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PSM announce Maas Marine & Industrial Equipment BV as Exclusive Dutch Distributor

  PSM Instrumentation is delighted to start 2020 with the announcement that they have appointed the Dutch company Maas Marine & Industrial Equipment BV as their agent and exclusive distributor of PSM products in the Netherlands, with effect from January 1st. Like PSM, Maas Marine is also a member of the Scanjet Group. Based in Rotterdam they are a long established… Read more →

MADE IN GREECE AWARDS 2019 LALIZAS receives two Gold awards from the Greek Marketing Academy

The Made in Greece Awards has been a big celebration for both the academic and the corporate world, honoring manufacturing companies from various industries. The Awards, organised by the Greek Marketing Academy, have been established in order to empower the effort of production plants of companies which are based in Greece. On the 16th of December, the event took place… Read more →

Nippon Paint Marine’s LF-Sea hull coating wins Global Warming Prevention Award

Nippon Paint Marine Coatings low-friction hull coating system LF-Sea has won a 2020 Japanese Government Award for Global Warming Prevention Activity. Japan’s Parliamentary Vice-Minister of the Environment, Tetsuya Yagi, presented the award to NPMC President Seiichiro Shirahata after a Select Committee found the coating system met all the criteria in the Countermeasure Technology category. In particular, the judging panel found… Read more →

Quality Freight UK delivers megamax cranes into Liverpool2 container terminal

Leading logistics specialist Quality Freight UK has overseen the delivery of three megamax quayside cranes into the Liverpool2 deep-water container terminal. The company’s ships agency managed and coordinated the safe arrival and departure of the ZH25 transporter vessel. The vessel carrying the giant cranes set off from Shanghai on September 15 passing south-east Asia, India, the Arabian Peninsula and Africa… Read more →

Columbia Shipmanagement joins ISSA as an Honorary Member

Columbia Shipmanagement has become the first shipmanagement company to join the International Shipsuppliers & Services Association (ISSA) after CEO Mark O’Neil accepted an invitation on behalf of the company while attending the recent ISSA Convention in Busan. ISSA’s decision to launch a new Honorary Membership category for ship managers underlines the importance it places on engaging with ship managers and… Read more →

Shell Marine signs fleet-wide lubricants and technical service contract in China

Shell Marine has today (Friday) signed a framework agreement with CCCC Dredging (Group) of China to supply marine lubricants and provide technical services across the Chinese company’s fleet. The strategic cooperation demonstrates Shell Marine’s ability to provide a comprehensive all-in-one service, reliably supplying lubricants and technical services around the clock wherever they are needed. In addition to the supply of… Read more →

Affordable crew communications now available to all vessels

Keeping in touch at sea, even in an emergency, is now easier and affordable – thanks to a new lightweight satellite communication terminal. Thuraya MarineStar, being unveiled during this week’s Europort event in Rotterdam, blends robust design with unprecedented functionality and unmatched levels of value to provide flawless voice communications with tracking and monitoring across the world’s busiest sea routes… Read more →

ERMA FIRST invests in METIS Cyberspace Technology

Strategic alliance strengthens ability to provide solutions for ‘smarter, safer, greener and more efficient shipping’. [Athens – 17 October 2019] ERMA FIRST, the maritime-focused environmental engineering group, is pleased to announce the acquisition of a controlling interest in METIS Cyberspace Technology that was previously owned by the Germanos – led Olympia Group. Established in 2016, METIS is specialized in electronic… Read more →

ChartCo relocates offices to the heart of Rotterdam

In a move which supports ChartCo’s ongoing expansion, the company is relocating from Driemanssteeweg 200 to Parmentierplein 20, Rotterdam with a brand-new technology office, thereby siting the firm at the epicentre of Europe’s largest port. The supplier of navigational data, nautical charts, marine technical publications and digital products, says its new central location will help to support customers and provide… Read more →

Young Exporter 2019 Award for Coltraco’s Clare Hunter

The Head of Marketing & Communications at ultrasonic safety and survey equipment manufacturer Coltraco Ultransonics has been awarded as top business award. Clare Hunter was presented with the GTR-BExA Young Exporter Award for her hard work in driving forward the British company’s export strategy. She has been working for Coltraco for eight years and has participated in helping it achieve… Read more →

Nippon Paint Marine adds product tank protection to its self-indicating NOA range

Nippon Paint Marine has added to its NOA range of self-indicating epoxy coatings with a new system specially developed to protect chemical and product carrier tanks from corrosion and cargo contamination. NOA PC 700, a phenolic/novolac-based epoxy, is resistant to a wide range of chemicals, solvents and petroleum products, including those containing xylenes, methyl ethyl ketone, methanol, caustic soda and… Read more →

InfraStrata to acquire Harland and Wolff shipyard

InfraStrata announces that it will purchase principal assets for a total consideration of £6 million 100% of employees will be retained following the acquisition BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Tuesday 1 October: InfraStrata, the UK quoted company focused on strategic infrastructure projects, is pleased to announce that it has signed heads of terms to purchase the principal assets of Harland and Wolff… Read more →

ISSA President appointed to the board of the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre

Saeed Al Malik, President of the International Shipsuppliers & Services Association (ISSA), has been invited to join the Board of Trustees of the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre, EMAC. It follows the issuing of a decree by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. The Decree stipulates Majid Obaid bin Bashir Al… Read more →

MacGregor secures orders worth more than £20 million for projects in Europe and Asia

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured orders to provide MacGregor products to a naval project in Europe and and TTS products to a RoRo project in Asia. The total order value is more than $20 million and the contracts include ramps, car deck and lifting platform equipment. The orders were booked into Cargotec’s third quarter 2019 order intake, with deliveries… Read more →

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 →