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Team Tankers International signs up more ships to using Selektope®-powered hull coatings

Bermudan tanker owner and operator Team Tankers International has committed four additional ships to using the protection of the anti-barnacle active agent Selektope® following distinguished fouling prevention performance during a 40-month trial of an antifouling coating containing the technology on an MR tanker in their fleet. The vertical sides of the46,067DWT chemical and products carrier Team Calypso were coated with… 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 →

Vickers Oils Major Investment and Site Development May 2019

Vickers Oils has opened its 1,700 square metre state-of-the-art R&D laboratory, as well refurbishing its existing laboratories, to support its strategic expansion plans.  The opening marks the completion of a four-year project to modernise and extend the company’s facilities. The new laboratories and test equipment will facilitate Vickers Oils’ continued development of high performance and environmentally acceptable lubricants for the… 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 →

ISSA calls on IMO Member States to act over unfair port access practices

The International Shipsuppliers & Services Association (ISSA) has taken the issue of unfair port access practices levied against its members to the international stage by delivering a verbal intervention on the issue at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Addressing delegates attending FAL43, ISSA Secretary Sean Moloney said association members continue to experience unwarranted delay, obstruction and unfair charges when they… Read more →

Survitec thinks beyond compliance with dedicated global cruise team

  Survitec has created a new dedicated Global Cruise division to support the rapidly developing requirements of global cruise operators. As a part of a multi-million-dollar investment, Survitec, the market leader in ship safety and survival solutions, has restructured its cruise business to provide a centralised, dedicated customer service, procurement, training and support hub. Survitec Global Cruise offers customised solutions… 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 →