Author: Sam Giltrow

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 →

Ship and offshore equipment supplier BROEHL: Search for investors started

The restructuring process at winch specialist BROEHL is now entering the next phase. After the company filed for insolvency on 11th May, 2018, the first priority of the preliminary insolvency administrator, Dr Ralf Bornemann, dhpg partner, was to successfully stabilise business operations. Now he has mandated the consultancy firm MENTOR AG with an international search for investors. Dr Bornemann, attorney… Read more →

VIKING boosts support for Japanese ship owners

Having obtained Japanese government approval to supply liferafts to Japanese-flagged vessels and carry out final assembly in the country, maritime safety equipment and servicing provider VIKING Life-Saving Equipment is establishing a local subsidiary and employing staff to bring new value to Japanese ship owners and managers. VIKING Japan builds upon an alliance with MOL Techno-Trade that began five years ago… Read more →

NICO International enters into a partnership with Cleanship Solutions

Cleanship Solutions, a UK-based company specialising in ballast water management and exhaust gas cleaning retrofit engineering, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with NICO International – a UAE-based marine and industrial engineering company. With the new alliance in place, NICO aims to further reinforce its capabilities for the retrofit engineering in ballast water management and exhaust gas cleaning market… Read more →

Daniamant nominated for ‘Best Safety Product of the Year’ at Safety at Sea Awards 2018

Daniamant has announced that both Daniamant’s EchoPilot 3D Forward Looking Sonar and the ODEO Distress Flare have been nominated for the Best Safety Product of the Year at Safety at Sea Awards 2018 (both in the hardware and hardware and software package categories). Safety at Sea is one of the leading publications for ship’s crew, with a goal to improve… 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 →

Pleiades Shipping adopts cloud procurement via SeaProc

Greek ship owner Pleiades Shipping is now connected to the Seaproc e-procurement hub.  Pleiades Shipping’s fleet management system, ABS Nautical Systems, has been linked with Seaproc’s trading platform to dramatically increase transaction efficiencies and improve data collaboration with suppliers. Pleiades Shipping operates a fleet of 14 Panamax, Aframax and chemical/product tankers. The company’s fleet operates along worldwide trading routes, primarily… Read more →

WesCom Signal and Rescue shortlisted for 2018 Safety at Sea Awards

Supplier of marine distress signals WesCom Signal and Rescue has been shortlisted for the prestigious Best Crew Safety Development Programme Award, in this year’s Safety at Sea Awards 2018. IHS Safety at Sea has a proud history of promoting safe and secure work practices within the commercial shipping industry. The awards recognise businesses which improve seafarer competence and risk management,… Read more →

Bolidt gets a warm reception from polar cruise operators

The well-established position of Bolidt Synthetic Products & Systems decking and flooring in mainstream cruise ship and superyacht markets has been quickly converted into a series of business wins in the fast-emerging polar expedition cruise ship sector. The most recent contract for the Dutch manufacturer’s hardwearing, environmentally friendly and visually attractive products covers the Hurtigruten newbuildings, Roald Amundsen and Fridtjof… Read more →

Ship managers form global joint procurement business

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement and Columbia Shipmanagement have combined their global buying power to create an independent procurement company to deliver greater value in ship supply costs for ship owners. The move guarantees principals lower costs in the procurement of a wide range of consumables while guaranteeing product quality and service. GP General Procurement Company Limited (GenPro) will negotiate framework supply… Read more →

GAC Nigeria appoints new MD

Rudi van Niekerk has been appointed GAC Nigeria’s new Managing Director, charged with the continuing development of its core shipping and liner agency business and building on four decades’ operational presence in the country. Prior to his appointment, Mr van Niekerk served as Regional Business Controller for GAC’s Africa Regional Office. He supported several offices across the Africa region and… Read more →

Ecoshield proven to prevent cavitation erosion

Damage to rudders, running gear and the stern areas of ships due to cavitation is a perennial problem for ship owners, operators and managers, resulting in damaged protective coatings, erosion of surfaces, and ultimately, corrosion. Belgian company Subsea Industries, however, claims it has the answer with its Ecoshield coating. Following successful flow channel tests undertaken at Grenoble by the French… Read more →

Thordon unveils new bearing information portal

Thordon Bearings has unveiled a new web-based platform to provide all the information industry professionals need to know about the commercial, technical and environmental advantages of using grease-free and water-lubricated polymer bearings across a wide variety of applications. Covering all of Thordon’s target market sectors, the new website has been designed to provide ship owners, shipyards and propulsion system integrators,… Read more →