Author: Julian Berry

Sailors’ Society launches expanded free wellness campaign for seafarers, their families and shore staff

Shipping companies are being invited to sign up to a free mental health and wellbeing campaign offering support not just to crews, but also their families and shore staff. International maritime charity Sailors’ Society has expanded its Wellness at Sea Awareness Campaign to include families and shore staff. The 27-week campaign, which starts in June, will help seafarers, their families… Read more →

UK P&I Club launches Lessons Learnt video on failure to conduct adequate cargo checks

UK P&I Club has launched its latest video in a series of award-winning reflective learning training videos, based on a real-life case of a vessel which incurred significant damage to its maize cargo due to a failure to conduct basic checks upon completion of loading. The animated video depicts an incident where a bulk carrier is fixed to load a… Read more →

Stena Livia joins the Baltic Sea fleet

Stena Line today announce the latest addition to their Baltic Sea fleet. The 186 metre long Visentini RoPax vessel Stena Livia will initially join sister vessel Stena Flavia on the Nynäshamn-Ventspils route from mid-April. Later this year the pair will replace the existing tonnage on the ferry route between Travemünde and Liepaja, adding 40 per cent freight capacity and shorten… Read more →

HELPING VESSELS GET THEIR BWM SYSTEM PUMPS IN ORDER

Following the adoption of the BWM Convention, nearly 50% of the world’s ocean-going fleet has now been fitted with ballast water management systems. However, with the deadline for all existing ships’ implementation being between now and 8th September 2024 (depending upon their nextIOPP renewal survey date), there are still vessels that need to undergo the changes. When this time comes,… Read more →

Alexander/Ryan Marine & Safety: Service & inspection of lifeboats & release gears from various manufacturers

Alexander/Ryan Marine & Safety (ARMS) is proud to announce an expansion on its service capability regarding lifeboats and release gears. In more detail, ARMS is now approved by ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) & DNV-GL (formerly known as Det Norske Veritas & Germanischer Lloyds), as an authorized service and inspection provider for lifeboats by the most popular manufacturers as well as their release gears. For over 50 years, the Houston-based company has earned its partners’… Read more →

The Majority of freight has successfully accessed our ports on the first day post-Brexit

“Currently freight traffic is flowing well through our ports across the UK and Ireland. All government customs and regulatory IT systems are working well with no issues reported. “At present freight volumes are markedly down on pre-Christmas/Brexit stockpiling levels, so it is too early to draw any conclusions. But we are happy with the way the new procedures are operating… Read more →

LALIZAS launches its Hydrostatic Release Unit for Life rafts

Lalizas holds a leading position in the marine industry having manufactured and distributed globally millions of lifejackets, life rafts and other premium lifesaving equipment to the commercial sector. As an outcome of a long-term experience in life rafts’ manufacturing, the company proceeded with the design and production of its HRU (Hydrostatic Release Unit), suitable for life rafts of all shapes… Read more →

AMI Marine are proud to announce our official partnership with Coltraco

AMI Marine products are about vessel safety within Bridge and Navigation systems. Coltraco is the perfect accompanying brand, with world-leading ultrasonic testing tools – protecting vessel fire control systems and most importantly, the crew! Sinking and Fire are the 2 main reasons ships are lost at sea. Sinking Coltraco’s Portascanner™ Watertight is the portable Ultrasonic Watertight Integrity indicator. You use… Read more →

Rising from the ashes…

Today, the 23d of October, is a special day for #thelalizasforce, as we proudly celebrate 20 years from a very unpleasant, but milestone, event. In 2000, LALIZAS had 50 employees, 1 factory and 4 branches all over the world, when a disastrous fire broke out at our premises and destroyed everything. That event was the trigger for the rebirth of… Read more →

RINA and Shipparts.com partner on digital equipment procurement

RINA, the ship classification multinational company, and ShipParts.com, a leading e-commerce platform for sourcing marine equipment, spare parts and services, have signed a Strategic Cooperation Agreement to enhance the procurement efficiency of the shipping industry. Thanks to this agreement, the marine supply industry and the ship operators will benefit from the added value and smooth procedures given by the partnership.… Read more →

Babcock’s Rosyth facility completes work package for new customers, Northern Lighthouse Board

Babcock International, the Aerospace and Defence Company has successfully completed a package of work for the Northern Lighthouse Board following a competitive tender process. NLV Pole Star, a vessel designed to  deploy and maintain buoys and  respond to wrecks and new dangers to navigation, arrived at Babcock’s Rosyth facility last month for repair, maintenance and safety checks.  This follows a similar… Read more →

V.Group announces new Managing Director of V.Ships Germany

Global ship management company V.Group is strengthening its leadership team with the appointment of Ulla Eithz Nielsen as Managing Director for V.Ships Germany. Based in Hamburg, Ulla joined V.Group in 2019 and previously held the role of Chief Operating Officer of Operational Excellence. Ulla began her maritime career as a deck officer with A.P Møller and has experience in operational… Read more →

2020 marks A-SPE’s 15th anniversary

A-SPE Europe is your global supply partner with years of experience in providing safety marking products to marine, offshore and oil & gas industries. This year we are celebrating our 15th anniversary. Our company is another year older and another year wiser. Throughout these years we have acquired knowledge and experience to deliver the highest standards, making strong and professional… Read more →

Alexander/Ryan Marine & Safety LLC announces appointment of new CEO

Mr. Mark Demmink joined the company on September 21. A highly respected and performance driven Senior Commercial Executive, spanning a successful career of over 30+ years, is now a dynamic part of the company’s team. Much of Mark’s experience has been in the Maritime industry, most notably with Wilhelmsen Maritime Service and Shell Marine where he has held numerous senior… Read more →

LALIZAS Montenegro expands its activities through the new Service Station

Almost two years after its opening in Tivat, LALIZAS Montenegro is pleased to announce that is now authorized for servicing LSA and FFE. This means that from now on LALIZAS Montenegro will act as a Service Station for all major brands, like LALIZAS and ARIMAR. Service will be offered for products such as lifejackets, life rafts, breathing devices and fire extinguishers. It is significant to note that through this action, a complete… Read more →

New refrigerated room at the facilities of Colombian Ship Supplier

August 8, 2020, the new refrigerated room at the facilities of Colombian Ship Supplier S.A.S. COSS, located on the road to Mamonal Km 6, industrial park Parquiamerica in Cartagena, Colombia, with storage capacity of 25 cubic meters, in which we can keep refrigerated fruits, vegetable products, vegetables, processed foods, protein foods, fats, oils, dairy products and beverages, for its correct… Read more →

ENOC Group partners with Dynamic Fuels to distribute marine lubricants in Spain

ENOC Group now has ambitious plans to serve clients in more than 900 ports around the world Marine lubricants to be offered at Las Palmas, Gibraltar, Algeciras ports in Spain Dubai, UAE; August 19, 2020: ENOC Group announced a partnership with Dynamic Fuels to become the official distributor of ENOC’s marine lubricants in Spain. The agreement comes as part of… 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 →