Author: Sam Giltrow

Coltraco Ultrasonics wins Fire Innovation of the Year Award

Coltraco Ultransonics, a London-based company which manufactures portable ultrasonic liquid level indicators to check how much gas is in fire-extinguishing cylinders onboard vessels, has been named winner of the Fire Innovation of the Year award at the SHE (Safety & Health Excellence) Awards for its Portasteele Calculator. The company said it was delighted and humbled to be chosen by the… Read more →

Saudi approval for aqua-tools’ B-QUA ballast water testing kit

The Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has confirmed that aqua-tools’ B-QUA ballast water analysis kit will be included in the list of recommended equipment for use by ballast water testing providers affiliated to Saudi Aramco contracted shipping agents. B-QUA is an indicative test capable of analysing all three ballast water factions – bacteria, 10-50µm, and >50µm – onboard… Read more →

Survitec lands liferaft contract with Dutch sailing charter company

Safety solutions provider Survitec has reached agreement to provide Tallship Company, a Dutch sailing charter outfit, with 23 Extended Service Rafts (ESR) over a five-year period, with an option to extend for a further five years. The new equipment will replace existing DSB Inflatable Rescue Boats on the charter vessels and the contract is worth in excess of €160,000 over… Read more →

ERMA FIRST accelerates growth with opening of new office in Korea

The new branch office of ERMA FIRST in Korea was ceremoniously opened in Busan, on Saturday (17th March) by members of the management board and Magna Mare, the company’s Korean agents, in the presence of customers, politicians and coworkers. ERMA FIRST designs and manufactures innovative Ballast Water Treatment Systems (BWTS) in compliance with the latest legislation. After having delivered satisfactory… Read more →

VIKING sees slight improvement in cargo and offshore

For the second consecutive year, revenue and earnings remained stagnant for 2017 at VIKING Life-Saving Equipment. Two of the largest customer segments, the cargo ship market and offshore industry, remain in turmoil and continue to impact the top and bottom lines, however the company said signs of a slight improvement in the economy were encouraging, as well as VIKING’s gain… Read more →

Going green can save the green

Thordon Bearings will present a paper at a major conference in Copenhagen next week, where the polymer bearings specialist will emphasise how the adoption of green technologies can slash ship operation costs. As part of a session on cost-saving technologies, Craig Carter (pictured), Thordon Bearings’ Director of Marketing and Customer Service, will compare the advantages and disadvantages of both oil… Read more →

Rivertrace showcases products at Asia Pacific Maritime

UK-based water quality monitoring specialists Rivertrace will showcase its Smart PFM 107 Oil-in-Water Monitor and Smart Turbidity Monitor at Asia Pacific Maritime in Singapore next week (14th to 18th March). The Smart PFM 107 Oil-in-Water Monitor measures particulates in the sample stream on a continuous basis by passing the process fluid through a proprietary photo optical measuring cell, developed by… Read more →

ShipServ and IB sign partnership agreement to offer full integration

ShipServ, the global maritime e-procurement platform, and IB, a provider of technical fleet management software, formally announced their partnership agreement, which will see ShipServ’s e-procurement solution fully integrated with IB’s InfoSHIP maritime software suite. The announcement was made at Seatrade Cruise Global, currently taking place in Fort Lauderdale. The agreement will see both parties working together to enable all InfoSHIP… Read more →

New Challenger software speeds the electronic delivery of digital charts and weekly updates

One of the most famous names in the navigational chart business, Thomas Gunn (pictured), has underlined his commitment to the digital age in navigation by designing a new ‘Challenger’ software that will speed up the delivery of digital charts and weekly navigational updates. Developed by Poseidon Navigation Services, an International Admiralty Chart Agent and Digital Distributor he has created, Challenger… Read more →

Den-Jet – There is no substitute

Are you having problems with PORT CAPTAINS, CHARTERS, IMO RULES or INVESTORS? Could it be that your vessels are not maintained to the standard they should be? And do you have the same problem as any other person involved in operating vessels – CORROSION. Prevention of corrosion begins from the steel construction of your vessel and finishes with the final coating.… Read more →

