Category: Latest News

Lalizas launches new company Lalizas UK

Lalizas, the Greek based safety equipment manufacturer, has announced the opening of a UK company, Lalizas UK, jointly owned and headed up by Charlie Mill. Charlie Mill, formerly of C-Front Trading and Ocean Safety has a wide breadth of experience within the marine safety sector and is looking forward to heading up this new venture. The formation of the new… Read more →

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 →

Neste introduces a new IMO2020-compliant low-sulphur marine fuel

From January 1, 2020, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will enforce a 0.5% global sulphur cap on fuel content for areas currently with 3.5% limit. In these areas, all vessels will be required to use fuel with a maximum sulphur content of 0.5%, unless they use exhaust gas cleaning systems. Neste helps shipping companies to respond to the tightening regulation… Read more →

Ultrasonics testing onboard historic HQS Wellington

The Honourable Company of Master Mariners (HCMM) invited Coltraco Ultrasonics aboard their headquarters, the historic HQS Wellington, alongside Victoria Embankment, London in July.   HCMM is “a London Livery Company with membership open to British and Commonwealth Master Mariners from the Merchant and Royal Navies.” CEO of Coltraco Ultrasonics, Carl Stephen Patrick Hunter, is also a member.   Built in 1933,… 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 →

AMI Marine launch next generation of British made voyage data recorder (VDR and SVDR)

AMI Marine have launched the all new X2 Voyage Data Recorder. Carefully researching the current market and the needs of ship owners, managers and their crew safety. With an in-house group of developers and engineers specialising in data recording technology, our new VDR/SVDR is designed for simple use together with rugged reliability, whilst always operating quietly in the background. This… Read more →

CEO of Coltraco Ultrasonics awarded OBE in Queen’s Honours List – June 2019

Carl Stephen Patrick Hunter, CEO of Coltraco Ultrasonics has been awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Prime Minister’s list for the Queen’s Birthday Honours for his Services to Business and International Trade, on Saturday 8th June 2019, published in the London Gazette. This swiftly follows the news last month about the company winning the Queen’s Award for… 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 →

PELI Products Unveils the PELI™ Air 1745 Long Case – the First PELI Air Case with Press and Pull™ Latches

Barcelona, June 2019 – Answering the high demand for a long PELI™ Air case, PELI Products, the global leader in the design and manufacture of high-impact protective cases and advanced portable lighting, has introduced the PELI™ Air 1745 Long Case. Now pro-users can protect their long equipment in a case line that is up to 40% lighter than other polymer… Read more →

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 →