Recognizing the current realities of the transport industry, Shell Pilipinas Corporation organized Shell FutureCast: Transport of Tomorrow, an exclusive event designed to empower fleet operators in the Philippines with the insights and tools they need to optimize their operations.

“Today’s event holds significant importance as we gather to explore and discuss the future of transportation. The theme, "FutureCast: Transport of Tomorrow,” is particularly relevant as our industry is on the brink of revolutionary changes driven by innovation and sustainability. As we look ahead, it's clear that the transportation sector is poised for unprecedented transformation,” said Chris Alli, Head of Shell Fleet Solutions and Commercial Road Transport (CRT).

In addition to the day-to-day issues of traffic, vehicle maintenance, and even finding and retaining good and reliable drivers, there is now the added factor of global climate change, and the necessity of energy transition: “As a result of global climate change a lot of companies are starting to decarbonize. The path towards decarbonization is going to be long but it’s going to be felt,” Predicted Jonas Marie Dumdum of the Nomura Research Institute.

Smooth Operators

Shell is always looking for ways to improve the situation for the entire global transport sector. One of Shell’s ongoing efforts, Project Starship, was shared by Akankasha Sharma, Shell Lubricants CRT Sector Associate Manager. Project Starship is an ongoing experiment that utilizes only readily available technology and know-how to build and design better trucks.

Now in its third iteration, in cross-country drives in the United States, Starship 3.0 registered 2.54 times better freight ton efficiency (FTE) than the US average hauling the maximum allowable load of 80,000 pounds.

But sharing data gathered from long haul truckers in the United States, Sharma pointed out that measurable savings could be achieved simply by doing ordinary “things that any fleet operator can do” such as switching to fully synthetic transmission oil, and high-performance engine oil with low viscosity: “The lower the oil viscosity becomes, the higher is the benefit to fuel economy,” she shared. These in turn would have a considerable impact on the total cost of ownership. Less fuel utilization also means a lower carbon footprint.

High-quality engine oil is crucial for optimizing fleet performance. Shell Rimula, a range of heavy-duty engine oils formulated with advanced technology, plays a vital role in keeping fleets running smoothly. Shell Philippines offers a wide range of Shell Rimula portfolio that can cater to local demand and requirements of the fleet profile the Philippines has.

Optimizing Efficiency, Minimizing Costs: Shell Fleet Solutions and Telematics

Through Shell Fleet Card, businesses have access not only to premium fuels and lubricants, but a comprehensive suite of tools and resources to help them achieve significant cost reduction, by lessening the time involved in fuel management. Shell Fleet Card provides businesses with tools that will help them identify opportunities to improve efficiencies, ultimately adding value to every part of their operations, enabling fleet owners to spend more time on growing their businesses.

Shell Fleet Solutions Philippines also recently launched a partnership with Cartrack, a global leader in telematics. This collaboration aims to provide Shell Fleet Card customers with comprehensive vehicle and fuel analytics to enhance operational efficiencies. By integrating Shell Fleet Card and Cartrack telematics data, business owners gain unprecedented insights to identify opportunities for optimizing fuel usage and increasing efficiency in fuel/fleet management. Cartrack gathers comprehensive real time data including route optimization and driver behavior, ultimately helping business owners achieve operational efficiency.

Moreover, Shell Fleet Card customers can also compensate their fleets’ unavoidable carbon emissions through Shell’s voluntary carbon offset offer, the first of its kind in the country. The emissions are compensated by carbon credits, which are equivalent to the volume of emissions from customers’ fleets and purchased by Shell for the customers from a global portfolio of approved projects. Shell will issue a yearly retirement certification confirming that the fuel’s emissions have been compensated. Charges are applied seamlessly to the customers’ accounts, and they can continue to use their Shell Card to refuel.

“The future of transport is not just a concept—it is a dynamic and ongoing journey that requires our continuous effort, innovation, and commitment. Let us take the insights and inspirations from today and apply them to our daily endeavors, driving positive change and making a tangible impact on the world,” concluded Jackie Famorca, Shell Pilipinas Vice President for Lubricants.

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Editor’s References/Notes:

Starship is a real-world experiment in which Shell utilizes existing technology to build prototype trucks that demonstrate how possible it actually is to reduce fuel consumption and emissions by simply using know how and technology that is already available. The starship project has already shown impressive numbers and is on its 3rd iteration. To learn more about Starship 3.0, click here:

Shell Rimula is Shell’s lubricant line formulated specifically for large diesel engines. Global studies have linked the quality and viscosity of oil to measurable fuel savings, emission reductions, and engine longevity. To learn of the full portfolio, visit

Shell Fleet Cards offer a suite of solutions to help fleet operators simplify and optimize their operations. With a Shell Fleet Card, fleet drivers can fuel up and lube up at any of Shell’s participating stations, without worrying about reimbursement or having to document.

To know more about Shell Fleet Card and Shell Fleet Solutions, you may visit their website at

Shell Fleets has partnered with Cartrack, a telematics services provider. Telematics is technology that provides real time data that enables fleet operators with actionable insights on vehicle condition, driver efficiency, and even route selection. Learn more about this partnership here: