Saudi approval for aqua-tools’ B-QUA ballast water testing kit

The Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has confirmed that aqua-tools’ B-QUA ballast water analysis kit will be included in the list of recommended equipment for use by ballast water testing providers affiliated to Saudi Aramco contracted shipping agents. B-QUA is an indicative test capable of analysing all three ballast water factions – bacteria, 10-50µm, and >50µm – onboard… Read more →

ERMA FIRST accelerates growth with opening of new office in Korea

The new branch office of ERMA FIRST in Korea was ceremoniously opened in Busan, on Saturday (17th March) by members of the management board and Magna Mare, the company’s Korean agents, in the presence of customers, politicians and coworkers. ERMA FIRST designs and manufactures innovative Ballast Water Treatment Systems (BWTS) in compliance with the latest legislation. After having delivered satisfactory… Read more →

VIKING sees slight improvement in cargo and offshore

For the second consecutive year, revenue and earnings remained stagnant for 2017 at VIKING Life-Saving Equipment. Two of the largest customer segments, the cargo ship market and offshore industry, remain in turmoil and continue to impact the top and bottom lines, however the company said signs of a slight improvement in the economy were encouraging, as well as VIKING’s gain… Read more →

PTR Holland Group – protecting life and property at sea

All our products are being tested constantly to offer you the highest possible quality products. PTR Holland Group has more than 30 years’ experience in the production of MED & USCG approved pilot-embarkation (rope) ladders for marine and offshore industry. Furthermore according to IMPA and ISSA we currently stock more than 12,000 different products and counting and we also participate… Read more →

Going green can save the green

Thordon Bearings will present a paper at a major conference in Copenhagen next week, where the polymer bearings specialist will emphasise how the adoption of green technologies can slash ship operation costs. As part of a session on cost-saving technologies, Craig Carter (pictured), Thordon Bearings’ Director of Marketing and Customer Service, will compare the advantages and disadvantages of both oil… Read more →

Von Arx AG

Your partner for surface treatment Von Arx AG was established by Paul von Arx in 1940. He developed also the world-well-known Von Arx surface preparation machines and pneumatic tools. We still manufacture the machines in Sissach – Switzerland. In order to be sufficient for the high requirements of our customers, we set on trained workers, which implement their work precisely… Read more →

Rivertrace showcases products at Asia Pacific Maritime

UK-based water quality monitoring specialists Rivertrace will showcase its Smart PFM 107 Oil-in-Water Monitor and Smart Turbidity Monitor at Asia Pacific Maritime in Singapore next week (14th to 18th March). The Smart PFM 107 Oil-in-Water Monitor measures particulates in the sample stream on a continuous basis by passing the process fluid through a proprietary photo optical measuring cell, developed by… Read more →

ShipServ and IB sign partnership agreement to offer full integration

ShipServ, the global maritime e-procurement platform, and IB, a provider of technical fleet management software, formally announced their partnership agreement, which will see ShipServ’s e-procurement solution fully integrated with IB’s InfoSHIP maritime software suite. The announcement was made at Seatrade Cruise Global, currently taking place in Fort Lauderdale. The agreement will see both parties working together to enable all InfoSHIP… Read more →

New Challenger software speeds the electronic delivery of digital charts and weekly updates

One of the most famous names in the navigational chart business, Thomas Gunn (pictured), has underlined his commitment to the digital age in navigation by designing a new ‘Challenger’ software that will speed up the delivery of digital charts and weekly navigational updates. Developed by Poseidon Navigation Services, an International Admiralty Chart Agent and Digital Distributor he has created, Challenger… Read more →

IMO celebrates 70 years with visit from HM Queen Elizabeth II

HM Queen Elizabeth ll visited the IMO’s headquarters in London today (Tuesday) to mark 70 years to the day since the treaty establishing the International Maritime Organization was adopted. Accompanied by IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim, she unveiled a commemorative plaque and cut an anniversary cake. Her Majesty also met some of the guests attending the event, including representatives of IMO… Read more →

Survitec to deploy evacuation Super Slide in US for first time at Seatrade Cruise Global

Safety solutions provider Survitec will be demonstrating its evacuation Super Slide at Seatrade Cruise Global in Fort Lauderdale in March, a US first for the company. The SurvitecZodiac slide will be mounted from the third level of the exhibition to the second level, allowing attendees the unique opportunity to experience a smooth and speedy evacuation. The marine evacuation slide has… Read more →

Garrets International – your global provisions and stores management partner

Garrets is the leading provision and stores management partner to the global shipping community. We serve almost 2,000 vessels around the world with high focus on quality based on an agreed daily rate. We take care of each provisioning and non-consumable needs our customers may require, and work closely with each vessel and owner in order to establish a good… Read more →

Winterthur Gas & Diesel confirms Wärtsilä and CSSC Marine Service as global service providers

To extend their global service offerings, Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD), recently signed agreements with Wärtsilä Services and CSSC Marine Service Co (CMS) as Authorized Global Service Providers. With these new agreements, valid from 1st January, 2018, both providers can now offer support for all two-stroke engine brands from Winterthur Gas & Diesel, namely WinGD, Wärtsilä and Sulzer. The support… Read more →

Bayport

It’s Good to Evolve Puerto y Bahia rebranded to Bayport as part of a new strategy to grow and expand our operations Puerto y Bahia, as a sign of its growth and its move toward a new strategy, the company rebranded to Bayport. It’s a move that reaffirms the company’s leadership in Spain and abroad, and a desire to enter… Read more →

aqua-tools to participate in new ISO standard for ballast water sampling and analysis

Paris-based aqua-tools is to participate in the formulation of an international standard for ballast water sampling and analysis. The company, which specialises in the biological monitoring of water quality for various applications, including ships’ ballast, will work with French standardisation organisation AFNOR (Association Française de Normalisation) and the International Standards Organisation (ISO) to establish new chapters for ISO 11711 –… Read more →

Wrist Ship Supply

  Your one-stop resource and full service provider of all your provisions and stores Wrist Ship Supply is the world’s leading ship and offshore supplier of provisions and stores with a market share around 8 %. Wrist offers a global 24/7 service, including handling of owners’ goods, shipping, air freight and related marine services that meet the demands of international… Read more →

MSX announces management buyout

Macintyre Scott Xtra (MSX), a UK specialist in bonded warehousing, has announced a management buyout by its senior management team. The new owners of MSX will comprise: Peter Blatch, Business Development Director; Rob Glanville, Operations Director; and Mark Pullen, Finance Director. Starting in the industry in 1974, and owned by the Ridges-Jones family for nearly 35 years, MSX established its… Read more →

2017 was good, but 2018 will be great, says Optimarin ahead of BWT boost

Optimarin has revealed that 2017 was its best ever year in business. The Norwegian-headquartered ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist delivered more than 60 of its USCG compliant Optimarin Ballast Systems (OBS), recorded a healthy pretax profit, and saw continued investment provide a solid platform for on-going growth. Optimarin CEO Tore Andersen (pictured) said: “We’ve been exclusively focused on developing BWT… Read more →

Mambo Ship Chandler

For us, at C.I. MAMBO S.A.S.,  located in Cartagena de Indias and in Barranquilla Colombia, it’s a pleasure to present you with our services of General Provisions, small spare parts, batteries, tools, bonded store and office supplies for your coming projects in the Caribbean Coast of Colombia. We service ports in Cartagena, Barranquilla, Santa Martha and Tolú. Our company leads the Ship Chandler market… Read more →