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Global Marine Lubricants: Market Analysis and Opportunities

Regional Coverage: Global

Base Year: 2020
Published: Q1 2021

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Base Year: 2022
Published: September 2023

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The report is a comprehensive analysis of the global marine lubricants industry in the wake of the introduction of category II cylinder oils, economic and trade disruption due to geopolitical developments, future fuels, and other factors. This report will focus on key trends, developments, changes, challenges, and business opportunities.


  • Demand for marine lubricants at a global level for base year and forecast period
  • Analysis of demand by major product categories including system oils, cylinder oils, trunk piston engine oils, and other lubricants
  • Analysis of demand by region
  • Analysis of demand by industry segments including ocean-going vessels, coastal vessels, vessels operating in in-land waterways, and other vessels
  • Evaluation of key market, technology, and regulatory trends
  • Profile and evaluation of key suppliers
  • Market analysis and identification of opportunities and challenges

Shipping Companies Survey on Future Fuels

Table of Contents


Executive Summary

An overview of the report findings

Global Shipping Industry Overview

  • Industry structure and segments
  • Geographic distribution and key ports
  • Shipping statistics and key trends
  • Regulations
  • Emerging technologies
  • Industry growth and outlook

Global Marine Lubricant Market

  • Product types: Specifications, function, and performance
  • Marine lubricants pricing
  • Market demand by product types
  • Market demand by industry segment: Deep-sea, in-land/coastal, and other
  • Market demand by region and key ports
  • Market demand by ship types: Tankers, bulker, cargo, and all other
  • Marine lubricants suppliers
  • Industry trends: Economic, technology, regulatory, product, and other
  • Impact of category II cylinder oils
  • Impact of IMO 2030 and 2050, VIDA, EEDI, BWMS, and other trends on marine lubricants demand and products
  • Future fuels (LNG, ammonia, methanol, hydrogen, and synthetic fuels) and impact on marine lubricants demand
  • Growth drivers and restraints
  • Demand growth and outlook
  • Market opportunities and challenges

Competitive Landscape

Short profiles of leading marketers of marine lubricants (listed in Table 1) covering:

  • Company background 
  • Marine lubricant product range 
  • Sales volume 
  • Marine lubricants supply network including ports directory, which will give details on product offerings, turn around time, etc.

Shipping Companies Survey

Survey of shipping companies to understand:

  • Future fuels choices
  • Important factors to choose marine lubricant suppliers
  • Marine lubricant suppliers ranking
bp ​PetroChina​
Chevron​ ​Shell​
ExxonMobil​ ​Sinopec​
​Gulf Oil Marine​​ ​Total​​

Subscriber Benefits

This study serves as an excellent resource to gain an understanding of the marine lubricants market in terms of key markets, technology and product trends, market opportunities, and challenges. Specifically, it helps subscribers:

  • Develop business strategies by understanding the economic, technological, and regulatory
    trends shaping and driving the global shipping industry and their impact on marine lubes
  • Design and develop products, marketing, and sales strategies targeting key end-use segments
  • Develop market entry and market expansion strategies by evaluating the current and future demand scenarios

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