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2017
DEC
8
Shanghai Customer Night 2017
Shanghai
Gulf Oil Marine held our Customer Night in Hyatt on the Bund (Shanghai) on Friday, 8th December 2017. Over 100 Chinese customers, ship operators, vessel owners and key partners attended.
NOV
6
Shipping industry sees 'significant changes' ahead
Singapore
The shipping industry is facing one of “the most significant changes” in its history come 2020 when the IMO regulation on a global fuel sulphur cap of 0.5% is enforced.
NOV
2
Operators not prioritising sulphur cap, claims survey
Singapore
A Gulf Oil Marine survey has found that ship operators are delaying ship operator preparations for the global sulphur cap in favour of more immediate commercial priorities.
OCT
28
Gulf Marine’s teams took part in 2017’s Hong Kong Trek
Hong Kong
As a partner of the Sailors’ Society, Gulf Oil Marine continued to support the Hong Kong Trek this year, which was held on 28th October on the Hong Kong Island.
OCT
27
WIN Motorsport Unveils Iconic Gulf Livery
Zhuhai, China
October 27, 2017 (Hong Kong) – WIN Motorsport has scored a major coup by becoming the first Hong Kong Le Mans Prototype (LMP) team to carry the iconic Gulf livery, after announcing a new partnership with the prestigious brand, a name synonymous with top-flight international motorsport and, in particular, the fabled Le Mans 24 Hours. The announcement strengthens the credentials of the newly-crowned Asian Le Mans Sprint Cup champions, a team which was only formed a few short months ago by local racing driver William Lok.
OCT
26
Lloyd’s List Asia Pacific Awards 2017
Singapore
Gulf Oil Marine has served as an Official Sponsor of the ‘Shipmanager of the Year’ in the Lloyd’s List Asia Pacific Awards 2017, which was held on 26th October in Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore. This award recognises the manager that has demonstrated the region’s best, ongoing commitment to the industry and has raised the standards of ship management in APAC.
OCT
19
Gulf foresees single lubricant for post-2020 ULSFO
Singapore
Gulf Oil Marine’s technical director told Riviera Maritime Media that his company’s current post-2020 lubricant design plans include a universal solution for engines running on ultra-low sulphur fuel oil (ULSFO).
SEP
29
Technical Seminars in Vietnam
Vietnam
Gulf Oil Marine, together with our partner Alliance Logistics Management Inc., held two technical seminars in HaiPhong and Ho Chi Minh Cityfor customers in Vietnam on Sep 27 and Sep 29 respectively. Around 100 ship owners, operators and industry participants attended two events.
SEP
15
Raising funds for Navibulgar’s Anniversary Charity Campaign
Bulgaria
Gulf Oil Marine is proud to support the Anniversary Charity Campaign organized by Navibulgar, Bulgaria’s largest shipping company and one of our customers, to celebrate its 125th anniversary.
SEP
11
Service update in North America due to severe weather
Houston, USA
Delivery and service disruptions and delays continue as Texas recovers from Hurricane Harvey's damage. Our North America headquarters in Houston gradually resume service where conditions permit.
JUL
20
Manchester United Summer Tour: The Unmissable Tour 2017
Houston, USA
A group of eight Gulf Oil Marine’s key customers in the US were invited to a match between Manchester United and Manchester City at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas on 20th July.
JUL
14
Gulf Oil Marine Singapore Customer Night 2017
Singapore
The Gulf Oil Marine Singapore team was joined by close to 200 invited guests - our key partners, customers and friends – at the “Singapore Customer Night”, held at J Bar, M Hotel Singapore on 14th July 2017.
JUL
13
50 years of blue & orange at Le Mans
Le Mans, France
The 2017 Le Mans 24 Hour race was the 50th anniversary of Gulf competing in the race for the first time.
JUL
13
Gulf's World Superbike Programme makes huge progress in all areas
Italy & California, USA
Gulf’s two World Superbike Championship (SBK) teams – Aprilia’s factory Milwaukee outfit and the BMW manufacturer assisted Althea Racing squad – have both made progress towards the head of the SBK field with an excellent set of results at the most recent race meetings, at Misano in Italy and at Laguna Seca in California.
JUL
13
Gulf Oil Marine car at the "Road to Le Mans"
Le Mans, France
Gulf’s Blue and Orange on-track presence at Le Mans was not limited to the 24 Hours as two Gulf cars took part in the “Road To Le Mans” race, that ran immediately preceeding it.
JUL
13
So close for Rising Pune Supergiant
India
Gulf’s IPL Cricket partners, Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) came within a whisker of being 2017 champions.
JUL
13
A marvellous season enjoyed, a fresh new beginning ahead!
Manchester, UK
After winning the EFL League Cup and Europa League in 16/17, eyes are on Man Utd's new squad as well as its performance in the Super Cup and British Premier League.
JUL
10
Rapid growth in Hamburg, Gulf Oil Marine Germany for a year in the HafenCity - Experienced team ensures success
THB
The shipping city of Hamburg continues to offer interesting growth prospects. Paul Zuchorski, General Manager of Gulf Oil Marine Germany, recently sent this message to customers and business partners at a reception in the Hamburg Hafencity.
JUN
23
2017 Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia
Hong Kong
With close of 400 top maritime executives in attendance, Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia was held at InterContinental Hong Kong on 23th June 2017.
JUN
7
Qatari-flagged-or-bounded vessels blocked by Middle East ports
Qatar
As Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, it has been widely reported that Qatari vessels are not allowed to enter ports in the aforementioned Gulf Arab states and their respective anchorage areas.
MAY
31
Gulf cars to run in the LMP2 category at Le Mans
Gulf Oil International, has reached agreement with current Asian Le Mans Series champions, Tockwith Motorsport (TMS), which will see their Ligier LMP2 JS P217 running in the famous Gulf livery at Le Mans and for other WEC and ELMS races over the course of the 2017 season.
MAY
31
EXPANSIONS & CELEBRATIONS IN HAMBURG!
Hamburg, Germany
Gulf Oil Marine’s Hamburg team certainly has good reasons to celebrate. Over the past years, our European sales and supplies have, with the generous support from customers, grown strongly.
APR
29
Earthquake Donation
Saletta, Italy
The devastating earthquake that struck the historic town of Saletta in Italy last year killed almost 300 people, leaving the whole community in ruins.
MAR
10
Gulf Oil Partners With ‘Gift of Life Adventure’
Gulf Oil Partners With ‘Gift of Life Adventure’ — A Drive From Italy To Bangalore The journey of the team starts from Catania, Italy to Bangalore, India via Iran, Dubai and Mumbai.
MAR
3
Gulf's new superbike partnerships in action
The exciting news for Gulf businesses – and Gulf Sport enthusiasts worldwide – is that for 2017 Gulf has two partnerships in the World Superbike Championship: Milwaukee Aprilia and Althea BMW.
JAN
26
Another Feather in Our Cap, Hong Kong Customer Service Team
Hong Kong
Gulf Oil Marine Hong Kong Customer Service and Thailand Sales team delivered another “extra mile” achievement.