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Neste Oil supplies low sulfur marine fuel to Finnlines


Finnlines has chosen Neste Oil as its low sulfur marine fuel supplier to its two vessels operating in Naantali - Kapellskär route. Neste Oil will supply the product from its refinery in Naantali.

“We are very pleased that Finnlines appreciates our product’s sulfur emissions reducing capabilities and has chosen our low sulfur marine fuel for these vessels. Our new marine fuel will significantly reduce sulfur, nitrogen and particle emissions in marine transportation without major changes to the ships”, Olli Vesamo, Director of Neste Oil’s Direct Sales explains.

“Neste Oil has been our marine fuel supplier for a long time and we are looking forward to continue our successful cooperation”, says Susanne Buhmann Manager in Chartering & Bunker Dept of Finnlines.

Neste Oil will bring to the market a low sulfur marine fuel in accordance with the EU Sulfur Directive requirements entering into force in 2015, and will begin distributing it in mid-December 2014. The Sulfur Directive sets a maximum sulfur limit of 0.1 per cent for marine fuels in the Baltic Sea, the North Sea and the English Channel. Vessels operating in these areas either need to install a sulfur scrubber or make a transition to low sulfur fuel.

Neste Oil Corporation

Neste Oil in brief

Neste Oil Corporation is a refining and marketing company specializing in high-quality fuels for cleaner traffic. The company produces all of the most important oil products and is the world’s leading supplier of diesels made of renewable raw materials. In 2013, the company’s net sales stood at EUR 17.5 billion, and it employs some 5,000 people. Neste Oil shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.

Neste Oil has been accepted into the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. The company has also been on the Global 100 list of sustainable companies for several years in succession. CDP Forest has selected Neste Oil as one of the best companies taking care of their forest footprint in the oil and gas industry.

Finnlines in brief

Finnlines is a leading shipping operator of ro-ro and passenger services in the Baltic Sea and the North Sea. The Company is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd and is a part of the Grimaldi Group, one of the world’s largest operators of ro-ro vessels and the largest operator of the Motorways of the Sea in Europe for both passengers and freight. This affiliation enables Finnlines to offer liner services to and from any destination in the Mediterranean, West Africa as well as the Atlantic coast of both North and South America.

The Company’s sea transports are concentrated in the Baltic and the North Sea. Finnlines’ passenger-freight vessels offer services from Finland to Germany and Sweden, from Sweden via the Åland Islands to Finland and from Germany to Russia.

The Company has subsidiaries or sales offices in Germany, Belgium, Great Britain, Sweden, Denmark and Poland.

In addition to sea transportation, the Company provides port services in Finland in Helsinki, Turku and Naantali, which are the most important seaports in Finland.


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