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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 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

Student maritime-eco competition for future vessel designs
September 17, 2018

28 student teams from 15 countries competed in St Tropez, France this September to design, build and pilot the most energy efficient boat possible in the annual HydroContest.

Total Lubmarine was proud to sponsor a team from the Ecole National Supérieure Maritime (ENSM) – Marseille.

Supporting Flumar Brazil across North and South America
August 23, 2018

“Complex” is a word often used to describe shipping operations. Total Lubmarine customer, Flumar Brazil, part of the Odjfell Group, runs extremely complex operations, transporting bulk liquids to customers up and down the Brazilian coast as well as into Argentina, Chile and the USA

Supporting Total’s sustainability drive through biolubricants
August 21, 2018

This summer sees the transformation of Total’s La Mède refinery in France into a world-class biorefinery, capable of producing 500,000 tons of hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) type biofuels to meet growing demand. The move is part of Total’s drive to be a

Total Lubmarine supporting LNG growth
August 17, 2018

Following its acquisition of Engie’s upstream LNG assets, the Total Group is now the second-largest player in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) market. The Total LNG portfolio includes participating interests in liquefaction plants, notably,

Sovcomflot’s Christophe de Margerie latest news
July 20, 2018

Sovcomflot’s ice-class LNG carrier, Christophe de Margerie, is currently underway from Sabetta on the Yamal Peninsular to Jingtang in northern China and, according to AIS data, is due to arrive on 31 July.  The world’s first ice-breaking LNG carrier has shown its incredible

TMFGS continues to support development of LNG in Singapore
July 16, 2018

Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions (TMFGS) and Pavilion Gas have recently signed Heads of Agreement to jointly develop a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunker supply chain in the Port of Singapore. The agreement covers the shared long-term time charter of a new generation LNG bunker vessel to be

Total Strengthens Yamal Relationship
July 13, 2018

Total has recently signed an agreement with Novatek, outlining the terms upon which Total shall acquire a direct working interest of 10% in Arctic LNG 2, a giant liquefied natural gas project lead by Novatek on the Gydan Peninsula in the north of Siberia. The agreement takes the Group

Total Lubmarine Wins Tender for COSCO Vessels
July 11, 2018

Total Lubmarine has recently won the latest tender from COSCO to lubricate for 4 Very Large Bulk Carriers (VLBC). The vessels will be built in COSCO SHIPPING Heavy Industry (Yangzhou) shipyard in China. They are designed to carry 400,000 DWT of goods each and will be sailing