Author: Sam Giltrow

KOTC moves its navigational needs to ChartCo

Following a competitive tender, Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) has moved its navigational requirements contract to ChartCo, the global leader of digital marine compliance and navigation. Under the terms of the contract, ChartCo will supply back-of-bridge management software and navigational, regulatory and compliance data services to KOTC’s entire fleet of 33 vessels, with scope to expand as the fleet grows.… Read more →

Number of ships sailing with Selektope-powered antifouling coatings set to double in 2019

The largest single volume order received for the barnacle-repelling antifouling ingredient Selektope coupled with strong commercial developments in late 2018 will see the number of ships using Selektope-containing antifouling coatings more than double in 2019. Placed by one of the industry’s leading marine coating manufacturers Chugoku Marine Paints (CMP) in December 2018, this follow up order fulfils CMP’s previous minimum… Read more →

Moscord recruits Klint to help enable future of ship supplies segment

Moscord, the rapidly growing e-marketplace for maritime supplies, has recruited Michael Klint from Seven Seas Group as its new Director of Operations. Mr Klint will now take on responsibility for Moscord’s operation centre in Manila, the Philippines, ensuring that both customers and suppliers using the digital procurement platform get a level of value, efficiency and service delivery previously unavailable in… Read more →

LUKOIL Marine Lubricants celebrates a double award win for Innovation

LUKOIL Marine Lubricants has successfully taken home two awards which recognise its continual development and contributions within the marine industry. It received two awards in the category of innovation. The first was the Technology/Innovation Award at the Fifth Annual Maritime Standard Awards, for developing and enhancing the iCOlube unit; the second received at Dubai Maritime Summit, where the team took… Read more →

Jotun and Kansai Paint build relationship to meet marine and protective demand

Marine coatings company Jotun, and Kansai Paint, a coating supplier in Japan, have signed an agreement to develop their existing alliance. The partners are now looking to emulate the success they’ve achieved in the Marine segment in the Protective Market. Jotun and NOF Kansai Marine Coatings signed an agreement forming the SeaStar Alliance in 2002. At this point they had… Read more →

Maritime e-procurement to change ‘beyond all recognition’ in next five years – new ShipServ research

ShipServ, the maritime e-procurement platform, has announced the output from its latest research whitepaper; “e-procurement in Maritime; 2021 and Beyond”, which analyses the current and future state of e-procurement within the maritime industry based on insights from leading Chief Purchasing Officers and Managers (CPOs/CPMs). The research showed that while maritime e-procurement is currently at an embryonic level in terms of… Read more →

Moscord recruits Rosenkrands as it gears up to transform maritime procurement

Moscord has recruited Lars Rosenkrands, former CEO of SevenSeas Group and CEO and founder of Wave Shipping, as Commercial Director as it looks to accelerate its drive to become ‘the Amazon of shipping’. Moscord aims to disrupt established, inefficient and expensive procurement practices by creating a direct connection between manufacturers/suppliers and their customer base. This is achieved through an online… Read more →

ChartCo and MeteoGroup announce long-term partnership agreement

ChartCo, the global supplier of maritime digital data and compliance services, has selected MeteoGroup to deliver its weather routing technology services (SPOS) through its OneOcean platform. OneOcean is ChartCo’s software platform for e-navigation, route and passage planning, environmental compliance, data management and a broad range of other services. The MeteoGroup services enable ships to safely navigate the globe with minimal… Read more →

Jotun and Seagull Maritime collaborate on e-learning module for onboard paint maintenance

Paints and coatings supplier Jotun has co-operated with Seagull Maritime to develop an informative set of e-learning modules on the theme of onboard paint maintenance, with emphasis on in-service treatments. Corrosion is an enemy of any steel structure in a salt-water environment. One of the best ways to combat this is with the correct application of paint. While major treatments… Read more →

