2013 VGP to remain in force for potentially 4 more years

The following information is the latest update from the United States Environmental protection Agency (EPA) This week, on December 4, 2018, President Trump signed into law the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA): Title IX of the Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Reauthorization Act of 2018. VIDA establishes a new framework for the regulation of vessel incidental discharges,… Read more »

Case Study ISHIMA International Ship Management

Rapid Service – 5 hours from inquiry to delivery. When ISHIMA International Ship Management contacted Vickers Oils with an urgent enquiry, Vickers Oils had the agility to deliver product to the vessel within 5 hours! On 17 September 2018, Vickers Oils received an urgent enquiry from ISHIMA International Ship Management to advise on a product… Read more »

VGP update from the EPA

  The United States Environmental protection Agency (EPA) have announced that they will not be reissuing the 2013 VGP until Spring 2019. In its latest communication, the EPA warns that after the expiration of the current VGP on 18 December no further permits can be issued and recommends ships apply for a permit under existing… Read more »

Another Successful Year at SMM

Another successful year at SMM Hamburg, the world leading trade fair for maritime innovation, with a record number of leads for Vickers Oils. SMM Hamburg is an important event for Vickers Oils to build our network, strengthen relationships and exchange industry knowledge. Around 50,000 visitors from more than 120 countries attended the trade fair last… Read more »

Case Study: Special Formwork

Special Formwork, a UK based company specialising in the design and manufacture of steel formwork for the casting of concrete, have partnered with Vickers Oils for their latest innovation in sea-wall construction.

Vickers Oils – ABS EAL report summary

ABS joint development project with Vickers Oils and Imperial College London examines the application of Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants in stern tube bearing installations ABS, a leading provider of class and technical services to the marine and offshore industries has conducted a study in conjunction with Vickers Oils and Imperial College London into Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants… Read more »

Vickers Oils at SMM 2018

Vickers Oils are very excited to be once again exhibiting at the SMM maritime exhibition this year in Hamburg from 4 – 7 September. SMM is the world number one trade fair for the maritime industry where leaders and experts from the various sectors gather to showcase maritime innovation and technology in a unique environment…. Read more »

Vickers Oils at Posidonia 2018

Vickers Oils at Posidonia 2018

Vickers Oils once again participated at Posidonia in Athens. This picture of our stand was taken just before the opening on the first day and as you can see, reflects the pride that we have in our brand, which has served our customers for over 100 years. This is a major event in our calendar, and we… Read more »


As the leading supplier of EALs to the global marine industry, Vickers Oils supply many of the worlds largest shipping companies. We are obviously proud to do so and work hard to ensure that they receive the right products, in the right place, at the right time.