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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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Total Lubmarine to provide lubes to world’s biggest containership
March 31, 2017

Total Lubmarine will be providing lubes to the world’s biggest containership, the MOL Triumph. Japan’s Mitsui OSK (MOL) recently launched the MOL Triumph, a vessel with a capacity of 20,170 TEU. The vessel is the first in a series of six for the company.

According to MOL, 

Supporting Medecins Sans Frontieres
March 30, 2017

A six strong Total Lubmarine team from Hong Kong took part in a recent Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) Orienteering Competition.

The competition provides an opportunity for participants to catch a glimpse of the challenges encountered by MSF field workers when they walk through

LNG ice-breakers: a new class of ship
March 23, 2017

Transporting Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from the Yamal Peninsula, located deep in the Russian Arctic, is a hugely complex undertaking. Total and its partners have designed a new type of ship: an LNG ice-breaker. This innovative solution allows large shipments of LNG to be transported

Total Lubmarine launches new FAQ section on company website
March 23, 2017

Total Lubmarine is pleased to announce the launch of its new, informative and easy to use FAQ page at www.totallubmarine.com/faq

The new section provides users with information regarding services, products and other industry related material. The new section is easy to navigate and

Car restoration underway ahead of rally
March 22, 2017

Preparations by the Total Lubmarine sponsored team Les Mar M’Arts taking part in Europ’Raid, a 10,000 kilometre rally in a Peugeot 205 across Europe, are coming along well.

The 205 has had new tires and brakes fitted, allowing it to succesfully pass its roadworthiness test.

Total Lubmarine supports ENSM students in desert race
March 22, 2017

Total Lubmarine is delighted to have sponsored Thomas Mocellin and Vivien Luthy, two French merchant navy cadets from the École Nationale Supérieure Maritime (ENSM) in Marseille who took part in the 4L Trophy this February.

The 4L Trophy is an annual humanitarian car rally exclusively for

Hydro Win’d team ready for next regatta
February 24, 2017

Total Lubmarine is delighted to be sponsoring Hydro Win’d, the sailing team of ENSM Saint-Malo Campus. The aim of Hydro Win’d is to introduce students to the world of sailing, and make the sailing experience available to as many ENSM students as possible.  This year the team,

Hear from Total Lubmarine in Hamburg
February 24, 2017

Total Lubmarine will be sponsoring the Motorship Propulsion & Emissions conference, held in Hamburg on 10-11 May 2017. Our Technical Director, Jean Philippe Roman will be discussing fuel economy, the potential for CO2 emission reduction by using low viscosity and low friction lubricants in 4

Gold sponsorship of European Marine Engineering Conference and Awards
February 24, 2017

Total Lubmarine is delighted to announce that we will be gold sponsors at the 10th annual European Marine Engineering Conference and Awards, taking place on the 25-26 April in Amsterdam. The key focus of the event is to address the operational, technical and engineering challenges facing ship