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2020 training programme agreement between Total Lubmarine and ENSM
February 14, 2020
Total Lubmarine has initiated a new programme for 2020 with the Ecole Nationale Superieure Maritime (ENSM) – the French Maritime Academy – to help provide further support in training and development for all its Merchant Marine Schools. Known as MASP, Maritime Academy Support Programme , it brings together a series of new education and training courses to help improve awareness and insight on shipping related issues for Merchant Marine Officers. It offers bespoke workshops and general training courses. Robert Joore, General Manager of Total Lubmarine, says: “ We are wholly committed to supporting the marine
5 takeaways from attending Euromaritime 2020 in Marseille
February 12, 2020
The shipping and energy industry lined up in support of Euromaritime 2020 in France’s number one port at Marseille this year, and we were proud to be part of such a great event which attracted more than 5,000 visitors from across 44 countries. For February’s event we drew on aspects of our learnings and insight on the issues facing industry, and successfully showcased insights from no least than five [5] business areas of the Total Group throughout the three [3] days of the event: Total Lubmarine – providing pioneering lubrication solutions in more than 100 countries and 1,000 ports Total Marine Fuels Global
Our expert in LNG explores the options from the 2020 Global LNG Bunkering Summit in Amsterdam
February 3, 2020
Xavier Pfeuty, Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions’ LNG expert, presents a global perspective on accelerating the use of LNG as a marine fuel in a keynote speech. The IMO is seeking to halve shipping emissions by 2050. That’s why it is important for us to further our innovation and services to better support our customers as we continue to seek out new opportunities to develop smarter fuel options, using better technology and providing improved guidance for our customers and their journey throughout 2020 and beyond. To support and deepen this ongoing programme of providing cleaner, better performing and less
Recommendations on lubricating tank levels made in Viking Sky investigation report
January 13, 2020
A key reason for the black-out and loss of propulsion of the Norwegian-flagged cruise vessel found to be due to engine lubricating oil tank levels being well below OEM guidelines. In November, the accident report for the Viking Sky, which came within 100 metres of land in March 2019 when it lost propulsion during a storm in the Norwegian Sea, was released. One of the key findings of the report was that the lubricating oil sump tanks were being maintained at between 28%-40%. This was despite Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), MAN Energy Solutions, recommending that they be maintained at 68%-75% capacity. Consequently, the diesel
Total awards Shearwater GeoServices South Africa seismic project
January 6, 2020
Total E&P South Africa has given Shearwater a conditional letter of award for a 2D seismic acquisition and fast-track processing project. The survey at block 11B-12B will be Shearwater’s first South Africa offshore project. It has a base duration of two months, starting in Q4 2019, and covers an initial program of 3,650 linear km. It will be acquired by the Multi-Purpose Vessel (MPV) SW Cook. The project includes fast-track processing facilitated by the vessel’s high-capacity onboard computer and experienced processing teams, linked by satellite to client and project teams. Speaking on the news, Irene Waage Basili,
Introduction to ‘Navigating towards IMO 2020 and beyond’
December 20, 2019
Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions (TMFGS) Managing Director, Jérôme Leprince-Ringuet and Total Lubmarine General Manager, Robert Joore, co-introduce our recently published ‘Navigating towards IMO 2020 and beyond’ white paper . The shipping industry, which to date has relied mainly on heavy fuel oil to power its engines, now stands at the crossroads and has many choices. From January 1, 2020, vessel operators will need to switch fuel types or use a sulfur abatement technology (scrubber) to remain compliant and continue to operate their vessels. This requirement to reduce the amount of harmful sulfur oxides (SOx)

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Interview: Nikolaos Kotakis, OEM Relationship Manager at Total Lubmarine
November 01, 2019

Total Lubmarine OEM Relationship Manager, Nikolaos Kotakis, discusses the technical lubricant challenges that the upcoming IMO 2020 regulation presents to operators, exploring Total’s solutions and services that cover all routes to compliance.

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Total and Corbion partner to open second largest PLA plant
October 07, 2019

New venture will produce 75,000 tons per year of Poly Lactic Acid (PLA) at bioplastics plant in Rayong, Thailand.

In a grand opening ceremony on September 9, which included a blessing by local Thai monks, the new 50/50 joint venture between Total and leading biochemicals business, Corbion

Total Lubmarine at IMPA London 2019
October 21, 2019

On the sidelines of London International Shipping Week (LISW), this year’s annual IMPA London maritime procurement event took place at the QEII, London. 

With  150 companies  exhibiting from over 30 countries, IMPA London provides a smaller and more intimate

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2020 training programme agreement between Total Lubmarine and ENSM
February 14, 2020

Total Lubmarine has initiated a new programme for 2020 with the Ecole Nationale Superieure Maritime (ENSM) – the French Maritime Academy – to help provide further support in training and development for all its Merchant Marine Schools.

Known as MASP, Maritime Academy Support

5 takeaways from attending Euromaritime 2020 in Marseille
February 12, 2020

The shipping and energy industry lined up in support of Euromaritime 2020 in France’s number one port at Marseille this year, and we were proud to be part of such a great event which attracted more than 5,000 visitors from across 44 countries. For February’s event we drew on aspects

Our expert in LNG explores the options from the 2020 Global LNG Bunkering Summit in Amsterdam
February 03, 2020

Xavier Pfeuty, Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions’ LNG expert, presents a global perspective on accelerating the use of LNG as a marine fuel in a keynote speech.

The IMO is seeking to halve shipping emissions by 2050. That’s why it is important for us to further our innovation

Recommendations on lubricating tank levels made in Viking Sky investigation report
January 13, 2020

A key reason for the black-out and loss of propulsion of the Norwegian-flagged cruise vessel found to be due to engine lubricating oil tank levels being well below OEM guidelines.  

In November, the accident report for the Viking Sky, which came within 100 metres of land in March

Total awards Shearwater GeoServices South Africa seismic project
January 06, 2020

Total E&P South Africa has given Shearwater a conditional letter of award for a 2D seismic acquisition and fast-track processing project.

The survey at block 11B-12B will be Shearwater’s first South Africa offshore project. It has a base duration of two months, starting in Q4

Total Lubmarine secures two new Danish ports
December 30, 2019

The agreement between Lubmarine and Swedish company, N.E.S., will see both bulk and packed Lubmarine products service the Danish ports of Skagen and Fredrikshavn.  

The ship making the deliveries will be the Supplier. Speaking on the news, Karine Dupuis, Logistics Purchases &

Total enters into smart shipping partnership in Angola
December 23, 2019

The partnership will see Total Angola collaborate with Bourbon and Sonasurf’s Angolan joint venture to commence a smart shipping program. 

The initial agreement is for three years and will see smart technology deployed on five innovative supply vessels from the Bourbon Explorer

Introduction to ‘Navigating towards IMO 2020 and beyond’
December 20, 2019

Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions (TMFGS) Managing Director, Jérôme Leprince-Ringuet and Total Lubmarine General Manager, Robert Joore, co-introduce our recently published ‘Navigating towards IMO 2020 and beyond’ white paper.

The shipping industry, which to date has relied

Total and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Charter the 1st LNG Bunker Vessel to Operate in France
December 17, 2019

Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions (TMFGS) and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) have signed a long-term charter contract for a second large LNG bunker vessel, to be delivered in 2021. 

She will be positioned in the Marseille-Fos area in France. This bunker vessel will be built by