Author: Sam Giltrow

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 →

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 →