We are one of the main bunker suppliers of the Mediterranean.
Since 1980 we have been supplying high-quality fuel and petroleum products for marine vessels, in line with ISO 8217 specifications, for the largest shipping companies and ferry services in the Mediterranean.
In addition to dense Fuel Oil, also called Bunker Fuel:
- IFO 700 cst 3.5% S
- IFO 500 cst 3.5% S
- IFO 380 cst 3.5% S
- IFO 380 cst 1.5% S
- IFO 380 cst 0.5% S
and to the Marine Gasoil:
- MGO 0.1%
- Gasoil 10 PPM
we are also able to find intermediate mixed products on the main ports:
- IFO 240 cst
- IFO 180 cst
- IFO 40
- IFO 30/40
to satisfy all requests.
What does VLSFO mean?
Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oil is a type of marine fuel containing a sulphur content of less than 0.5% and therefore compliant with the IMO 2020 regulations.
The main type of “bunker” oil for ships is heavy fuel oil, derived as a residue from crude oil distillation. Crude oil contains sulphur which, following combustion in the engine, ends up in ship emissions. Sulphur oxides (SOx) are known to be harmful to human health, causing respiratory symptoms and lung disease. In the atmosphere, SOx can lead to acid rain, which can harm crops, forests and aquatic species, and contributes to the acidification of the oceans.
Limiting SOx emissions from ships will improve air quality and protects the environment.
From 1 January 2020, the limit for sulphur in fuel oil used on board ships operating outside designated emission control areas is reduced to 0.50% m/m (mass by mass). This will significantly reduce the amount of sulphur oxides emanating from ships and should have major health and environmental benefits for the world, particularly for populations living close to ports and coasts.
Our experience at your side
Leghorn, Genoa, La Spezia, Marina di Carrara, Piombino, Naples, Salerno, Venice, Ravenna: we are able to offer our services on these ports in Italy and on many others all over the world.
In addition to our extensive experience and know-how, which enables us to deal with the highly complex nature of bunkering operations, we offer organisational and logistical flexibility, as well as bespoke financial solutions. We can therefore provide every client with a service designed specifically to suit their requirements, whether on a contract or spot-demand basis; this means that we are partners, to all intents and purposes.
- The best products in terms of quality in line with ISO 8217 specifications.
- Maximum operational flexibility.
- Problem solving.
- Bespoke financial solutions.
- 24/7 service.
- The most competitive price on the market.
Download ISO 8217 specifications:
Being ready to respond to any requirement today, however, is not enough. In a constantly changing market, we strive to continue to do the same tomorrow, guaranteeing the availability of the latest products, with lower emissions, such as those with a low sulphur content regulated by IMO 2020, and constantly staying up to date with the regulations in the sector.
The VLSFO is a Fuel Oil 0.5 S with sulphur content of less than 0.5% which meets the IMO 2020 requirements and represents a strong innovation in the direction of a lower enviromental impact.
Contact us now at:
+39 0586 219214
“the content of any fuel oil used on board ships shall not exceed the following limits: 0.5% m/m from 1 January 2020.”