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Lloyd's List Awards Asia 2012
The Lloyd's List Asia Awards is a celebration of the best that shipping industry in Asia has to offer and all the winners are the innovators and the visionaries. They are the boldest, the brightest and also shipping's success stories.
GOCL acquires Houghton Int'l
Gulf Oil acquires US-based Houghton International, global market leader in Metalworking Fluids We are delighted to announce that Gulf Oil Corporation Ltd, part of the Hinduja group, has reached an agreement to acquire Houghton International, a global market leader of metalworking fluids and lubricants with headquarters in Valley Forge, PA. Gulf remains fully committed to its core business in the downstream lubricant industry. Houghton has a strong industrial portfolio which complements Gulf’s strong presence in the Automotive Lubricant sector. Houghton will be operated as a standalone sister company to Gulf Oil Corporation.
59th Macau Grand Prix
17-18/11/2012, Macau International Circuit
The annual Macau Grand Prix is an exciting, enticing four-day festival of high-speed thrills and spills, where the motorsport superstars of today and tomorrow do battle on the legendary Guia street circuit. It attracted a total of 72,000 attendees over the four days.
Cylinder oil lubrication
Marine Engineers Review
Launched in July 2011, GulfSea Cylcare EHP 5055 is the latest step in Gulf Oil Marine’s cylinder oil development programme. With the majority of Gulf Oil Marine’s customers trading globally, Don Gregory, Director for Innovation and Technology, said “Cylinder oil availability, cost effectiveness and superior performance is critical for Gulf Oil Marine’s customers.” In the 70’s and 80’s, most ships traditionally used 70BN cylinder oil with a viscosity grade of SAE 50. In the late 80s and early 90s, new engine designs created lubrication challenges, principally due to overcooled liners, resulting in scuffing and catastrophic wear. The lubrication solution at the time was higher BN and an SAE 60 grade.
Cylinder oil strategy
Marine Propulsion
Hong Kong-headquartered Gulf Oil has deliberately taken a conservative approach to meet the changing circumstances of cylinder liner lubrication, says Don Gregory, director for innovation and technology. “In the 1970s and 1980s the 70BN cylinder oil with a viscosity grade of SAE 50 was the safe traditional solution used by most ships.” Matters changed in the late 1980s and early 1990s when a new engine design suffered problems, principally due to overcooled liners, resulting in scuffing and catastrophic wear. The solution was higher BN and an SAE 60 grade.
New presence in Bangladesh
Gulf Oil Marine proudly announces the addition of Bangladesh to its global supply network. A full range of Gulf marine lubricants is now available in drums and pails for deliveries to our customers with successful deliveries already completed to a number of our customers.
A breath of fresh air from GOM
Ship 2 Shore
The one century old US multinational, currently Indian owned, after having revamped marine lubricants division, entered the Italian market as a new player offering a crucial value added: Genoa-based South-European customer service Gulf Oil Marine Ltd, previously listed within notorious ‘seven sisters’, actually left an exhausting Posidonia week re-entering international limelight in its renovated role and recording better results than expected. Founded over fifty years ago in the United States, the whole Corporation was sold Chevron, other sister company which undoubtedly restrained its development, in 1984. Subsequently (1991) the company was sold to Indian private buyers starting its new rise in marine lubricants, as subsidiary of Gulf Oil International, controlled by Hinduja Group, industrial giant recording over 60,000 workers around the world.
A major international presence
Naytika Xponika
Interested visitors from the Greek and international shipping community buzzed around Gulf Oil Marine’s stand during the inauguration ceremony of the “Posidonia 2012” exhibition. Gulf Oil Marine is one of the world’s fastest growing and dynamic marine lubricants companies, with a presence in more than 850 ports. Gulf Oil Marine is proud to be a part of the international “Posidonia 2012” exhibition. The company is excited to be able to present its unique global value proposition focused on world class customer service, flexibility, reliability and consistency as well as its quality products and services to visitors from around the world. Gulf Oil Marine is continuously expanding and improving its supply network and also its network of highly experienced and motivated partners. It is especially pleasing that as all shipping eyes are looking to Greece this week, that Gulf Oil Marine has the opportunity to be here hand in hand with Rosebud Trading Co, who are represented in Greece by Medousa Maritime Ltd.
New minibus provided for Seafarers based at Antwerp
Sailor's Society
A new Sailors’ Society minibus has been provided for the Port of Antwerp, Belgium, to replace the old bus. This is thanks to the generosity of sponsors including Bocimar, Gulf Oil Marine, Anglo Eastern and Euronav who have funded the minibus. Without this sponsorship many seafarers would not have been able to leave their ships.
Capitalizing on changing market
Asia Maritime
Standfirst: A combination of hard work, a poor shipping market and the apathy of oil majors to their marine customers has enabled Gulf Oil Marine to take an ever-growing slice of the business.
Asia Pacific Maritime 2012
Sands Expo & Convention Center, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Gulf Oil Marine was exhibiting in another Asia first-class maritime event, Asia Pacific Maritime on 14- 16 March, with more than 1,300 international companies from across 53 countries were present in Sands Expo & Convention centre in Singapore.
Keeping the engine running
Published in Shipping and Marine magazine
“Gulf Oil Marine, a wholly owned subsidiary of Gulf Oil International, was founded in 2008,” begins the company’s CEO Keith Mullin. Gulf Oil International is a famous brand with a long history dating back to the early 1900s of providing top quality lubricants for commercial and industrial interests; it established Gulf Oil Marine as a dedicated outlet for its shipping customers. The company offers a range of main and auxiliary lubricants that are dedicated to maritime applications that bear the quality for which its parent has become known.