Author: Julian Berry

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

PELI Products Unveils the PELI™ Air 1745 Long Case – the First PELI Air Case with Press and Pull™ Latches

Barcelona, June 2019 – Answering the high demand for a long PELI™ Air case, PELI Products, the global leader in the design and manufacture of high-impact protective cases and advanced portable lighting, has introduced the PELI™ Air 1745 Long Case. Now pro-users can protect their long equipment in a case line that is up to 40% lighter than other polymer… Read more →

Team Tankers International signs up more ships to using Selektope®-powered hull coatings

Bermudan tanker owner and operator Team Tankers International has committed four additional ships to using the protection of the anti-barnacle active agent Selektope® following distinguished fouling prevention performance during a 40-month trial of an antifouling coating containing the technology on an MR tanker in their fleet. The vertical sides of the46,067DWT chemical and products carrier Team Calypso were coated with… Read more →

Vickers Oils Major Investment and Site Development May 2019

Vickers Oils has opened its 1,700 square metre state-of-the-art R&D laboratory, as well refurbishing its existing laboratories, to support its strategic expansion plans.  The opening marks the completion of a four-year project to modernise and extend the company’s facilities. The new laboratories and test equipment will facilitate Vickers Oils’ continued development of high performance and environmentally acceptable lubricants for the… Read more →

ISSA calls on IMO Member States to act over unfair port access practices

The International Shipsuppliers & Services Association (ISSA) has taken the issue of unfair port access practices levied against its members to the international stage by delivering a verbal intervention on the issue at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Addressing delegates attending FAL43, ISSA Secretary Sean Moloney said association members continue to experience unwarranted delay, obstruction and unfair charges when they… Read more →

Flying to get to you!

The AMI Marine ‘Technical Flying Squad’ is a specially selected group of AMI Marine engineers, who respond to your emergencies, logistics issues and your time dependant service work. They will be mobilized within hours of receiving your call at AMI HQ in Southampton and consequently, will attend to your unique requirements. NEED SOMETHING NOW? AMI will conveniently arrange to get… Read more →

Survitec thinks beyond compliance with dedicated global cruise team

  Survitec has created a new dedicated Global Cruise division to support the rapidly developing requirements of global cruise operators. As a part of a multi-million-dollar investment, Survitec, the market leader in ship safety and survival solutions, has restructured its cruise business to provide a centralised, dedicated customer service, procurement, training and support hub. Survitec Global Cruise offers customised solutions… Read more →

Ship Shape IMO: Your Floor to Ceiling Offshore Cabin Equipment Suppliers

Experts in the field of Manufacturing Marine/Offshore Compliant Mattresses and Bedding, Ship Shape IMO have now taken this expertise and implemented it across other product ranges, expanding their range to cover all things marine/offshore cabin related. Did you know Curtains and Flooring also need to be compliant to legislations like mattresses? Not many ship operators and suppliers do, which is… Read more →