IMO sets remote meeting plan for rest of year

IMO has issued the calendar of meetings for September to December 2020, setting dates for remote sessions of the IMO Council and Committees. The first scheduled meeting is set to be a simultaneous, remote extraordinary sessions of all Committees (expected to be held 16-18 September), to address procedural matters. This follows decisions of the IMO Council’s thirty‑second extraordinary session (summary… Read more →

Ecochlor Receives IMO BWMS Code Type Approval

Ecochlor has received Type Approval from the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) for the IMO BWMS Code (MEPC.300(72) / revised 2016 G8) standards. The new certification applies to the entire range of Ecochlor ballast water management systems (BWMS), with flow rates of between 500 m3/hr. and 16,200 m3/hr., meaning that vessel owners may continue to install Ecochlor’s BWMS after the IMO… Read more →

Hempel appoints new COO and Executive Vice President

New Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer Katarina Lindström officially joined Hempel on 1st August. As Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer (COO) and a member of the company’s Executive Management Board, Katarina Lindström will play a central role in driving Hempel’s strategy. The company has an ambition to double in size in the next five years, and… Read more →

IMO Secretary-General expresses condolences after huge explosion rocks port of Beirut

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has issued a statement following the huge explosion which rocked the port of Beirut yesterday evening (Tuesday). A huge search, rescue and relief effort has begun in the aftermath of the chemical explosion which is known to have killed at least 78 people and caused extensive damage for miles including the port. The blast sent shockwaves… Read more →

Maritime drives distribution performance with 150 more trailers

The UK’s leading intermodal transport operator, Maritime Transport Ltd. (Maritime), has added 150 curtainsided trailers to its distribution fleet, 50 of which are currently on the road, and 100 due to be delivered in September and October. The single-deck, 13.6-metre trailers supplied by long-term partner, Lawrence David, will accommodate Maritime’s expansion efforts to meet growing demand from its increasing customer-base.… Read more →

Issue 85

– Regional Focus: Dubia & India – Technology – Tools and Spare Parts – Debt Management – Ballast Water – Medical and Safety – ECDIS, Charts and Navigation – Play & After Hours Click here to view the latest issue   Read more →

Improve safety and best practice in level monitoring of industrial tanks with the all new Portatank®

During COVID-19, businesses that can, must lead the way in continuing positive British innovation. Those of us in business who can, should now accelerate our efforts to support our employees, and continue to design, manufacture, sell and export. At Coltraco Ultrasonics we continue to propel forward our Research & Development projects and are proud to be launching new products during… Read more →

Commentary from CSP Hunter OBE: Accelerate Efforts to Support Employees, Design, Manufacturing and Export During COVID-19

“During the COVID-19 crisis, businesses that can, must continue to lead the way in driving British innovation. I highly support the UK Government in how they are dealing with the crisis and a very welcome return to the Prime Minister. The economic measures of the UK Government are largely great ones, and certainly exceptional in their good intent. HMRCs PAYE… Read more →

NIPPON PAINT AND CORNING INC DEVELOP ANTIVIRUS SURFACE COATING

Nippon Paint and Corning Inc, the US-based technology company, have developed a special coating to protect workers from picking up viruses from painted surfaces.   Nippon Paint’s Antivirus Kids Paint, developed specifically for frontline hospital use, incorporates Corning Guardiant™ Antimicrobial Particles – a nascent technology designed to safeguard against viruses from adhering to hospital surfaces.   Experts estimate that viruses… Read more →

Moscord and Nyborg aim to deliver convenience, control and savings for shipowners worldwide

  15..04.2020, Copenhagen, Denmark: “Maritime procurement can be a real mess,” states Klaus Nyborg, a veteran of the shipping industry and, amongst other high-profile roles, non-executive chairman of Singapore-headquartered Moscord. “There is little standardization of processes, mostly spot ordering instead of long-term strategic decision making, a lack of transparency, a huge lack of efficiency, minimum added value in terms of… Read more →

Issue 84

– Regional Focus: Turkey & UK – Fire & Evacuation – Safety & Medical – Debt Management –Paint & Coatings – Play & After Hours Click here to view the latest issue Read more →

Ship Suppliers Must be Classed as Essential Workers, says ISSA

Ship suppliers should be given ‘essential worker’ status to enable them to keep the world’s ships stocked with vital supplies and spare parts during the global coronavirus pandemic, says the International Ship Suppliers & Services Association (ISSA).   Responding to complaints from ship supply companies that they are being prevented from delivering to ships in some ports, ISSA has written to the heads of the International Maritime… Read more →

Crew members could be at risk as ships are being prevented from taking on supplies because of Coronavirus, says ISSA

Seafarers could be the ones to suffer as ships find themselves unable to take on essential medical supplies and provisions as the extent of the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic takes hold around the world, according to the International Shipsuppliers & Services Association (ISSA). Ships cannot operate without the supplies and provisions they need but the decision by some ports to refuse… Read more →

Women encouraged to consider a career at sea as global demand for seafarers increases

As International Women’s Day approaches, one of the world’s leading maritime companies is breaking the mould of a traditionally male dominated sector. V.Group, which provides ship management and marine support services to ship owners and operators around the world, employs 47,000 people in onshore and offshore roles. In a sector where women represent only two per cent of the world’s… Read more →

ERMA FIRST BWTS FIT OBTAINS USCG TYPE APPROVAL FOR BWTS USING HYDAC FILTERS

Obtaining the USCG Type Approval in October 2017, under Lloyd’s Register (LR) as an Independent Laboratory (IL), made ERMA FIRST the first full flow electrolysis BWTS vendor worldwide to have achieved such an important milestone. In order to provide its customers with more options, ERMA FIRST now offers a third filter alternative, adding HYDAC filters to its range of options.… Read more →

Don’t forget the fire-fighting requirement with a scrubber retrofit, advises Survitec

Ship owners looking to retrofit marine exhaust gas cleaning systems as a way of complying with new sulphur emissions rules should verify the capacity of their fixed fire-fighting systems before undertaking any retrofit projects. While amendments to MARPOL Annex VI, dubbed the IMO 2020 regulation, do not specifically require additional fire-fighting capability, leading safety expert Survitec reminds owners that any… Read more →

Organise your equipment more efficiently than ever with the new Peli™ Hybrid Cases Now combining the versatile TrekPak™ dividers and customisable Pick N Pluck™ foam

  Barcelona, February 2020 – Users no longer have to choose between the versatility of the TrekPak™ divider system or the protection of Pick N Pluck™ foam. Peli now offers the new Peli™ Hybrid Cases. Available as a new standard offering in either the Peli™ 1510 or Peli™ Air 1535 Carry On Case, the interior features both the TrekPak™ system and… Read more →

Safe Bulkers extends partnership with Alfa Laval

Greek dry bulk operator Safe Bulkers has signed a long-term service agreement with Alfa Laval, which it says will safeguard compliance through connectivity and more. In June 2018 Safe Bulkers selected Alfa Laval to retrofit 20 of its vessels with Alfa Laval PureSOx scrubber systems for exhaust gas cleaning. Safe Bulkers ordered PureSOx retrofits for 12 Post-Panamax vessels, six Kamsarmax… Read more →

L.I.N.K Global to provide logistics services to ShipParts.com e-procurement platform

L.I.N.K. Global, one of the oldest established international network of independent forwarders, has signed a cooperation agreement with ShipParts.com, the rapidly expanding marine e-commerce platform, in which both parties will explore a myriad of mutually beneficial digitalisation projects. Initially, the new agreement will see the companies cooperate on the delivery of spare parts procured using the ShipParts.com platform, with the… Read more →