SMI Newsdesk Archives

World Tour for One Maritime

After only six months of operation, One Maritime, the unique online ship supply portal, now delivers its revolutionary new online platform into more than 120 countries worldwide. Since its start-up this January, growth has shattered all targets, with ship operators and suppliers demanding to take advantage of the considerable benefits to be gained from the system.      

 “We are delighted that the maritime industry has welcomed One Maritime so warmly Read More…


Accidents in enclosed spaces are frequent, often fatal – but crucially, also avoidable. 

Videotel Marine International have joined forces with Mines Rescue Marine to launch a brand new training series, Entry into Enclosed Spaces.  The programme delivers a hard hitting message to both ship board and shore based personnel that will ensure that when working in enclosed spaces the correct equipment is used and good safety procedures become second nature.

Read More…

The Salvage Association poised to capitalise on its Braemar connections

Braemar (Incorporating The Salvage Association) is poised to expand its marine surveying and consultancy services following its recent buy-out by Braemar Shipping Services plc. The company is looking forward to taking advantage of the wider group’s extensive global office network to broaden its existing international expert marine surveying and consultancy service.

The Association, which boasts a maritime history of more than 150 years, plans to expand its world renowned specialist Read More…

Bureau Veritas slashes CAP report time

Bureau Veritas has slashed the reporting time for a Condition Assessment Programme (CAP) report from three months to one, and at the same time improved accessibility and usability of the report.

The move, which should reduce costs for tanker owners, has been made possible by the international classification society renewing reporting software used by the surveyor and by the Ultrasonic Thickness Measurement (UTM) service provider. At the same time it Read More…

Antwerp receives the capesize MG Courage

The deepening of the Western Scheldt has made the port of Antwerp easily accessible not only to Ultra Large Container Ships of over 10,000teu but also to capesize vessels, as demonstrated by yesterday’s arrival of the MG Courage with an enormous cargo of steam coal for the German market. The vessel entered the port with maximum draught, bound for Antwerp Bulk Terminal (SEA-invest) in the Delwaide dock.

The huge Read More…

Tsuji Heavy Industries inks two-ship bulker deal

Bahamian shipowners Campbell Shipping has signed an order with Tsuji Heavy Industries (Jiangsu) in Changjiagang, Jiang Su for two 37,500 dwt double-hull log fitted bulk carriers, with an option for two more.

These ships, which will be classed by ABS and fly the Bahamas flag, will have a length overall of 179.9 metres with a 30.4 m beam, a scantling draft of 10.2 m and a service speed of 13.9 Read More…

Transportation vital link in reducing world food shortages

Inefficiencies in moving the world’s food from farm to fork is often to blame for food shortages and low prices for growers, according to a new report from the Worldwatch Institute.

State of the World 2011: Nourishing the Planet states it is not just low yield and poor farming techniques that can leave shortages – links in the food chain including storage, transportation and marketing, are just as vital to Read More…

Jumbo Shipping expands fleet

Jumbo Shipping is set to expand its fleet with the order of a new top segment heavy lift vessel from the Brodosplit shipyard in Croatia.

The Netherlands-based heavy lift operator has penned the agreement for a 152 m long vessel, equipped with two cranes which can lift up to 2,200 tonnes in tandem.

It is said to be the strongest heavy lift vessel in the world and is to be Read More…

PwC appoints new UK head of Transport & Logistics

PwC, the international brand for member firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers, has appointed Coolin Desai as the new UK head of its Transport & Logistics arm, responsible for leading and co-ordinating services to the industry across the country.

Based at PwC’s new More London offices at London Bridge, he brings 15 years’ experience of the sector to the role and takes up the post with immediate effect.

Mr Desai is also partner Read More…

Industrial action at Port of Southampton

Port health inspectors at the Port of Southampton are to join industrial action taking place across the city, in defiance of plans from the local Conservative-led council to force municipal workers into pay cuts.

According to the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), the council intends to issue all municipal workers with dismissal letters and new contracts to be signed within a 90-day deadline, or face termination of their employment.

Workers Read More…

Wärtsilä receives propulsion package orders for four new dredgers

Wärtsilä has been awarded a series of orders to supply propulsion solutions for four new dredgers to be built in China and the Netherlands.

The company, headquartered in Finland but with operations in 160 worldwide locations, will supply engines and fixed pitch propellers to Van Oord, the Netherlands-based dredging and marine contractor.

The equipment installation is for the Artemis, the second of two large self-propelled cutter suction dredgers built for Read More…

Graig order launches new generation container super feeders

Cardiff-based Graig Group has ordered a series of up to 26 fuel-efficient new generation MARLIN 2000 Blue design container feeders to be built at the major Jin Hai shipyard complex in China. The first two vessels are scheduled for delivery in August and September 2013 with subsequent vessels to be delivered in pairs every two and half months. Discussions on charters for the vessels are advanced with a number of Read More…