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Shell International Media Relations:
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Shell Lubricants Global:
Mary B. Walsh, +32478402938, mary.walsh@shell.com
Yashidha Kumari, +65 6390 7345 y.sevakumar@shell.com

Notes to Editors

  • The Coast to Coast Demonstration Drive of the Starship Truck began in San Diego, California and end in Jacksonville, Florida and ran from 18 May 2018 to 24 May 2018. The drive covered 3,700 kilometres (2,300 miles). The route is known as the known as the Christopher Columbus Transcontinental Highway and is the fourth-longest Interstate Highway in the United States. It is the southernmost cross-country interstate highway in the American Interstate Highway System. The drive stopped along the way to discuss with local American truckers and others on what’s possible in reducing costs, emissions and increasing efficiency. 
  • The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (https://nacfe.org) is an unbiased and fuel agnostic organisation that works to drive the development and adoption of efficiency-enhancing, environmentally beneficial, and cost-effective technologies, services and methodologies in the North American freight industry. The parameters measured by NACFE included 1) Distance 2) Fuel consumption 3) Weight 4) Elevation change 5) Ambient Temperature and 6) Wind speed and direction.
    • The truck served a worthy cause with its cargo as it was loaded with clean reef material that the Coastal Conservation Association. This material will use to build an artificial reef off the coast of Florida. The Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) is an American non-profit organisation, its purpose is to advise and educate the public on conversations about marine resources. Shell is a corporate partner with the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA).

About Shell Lubricants

Shell Lubricants produces and sells a wide range of lubricants catered to a wide range of customers in 120 countries – from consumers to business customers. We produce lubricants used in sectors such as consumer motoring, heavy duty transport, mining, power generation, general manufacturing, etc. Our brands include Pennzoil, Quaker State, Shell Helix, Shell Advance, Shell Rotella and Shell Rimula, Shell Tellus and Shell Gadus. Our robust supply chain allows us to bring our products to customers globally. This includes five base oil plants, 40 lubricants blending (and packaging) plants and 10 grease production plant across the globe, in 32 countries around the world.

Shell’s strong heritage in technology for lubricants traces back to more than 70 years. We have over 200 scientists and engineers that work in specialised technical centres for lubricants in China, Japan, Germany and the US. We hold over 150 patents for base oils, lubricants and greases and carry out millions of trials every year. Our partnerships with OEMs helps us to continue to work on producing high quality lubricants. We also work with top motorsports teams like Scuderia Ferrari, BMW Motorsport, Hyundai Motorsport and Ducati Corse to use racing as a test bed to bring race quality lubricants to customers on the road. We also offer a wide range of technical services to our customers, namely Shell LubeMatch, Shell LubeAdvisor and Shell LubeChat.

For more information, logon to www.shell.com.

About Royal Dutch Shell

Royal Dutch Shell plc is incorporated in England and Wales, has its headquarters in The Hague and is listed on the London, Amsterdam, and New York stock exchanges. Shell companies have operations in more than 70 countries and territories with businesses including oil and gas exploration and production; production and marketing of liquefied natural gas and gas to liquids; manufacturing, marketing and shipping of oil products and chemicals and renewable energy projects. For further information, visit www.shell.com.

AirFlow Truck Company

AirFlow Truck Company has built two previous aerodynamic and fuel-efficient Class 8 tractor trailers, the first in 1983 and the most recent in 2012. 

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