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Short Sea Shipping Ports

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The key to success in a post-2020 world. a wide and deep network. With coverage across more than 820 perspective in a post-2020 world, ports in 82 countries worldwide for example, Castrol provides is signifcant – and is overlooked the assurance that the procurement process will be seamless and at a company’s peril. And it is available globally. The SmartGains approach ensures the small- this point – beyond compliance – where shipowners and opera- est effciencies are delivered across our customers’ supply chains. tors need to begin to shift their focus in order to avoid unexpected

Simple interventions, from reducing waste oil to proper cleaning costs later on. of the engine, can create immediate value and peace of mind. The 2020 global sulphur cap will bring real sustainable benefts

Ensuring operational effciencies is a quick win for owners and to the shipping industry and society. However, it is critical ship operators – especially during this period of constant change and owners and operators are ready and prepared for every eventual- future uncertainties. This is something that can be planned for; ity. The industry must fully understand the operational implica- there is no reason for a vessel not to have the right products for tions of compliance – which, if done properly, will allow it to every application onboard, from hydraulic systems to gearboxes meet effectively the challenges of the post-2020 world.

and many others.

Cassandra Higham

The Author

In short, while the build-up to 2020 has been tumultuous, the is the Head of Marketing of Global Marine and Energy at Castrol.

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