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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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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

TALUSIA OPTIMA is about simplicity - Case Study with Dole Food Company
February 26, 2019

Dole is in the business of delivering perishable goods from Central America to customers in North America and Europe. But following the introduction of the 0.1% sulphur cap imposed within Emission Control Areas (ECAs) off the US Coasts in 2015, the company realized it had a problem.

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Flexibility is key as industry prepares for new fuels says Jean-Philippe Roman
February 19, 2019

Speaking with Motorship in December, Total Lubmarine Technical Director, Jean-Philippe Roman discussed new fuels, the low sulfur blends evolving in response to 2020 regulation and the impact digitalization will have on cylinder condition monitoring. 

Mr Roman addressed the issue of

VUCA surrounds the industry ahead of IMO 2020 says Serge Dal-Farra
February 15, 2019

In January’s edition of Hansa International Maritime Journal, Total Lubmarine Marketing Director, Serge Dal-Farra, lends his opinion to the technical challenges for the marine lubricants market ahead of 2020.

Mr. Dal-Farra discussed the confusion Total Lubmarine is experiencing on

Norway ambition for full-scale carbon capture boosted by new partnership with Total, Equinor and Shell
February 05, 2019

The exploitation permit given to the companies is the first for storage of CO2 on the Norwegian shelf. The Norwegian government has granted Total and its partners Equinor and Shell permission to develop CO2 storage near the Troll oil and gas field in the North Sea. 

The storage

SCF's Christophe de Margerie loads from third Yamal LNG train
January 21, 2019

On 11 December 2018 the Arctic LNG carrier ‘Christophe de Margerie’, owned and operated by Sovcomflot (SCF), loaded the first batch of liquefied natural gas (LNG) produced on the third high-tech production line of the Yamal LNG project, at the Port of Sabetta on the Yamal Peninsula

"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

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