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Technical focus - Jean-Philippe Roman talks IMO 2020 with Motorship
October 14, 2019
The Total Lubmarine Technical Director sat down earlier this summer with Motorship’s Nick Edstrom to discuss Total’s readiness for IMO 2020, its portfolio expansion and the digitalization of its monitoring services. Lubricants available in all major hubs from Q4 Mr Roman made clear that Total is 2020 ready. Touching on the recent Total Global Sulfur Cap Forums , he noted that shipowners are ready to follow engine manufacturers recommendations, and in particular, to segregate fuels. He noted that while the majority of vessels will run on Very Low Sulfur Fuel Oil (VLSFO), he expects to see a steady increase in the number

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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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Repsol Lubricants commits to Total Lubmarine for a further three years
January 09, 2019

The longstanding relationship between Repsol Lubricants and Total Lubmarine will see the two companies continuing to work closely together to best serve their maritime and power plant customers in Gibraltar, Peru and Spain.

The partnership increases Total Lubmarine’s competitiveness

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

Total supports Hong Kong beach clean-up
December 12, 2018

Total Lubmarine and Asia-Pacific team within Polymer division at Total Refining & Chemicals and SAFT subsidiary took part in an International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) initiative at Siu Lam beach (Hong Kong) and helped collect over 300kg of waste this November. The three hour event was organized

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.