SMI Newsdesk Archives

Høglund lands automation contracts in LNG and chemical tanker sectors

Høglund Marine Automation, the global marine automation expert, has announced two new contracts that showcase the increasing value the shipping industry is placing on dedicated automation partnerships.

Bringing its expertise to bear on new segments and new challenges, Høglund has secured contracts to supply automation systems for an LNG bunker vessel operated by Bernhard Schulte, and two chemical tankers for Sirius Shipping.

Both projects require Høglund to work in partnership Read More…

Sembcorp Marine wins Outstanding Maritime R&D and Technology Award at Singapore International Maritime Awards 2017

Sembcorp Marine today (Tuesday) received the Outstanding Maritime R&D and Technology Award at the Singapore International Maritime Awards 2017 (IMA 2017) for its highly energy-efficient and environment-friendly ballast water treatment solution.

The Semb-Eco LUV, a non-chemical and byproduct-free ballast water management system, combines filtration, ultraviolet radiation and patented biofouling control technology to effectively destroy invasive species in ballast water.

Said to be currently the only ballast water management system from Read More…

Costly bilge water non-compliance is subject of new Alfa Laval white paper

Alfa Laval, the global provider of specialised products and engineering solutions within the key technology areas of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling, today (Tuesday) announced the availability of a new white paper, Bilge water compliance issues.

The white paper calls for a marine industry review of the current bilge water regulatory environment and the need to evaluate test protocols that do not reflect actual operating conditions. One protocol, for Read More…

Vessels shortlist drawn up for Energy Efficiency and Next Generation awards

Eight candidates have been shortlisted for the 2017 Energy Efficiency and Next Generation Awards with the winners to be announced at the opening ceremony of Nor-Shipping on 30th May this year.

The four vessels on the Energy Efficiency Award shortlist are: The Harmony of the Seas cruise ship entered by Royal Caribbean and STX France; Seaspan Swift, a ro-pax ferry run on LNG/hybrid propulsion, entered by Seaspan Ferries Canada; the Read More…

Ventis and OSM form JV for ‘K’ Line LNG vessel crewing

Ventis and OSM have signed a joint venture agreement to provide Filipino crew to “K” Line’s entire LNG fleet .

Speaking at the meeting in Manila last Tuesday, Tommy Olofsen, Managing Director for OSM Crew Managemen, said: “Today marks a significant milestone in the relationship between “K” Line group and OSM, in that we have signed an MOU for establishing a JV for “K” Line’s LNG Filipino manning.”

When the Read More…

Damen Group celebrates its 90th birthday

The Damen Group is celebrating nine decades of operations in the shipbuilding industry. From small beginnings in the 1920s, the company has grown into a global maritime service provider that employs 9,000 people. The company’s growth can be viewed in terms of its yards, service hubs and other subsidiary companies and, for 90 years, Damen’s vessel designs have successfully served customers worldwide.

Damen was founded by two brothers, Jan and Read More…

Maritime London appoints new Chief Executive

Maritime London has appointed Jos Standerwick (pictured) as the new Chief Executive of Maritime London.

Mr Standerwick is currently Director of Development and External Affairs at international maritime charity The Mission to Seafarers, an organisation with which many of the Members and Directors of Maritime London have a close relationship. He will take up his new position in July.

After graduating from the University of Southampton, he has spent the Read More…

World record lifeboat boarding

The very first full scale boarding test of the world’s largest lifeboat, PALFINGER MARINE’s new flagship for the cruise industry, landed the company a new world record.

In 2015 Palfinger Marine won the impressive contract for delivery of 24 tenders, 12 lifeboats, 36 davits and six rescue boat stations to a series of cruise ships being built by STX France. The complete lifesaving package is now in production, and 20th Read More…

SSA to raise the bar as an international maritime centre in 2017

The key focus for ‘Maritime Singapore’ in 2017 will be to continue strengthening efforts to raise the bar as a major Asian and International Maritime Centre. In this respect, the SSA is working closely with MPA and other key industry players and has outlined five key areas in its Blueprint for Growth in preparation for better times ahead for the shipping industry. The five key areas are: Regional Leadership, Read More…

CHENNAI 6 awarded in absentia accolade from Liverpool maritime community

The Propeller Club Liverpool has awarded its first ever “Maritime Personality of the Year” to a group of six British mariners who have been convicted of weapons offences and are serving five-year jails terms in Chennai, India.

 The #Chennai6, Nick Dunn, Billy Irving, Ray Tindall, Paul Towers, John Armstrong and Nicholas Simpson, were recognised by Propeller Club Liverpool for their endurance and bravery in the face of their Read More…

University steers new course in maritime training

A new portfolio of STCW (Standards on Training, Certification and Watchkeeping) and bespoke training courses has been launched by Liverpool John Moores University’s (LJMU) Maritime Centre.

The portfolio is part of LJMU’s expanded professional training delivered through the Maritime Knowledge Hub, which is operated in partnership with Mersey Maritime, the representative body for the maritime sector in the North West of England.

It covers a variety of courses for all Read More…

London P&I Club says consistent approach to publication management is essential

The London P&I Club says its inspectors have consistently noted negative findings in connection with the management of ships’ chart folios and associated publications, as well as concern over the approach adopted by deck officers to the management of external navigational warning information from SAT-C and Navtex.

The most common finding is the lack of application of Temporary and Preliminary Notices to voyage charts.

The club’s loss prevention officer, Carl Read More…