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IMarEST assists maritime sector as global treaty enters into force to halt invasive species

With the International Ballast Water Management Convention entering into force today (8th September) IMarEST remains on standby to support vessel owners, equipment manufacturers and other stakeholders in their collective efforts to ensure the Convention is successfully implemented.

Under the Convention, commercial ships are required to install ballast water management systems in order to prevent the global spread of invasive marine organisms.

“It is a major undertaking for any ship owner Read More…

ABP-sponsored Exmouth Shanty Men to brighten up morning rush hour at Bank tube station

The morning rush hour at London’s Bank tube station will be brightened up by the sea shanties of the Exmouth Shanty Men, when the group plays there on Tuesday, 12th September.

The show, which runs from 7 to 10am, is a promotion for London International Shipping Week (LISW), and sponsored by Britain’s largest ports operator ABP.

Rajesh Agrawal, London’s Deputy Mayor for Business, said: “The capital hosts numerous prestigious events Read More…

Global treaty to halt invasive aquatic species enters into force

A key international measure for environmental protection that aims to stop the spread of potentially invasive aquatic species in ships’ ballast water enters into force today (8th September 2017).

The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention) requires ships to manage their ballast water to remove, render harmless, or avoid the uptake or discharge of aquatic organisms and pathogens within ballast water Read More…

MCTC upgrades training course with Steamship Mutual

Maritime training provider Marine Catering Training Consultancy (MCTC) has launched its upgraded training course in association with International Group P&I Club Steamship Mutual.

MCTC has been working closely with Steamship Mutual to upgrade its 10-week Safe Food Handling & Nutrition – Support & Consultancy computer-based distance coaching course.

This is a training course MCTC provides to kitchen staff onboard its clients’ vessels, which enables catering staff to improve their knowledge Read More…

MacGregor wins hatch cover and crane contracts for Chinese bulk carriers

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received an order from Yangzijiang shipyard in China to equip five 62,000dwt open hatch bulk carriers (OHBC) with hatch covers and cranes. Equipment deliveries will start in 2018 and continue until 2019. The order was booked into Cargotec’s third quarter 2017 order intake.

“We want to help our customers succeed,” said Leif Byström, Senior Vice President, Cargo Handling, MacGregor. “Our commitment to this success is Read More…

Vetrotech Saint-Gobain launches new electrically heated fire-resistant glass solution for LNG Carriers

Manufacturer of fire resistant glass Vetrotech Saint-Gobain has launched Thermovit PRO A0, an electrically heated glass solution with A0 fire-resistance in line with IGC International Code for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Carriers.

With over 30 years’ experience in producing fire-resistant and heated glass, Vetrotech has developed a glass solution specifically for wheelhouse applications, which offers 60 minutes of fire integrity resistance (A0) and an integrated heating function in just one Read More…

A&P Group endorses UK national shipbuilding strategy

David McGinley, Group Managing Director of A&P Group – the largest ship repair and conversion company in the UK – has commented on the national shipbuilding strategy intended to benefit UK shipyards, which was announced yesterday (Wednesday).

“A&P Group wholeheartedly endorses Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon’s National Shipbuilding Strategy and the Government’s decision to buy five British built type 31e frigates to support the Royal Navy Fleet,” he said.

“The Read More…

Keppel signs Heads of Agreement with Pavilion Energy and PLN to explore LNG solutions for Indonesia

Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited (Keppel O&M) has entered into a Heads of Agreement (HOA) with Pavilion Energy and Indonesia state-owned PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) to explore opportunities in the development of small-scale Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) distribution in West Indonesia. The signing of the agreement took place at the Singapore-Indonesia Leaders’ Retreat in Singapore.

The HOA follows the discussion between the Indonesia and Singapore governments regarding bilateral energy Read More…

Thordon and IMarEST call for full acceptance of water lubricated propulsion

Shipping industry leaders attending London International Shipping Week (LISW17) next week will be able to hear the case for water lubricated propeller shafts during an evening technical lecture organised by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST).

Taking place on Wednesday 13th September at the IMarEST’s London HQ, Thordon Bearings’ Regional Manager, George Morrison (pictured), a chartered marine engineer with 23 years’ experience, will present a paper calling Read More…

Pole Star holds LISW17 events

Maritime technology company Pole Star, a sponsor of London International Shipping Week 17 (11th to 15th September), says it will be announcing new products at its Technology Roadshow on Wednesday 13th.

The UK-based company has been providing vessel monitoring, regulatory compliance and risk management services to the shipping industry since 1998.

“London is where the company was formed, and where our HQ is, and operational base is,” said Managing Director Read More…

TMS Tankers selects Coldharbour Marine’s BWTS

UK-based Coldharbour Marine, a manufacturer of ballast water treatment systems based on unique inert gas technology, has reached an agreement with Greece’s TMS Tankers to retrofit its GLD BWT System. TMS Tankers is a member of the Athens based TMS Group operating currently 43 tankers.

The 2013-built 158,513DWT Suezmax tanker Bordeira, owned and operated by TMS Tankers, will be the first to be fitted with Coldharbour’s BWT System in early Read More…

ClassNK e-Certificate approved for use by world leading flag states

Classification society ClassNK has expanded the world’s first comprehensive electronic certificate service for classification and statutory certificates to include the flag states of Panama, Singapore, and the Marshall Islands from 15th September 2017.

The service, ClassNK e-Certificate, currently available to Liberian-flagged vessels, will be available to ClassNK-registered vessels from a total of four flag states, accounting for approximately 60% of vessels on the ClassNK register.

ClassNK e-Certificate is the result Read More…