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2013
NOV
25
60th Macau Grand Prix
Macau
Gulf Oil Marine and The Noble Group- sponsored McLaren MP4-12C GT3 race cars delivered impressive performances at the Macau Grand Prix on 17 November, coming in 2nd and 6th in the 60thMacau GT Cup.
NOV
11
United Autosports head to Macau for next overseas challenge
Macau
United Autosports make their way to Macau this weekend (16-17 November) for the annual City of Dreams Macau GT Cup.
NOV
9
Gulf & Aston Martin take 1-2 victory
WEC Round 7 – Shanghai, China
Gulf lubricated race cars scored another impressive win at the penultimate round of the World Endurance Championship (WEC) as motorsport partners, Aston Martin Racing swept to victory in the GTE-PRO category with Darren Turner (GB) and Stefan Mücke (DE) in the #97 Vantage GTE taking a start-to-finish win at Shangai.
OCT
21
Macau Grand Prix 2013
Macau
The Gulf Oil Marine sponsored cars on their way to Macau, to be ready for the Grand Prix. Look forward to all your support on November 16, 2013!
OCT
18
Celebrating our 5th Anniversary
Hong Kong
OCT
18
Gulf & Aston Martin reign in the rain
18/10/2013
Overcoming appalling race conditions - which caused the Japanese Round of the WEC to be dramatically foreshortened - Gulf’s motorsport partners, Aston Martin Racing (AMR) have won both GTE classes of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) Six Hours of Fuji, Japan, with their Gulf-liveried #97 and #95 Vantage GTEs, and also took second place in the GTE Am class with their #96 car.
SEP
12
Sponsor for Ludogorets Razgrad 2013
Bulgaria
Through our valued partner in Bulgaria, Navigation Maritime Bulgare, Gulf Oil Marine sponsors the champions of the Bulgarian soccer league, Ludogorets Razgrad.
SEP
11
Gulf Oil Marine – Europe
Athens, Greece
The inception of Gulf Oil Marine 5 years ago represented a continuation of the long journey started by the Gulf Oil Brand more than 100 years ago. Gulf Oil Marine’s vision of providing the best marine lubricant solutions for the global shipping industry and our passion for customer service are consistent with the values set by the centenarian brand.
JUN
29
Embarking on Gulf Oil Marine’s Growth Journey with our Valued Partners
Singapore
Participants from our three business partners across South East Asia (Infinity Logistics Philippines Company, Malaysia’s Marquis Oil, and from Indonesia, PT Dwi Centro Perkasa) were in Gulf Oil Marine’s Singapore office on May 8th and 9th 2013, to attend the first ever training for our distributors.
JUN
25
Gulf Oil Marine celebrates the Day of the Seafarer
25/6/2013
Today is June 25th, it is the Day of the Seafarer Gulf Oil Marine celebrates the Day of the Seafarer. As we celebrate, we want to publicly thank seafarers for their service and the sacrifices that they make and recognize the seafarers’ roles and the need to safeguard their wellbeing and the working conditions.
JUN
22
Tragic accident at the Le Mans GTE Pro
24 Hours of Le Mans
Gulf has a long history in motorsport and in particular in Endurance Motor Racing. Much of it has provided success and glory, but occasionally it has experienced the tragic side of the sport and this Le Mans weekend proved to be one of those occasions, with the accident, early in the race and subsequent passing of the driver of the number 95 Danish-crewed Aston Martin, Allan Simonsen.
JUN
21
Seatrade Asia Awards 2013
21/6/2013
The Seatrade Asia Awards aim to recognise shipping company excellence in diverse but critical areas such as, innovation, safety and quality, social and environmental responsibility, enterprise and achievement, and education and training.  This year, Gulf Oil Marine is proud to sponsor the ‘Ship Manager Award’.
JUN
13
Leveraging on Houghton’s Indonesian Partnership: PT Dwi Centro Perkasa
6/2013
KC Tseng, our SE Asia Operations & Supply Chain Manager, recalled the challenges that Gulf Oil Marine faced for our Indonesian operations, “importing lubricant products to Indonesia has been extremely challenging; it would take us at least 4-5 weeks to get our products to go through the Indonesian customs and other requirements. And this is despite the geographical proximity between Singapore and Indonesia. The supply difficulties in the past created significant operational limitations, and have regrettably resulted in frequent lost business opportunities.”
MAY
17
Monitoring is the Key to future Performance
Marine Propulsion
Direct customer contact and investment in technology are the cornerstones of Gulf Oil Marine’s strategy. Lubrication is not simply a case of supplying approved lubricating oil. It also encompasses in-service monitoring of machinery and performance. Results information that has been analysed is always more valuable than raw data; tailor-made advice about tangible actions that save costs, reduce maintenance, and ensure compliance aids ship operators proactively, both in their daily operations and in the longer term. Gulf Oil Marine has recently begun to focus on making these resources more widely available to its customers.
APR
8
Asian Challenge 2013
Mount Kinabalu, Sabah Malaysia
Gulf Oil Marine was proud to sponsor two teams from Univan (Univan Knights & Univan Warriors) who successfully scaled Mount Kinabalu (Sabah, 4,095 meters at its summit) in the recent Asian Challenge 2013, organized by Sailors’ Society.
APR
5
Reaching the Ports others can't
Asia Maritime
Gulf Oil Marine delivers to the ends of the earth. A major issue facing the marine industry is the increasingly stringent environmental requirements approach taken by regulators. Under the International Maritime Organization new guidelines, ships travelling to Emission Control Areas are required to burn fuel with a maximum of 1% sulphur content, down from the previous 3.5% limit. And the limits in ECAs will be reduced to 0.1% in 2015. The IMO wants to slash the global sulphur cap to 0.5% by 2020, with a possible extension to 2025 subject to a review in 2018.
FEB
21
Gulf Oil Marine and the Sailors’ Society Announce Joint Support for Seafarers
21/2/2013
International maritime charity, the Sailors’ Society announces a multi-year partnering agreement with leading worldwide marine lubricant marketer Gulf Oil Marine.