Shell Marine to supply lubricants to Military Sealift Command ships
The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command awarded a one-year contract to Shell Marine Products to supply lube oil products to its worldwide fleet of government-owned cargo ships.
The one-year contract is valued at $8.5 million and contains four one-year options with a total value of $46 million. Under this contract, Houston-based Shell Marine Products will supply lubricants to more than 150 Military Sealift Command ships.
“Every piece of machinery aboard an MSC ship, from engine to the propeller, requires a special lubricant or grease to keep its parts operating properly,” the Military Sealift Command said. “MSC ships use 74 different types of lube oils, each of which is specially designed to lubricate a specific machine or device.”
Under the contract, Shell Marine Products will also provide waste oil disposal and related engineering support services to the command’s ships.