Author: Sam Giltrow

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 →

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 →

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 →

MacGregor secures orders worth more than £20 million for projects in Europe and Asia

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured orders to provide MacGregor products to a naval project in Europe and and TTS products to a RoRo project in Asia. The total order value is more than $20 million and the contracts include ramps, car deck and lifting platform equipment. The orders were booked into Cargotec’s third quarter 2019 order intake, with deliveries… Read more →

Thordon appoints Michael Haraldsson to oversee growth in Europe and Middle East

Canadian shaft bearings and seal systems company Thordon Bearings has appointed Michael Haraldsson to the role of Marine Business Development Manager. A native of Sweden, Haraldsson has more than 25 years of strategic sales experience across a myriad of maritime sectors, having held senior sales positions with well-known original equipment manufacturers and service providers, including Consilium, De Nora, Jowa, and… Read more →

First national survey launched to understand salaries in the UK marine industry

Specialist recruitment consultancy Marine Resources has partnered with British Marine and Maritime UK to launch the first ever national salary survey for the marine industry. This unique piece of research aims to gain a comprehensive insight into the salaries currently commanded by professionals across the sector, as well as support businesses by highlighting common challenges and key trends. Through an… Read more →

Hempel appoints new Group Director for Research & Development

Worldwide coatings manufacturer Hempel has announced the appointment of Nigel Shewring as its new Group Director of Research & Development (R&D). Nigel joins the company to ensure all Hempel’s future innovations deliver clear competitive advantages and to further develop its product portfolio to support ongoing organic growth. Nigel’s key responsibilities include managing the overall activities in Hempel’s 15 R&D centres… Read more →

Jotun signs 42 vessel HPS contract with Wallenius Wilhelmsen

Jotun has signed an agreement with Wallenius Wilhelmsen to provide its Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) anti-fouling coating system across 42 vessels in the ship owner’s advanced RoRo fleet. HPS combines premium SeaQuantum X200 antifouling with technical and digital solutions to accurately measure hull performance. The antifouling works to increase vessel efficiency, cut fuel costs and reduce CO2 emissions. By utilising… Read more →

COSCO Shipping strengthens mutual cooperation with MacGregor

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has signed a framework purchasing agreement with COSCO Shipping to support MacGregor spare parts and service of equipment installed on their fleet of more than 1,000 ships operating worldwide. “We are looking forward to increasing our collaboration with COSCO Shipping,” said John Carnall, Senior Vice President, Global Lifecycle Support, MacGregor. “The framework agreement provides for the… Read more →

Wrist acquires Van Hulle strengthening its position in the ARA market even further

Wrist Ship Supply, the World’s leading supplier of provision and stores to ships and offshore installations, has acquired Antwerp‐based Van Hulle. While Van Hulle will continue operating as a stand‐alone business unit, this enhances Wrist’s market presence and service offering and marks yet another important step in the steady development of Wrist’s global network. With the acquisition of Van Hulle,… Read more →

SeaDirect maritime VSAT service launched by NBS Maritime

NBS Maritime, an international company specialising in mobile satellite communications for the maritime sector and an ISSA Member, now offers a new complete solution for satellite communications with unlimited Internet connection onboard different types of vessels. Among the first NBS Maritime customers using SeaDirect are international shipping companies as well as superyachts. In order to provide flexible and cost-effective plans,… Read more →

Dr Mirka Wilderer named CEO of De Nora Water Technologies

De Nora has named Dr Mirka Wilderer to lead the company’s Water Technologies group as Chief Executive Officer effective 1st June, 2019. Dr Wilderer, who replaces retiring predecessor Theo Brandes, joined De Nora in February 2019 as Global Integration Director. De Nora Water Technologies is a leader in disinfection and filtration technologies, with a global footprint that includes offices in… Read more →

ChartCo signs deal to provide entire Carnival Cruise Line fleet with its Regs4ships service

ChartCo, provider of digital navigation services and voyage compliance solutions and an ISSA member, has announced it will now be supplying the entire Carnival Cruise Line fleet with its benchmark regulation management solution, Regs4ships. Prior to signing the new contract with Carnival Cruise Line, ChartCo supplied 75% of the fleet of its parent company Carnival Corporation, including Princess Cruises, Holland… Read more →

Luminultra launches digital portal for managing all water and fuel test data

Microbiological testing leader LuminUltra Technologies has introduced a cloud-enabled digital platform on which to manage the microbiological quality of all shipboard fuel and water systems, including ballast water. LuminUltra Cloud, available both on-line and off-line, allows end-users to control the data from all sampling, testing and analyses carried out onboard, and to create custom compliance reports that can be shared… Read more →

Coldharbour Marine announces new senior appointment

UK-based Coldharbour Marine, the manufacturer of an in-tank ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) based on unique inert gas technology, has announced the appointment of Don Stephen as Chief Executive Officer. With over 30 years blue chip industry experience, his career spans technical and leadership roles at De Nora Water Technology, Severn Trent Services, GE and Alstom both in the UK… Read more →

Survitec launches new Foam Buddy fire-fighting backpack

Maritime, offshore and defence safety company Survitec has launched a unique backpack in which to carry fire-fighting foam, allowing first responders to fight fires more efficiently, without having to lug cumbersome drums to different locations. The Foam Buddy backpack is worn over a firefighting suit and designed to carry a 20 to 25 litre can of marine firefighting foam concentrate.… Read more →

BIO-SEA technology optimised for reduced holding time in all waters

BIO-UV Group has completed successfully the testing of an enhanced BIO-SEA ballast water treatment system designed to reduce further the time in which treated water has to be held onboard prior to discharge overboard. Holding time is the minimum period between the uptake and discharge of ballast water to ensure it has been properly treated. The technical advancement BIO-UV Group… Read more →

Wilhelmsen and Airbus trial world’s first commercial drone deliveries to vessels at anchorage

Launching this week in partnership with Airbus, Wilhelmsen’s shore-to-ship Singapore pilot project, marks the first deployment of drone technology in real-time port conditions, delivering a variety of small, time-critical items to working vessels at anchorage. Lifting off from Marina South Pier in Singapore with 3D printed consumables from Wilhelmsen’s onshore 3D printing micro-factory, the Airbus Skyways drone navigated autonomously along… Read more →