Ecoshield proven to prevent cavitation erosion

Damage to rudders, running gear and the stern areas of ships due to cavitation is a perennial problem for ship owners, operators and managers, resulting in damaged protective coatings, erosion of surfaces, and ultimately, corrosion. Belgian company Subsea Industries, however, claims it has the answer with its Ecoshield coating. Following successful flow channel tests undertaken at Grenoble by the French… Read more →

Thordon unveils new bearing information portal

Thordon Bearings has unveiled a new web-based platform to provide all the information industry professionals need to know about the commercial, technical and environmental advantages of using grease-free and water-lubricated polymer bearings across a wide variety of applications. Covering all of Thordon’s target market sectors, the new website has been designed to provide ship owners, shipyards and propulsion system integrators,… Read more →

ChartCo strengthens its expertise by creating new technical executive role

ChartCo, the global supplier of maritime digital data and compliance services, has announced the appointment of Peter McNaney as the company’s Chief Technical Officer (CTO). This new executive role has been created following a highly successful period for ChartCo, which has seen rapid growth following the introduction of a range of new products and services as well as new acquisitions.… Read more →

Forgitos Marine Service Limited

Forgitos Marine Service Limited (Former name: Ningbo International Trade Ocean Shipping Supply CO., LTD.) is approved by the Chinese government in 1993, specializing in ocean shipping supply and port services businesses. Our main business scope is Store&Provision / Spares Parts / Logistics Our service areas cover all Chinese Ports: Forgitos Marine Service Limited Email: supply@itossupply.com Tel: 86 574 83053136     Fax: 86… Read more →

Ballast Water Equipment Manufacturers’ Association holds first Annual Meeting and elects inaugural Board of Directors

The manufacturers and stakeholders in the ballast water treatment equipment market have taken a major step forward by codifying a unified manufacturers’ association.  The Ballast Water Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (BEMA) met last Thursday (19th April) for their first Annual Meeting and elected the inaugural Board of Directors.   The paramount need for this association arose from the growing demand for well-founded… Read more →

MARICHEM MARIGASES Worldwide Services – supplying the industry for almost half a century

MARICHEM MARIGASES Worldwide Services has been manufacturing and providing quality marine chemicals, coatings, chemical equipment, gases and refrigerants, welding machinery, accessories and equipment, and fire-rescue and safety services to the shipping and other industries for almost half a century. Our wide range of products are available at more than 2,100 ports, supplied by a distribution network of 196 stock points,… Read more →

InterDam accelerates growth with new office opening in Houston

A new office expansion will enable InterDam to accelerate growth in the US Onshore and Offshore Industry and Renewable Sectors. InterDam, supplier of Fire and Blast resistant architectural products for refineries, Oil & Gas Platforms and Offshore Wind Platforms, recently opened a new office in Houston, Texas to strengthen its position in the North American market and leverage the area’s… Read more →

Coltraco Ultrasonics wins Fire Innovation of the Year Award

Coltraco Ultransonics, a London-based company which manufactures portable ultrasonic liquid level indicators to check how much gas is in fire-extinguishing cylinders onboard vessels, has been named winner of the Fire Innovation of the Year award at the SHE (Safety & Health Excellence) Awards for its Portasteele Calculator. The company said it was delighted and humbled to be chosen by the… Read more →

PTR Holland Group – protecting life and property at sea

All our products are being tested constantly to offer you the highest possible quality products. PTR Holland Group has more than 30 years’ experience in the production of MED & USCG approved pilot-embarkation (rope) ladders for marine and offshore industry. Furthermore according to IMPA and ISSA we currently stock more than 12,000 different products and counting and we also participate… Read more →

Survitec lands liferaft contract with Dutch sailing charter company

Safety solutions provider Survitec has reached agreement to provide Tallship Company, a Dutch sailing charter outfit, with 23 Extended Service Rafts (ESR) over a five-year period, with an option to extend for a further five years. The new equipment will replace existing DSB Inflatable Rescue Boats on the charter vessels and the contract is worth in excess of €160,000 over… Read more →

Issue 76

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Von Arx AG

Your partner for surface treatment Von Arx AG was established by Paul von Arx in 1940. He developed also the world-well-known Von Arx surface preparation machines and pneumatic tools. We still manufacture the machines in Sissach – Switzerland. In order to be sufficient for the high requirements of our customers, we set on trained workers, which implement their work precisely… Read more →

Saudi approval for aqua-tools’ B-QUA ballast water testing kit

The Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has confirmed that aqua-tools’ B-QUA ballast water analysis kit will be included in the list of recommended equipment for use by ballast water testing providers affiliated to Saudi Aramco contracted shipping agents. B-QUA is an indicative test capable of analysing all three ballast water factions – bacteria, 10-50µm, and >50µm – onboard… Read more →

ERMA FIRST accelerates growth with opening of new office in Korea

The new branch office of ERMA FIRST in Korea was ceremoniously opened in Busan, on Saturday (17th March) by members of the management board and Magna Mare, the company’s Korean agents, in the presence of customers, politicians and coworkers. ERMA FIRST designs and manufactures innovative Ballast Water Treatment Systems (BWTS) in compliance with the latest legislation. After having delivered satisfactory… Read more →

VIKING sees slight improvement in cargo and offshore

For the second consecutive year, revenue and earnings remained stagnant for 2017 at VIKING Life-Saving Equipment. Two of the largest customer segments, the cargo ship market and offshore industry, remain in turmoil and continue to impact the top and bottom lines, however the company said signs of a slight improvement in the economy were encouraging, as well as VIKING’s gain… Read more →

Garrets International – your global provisions and stores management partner

Garrets is the leading provision and stores management partner to the global shipping community. We serve almost 2,000 vessels around the world with high focus on quality based on an agreed daily rate. We take care of each provisioning and non-consumable needs our customers may require, and work closely with each vessel and owner in order to establish a good… Read more →

Going green can save the green

Thordon Bearings will present a paper at a major conference in Copenhagen next week, where the polymer bearings specialist will emphasise how the adoption of green technologies can slash ship operation costs. As part of a session on cost-saving technologies, Craig Carter (pictured), Thordon Bearings’ Director of Marketing and Customer Service, will compare the advantages and disadvantages of both oil… Read more →

Bayport

It’s Good to Evolve Puerto y Bahia rebranded to Bayport as part of a new strategy to grow and expand our operations Puerto y Bahia, as a sign of its growth and its move toward a new strategy, the company rebranded to Bayport. It’s a move that reaffirms the company’s leadership in Spain and abroad, and a desire to enter… Read more →

Rivertrace showcases products at Asia Pacific Maritime

UK-based water quality monitoring specialists Rivertrace will showcase its Smart PFM 107 Oil-in-Water Monitor and Smart Turbidity Monitor at Asia Pacific Maritime in Singapore next week (14th to 18th March). The Smart PFM 107 Oil-in-Water Monitor measures particulates in the sample stream on a continuous basis by passing the process fluid through a proprietary photo optical measuring cell, developed by… Read more →