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Maritime Propulsion

April 25, 2019

IMO 2020: Total Plans NY Event


As the IMO 2020 Global Sulfur Cap draws nearer, confusion among shipowners remains. To help inform, experts from Total Lubmarine and Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions (TMFGS) are embarked on a global conference tour, with the next event coming soon to New York City on board the USS Intrepid, which now serves as a museum and a coveted event space.

Following a series of successful events in Europe during March, Total Lubmarine and Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions (TMFGS) will be visiting industry professionals in the U.S. on May 9 to discuss how Total is meeting the challenge of next year’s International Maritime Organization (IMO) imposed Sulfur Cap regulation.

With the IMO 2020 Global Sulfur Cap deadline fast approaching, shipowners and operators are currently in the process of finalizing their compliance strategies. While Total is a provider of marine fuels and lubricants, it is also a customer. As a shipowner, operator and charterer, Total understands its customer’s perspectives and is therefore able to offer them support tailored to individual needs.

To this end, Total Lubmarine and Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions, in addition to the refining, trading, shipping and LNG divisions of Total, have come together as part of the “One Total” initiative to deliver a series of global forums. These forums will provide a holistic overview of the full-spectrum of products, services and solutions that Total can deliver. 

The New York forum on May 9 will examine the Sulfur Cap regulation and the challenges it poses, before presenting the solutions Total is providing to ensure customers experience an efficient transition in 2020 and beyond.

Speaking on the forum, Serge Dal Farra, Marketing Director, Total Lubmarine, said he looked forward to the event, but stressed the importance of audience participation, commenting:

“While experts from Total will be leading conversation on the key challenges of the IMO 2020 Sulfur Cap and the subsequent solutions Total provides, the forum is designed to facilitate a two-way conversation. We want to provide a space where members of the audience are able to ask questions to our experts.”

The forum will be held aboard USS Intrepid. While now a museum, Intrepid spent three decades in service to the US Navy, playing an important role in World War II, the Cold War and the Space Race. Decommissioned in 1974, Intrepid was saved from the scrapyard and reopened as the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in 1982, becoming a National Historic Landmark in 1986.

Following the forum, attendees will have the chance to explore the vessel, including an opportunity to experience a special space pavilion tour to commemorate the 50 year moon landing anniversary. In addition to this, there will be a drinks reception, providing those present with the chance to discuss the key takeaways from the forum and to network with their industry peers.

Total invites those interested in attending its New York, or subsequent forums across Asia, Nice and Dubai, to register:

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