Paris, April 14, 2021 – Experts from the shipping industry – engine manufacturer, class, tanker operator, to fuels and lubricants, come together to discuss why Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a bunker fuel is a viable contribution in shipping’s decarbonization journey and how it is an operational-ready solution.

The Marine LNG Forum takes place on April 28, for 1hr 30 mins from 10:00 CET / 12:00 UAE / 16:00 SGT. Open to all shipping and maritime representatives, the forum brings together experts from across the shipping industry:

– AET: Capt. Amit Pal, Global Director, Dynamic Positioning Shuttle Tankers (DPST)

– Bureau Veritas: Carlos Guerrero, Global Technology Leader, LNG Carriers, Tankers & LNGBVs

– Total Lubmarine: Nikolaos Kotakis, Technical Director

– Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions: Jesper Rosenkrans, Global Sales & Business Development Director and Mireille Franco, HSEQ & Technical Director

– Total Trading & Shipping: Sébastien Roche, General Manager Technical Department

– WinGD: Volkmar Galke, Executive Management Sales

Hosted by Total, delegates will discover the latest developments and initiatives that are underway in 2021 to help shipping companies navigate the industry’s energy transition.

Jesper Rosenkrans, Global Sales & Business Development Director at Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions, says: “LNG represents an available and competitive fuel solution, and a viable pathway to greener bio-LNG, which collectively contribute to the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) long-term strategy of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from ships. Through this Forum, insights from various experts will not only demonstrate why LNG offers a compelling combination of applicability, environmental benefits, and commercial sense; but also how shipping companies can make the switch to cleaner LNG marine fuel.”

Looking on the horizon to 2050, shipping has set its course for decarbonization with the goal of delivering at least 50% reduction in total annual greenhouse gas emissions compared with 2008. Rising to this challenge will require collaboration and cooperation right across all sectors of the industry.

Serge Dal Farra, Global Marketing Manager at Total Lubmarine, says: “We have created this forum to enable the shipping community to engage in an in-depth and extensive discussion, from engine design through to vessel certification, ship management and operation, and smart lubrication. This forum explains what the industry can expect from today’s market-leading companies.”

Registration is free, and open to the international shipping community as well as representatives of the maritime press.

To view the full event program and reserve your place, visit:


Total, Second Largest Private Global LNG Player

Total is the world's second largest privately owned LNG player, with a global portfolio of nearly 50 Mtpa by 2025 and a global market share of around 10%. The Group benefits from strong and diversified positions throughout the LNG value chain: gas production and liquefaction, LNG transportation and trading, and contribution to the development of the LNG industry for maritime transport. Through its interests in liquefaction plants in Qatar, Nigeria, Russia, Norway, Oman, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, Australia and Angola, the Company markets LNG on all world markets.

About Total Lubmarine

Total Lubmarine, a division of Total Lubrifiants S.A., provides the shipping industry with pioneering marine lubricants and greases. The company is dedicated to partnering with its customers to provide turnkey solutions to their lubricant needs. A genuinely local partner, with sales and technical support based in 100 countries, Total Lubmarine provides one of the world’s largest delivery hub networks – supplying to over 1,000 ports worldwide.

About Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions

Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions (TMFGS) is Total’s dedicated business unit in charge of worldwide bunkering activities. With over three decades of market experience, our strategic focus on cleaner marine fuel solutions gives our shipping customers the confidence and support they need to reduce their environmental footprint and navigate their pathway towards achieving the sector’s decarbonization goals. At TMFGS, we are constantly innovating to provide new, efficient bunkering services, and high-quality marine fuel solutions. Our spectrum of marine fuels includes Low Sulphur Fuel Oil, Marine Distillates, and cleaner fuels, such as Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), bioLNG and biofuels.

About Total

Total is a broad energy company that produces and markets fuels, natural gas and electricity. Our 100,000 employees are committed to better energy that is more affordable, more reliable, cleaner and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, our ambition is to become the responsible energy major.