Author: Sam Giltrow

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 →

ISSA Executive scores a key role in Africa Cup of Nations football tournament

Mixing football with ship supply may not be an obvious choice unless you are ISSA Executive Vice President Mr Kouame Aduo Luc who has seen his love of the game result in him being elected as a senior member of the Ivory Coast team organising the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. Apart from overseeing the International Shipsuppliers & Services Association’s… Read more →

Survitec opens new state-of-the-art service and distribution hub in Singapore

Safety and survival specialist Survitec has opened a new service and distribution hub in Singapore to meet increased demand from customers across the Asia Pacific region. The extensive complex in Singapore’s Sembawang district covers a 7,153m2 area, of which 1308m2 is outdoors. With more than 200 personnel, it is Survitec’s largest service and distribution centre globally, housing three distinct business… Read more →

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 →