Lomar Shipping EAL project

Challenge faced

From December 2013, all vessels operating in US waters must use Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EAL) in all oil-to-sea interfaces of the ship. This is a new requirement in the 2013 Vessel General Permit (VGP) for Discharges Incidental to the  Normal Operation of Vessels.  Lomar Shipping wanted a cost-effective, efficient way of developing EALs for 4 vessels of Lomar's fleet.

Why LR was chosen?

LR has been offering this service well in advance our competitors. So far, more than 20 clients worldwide and 100 ships (covering a wide range of vessel's types) have contracted LR with an ever-increasing interest.

Our solution

When:  Contract was signed October 2013

Who:  Lomar Shipping Limited

What we provided:

Client quickly collected information relating to the ship oil-to-sea interfaces and lubricants used on Lomar's vessels. LR reviewed this information and advised on potential issues and cost-effective solutions to help ensure the vessels comply with this new requirement. Once completed, we issue each vessel with an EAL Report and Statement of Fact. Both documents assist Lomar Shipping in demonstrating compliance.


Project provided cost-effective solutions to help Lomar Shipping to comply with this new requirement according VGP2013.

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