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 →

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 →

Thordon Seal retrofit keeps Hadi 37 on-hire

Capital expenditure is always a key consideration during the system procurement process but when low cost components result in an increase in unbudgeted operational costs, then any savings quickly diminish. That was the experience of Saudi Arabia-based ship operator Hadi Hamad Al-Hammam when the original shaft seals fitted to Hadi 37, a 2013-built twin-screw offshore tug supply vessel (OTSV), began… Read more →

ShipServ appoints Henrik Hyldahn as CEO

Maritime e-procurement platform ShipServ has announced that Henrik Hyldahn (pictured) has been appointed as its new CEO, effective from 1st January, 2020. Former CEO, Kim Skaarup, will join the board as Vice Chairman. Mr Hyldahn was previously ShipServ’s Chief Solutions Officer and will be charged with taking the company through its next phase of growth, following a very successful period… Read more →

PSM announce Maas Marine & Industrial Equipment BV as Exclusive Dutch Distributor

 

PSM Instrumentation is delighted to start 2020 with the announcement that they have appointed the Dutch company Maas Marine & Industrial Equipment BV as their agent and exclusive distributor of PSM products in the Netherlands, with effect from January 1st.

Like PSM, Maas Marine is also a member of the Scanjet Group. Based in Rotterdam they are a long established assembly, a sales and service company for the marine industry with extensive experience in the supply and support of tank gauging solutions.

Both companies believe that PSM and Maas Marine are a perfect fit, and look forward to a long and successful relationship working together to further develop the Dutch Market.

Please visit www.psmmarine.com or contact Mark Jones, Sales & Marketing Manager at PSM Instrumentation, by e-mail: mark.jones@psmmarine.com or telephone: +44 (0)144 410 040 for more information on the products.

 

Nippon Paint Marine’s LF-Sea hull coating wins Global Warming Prevention Award

Nippon Paint Marine Coatings low-friction hull coating system LF-Sea has won a 2020 Japanese Government Award for Global Warming Prevention Activity. Japan’s Parliamentary Vice-Minister of the Environment, Tetsuya Yagi, presented the award to NPMC President Seiichiro Shirahata after a Select Committee found the coating system met all the criteria in the Countermeasure Technology category. In particular, the judging panel found… Read more →

Quality Freight UK delivers megamax cranes into Liverpool2 container terminal

Leading logistics specialist Quality Freight UK has overseen the delivery of three megamax quayside cranes into the Liverpool2 deep-water container terminal. The company’s ships agency managed and coordinated the safe arrival and departure of the ZH25 transporter vessel. The vessel carrying the giant cranes set off from Shanghai on September 15 passing south-east Asia, India, the Arabian Peninsula and Africa… Read more →

Columbia Shipmanagement joins ISSA as an Honorary Member

Columbia Shipmanagement has become the first shipmanagement company to join the International Shipsuppliers & Services Association (ISSA) after CEO Mark O’Neil accepted an invitation on behalf of the company while attending the recent ISSA Convention in Busan. ISSA’s decision to launch a new Honorary Membership category for ship managers underlines the importance it places on engaging with ship managers and… Read more →

Shell Marine signs fleet-wide lubricants and technical service contract in China

Shell Marine has today (Friday) signed a framework agreement with CCCC Dredging (Group) of China to supply marine lubricants and provide technical services across the Chinese company’s fleet. The strategic cooperation demonstrates Shell Marine’s ability to provide a comprehensive all-in-one service, reliably supplying lubricants and technical services around the clock wherever they are needed. In addition to the supply of… Read more →

Affordable crew communications now available to all vessels

Keeping in touch at sea, even in an emergency, is now easier and affordable – thanks to a new lightweight satellite communication terminal. Thuraya MarineStar, being unveiled during this week’s Europort event in Rotterdam, blends robust design with unprecedented functionality and unmatched levels of value to provide flawless voice communications with tracking and monitoring across the world’s busiest sea routes… Read more →

ERMA FIRST invests in METIS Cyberspace Technology

Strategic alliance strengthens ability to provide solutions for ‘smarter, safer, greener and more efficient shipping’. [Athens – 17 October 2019] ERMA FIRST, the maritime-focused environmental engineering group, is pleased to announce the acquisition of a controlling interest in METIS Cyberspace Technology that was previously owned by the Germanos – led Olympia Group. Established in 2016, METIS is specialized in electronic… Read more →

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

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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 →