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MN 100: Total Lubmarine

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Le Diamant B – 16, rue de la République 92922 Paris-La-Défense Cedex, France E-mail: Web: The Company: Total Lubmarine is a global business unit of the oil major Total Group specialized and dedicated to marine lubricants and greases. Providing marine lubricants since 1952, Total Lubmarine is fully integrated from product development, supply chain, marketing and sales.      The Case: Lubmarine offers a complete range of marine lubricants to meet the needs of the international shipping industry, based on technologies developed by the Total Research Center at Solaize, tested and approved by all the major marine engine manufacturers. Lubmarine operates 19 marine offices around the world and is present in more than 100 countries at all major maritime hubs, delivering to more than 1,000 ports via a network of partners and local companies to offer customer support in all aspects around marine lubricants. Lubmarine has five blend plants and one customer service location in the United States. (As published in the August 2014 edition of Marine News -

ExxonMobil, Greek Ship Owners Celebrate 50-Year Partnership

Ray Pomfret and Mathew Los, Chairman of the Greek Group, at the Yacht Club of Greece in Athens exchanging gifts.

ExxonMobil Marine Lubricants and the Greek Group, a collection of likeminded Greek shipping families, celebrated a 50-year business partnership this summer, representing the oil company’s longest-running supply agreement with a Marine customer organization. The Greek Group was established in 1961 when nine shipping family companies formed a fuel and lubricants purchasing group with Mobil Bunker Ltd., London. The original companies, organised as the Prometheus Group

LUKOIL Makes First Bulk Delivery in Novorossiysk

Since January 2014, the marine lubricant specialist LUKOIL Marine Lubricants Ltd. offers bulk supply of lubricant main grades in Novorossiysk, Russia’s main port on the Black Sea. On January 15, 2014 the first large order of Navigo 70 MCL was successfully delivered by barge. Novorossiysk is one of Russia’s most important export seaports and regularly frequented by a large number of cargo ships. Until recently, lubricant supplies were not available in bulk in this port

BP Marine to Migrate Marine Lubricant to Castrol

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Consolidation will provide marine customers with a simpler and more consistent product offering.   Global lubricants manufacturer, Castrol, has announced that it will become the sole brand for the BP group’s marine lubricant offering. The decision to consolidate the marine lubricants offerings that are currently provided under both BP Marine and Castrol Marine brands will create a single product and service portfolio that will provide greater simplicity and efficiency for customers

OW Bunker Secures Exclusive Contract

OW Bunker, one of the largest suppliers and traders of marine fuel and lubricants, has announced that it has been awarded a contract by Shell Brazil to supply marine lubricants to domestic customers. OW Bunker Brazil is now responsible for the sale, supply and distribution of Shell's full range of marine lubricants in the South, Southeast and Northeast (not including Maranhão State) regions of Brazil.  

Gulf Oil & Aegean Strategic Partnership

On Feb. 10, Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE:ANW) and Gulf Oil Marine Ltd., a member of Gulf Oil Group, announced that they entered into a strategic partnership for the global distribution of marine lubricants. This partnership will allow for Aegean to join the Sealub Alliance Network, a group recently formed by Gulf Oil Marine to distribute high-quality marine lubricants. The strategic partnership between these two companies will allow for a significant extension in Sealub

Slow Steaming Brings Fuels, Lubes into Spotlight

As shipping companies increasingly employ slow steaming to help reduce costs and control emissions, the process and challenge of procuring marine lubricants has taken on greater complexity and significance, according to Total Lubmarine. The North American Emissions Control Area (ECA), effective from 2012, will impact 50% of maritime traffic, forcing ship owners and operators not typically operating in ECA’s to begin use of lower basicity cylinder lubricants required for lower sulfur

Lukoil: Cylinder Oil to Reduce Wear, Consumption

Lukoil Marine Lubricants reports that it has expanded its sales in the 2012 business year by 74% to around $200m. Established in 2008, the subsidiary of Russian oil group Lukoil continues to grow rapidly. As Lukoil Marine Lubricants CEO Victor Zhuravskiy recently said, “Totally supported by our parent company, we have succeeded in developing an efficient, global enterprise that is currently leading the sector in terms of growth.”

Lukoil Helps Extend Life of Ship’s Pistons

The HS Debussy (3,500 TEU) was built in China at Shanghai Shipyard Co. Ltd. and was launched there in 2009. (Photo courtesy: Hansa Shipping)

After running on minimum feed rate for years, Hansa Shipping’s containership HS Debussy is expected to exceed 50,000 running hours without piston overhaul at present operation conditions.    With the help of Lukoil Marine Lubricants’ Navigo 70 MCL cylinder oil, Hamburg-based shipping company Hansa Shipping has achieved benefits for their HS Debussy: The vessel’s engine has been running on minimum feed rate for years and is expected to exceed 50

Total Lubmarine Resumes Full Service in Tianjin

 Marine lubricants and greases provider Total Lubmarine informs it has resumed all services based out of the Port of Tianjin following the deadly explosions that rocked the port August 12.   The company, which operates in more than 1,000 ports worldwide, said the explosions cause it only minor disruption as its warehouse and delivery agent facility remained undamaged, although the port’s customs building has been badly impacted.  

