the world by proven reserves of crude oil (the company was formed by the merger of three competitors from the cities of Langepas, Urai and Kogalym – hence LUK oil) says it feels the reduction in lead time and increased flexibility will win it more market share in the region.

The company serves the Scandinavian markets from its order department in Hamburg, where order managers take care of customers’ requests and order processing. In cooperation with their new logistics partner for Scandinavia TJOSAB AB, LUKOIL Marine has made this latest move to further improve the availability of their full product range in the Scandinavian market. Siberia was doubtless a hard proving ground for lubricants which needed to be sufficiently reliable and flexible in the harshest conditions.

With 24/7 and 365 day coverage coupled with a product range of minor and main grade marine lubricants, including products such as first 100 BN cylinder oil as the answer to severe corrosive wear issues of modern engines and the development of iCOlube®, an onboard unit for intelligent cylinder oil lubrication, LUKOIL Marine is confident of offering excellent operational support to clients in the region.

Photo: The world’s largest ships, in this case the 19,224 TEU MSC Oscar use the company’s intelligent cylinder oil lubrication together with over 100 other vessels in the Mediterranean Shipping Company fleet.