The world’s fleet of cargo ships plays a vital role in our lives, as almost 90 percent of international cargo gets delivered by sea.
From food to furniture, and fuel to pharmaceuticals – if you buy a product which came from another country, it is likely to have travelled by cargo ship.
And, to supply that thriving global fleet, ExxonMobil has installed a Delayed Coker Unit at its Antwerp facility – to make cleaner marine fuel, in the form of low-Sulphur gas oil and diesel.
The cleaner marine fuels made in Antwerp will allow ships to meet new regulations from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) – which set strict limits on sulphur emissions from the exhaust of their engines. That means today’s fuel will help set the course for a cleaner fleet that will continue to criss-cross the globe.