Glander Hires Bunker & Lubricant Trader

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  Glander International Bunkering, a leading, global marine fuel, lubricant trading and brokering company hires Ankita Batra as Bunker and Lubricant Trader for the India office. Ankita Batra joins Glander International Bunkering with a post graduate in the domain of Energy Trading 

Glander Appoints Hawkins as Trader & Team Leader

Joshua Hawkins

  Glander International Bunkering, a leading marine fuel, lubricant trading and brokering company welcomes Joshua Hawkins as Bunker/Lubricant Trader and Team Leader for the Geneva office.   Joshua Hawkins brings five years industry experience to Glander International Bunkering along

Chevron Cylinder Oil Gains NOL from Wärtsilä

Chevron Marine Lubricants’ 100BN cylinder oil, Taro Special HT 100 has received approval for its use in another engine range – products made by Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd. (formerly Wärtsilä Switzerland Ltd.).   

LUKOIL Marine Lubricants Launches iCOlube in the UK

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To optimize vessel’s engine performance and efficiency, LUKOIL Marine Lubricants has developed the iCOlube system, which had its U.K. official launch on September 8, 2015 in London.   According to LUKOIL, the iCOlube cylinder oil lubrication unit tailors the alkalinity reserve to

Royal Purple Debuts New Line of EALs

The BioMax EAL Gear Oil creates an ionic bond that adheres to metal parts and forms a synthetic film on metal surfaces, improving lubrication and maintaining longer lasting results on marine hydraulic gears. (Image: Royal Purple)

Synthetic lubricant manufacturer Royal Purple has launched its all-new BioMax line of Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EAL).   Royal Purple said its BioMax Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants meet all environmental standards mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and

LUKOIL Marine Lubricants Opens Gothenburg Warehouse

LUKOIL Marine Lubricants informs it has opened a new warehouse in Gothenburg.   The marine lubricants supplier said it constantly strives to expand its global supply network, adding that the new site will enable reduced lead time and increased flexibility when delivering lubricants to

Klüber Offers More than 70 PFPE Oils and Greases

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Specialty lubricants manufacturer Klüber Lubrication informs it now offers more than 70 perfluorinated polyether (PFPE) oils and greases products under the BARRIERTA, Klüberalfa, and Klübertemp brand names.   Known for their stable, nonflammable and non-reactive properties

A/S Trumf Bunker Joins KPI Bridge Oil Group

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KPI Bridge Oil, a global broker and trader in marine bunkers, marine lubricants and risk management products, has announced the take over of A/S Trumf Bunker. A/S Trumf Bunker in Denmark becomes a full member of the KPI Bridge Oil Group as of July 1

Shear Stability: The Key to Proper EAL Gear Oil Selection

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Selection of gear oil for marine thrusters or a stern tube lubricant for use with propeller shaft bearings is often based on analyzing price/performance characteristics of the lubricant and its availability. Now with the implementation of the 2013 Vessel General Permit

Intertek Provides Oil Condition Monitoring for Britannia

Britannia (Photo courtesy of Intertek)

Intertek’s Farnborough laboratory is supporting P&O Cruises’ new flagship Britannia by providing independent oil condition monitoring (OCM) services which monitor the condition of Britannia’s engines and other oil lubricated systems.  

Shell Ready for ECA Challenges

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Since the implementation of Emission Control Areas (ECAs) on January 1, 2015, ships entering waters in the Baltic Sea; the North Sea; the North American ECA, including most of the U.S. and Canadian coast, as well as the French overseas collectivities of St. Pierre and Miquelon; and the U.S

Chevron Cylinder Oil Gains Interim NOL for Wärtsilä Engines

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Chevron’s new 100BN cylinder oil Taro Special HT 100 offers ship owners the ability to achieve the latest emissions legislation and has now received interim approval for its use in another key engine range – products made by Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd (formerly Wärtsilä)

Marine Lubricants Market to Reach US$9.36 Billion by 2018

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 Marine lubricants market's revenue is set to grow at a CAGR of 6.13% during the forecast period, eventually reaching a value of US$9.36 billion by the end of 2018.    With regard to volume, the market totaled 2,272.6 kilo tons in 2011 and is expected to rise to 2,852

Lukoil Supplies Lubricants for MSC Oscar

MSC Oscar (Photo: Lukoil Marine)

With the launch of MSC Oscar, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) sets a new record in terms of TEU capacity; at 19,224 TEU, the vessel is largest containership ever built.The ship was officially inaugurated at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) Shipyard in South Korea on

Marine Lubricants: New Year, New Emission Rules

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January 1, 2015 is an important date for ship owner and operators to ensure that their vessels, when operating inside ECA zones, are doing so in compliance with strict new emission edicts concerning the emission of sulfur. While the effects of low-sulfur fuel on marine engines is well recorded

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