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Owners keen to ensure orders are met to take advantage of IMO 2020
September 16, 2019
In its latest 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 of 2019. This is amid the increased demand, and potential disruption, to trade ahead of the IMO 2020 switchover to low sulfur marine fuels. SSY says that the rate of fleet growth in 2019 has been surprising due to the high percentage of the order book that has already been delivered in some sectors of the fleet, particularly for crude tankers. A key example of

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Total Global Sulfur Cap 2020 Forum series kicks-off in Athens
March 14, 2019

Total is developing the next generation of fuels and lubricants to support 2020 compliance strategy. Experts from across Total will tour the world’s major shipping hubs to discuss solutions and safe operations in 2020 and beyond. They will be sharing their expertise to support ship

IMO 2020 more than fuel choice
March 04, 2019

Serge Dal Farra highlights to shipowners the importance of lubricant choice when choosing their post 2020 fueling strategy.

Speaking to Maritime Reporter and Engineering News in January, Serge Dal Farra, global marketing manager, Total Lubmarine, advised shipowners and managers that their

"Customer readiness to Sulphur 2020 a concern." says Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions
January 14, 2019

Speaking with IHS Markit, Maritime and Trade, Jerome Leprince-Ringuet, Managing Director of Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions (TMFGS), explains that while TMFGS have developed and tested products for the upcoming IMO 2020 regulation, its customers are not consistently matching the same level

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Atlantic Supplier inaugurated in Rotterdam
October 28, 2016

On 12 October Total Lubmarine inaugurated a brand new barge: Atlantic Supplier in Rotterdam.

The barge will be used exclusively by Total Lubmarine to supply lubricants and will operate between Ertvelde in Belgium and ports in the Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Antwerp (ARA) range, delivering

New General Manager for Total Lubmarine
October 14, 2016

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Robert Joore as Total Lubmarine’s new General Manager. Robert was previously the Director of Specialities at Total Deutschland (2012-2016) and has been with the Total group since 1989. He took over from Norbert Schieren on 1 October. 

What did SMM 2016 tell us about future maritime trends?
October 14, 2016

Total Lubmarine’s marketing director Serge Dal Farra reports on the mood at the SMM tradeshow in Hamburg and what technological changes are in store for the shipping industry.

It’s one of the shipping industry’s biggest tradeshows with 2,200 exhibitors and 50,000 visitors

Yamal gas carrier named ‘Christophe de Margerie’
October 11, 2016

Russian state carrier Sovcomflot recently named one of its Yamal LNG vessels Christophe de Margerie, in honour of the former Total chief executive and chairman who tragically died in an air accident in Moscow in 2014.

The ship is one of a series of 15 ground-breaking ice-classed ships

SMM sees launch of Talusia Optima
September 16, 2016

It was a busy SMM show in Hamburg this September for Total Lubmarine. The show, one of the biggest in the maritime calendar, draws tens of thousands of visitors from across the shipping industry to meet ship service and equipment suppliers. We were delighted to see so many old friends and new

Playing around at SMM
September 16, 2016

Just how tricky can a fuel switch when entering an ECA zone can be? Visitors to Total Lubmarine’s stand at SMM in Hamburg found out that it is perhaps not quite as simple as it sounds by playing our 3D game. Players were challenged to put on some goggles, enter an engine room and

Visit on-board general cargo ship Heleen C
August 26, 2016

Stuart Fuller, a marine engineer from the Lubmarine UK office recently carried out a useful ship visit with administration co-ordinator Catherine P. The visit took place on-board the Carisbrooke Shipping vessel Heleen C at the Tate & Lyle sugar refinery on the river Thames in London.

Newly certified VGP compliant lubricant – Bioneptan HT 100
August 10, 2016

Bioneptan HT 100 is the latest stern tube lubricant to be certified by manufacturers including Kemel and is fully compliant with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Vessel General Permit (VGP) regulations. It is scheduled to be in use aboard 235 vessels in the near future.

Scugnizza races to victory
July 12, 2016

Congratulations to the crew of racing yacht Scugnizza and her captain Enzo di Blasio who scooped the ORC European championship last weekend.

The Total Lubmarine sponsored yacht has had a very successful season, culminating in a win at Thessaloniki (Greece) at the Porto Carras Grand Resort