Gazpromneft–Lubricants, the Gazprom Neft oil business operator, has sold 7.4 thousand tons of marine lubricants in the first half of 2017, which is 7.5% more than at the same period of 2016. Thus, the company remains the leader of the Russian lubricants market for river and sea vessels.
The marine lube oils supply chain has expanded in 2017 to include new Caspian sea ports. The most demanded products in the first half were cylinder engine oils Texaco Taro 30 DP 40 and Delo 1000 Marine 40 for four-stroke marine engines that are used on icebreakers, tankers, container ships, cruise ships and other types of vessels for main engines and diesel generators.
Another 2017 trend is the rising demand for lubricants for marine engines operating on low sulfur and environmentally friendly fuel. Gazpromneft–Lubricants has increased the sales volume of such products 9 times - up to 140 tons.
"One of the company’s main objectives in 2017 is to improve the technical services level. Work in this direction has already provided an additional increase in sales of premium products. At the same time with development of instruments for business efficiency enhancement like optimization of product portfolio through hi-tech marine lube oils launching and sales geography expansion allows Gazpromneft-Lubricants to maintain leadership in Russian marine lube oil market", - said Roman Miroshnichenko, Head of marine lube oils business at Gazpromneft-Lubricants.
Gazpromneft-Lubricants Ltd is a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft PJSC specializing in production and sales of a wide range of engine, transmission, hydraulic and industrial oils, greases and technical fluids. It was established in November 2007. The company's six production sites are located in Russia, Italy and Serbia with overall production of 500,000 tons of high-quality oils, greases and technical fluids per year. Gazpromneft-Lubricants management and productive assets system is certified for compliance with ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 16949 and OHSAS 18001.
The company’s products have more than 250 approvals of leading equipment manufacturers: BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Volvo, Renault, General Motors, Cummins, MAN, ZF, KAMAZ, Avtovaz, Bosch Rexroth and others.
The company is also engaged in the marine oil production and sales, supplying products to the vessels of Sovcomflot, Rosmorport, Rosnefteflot, Norilsk Nickel and other Russian and foreign shipowners. Due to the integration into the Chevron global logistics network, the company's clients have the opportunity to acquire marine oils in more than 800 ports around the world.