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What’s next in focus for shipping? Insight from three experts at Total reveal the latest initiatives in LNG
May 15, 2020
“ We recently announced a new contract with Malaysian shipowner AET to charter our first two LNG-powered tankers ,” says Luc Gillet Senior Vice-President Shipping at Total . “ We have a clear objective of reducing the emissions of our chartered fleet and we will continue the effort for all sizes of vessels. Let’s continue to innovate and develop new projects for a safe and environmentally responsible shipping.” Jérôme Leprince-Ringuet , Managing Director of Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions (TMFGS), adds: “ It shows Total’s ambition to commit to better energy as a charterer, carrying oil
Harnessing the IMO guidance in support of training initiatives for seafarers to help protect against COVID-19
April 6, 2020
The shipping industry is not immune to its own market challenges but the COVID-19 escalation is creating not only a health crisis with the rapid spread of the coronavirus, but an economic crisis with the decline of energy demand and the drop of the barrel price, and a climate crisis that calls fossil fuels. While we are mobilized to deal with these issues, and our operations have been organised to ensure our employees, our customers and the supply chain work together in accordance with both national and international health and economic guidance, along with robust business continuity measures , we fully support The International
WORKING THROUGH THE IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS
March 30, 2020
Seemingly no matter where we are in the world, the Coronavirus Pandemic has had a massive impact on life – both personal and business. One of the Total Group’s core values is safety and this has been and continues to be a major priority for us at this time, extending to everyone across the Total Lubmarine customer and supply chain network. At the same time we have been working hard to minimize the impact the outbreak has on our ability to deliver our products, services and ongoing technical support. In this critical phase of the pandemic, where restricted movement is essential to help minimize the threat of the virus
Creating a Total Formulation to the Industry's Lubrication Needs
March 20, 2020
In an exclusive interview with our Global Marketing Director Serge Dal Farra, The Motorship editor Nick Edström discusses the impact of post-IMO 2020 regulation and how latest developments are shaping the lubricants market. Is the emergence of premium lubricants, such as Total Lubmarine's TALUSIA UNIVERSAL transforming the lubrication world? Will the introduction of zero and low sulphur fuels lead to changes in engine oil chemistry? And are the different range of fuels available going to affect lubrication requirements in the future? See how at Total Lubmarine we strongly believe that the new IMO regulations will be the driver
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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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

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 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.

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WT Supra is an

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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

Total Lubmarine to supply lubricants to world’s first ever ethane-fuelled LEG carrier
July 01, 2016

Hartmann Gas Carriers Germany will use Total Lubmarine lubricants in three new liquefied ethylene gas (LEG) carriers scheduled for delivery in the second half of 2016.

The long standing Total Lubmarine customer has ordered the vessels in co-operation with Norwegian shipping investment firm

Total Lubmarine sponsored yacht Scugnizza races to victory
June 23, 2016

On Sunday 22 May, Scugnizza and her crew won an important series of races shown on national TV channels in Italy, becoming the Tyrrhenian Sea ORC Regatta champions.

Total Lubmarine sponsors the racing yacht Scugnizza which is owned by its captain Enzo di Blasio and based in Naples,

Catherine Amblard receives award from Japan Institute of Marine Engineering
June 17, 2016

Catherine Amblard, part of Total Lubmarine’s technical team based at Solaize, has received the highest award possible from the Japan Institute of Marine Engineering (JIME) for her paper “New Chemistry to Protect against Cold Corrosion in Marine Cylinder Lubricants”.

The

Total Lubmarine partners with CMA CGM at CIMAC
June 17, 2016

Valérie Doyen, from Total Lubmarine’s technical team based at Solaize (CReS), made a joint presentation with Philippe Renaud from CMA CGM at the International Council on Combustion Engines (CIMAC) Congress in Helsinki last week (7 June). Entitled ‘From the Lab to the Field, how new

Total Lubmarine supplied ship will be first to transit expanded Panama Canal
June 16, 2016

Cosco Shipping Panama will become the first vessel to transit the newly expanded Panama Canal on 27 June and will do so carrying Total Lubmarine lubricants, also using Total’s Diagomar Plus testing system.

Cosco Shipping Panama is scheduled to go through the Agua Clara Locks on the

WinGD approves Talusia Optima
June 15, 2016

WinGD has approved the use of Total Lubmarine’s new cylinder lube oil Talusia Optima across the entire range of its Wärtsilä engines.

Talusia Optima, which is currently being tested on a range of ship,s will be brought to market later this year and is  suitable for use with

ENSM Le Havre cadets compete at national student sporting event
June 01, 2016

Cadets from the Le Havre campus of France’s Ecole Nationale Supérieure Maritime (ENSM) competed with great success at the national Tournoi Omnisports de Supélec (TOSS), sponsored by Total Lubmarine.

Over 3000 students from across France gathered in Gif-sur-Yvette, south west of Paris