ChartCo relocates offices to the heart of Rotterdam

In a move which supports ChartCo’s ongoing expansion, the company is relocating from Driemanssteeweg 200 to Parmentierplein 20, Rotterdam with a brand-new technology office, thereby siting the firm at the epicentre of Europe’s largest port. The supplier of navigational data, nautical charts, marine technical publications and digital products, says its new central location will help to support customers and provide… Read more →

Young Exporter 2019 Award for Coltraco’s Clare Hunter

The Head of Marketing & Communications at ultrasonic safety and survey equipment manufacturer Coltraco Ultransonics has been awarded as top business award. Clare Hunter was presented with the GTR-BExA Young Exporter Award for her hard work in driving forward the British company’s export strategy. She has been working for Coltraco for eight years and has participated in helping it achieve… Read more →

Issue 82

– Regional Focus: Dubai, UAE & India – Beers, Wines and Spirits – Meat and Fresh Produce – Debt Management – Chemicals and Lubricants – Play & After Hours Click here to view the latest issue Read more →

Nippon Paint Marine adds product tank protection to its self-indicating NOA range

Nippon Paint Marine has added to its NOA range of self-indicating epoxy coatings with a new system specially developed to protect chemical and product carrier tanks from corrosion and cargo contamination. NOA PC 700, a phenolic/novolac-based epoxy, is resistant to a wide range of chemicals, solvents and petroleum products, including those containing xylenes, methyl ethyl ketone, methanol, caustic soda and… Read more →

InfraStrata to acquire Harland and Wolff shipyard

InfraStrata announces that it will purchase principal assets for a total consideration of £6 million 100% of employees will be retained following the acquisition BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Tuesday 1 October: InfraStrata, the UK quoted company focused on strategic infrastructure projects, is pleased to announce that it has signed heads of terms to purchase the principal assets of Harland and Wolff… Read more →

ISSA President appointed to the board of the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre

Saeed Al Malik, President of the International Shipsuppliers & Services Association (ISSA), has been invited to join the Board of Trustees of the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre, EMAC. It follows the issuing of a decree by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. The Decree stipulates Majid Obaid bin Bashir Al… Read more →

MacGregor secures orders worth more than £20 million for projects in Europe and Asia

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured orders to provide MacGregor products to a naval project in Europe and and TTS products to a RoRo project in Asia. The total order value is more than $20 million and the contracts include ramps, car deck and lifting platform equipment. The orders were booked into Cargotec’s third quarter 2019 order intake, with deliveries… Read more →

Lalizas launches new company Lalizas UK

Lalizas, the Greek based safety equipment manufacturer, has announced the opening of a UK company, Lalizas UK, jointly owned and headed up by Charlie Mill. Charlie Mill, formerly of C-Front Trading and Ocean Safety has a wide breadth of experience within the marine safety sector and is looking forward to heading up this new venture. The formation of the new… Read more →

Thordon appoints Michael Haraldsson to oversee growth in Europe and Middle East

Canadian shaft bearings and seal systems company Thordon Bearings has appointed Michael Haraldsson to the role of Marine Business Development Manager. A native of Sweden, Haraldsson has more than 25 years of strategic sales experience across a myriad of maritime sectors, having held senior sales positions with well-known original equipment manufacturers and service providers, including Consilium, De Nora, Jowa, and… Read more →

First national survey launched to understand salaries in the UK marine industry

Specialist recruitment consultancy Marine Resources has partnered with British Marine and Maritime UK to launch the first ever national salary survey for the marine industry. This unique piece of research aims to gain a comprehensive insight into the salaries currently commanded by professionals across the sector, as well as support businesses by highlighting common challenges and key trends. Through an… Read more →

Hempel appoints new Group Director for Research & Development

Worldwide coatings manufacturer Hempel has announced the appointment of Nigel Shewring as its new Group Director of Research & Development (R&D). Nigel joins the company to ensure all Hempel’s future innovations deliver clear competitive advantages and to further develop its product portfolio to support ongoing organic growth. Nigel’s key responsibilities include managing the overall activities in Hempel’s 15 R&D centres… Read more →

Neste introduces a new IMO2020-compliant low-sulphur marine fuel

From January 1, 2020, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will enforce a 0.5% global sulphur cap on fuel content for areas currently with 3.5% limit. In these areas, all vessels will be required to use fuel with a maximum sulphur content of 0.5%, unless they use exhaust gas cleaning systems. Neste helps shipping companies to respond to the tightening regulation… Read more →

Ultrasonics testing onboard historic HQS Wellington

The Honourable Company of Master Mariners (HCMM) invited Coltraco Ultrasonics aboard their headquarters, the historic HQS Wellington, alongside Victoria Embankment, London in July.   HCMM is “a London Livery Company with membership open to British and Commonwealth Master Mariners from the Merchant and Royal Navies.” CEO of Coltraco Ultrasonics, Carl Stephen Patrick Hunter, is also a member.   Built in 1933,… Read more →

Jotun signs 42 vessel HPS contract with Wallenius Wilhelmsen

Jotun has signed an agreement with Wallenius Wilhelmsen to provide its Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) anti-fouling coating system across 42 vessels in the ship owner’s advanced RoRo fleet. HPS combines premium SeaQuantum X200 antifouling with technical and digital solutions to accurately measure hull performance. The antifouling works to increase vessel efficiency, cut fuel costs and reduce CO2 emissions. By utilising… Read more →

COSCO Shipping strengthens mutual cooperation with MacGregor

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has signed a framework purchasing agreement with COSCO Shipping to support MacGregor spare parts and service of equipment installed on their fleet of more than 1,000 ships operating worldwide. “We are looking forward to increasing our collaboration with COSCO Shipping,” said John Carnall, Senior Vice President, Global Lifecycle Support, MacGregor. “The framework agreement provides for the… Read more →

Wrist acquires Van Hulle strengthening its position in the ARA market even further

Wrist Ship Supply, the World’s leading supplier of provision and stores to ships and offshore installations, has acquired Antwerp‐based Van Hulle. While Van Hulle will continue operating as a stand‐alone business unit, this enhances Wrist’s market presence and service offering and marks yet another important step in the steady development of Wrist’s global network. With the acquisition of Van Hulle,… Read more →

AMI Marine launch next generation of British made voyage data recorder (VDR and SVDR)

AMI Marine have launched the all new X2 Voyage Data Recorder. Carefully researching the current market and the needs of ship owners, managers and their crew safety. With an in-house group of developers and engineers specialising in data recording technology, our new VDR/SVDR is designed for simple use together with rugged reliability, whilst always operating quietly in the background. This… Read more →

Issue 81

– Regional Focus: Singapore, SE Asia & Australia – Food & Beverage – Medical & Safety Supply – Debt Management – Ballast Water – Play & After Hours Click here to view the latest issue Read more →

CEO of Coltraco Ultrasonics awarded OBE in Queen’s Honours List – June 2019

Carl Stephen Patrick Hunter, CEO of Coltraco Ultrasonics has been awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Prime Minister’s list for the Queen’s Birthday Honours for his Services to Business and International Trade, on Saturday 8th June 2019, published in the London Gazette. This swiftly follows the news last month about the company winning the Queen’s Award for… Read more →