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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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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.

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