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Lomar Shipping: Preventing oil from getting into the sea.

Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EAL) advice, report and statement of fact to trade in the US

Key facts

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    Lomar Shipping, UK

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    Container ships

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    Cost-effective compliance to new US legislation

Client challenge

New US legislation presented a fresh challenge for Lomar Shipping, a leading shipowner and operator for 40 years.  Every vessel operating in US waters now needed to use Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EAL) in all oil-to-sea interfaces of a ship. This was a new requirement in the 2013 Vessel General Permit (VGP2013) for Discharges Incidental to the Normal Operation of Vessels. Our client wanted a cost-efficient way of developing EALs for four vessels in its fleet. The company approached us for help, as a pioneer in this field serving 100 ships to date.

How we helped

Our support was divided into three stages. 

  1. We reviewed supplied information on the ship oil-to-sea interfaces and lubricants used on Lomar's four vessels.
  2. We advised on potential issues and cost-effective solutions to help ensure the vessels complied with the new requirement.


Following successful assessment, we issued each vessel with an EAL Report and Statement of Fact, helping Lomar Shipping demonstrate compliance.

Powerful results

Our client met the new VGP2013 requirement comprehensively and cost-efficiently, saving time and money and avoiding interruption to operations.

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