Neste partners with BMT to bring IMO2020-compliant low-sulphur marine fuel to Germany
Finland-headed oil refiner and renewable products producer Neste Oyj and BMT Bunker und Mineralöltransport GmbH, a German bunkering services company with extensive experience in the sales of marine fuels, have signed a partnership agreement concerning the distribution and sales of Neste Marine 0.5, a new IMO2020 sulphur compliant marine fuel.
This new marine fuel, containing a maximum of 0.5 percent sulphur, has been available in Bremerhaven, Germany, since the beginning of November 2019. BMT is well-known especially in the North Sea coast in Germany, which is a key logistics channel for global shipping companies.
We are proud to bring our BMT expertise and Neste’s high-quality marine fuels together. We value cooperation with Neste, one of the leading providers of cleaner and more sustainable fuel solutions. BMT is committed to building strong partnerships, which is also our key driver with Neste, said Andreas Mestermann, CEO of BMT.
By choosing Neste’s low-sulphur fuel, shipping companies will have a solution, which is easy to switch to, and guarantees immediate compliance with the International Maritime Organisation’s IMO2020, the global sulphur cap. The high-quality Neste Marine 0.5 contains a maximum of 0.5 percent sulphur.
The product is manufactured with components from Neste’s refinery in Porvoo, Finland. Leveraging on its long-term refining expertise, Neste says that it is able to ensure stable product quality and technical feasibility. These are verified by full-scale fuel equipment system and engine tests in laboratory and onboard, both generating excellent results.
We are truly delighted that BMT is our marine fuel channel partner in Northwestern Europe. They share our passion for cleaner shipping and have the ability to distribute Neste Marine 0.5 to global shipping companies operating via Bremerhaven, said Sveta Ukkonen, Head of Marine Fuels and Services at Neste.