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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

Standard Club provides guidance on IMO 2020
November 12, 2019

The Standard Club has looked to provide clarity to its members on the upcoming Sulfur Cap regulation by authoring a new article ‘Use of IMO 2020 compliant fuels’.

Released in mid-October, the article summarizes the framework of the IMO 2020 regulation, in addition to exploring

First Total LNG Bunker Vessel Launched
November 06, 2019

In mid-October Total announced that its first large Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunker vessel had been launched. The news came following the signature of a long-term charter contract with Mitsui O.S.K Lines (MOL) in February 2018.

Due for delivery in 2020, the bunker vessel will operate in

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.

THE CHALLENGES

The International

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

Owners keen to ensure orders are met to take advantage of IMO 2020
September 16, 2019

In the August edition of the Monthly Shipping Review, leading shipbroker Simpson Spence Young (SSY) examines the rush to ensure scheduled newbuild deliveries are met.

The broker says that owners are keen to take advantage of the higher freight rates that are anticipated in the second half

Total to develop LNG market in Benin
September 09, 2019

Total, the Republic of Benin and the Société Béninoise d’Energie Electrique (SBEE) have signed the Gas Supply Agreement and the Host Government Agreement for the development of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) import floating terminal and the supply of up to 0.5 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa

Carilec Engineering Conference and Exhibition review
September 02, 2019

The 2019 Engineering and Procurement Conference and Exhibition took place in Curacao during June this year under the theme: ‘Partnering for Sustainable Energy Solutions, Innovation and Resilience'.

The conference aimed to provide a premier technical forum to learn more about the