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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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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

Interview: Graham Allinson, Global Customer Service Manager
December 09, 2019

Graham Allinson discusses his new role which focuses on building greater synergies across Total Lubmarine’s global offices to ensure optimum customer satisfaction.

Four regions, one focus

The customer service model at Total Lubmarine is changing. Each country office will now

Industry ready for 2020 says IMOs Edmund Hughes
December 02, 2019

In a recent interview with MarineStrategy, IMO Head of Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency, Edmund Hughes, says the maritime industry is ready for January 1.

Mr. Hughes highlighted a number of key factors that lead him to feel confident in the industry’s readiness. The top of this

Total Lubmarine introduces WT SUPRA
November 26, 2019

Utilizing the latest organic technology to reduce maintenance costs, WT SUPRA delivers high-quality performance and extended service life to equipment. Here we take a detailed look at the marine and stationary engine coolant and corrosion inhibitor.

Technical overview

WT Supra is an