Author: Julian Berry

A personal challenge for an amazing charity!

AMI Marine are once again fundraising for The Seafarers Charity, this time they will take on a physical challenge with a difference – The Iron Butt Sore Saddle 1000.  During the Covid pandemic over 1 million people serving at sea were stranded aboard. From Cargo ship crew to waiters on cruise ships. The Seafarers Charity in collaboration with Queen Victoria Seamen’s Rest provided much need… Read more →

LALIZAS Service Station in Middle East: One year of successful operation!

LALIZAS is pleased to announce that its Service Station in Middle East, based in the United Arab Emirates, has completed one year of successful operation. Taking into account that their partners operate under challenging conditions, LALIZAS highly skilled team of experts provides any vessel or oil rig/platform with LSA/FFE inspections & services that meet the highest standards. The Service Station, located in Fujairah, is one… Read more →

Gold Award for LALIZAS in the Sales Excellence Awards 2021

For the ninth consecutive year, the Sales Excellence Awards 2021 highlighted and rewarded the best practices within the Sales sector, in a year of great challenges and opportunities. The event took place in Athens at the Zappeion Megaron, on the 13th of July, gathering people of significant importance and impact. Executives of major companies from various industries were present at… Read more →

Designed and Made in The UK – Brand New Multiple Echo Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge for Accurate Non-Invasive Pipework Measurements.

We are delighted to bring to our customers, our brand new multiple echo ultrasonic thickness gauge for measuring thicknesses of various metals and plastics, the Portagauge® 5. This intuitive technology is accurate to 0.01mm and ignores paint coating up to 20mm in thickness, giving you the true metal only thickness with unbeaten accuracy. It operates at different frequencies from 2.25… Read more →

Groundbreaking mooring tool launched by HR Wallingford/Witherby Partnership

SHIPMOOR, a new ship mooring tool that performs static and dynamic ship mooring analyses in a rapid, user friendly and intuitive manner, has been launched by HR Wallingford and Witherbys. Created to make the assessment of mooring an LNG carrier a straightforward and user driven process, SHIPMOOR uses the power of cloud based servers to undertake live mooring analysis for each… Read more →

Wind in Vestdavit sales for docking-head davits

Secure transfer of work crews to carry out installation of offshore wind turbines is a critical factor that is driving high demand for Vestdavit’s docking-head davits. Investments in this sector are set to take off over the coming years, according to the company’s Sales Manager William Goodall. The Norwegian davit supplier has so far this year supplied more than a… Read more →

VIKING signs contract for five more Hellenic Coast Guard ambulance boats

They’re fast, stylish, safe and practical – just what you want if you need a marine ambulance. We’re talking about Viking’s tried and tested ambulance boat, and addition five of which are destined for the Hellenic Coastguard. The latest deal, signed by Minister of Shipping and Island Policy Mr. Giannis Plakiotakis on May 28, covers delivery of five Viking Norsafe… Read more →

Woosh! Two new waterjet control systems

Kongsberg Maritime has launched two new innovative waterjet control systems. Based on its new JCS (Jet Control System) common technology platform – JCS Compact and JCS Extended – they use standardised components across both systems to keep costs down and enhance operational simplicity. JCS Compact is a tailored, closed-loop control system solution designed to manage the steering, reversing bucket and… Read more →

Safety is William Hackett’s watchword

  In the challenging world of hoisting, safety must be the watchword. And for William Hackett launching their new Quad Pawl Chain hoist technology innovation is driving the safety agenda. Dubbed ‘WH C4 QP’ this latest design provides onshore operators with increased levels of safety and better performance. Designed for critical lifting applications that are onshore where resilience to failure… 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 →