Category: Latest News

2020 marks A-SPE’s 15th anniversary

A-SPE Europe is your global supply partner with years of experience in providing safety marking products to marine, offshore and oil & gas industries. This year we are celebrating our 15th anniversary. Our company is another year older and another year wiser. Throughout these years we have acquired knowledge and experience to deliver the highest standards, making strong and professional… Read more →

Alexander/Ryan Marine & Safety LLC announces appointment of new CEO

Mr. Mark Demmink joined the company on September 21. A highly respected and performance driven Senior Commercial Executive, spanning a successful career of over 30+ years, is now a dynamic part of the company’s team. Much of Mark’s experience has been in the Maritime industry, most notably with Wilhelmsen Maritime Service and Shell Marine where he has held numerous senior… Read more →

Keeping biofouling at bay in times of crisis

Dr Markus Hoffmann, Technical Director, I-Tech AB discusses the importance of biofouling prevention as vessels lay idle during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Few could have predicted the seismic effect COVID-19 would have on the shipping industry throughout 2020. Travel restrictions and a period of decreased demand for goods plunged thousands of ships into idle mode. As most people will know,… Read more →

LALIZAS Montenegro expands its activities through the new Service Station

Almost two years after its opening in Tivat, LALIZAS Montenegro is pleased to announce that is now authorized for servicing LSA and FFE. This means that from now on LALIZAS Montenegro will act as a Service Station for all major brands, like LALIZAS and ARIMAR. Service will be offered for products such as lifejackets, life rafts, breathing devices and fire extinguishers. It is significant to note that through this action, a complete… Read more →

Survitec introduces new turn-key service to support ship owner lay-up requirements

A new service aimed at ensuring CO2 low pressure (LP) firefighting systems are correctly deactivated when ships enter lay-up has been introduced by Survitec. The turn-key CO2 LP lay-up service, developed in collaboration with a leading European-based ship owner, was introduced two months ago following market demand for a solution capable of simplifying decommissioning and recommissioning procedures. Survitec has already… Read more →

New refrigerated room at the facilities of Colombian Ship Supplier

August 8, 2020, the new refrigerated room at the facilities of Colombian Ship Supplier S.A.S. COSS, located on the road to Mamonal Km 6, industrial park Parquiamerica in Cartagena, Colombia, with storage capacity of 25 cubic meters, in which we can keep refrigerated fruits, vegetable products, vegetables, processed foods, protein foods, fats, oils, dairy products and beverages, for its correct… Read more →

ENOC Group partners with Dynamic Fuels to distribute marine lubricants in Spain

ENOC Group now has ambitious plans to serve clients in more than 900 ports around the world Marine lubricants to be offered at Las Palmas, Gibraltar, Algeciras ports in Spain Dubai, UAE; August 19, 2020: ENOC Group announced a partnership with Dynamic Fuels to become the official distributor of ENOC’s marine lubricants in Spain. The agreement comes as part of… Read more →

IMO sets remote meeting plan for rest of year

IMO has issued the calendar of meetings for September to December 2020, setting dates for remote sessions of the IMO Council and Committees. The first scheduled meeting is set to be a simultaneous, remote extraordinary sessions of all Committees (expected to be held 16-18 September), to address procedural matters. This follows decisions of the IMO Council’s thirty‑second extraordinary session (summary… Read more →

Ecochlor Receives IMO BWMS Code Type Approval

Ecochlor has received Type Approval from the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) for the IMO BWMS Code (MEPC.300(72) / revised 2016 G8) standards. The new certification applies to the entire range of Ecochlor ballast water management systems (BWMS), with flow rates of between 500 m3/hr. and 16,200 m3/hr., meaning that vessel owners may continue to install Ecochlor’s BWMS after the IMO… Read more →

Hempel appoints new COO and Executive Vice President

New Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer Katarina Lindström officially joined Hempel on 1st August. As Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer (COO) and a member of the company’s Executive Management Board, Katarina Lindström will play a central role in driving Hempel’s strategy. The company has an ambition to double in size in the next five years, and… Read more →

IMO Secretary-General expresses condolences after huge explosion rocks port of Beirut

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has issued a statement following the huge explosion which rocked the port of Beirut yesterday evening (Tuesday). A huge search, rescue and relief effort has begun in the aftermath of the chemical explosion which is known to have killed at least 78 people and caused extensive damage for miles including the port. The blast sent shockwaves… Read more →

Maritime drives distribution performance with 150 more trailers

The UK’s leading intermodal transport operator, Maritime Transport Ltd. (Maritime), has added 150 curtainsided trailers to its distribution fleet, 50 of which are currently on the road, and 100 due to be delivered in September and October. The single-deck, 13.6-metre trailers supplied by long-term partner, Lawrence David, will accommodate Maritime’s expansion efforts to meet growing demand from its increasing customer-base.… Read more →

Improve safety and best practice in level monitoring of industrial tanks with the all new Portatank®

During COVID-19, businesses that can, must lead the way in continuing positive British innovation. Those of us in business who can, should now accelerate our efforts to support our employees, and continue to design, manufacture, sell and export. At Coltraco Ultrasonics we continue to propel forward our Research & Development projects and are proud to be launching new products during… Read more →

Commentary from CSP Hunter OBE: Accelerate Efforts to Support Employees, Design, Manufacturing and Export During COVID-19

“During the COVID-19 crisis, businesses that can, must continue to lead the way in driving British innovation. I highly support the UK Government in how they are dealing with the crisis and a very welcome return to the Prime Minister. The economic measures of the UK Government are largely great ones, and certainly exceptional in their good intent. HMRCs PAYE… Read more →

NIPPON PAINT AND CORNING INC DEVELOP ANTIVIRUS SURFACE COATING

Nippon Paint and Corning Inc, the US-based technology company, have developed a special coating to protect workers from picking up viruses from painted surfaces.   Nippon Paint’s Antivirus Kids Paint, developed specifically for frontline hospital use, incorporates Corning Guardiant™ Antimicrobial Particles – a nascent technology designed to safeguard against viruses from adhering to hospital surfaces.   Experts estimate that viruses… Read more →

Moscord and Nyborg aim to deliver convenience, control and savings for shipowners worldwide

  15..04.2020, Copenhagen, Denmark: “Maritime procurement can be a real mess,” states Klaus Nyborg, a veteran of the shipping industry and, amongst other high-profile roles, non-executive chairman of Singapore-headquartered Moscord. “There is little standardization of processes, mostly spot ordering instead of long-term strategic decision making, a lack of transparency, a huge lack of efficiency, minimum added value in terms of… Read more →

Ship Suppliers Must be Classed as Essential Workers, says ISSA

Ship suppliers should be given ‘essential worker’ status to enable them to keep the world’s ships stocked with vital supplies and spare parts during the global coronavirus pandemic, says the International Ship Suppliers & Services Association (ISSA).   Responding to complaints from ship supply companies that they are being prevented from delivering to ships in some ports, ISSA has written to the heads of the International Maritime… Read more →

Crew members could be at risk as ships are being prevented from taking on supplies because of Coronavirus, says ISSA

Seafarers could be the ones to suffer as ships find themselves unable to take on essential medical supplies and provisions as the extent of the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic takes hold around the world, according to the International Shipsuppliers & Services Association (ISSA). Ships cannot operate without the supplies and provisions they need but the decision by some ports to refuse… Read more →