Total is 2020 ready

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 to very low sulfur fuels (0.5%S) or use sulfur abatement technology to remain compliant and continue to operate their vessels. This requirement to reduce the amount of harmful sulfur oxides (SOx) released into the atmosphere will affect an estimated 96,000 ships worldwide. Quite simply, it is the most significant change to the way in which the global fleet is powered since the nineteenth-century switch from wind to coal.

Total, a long-term partner to the shipping industry, has developed a broad range of fuels and lubricants, designed to support our global customers, however they choose to power their vessels.

Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions Value Proposition

TMFGS value proposition - ship image.png
Compliance Strategies Our Offer
1 Burning Compliant Fuels With Sulfur Content Below 0.5% Our 0.5% blends comply with ISO 8217:2017 and will be available in major ports
2 Using Liquefied Natural Gas Propulsion Total has made significant investments to offer LNG bunkering solutions in the main maritime hubs
3 Burning HSFO With Emissions Abatement Equipment (Scrubber) Total is able to continue to supply HSFO to customers who have opted for scrubbers

More On Our Range Of Products

Discover more - Industry Guidelines

Global Sulfur Cap Forums 2019

From March to June 2019, experts from across Total toured the world’s main maritime hubs to deliver a holistic overview of the Group’s solutions and services in order to ensure safe operations for whichever compliant decision owners would make. The events showcased Total’s current range of fuel and lubricant solutions as well as new products under development.


"We have the capacity to supply our customer base of today and beyond."

Jérôme Leprince-Ringuet , Managing Director of Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions