One of the biggest current challenges in the marine industry is the transition to more environmental protection and sustainability. Boosting efficiency plays a key role in this. Specialty lubricants reduce friction in moving parts much more than standard lubricants, increasing marine energy efficiency. They thus contribute to reducing CO2 emissions and help port operators on the way to Green Port. Long maintenance intervals and economical use lead to less waste and a better environmental scorecard. Low lubricant consumption also reduces operating costs over the entire life cycle.
Klüber Lubrication collaborates with the maritime industry on solutions for environmentally friendly shipping and a corresponding port infrastructure. We help port operators to establish a sustainable supply chain that complies with their Green Port activities. Our specialty lubricants are biodegradable, non-toxic and not bioaccumulative. To protect animals and people, they do not deposit in the tissue of fish and other marine organisms.
Klüberbio lubricants conform to the stringent Vessel General Permit (VGP) requirements for use in US territorial waters, meaning they are classified as environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs). Klüber Lubrication had corresponding quality approvals, such as conformance with the OSPAR guidelines and the EU Ecolabel for lubricants, even before VGP came into force.