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Total readies Q4 supply of 0.5% sulphur fuels, developing LNG as future fuel
June 11, 2019
Total is readying to make 0.5% sulfur content fuels available at major bunkering ports from the fourth quarter of this year ahead of the IMO 2020 regulation, and the state oil firm is projecting a gradual global uptake of LNG as a marine fuel. Total Marine Fuels has prioritized Europe’s Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) major bunkering hub, France, Germany and Singapore, the world’s largest bunkering port, for the supplies of IMO 2020-compliant marine fuels as early as from September or starting October, according to Jérome Leprince-Ringuet, Managing Director of Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions (TMFGS). “We

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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

"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

Total and SAFT joint initiative with DNV GL wins innovation award
December 18, 2018

Total and Saft Batteries, the world leading designer and manufacturer of advanced technology batteries for industry acquired by Total in 2016, along with partners DNV GL, FKAB Marine Design, Viken Shipping AS and Wallem Ship Management picked up this year

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Total Lubmarine partners with IVE to support future mariners in Hong Kong
December 05, 2018

Total Lubmarine has increased its global commitment to the next generation of seafarers through a new partnership with the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE), which belongs under the Hong Kong Vocational Training Council (VTC). Through our Maritime Academic Support Program (MASP

EPA issues amendment to 2013 VGP guidelines
November 30, 2018

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that ship operators will not need to update their 2013 Vessel General Permit (VGP) before its 18 December 2018 expiration date. The EPA is encouraging ship operators currently without a permit to seek coverage ahead of the 18

Total to supply LNG bunkers and marine lubes on new Brittany Ferries vessel
November 26, 2018

Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions (TMFGS) has signed a multi-year contract to supply LNG bunkers to Brittany Ferries’ new cross-Channel Roll-on/Roll-off passenger (RoPax) vessel Honfleur. The vessel, due for delivery in June 2019, will be the first English Channel ferry to be LNG powered

Total unveils state-of-the-art lubricant blending plant in Russia
November 15, 2018

Total has opened a new $50 million blending and production plant in the Kaluga region enabling localized top-tier lubricant production for the Russian market. The facility, which has created 50 new jobs, will initially produce 40,000 tons of automotive and industrial lubricants annually, and is

Low sulfur fuel choice concerns addressed in Singapore and Indonesia
November 08, 2018

The availability of low Base Number (BN) lubes to be used in conjunction with Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (LFSO) has emerged as a key concern of Asia Pacific based ship management companies.  That’s according to Mike Wong, Total Lubmarine’s Hong Kong based Technical Director, who held

Upcoming Sulphur Cap 2020 regulation – IMPA 2018 London review
October 30, 2018

Refreshed after a busy week in Hamburg for the biennial SMM event, Total Lubmarine was back in the UK on 11-12 September for IMPA London 2018.

This year Total Lubmarine took the opportunity to display from a new location in the venue, making us more visible to exhibition attendees.

Turning challenges into opportunities – Rio Oil & Gas 2018 Review
October 26, 2018

Total Lubricantes do Brasil joined more than 500 exhibitors in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil last month for the 2018 Rio Oil and Gas event.

For the lubricants team in Brazil, a particular focus was to enhance the industry’s understanding of the businesses activity in the region and what

Total Lubmarine provides Sulphur Cap 2020 advice at SMM18
September 24, 2018

The first week of September saw 50,000 visitors from around the world descend on Hamburg, Germany for SMM, a huge maritime tradeshow featuring 2,289 exhibitors.

Total Lubmarine and Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions joined forces to provide advice to ship operators facing the

Total Lubmarine showcasing lubricants for the power plant sector
September 20, 2018

With the power plant market an important sector for Total Lubmarine, the CARILEC Engineers Conference & Exhibition is a useful event to meet customers and make new contacts from the Caribbean and Latin American electricity market.

Taking place at Port of Spain in Trinidad this