Category: Latest News

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 →

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 →