Author: Sam Giltrow

Tanki rolls out sustainable paper to solve pollution problem

In support of global initiatives to reduce the amount of pollutants discharged to the marine environment, a UK start-up has developed a revolutionary sanitary paper that uses no adhesives or other nano-plastics in its manufacture. Taking a more environmentally-friendly approach to the emergent toilet tissue issue, Shrewsbury-based Tanki is able to supply a sustainably sourced and produced paper that does… Read more →

Protecting oceans with reusable masks

Waste fishing nets are being turned into eco-friendly facemasks in a bid to end mask trash and help protect the oceans. The nets, which pose a severe threat to marine life if abandoned or lost at sea, are collected and ultimately regenerated by Aquafil, together with other nylon waste, to produce ECONYL yarn, used in a variety of sustainable products,… Read more →

Provisions and ship stores at your fingertips with ISSA’s new hard copy and digital catalogues

ISSA has published its first ever Provisions & Bonded Stores Catalogue, enabling smoother ordering of a wide range of international food and drink. Vessel operators, ships’ officers and catering teams will be now be able to identify the universal ISSA ordering code for thousands of food stores and fresh produce, thereby streamlining their ordering process – crucial at a time… Read more →

Keeping biofouling at bay in times of crisis

Dr Markus Hoffmann, Technical Director, I-Tech AB discusses the importance of biofouling prevention as vessels lay idle during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Few could have predicted the seismic effect COVID-19 would have on the shipping industry throughout 2020. Travel restrictions and a period of decreased demand for goods plunged thousands of ships into idle mode. As most people will know,… Read more →

Survitec introduces new turn-key service to support ship owner lay-up requirements

A new service aimed at ensuring CO2 low pressure (LP) firefighting systems are correctly deactivated when ships enter lay-up has been introduced by Survitec. The turn-key CO2 LP lay-up service, developed in collaboration with a leading European-based ship owner, was introduced two months ago following market demand for a solution capable of simplifying decommissioning and recommissioning procedures. Survitec has already… Read more →

IMO sets remote meeting plan for rest of year

IMO has issued the calendar of meetings for September to December 2020, setting dates for remote sessions of the IMO Council and Committees. The first scheduled meeting is set to be a simultaneous, remote extraordinary sessions of all Committees (expected to be held 16-18 September), to address procedural matters. This follows decisions of the IMO Council’s thirty‑second extraordinary session (summary… Read more →

Ecochlor Receives IMO BWMS Code Type Approval

Ecochlor has received Type Approval from the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) for the IMO BWMS Code (MEPC.300(72) / revised 2016 G8) standards. The new certification applies to the entire range of Ecochlor ballast water management systems (BWMS), with flow rates of between 500 m3/hr. and 16,200 m3/hr., meaning that vessel owners may continue to install Ecochlor’s BWMS after the IMO… Read more →

Hempel appoints new COO and Executive Vice President

New Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer Katarina Lindström officially joined Hempel on 1st August. As Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer (COO) and a member of the company’s Executive Management Board, Katarina Lindström will play a central role in driving Hempel’s strategy. The company has an ambition to double in size in the next five years, and… Read more →

NIPPON PAINT AND CORNING INC DEVELOP ANTIVIRUS SURFACE COATING

Nippon Paint and Corning Inc, the US-based technology company, have developed a special coating to protect workers from picking up viruses from painted surfaces.   Nippon Paint’s Antivirus Kids Paint, developed specifically for frontline hospital use, incorporates Corning Guardiant™ Antimicrobial Particles – a nascent technology designed to safeguard against viruses from adhering to hospital surfaces.   Experts estimate that viruses… Read more →

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 →

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 →

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 →