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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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See us at Euro Maritime in Paris
November 25, 2016

Total Lubmarine will be exhibiting at the Euro Maritime tradeshow at Paris Porte de Versailles, 31 January to 2 February. The show features over 300 exhibitors and attracts 6000 visitors from around the world.

We can be found at stand H16. We look forward to seeing you.

New video looks at Total Lubmarine Research Center
November 15, 2016

Meet the team behind Total Lubmarine’s innovative lubricant research programme. Discover how Total Lubmarine’s products are developed and find out all about the technology behind our lubricants.

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.