IMO celebrates 70 years with visit from HM Queen Elizabeth II

HM Queen Elizabeth ll visited the IMO’s headquarters in London today (Tuesday) to mark 70 years to the day since the treaty establishing the International Maritime Organization was adopted. Accompanied by IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim, she unveiled a commemorative plaque and cut an anniversary cake. Her Majesty also met some of the guests attending the event, including representatives of IMO… Read more →

Survitec to deploy evacuation Super Slide in US for first time at Seatrade Cruise Global

Safety solutions provider Survitec will be demonstrating its evacuation Super Slide at Seatrade Cruise Global in Fort Lauderdale in March, a US first for the company. The SurvitecZodiac slide will be mounted from the third level of the exhibition to the second level, allowing attendees the unique opportunity to experience a smooth and speedy evacuation. The marine evacuation slide has… Read more →

Winterthur Gas & Diesel confirms Wärtsilä and CSSC Marine Service as global service providers

To extend their global service offerings, Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD), recently signed agreements with Wärtsilä Services and CSSC Marine Service Co (CMS) as Authorized Global Service Providers. With these new agreements, valid from 1st January, 2018, both providers can now offer support for all two-stroke engine brands from Winterthur Gas & Diesel, namely WinGD, Wärtsilä and Sulzer. The support… Read more →

aqua-tools to participate in new ISO standard for ballast water sampling and analysis

Paris-based aqua-tools is to participate in the formulation of an international standard for ballast water sampling and analysis. The company, which specialises in the biological monitoring of water quality for various applications, including ships’ ballast, will work with French standardisation organisation AFNOR (Association Française de Normalisation) and the International Standards Organisation (ISO) to establish new chapters for ISO 11711 –… Read more →

MSX announces management buyout

Macintyre Scott Xtra (MSX), a UK specialist in bonded warehousing, has announced a management buyout by its senior management team. The new owners of MSX will comprise: Peter Blatch, Business Development Director; Rob Glanville, Operations Director; and Mark Pullen, Finance Director. Starting in the industry in 1974, and owned by the Ridges-Jones family for nearly 35 years, MSX established its… Read more →

2017 was good, but 2018 will be great, says Optimarin ahead of BWT boost

Optimarin has revealed that 2017 was its best ever year in business. The Norwegian-headquartered ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist delivered more than 60 of its USCG compliant Optimarin Ballast Systems (OBS), recorded a healthy pretax profit, and saw continued investment provide a solid platform for on-going growth. Optimarin CEO Tore Andersen (pictured) said: “We’ve been exclusively focused on developing BWT… Read more →

Anchors aweigh for charity’s new HMS Victory coffee

A new coffee that shares its name with Nelson’s famous flagship has been launched to raise money for two maritime charities. The new HMS Victory BySea coffee is the idea of Hampshire-based Sailors’ Society, in partnership with The National Museum of the Royal Navy. Sailors’ Society’s CEO Stuart Rivers said: “As a charity, we’ve been fortunate to receive longstanding support… Read more →

MO4 introduces new vessel motion forecasting technology

At Offshore Energy 2017, new company MO4, powered by Siri Marine and Mocean Offshore, introduced a new vessel motion forecasting technology, enabling captains and OIM’s to use the full potential of their ships. MO4 is considered a disruptive technology mainly for two reasons; it outperforms other systems in accuracy, and it is available both online and onboard and is extremely… Read more →

Welcome to Primekok

Who we are Primekok Logistics Ltd provides a diverse portfolio of products and services to the marine and industrial markets ranging from general ship supplies and bonded stores to specialised gas detection instruments, safety and technical equipment and logistics. Our years of experience and expertise is our driving force in sourcing and creating our superior and extensive product range that… Read more →

Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 first on the ballast water treatment market with revised G8 certificate

Alfa Laval PureBallast 3, the third generation of the market’s leading ballast water treatment technology, is the first solution to meet the revised IMO G8 testing requirements. DNV GL, acting on behalf of the Norwegian Maritime Authority, issued an updated type approval certificate on 2nd February, making Alfa Laval the first supplier compliant with the revised G8 demands. Since its… Read more →