Optimarin secures huge Ardmore order

Optimarin has secured one of its biggest orders to date with the news that the ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist has been selected to supply 36 systems to Ardmore Shipping. The units will be fitted across 18 advanced chemical and product tankers, with delivery due to commence in February next year. Ardmore, an established leader in its niche, will fit… Read more →

Duuri Oy appoints GAC Hong Kong as Far East supply chain partner

Finnish interior detailing and finishing products specialist Duuri Oy has appointed GAC Hong Kong as its supply chain partner in the Far East, handling the full spectrum of logistics. GAC Hong Kong handles full container shipments coming in for Helsinki from Foshan, China via Nansha port in Guangzhou, and from Penang, Malaysia, as well as LCL shipments from Ningbo, China… Read more →

Wilhelmsen strengthens portfolio with unique Klüber Lubrication marine partnership

Klüber Lubrication and Wilhelmsen Ships Service have signed a close distribution partnership, with Wilhelmsen becoming a global partner for marine lubricants from Klüber Lubrication. With the deal, signed at the maritime industry’s largest exhibition SMM Hamburg, Wilhelmsen will strengthen its existing product portfolio in a key area, adding high-performance speciality lubricants to its global offering. Kjell Andre Engen, EVP Marine… Read more →

VIKING named exclusive distributor for new container firefighting solution

Maritime safety equipment manufacturer and global servicing provider VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has signed with Rosenby Engineering to exclusively distribute the award-winning Danish startup’s HydroPen fire extinguishing system for container vessels. VIKING’s Product Management and New Building Director, Jørgen Holm, sees the HydroPen System as a leap forward for protecting container vessels, their cargo and crew from one of modern shipping’s… Read more →

Coldharbour opens Singapore office, plans expansion in Asia

UK-based Coldharbour Marine, a manufacturer of ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) based on unique inert gas technology, has opened a new office in Singapore and appointed Capt Mohit Batra, a master mariner with an MBA from Oxford University, to lead its planned expansion into the Asian market. Capt Batra, Managing Director of Coldharbour Asia has extensive experience of the shipping… Read more →

Specialist marine fire detection from Apollo at SMM Hamburg

Apollo Fire Detectors, specialists in the design and manufacture of high quality fire detection products for the marine and offshore market, will be exhibiting at SMM in Hamburg next month. The maritime trade fair, which this year takes place from 4th to 7th September, attracts over 50,000 global industry visitors and boasts more than 2,200 exhibitors. Following its successful attendance… Read more →

GAC Angola renews ship agency contract with POSH Semco

Offshore marine services provider PACC Offshore Services Holdings (POSH) has reaffirmed its close working relationship with GAC Angola by renewing its ship agency contract for Soyo and Luanda and extending the agreement to include Cabinda. Under the deal, GAC now provides an integrated range of services for the POSH fleet at all Angolan ports, including crew handling, spares clearance and… Read more →

WesCom Signal and Rescue to showcase safety training at this year’s SMM

Global supplier of marine distress signals WesCom Signal and Rescue has announced it will be exhibiting at international maritime trade fair SMM in Hamburg this September. Located in the British Pavilion, this will be the first time the brand has exhibited under its new name, WesCom Signal and Rescue – which was announced in October 2017. For more than 100… Read more →

New appointments at Vickers Oils

Vickers Oils has welcomed Ian Bower, Business Development Manager and Esther Murray, Marketing Communications Manager to the family as part of its strategic expansion plans to develop new markets. These recent recruitments symbolise a very exciting future for Vickers Oils who are also currently investing in the construction of a 5,500 sq ft two-storey, river-side building to house a first-floor… Read more →

Hook is star of the show

For the first time in many years, Henriksen Hooks is not showing any new products on its stand at Seawork. Instead, the company is giving star billing to a hook that was first shown to the maritime industry over 40-years ago. The Henriksen Hook was first seen in 1978 since when it has become recognised as the safest and most… Read more →