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Supreme Group Acquires EMS Seven Seas

Supply chain solutions provider in challenging environments, Supreme Group (Supreme), says it has completed its purchase of EMS Seven Seas ASA. Headquartered in Norway and listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange, EMS Seven Seas is a global maritime services group serving merchant marine, offshore and defense customers. The company supplies general ship supplies, provisions, stores, spare parts and leading technical maritime brands through its extensive network of some 600 ports. Supreme now owns 90.04% of the total outstanding shares in EMS and says it will make a mandatory offer to the remaining shareholders in the company in due course.  "We are excited to announce completion of the acquisition of EMS Seven Seas, which is a great company with strong brand loyalty," said Theo Reichert, CEO, Supreme Group. "By integrating ship supply services to our existing portfolio of supply chain solutions, we are well positioned to serve the evolving needs of both military and commercial clients. We are prepared to make investments to ensure EMS Seven Seas becomes the global leader in commercial ship supply within three years, and we look forward to working closely with their teams around the world to make this happen, merging our organizations to leverage operational synergies to their fullest potential," Reichert added. About Supreme Group


MARCAS Awards Contract to Unitor

Ship supply specialist Unitor, has entered into a three-year sole supply contract with MARCAS, the Bermuda-based marine purchasing group. MARCAS’ members, who include the V. Ships Group, Teekay Shipping and World Wide shipping, have agreed to contract with Unitor for the sole supply of chemicals, gases and associated welding products for a minimum period of three years.


MARIS on the Move

VANOS  S.A in Greece has teamed up with Maritime Information System AS (MARIS) of Norway to extend its product range to include Wheelmark (EU) certified Electronic Chart  Display and MARIS on the Information Systems (ECDIS) PC Radar Kits. The agreement covers radar overlay to ECDIS and radar/ARPA and MARIS VDR and S-VDR. VANOS S.A is a Ship Supplies company, established in 1929 and an Admiralty Chart Agent, representing a portfolio of brands popular across the globe and a vast range


Le Havre Reports 2011 Traffic Numbers

68.5 million tonnes of annual overall traffic for the port of Le Havre.   With a combined total of 68.5 million tonnes processed (including ship supplies and bunkering), 2011 traffic for the leading port for the external trade of France reflects the context of the year itself – a strained economic situation for global markets and, for general cargo, a beginning to the year that was marked by important negotiations within the scope of the port reform implementation in France


Maersk Gains From US Military shipments

Maersk gains from US military's US$ 11.5 billion war shipments Maersk, owner of the world’s largest shipping line, has benefited the most from the U.S. military’s dependence on commercial lines, according to a report in 'Longshore & Shipping News'. The company, based in Copenhagen, received almost half the military’s $1.82 billion in contracts last year to ship supplies and equipment around the globe, most of it tied to Iraq and Afghanistan


Lessons Learned From the North American ECA

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With the North American ECA (Emission Control Area) now in force, Hans Staal, Branch Manager, OW Bunker USA explains the lessons that must be learned and why collaboration within the shipping supply chain is going to be key to meeting new regulatory challenges. Since the outset, the introduction of the North American Emission Control Area (ECA) in August 2012 has been an issue of some concern for many ship owners and operators


USNS Bridge Completes UNREPS with 9 Ships in Persian Gulf

By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joshua Cassatt, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/Commander, U.S. 5th Fleet Public Affairs USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) conducted underway replenishments with nine U.S. ships June 1-3 in the Persian Gulf. More than 865,000 gallons of jet fuel, 2.3 million gallons of diesel fuel, 560 pallets of food, ammunition and stores were transferred over the three-day period. It was an undertaking that didn’t intimidate the crew of Bridge in the


HydroComp SwiftCraft 2009 Adds Features

SwiftCraft is a designer's tool for speed and power prediction of propeller-driven monohull vessels under 250 ft. SwiftCraft had been developed specifically for designers and builders of motor yachts, patrol craft, small ships, supply vessels, ferries and other transit craft. SwiftCraft employs advanced parametric prediction capabilities. Modeled on web navigation, it is ideal for new users where a rapid learning curve is important and the time needed to complete a project must be minimized


Ship Suppliers Urged to 'Go Green'

International Shipsuppliers & Services Association (ISSA) encourages members to adopt eco-friendly practices The International Shipsuppliers & Services Association (ISSA) is encouraging its members to implement green policies and achieve internationally-recognised environmental standards under its flagship Green ISSA initiative. Jens Olsen, ISSA President, said: “We believe that the modern ship supply industry must have environmental considerations at the heart of its


AHTS Proves Strength on (in & through) Ice

Brage Viking: Zamakona built, Caterpillar MaK powered, Ice capable

While the large oceangoing variety of ships garners the lion’s share of attention in regards to Arctic operations, modern offshore vessels that will be required to support potential oil and gas business in the region are equally vital. Viking Supply Ships recently carried out full scale ice trials in the Gulf of Bothnia on the Brage Viking, an 85m long anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) type offshore support vessel delivered  from Zamakona shipyard in Spain two years ago.


EMS Seven Seas Announces New CEO

Lars Rosenkrands

EMS Seven Seas announces new CEO; enters into agreement to acquire Wave Shipping, a Singapore-based maritime and port agency services company. EMS Seven Seas, an international ship chandler and leader in the provision of goods to the marine, offshore and defense sectors


Drewry, Cargosmart Expand Cooperation

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Shipping consultancy Drewry and shipment management software solutions provider CargoSmart have expanded their cooperation agreement to cover a broader exchange of market intelligence data on the container shipping market. The two companies first announced their cooperation agreement in April


Sanctions Bite Russian Arctic Oil Shippers

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Shipping services that support Russia's attempts to extract oil from remote parts of the Arctic will run into difficulties as banks scale back energy financing due to Western sanctions, increasing transport costs for the frontier sector. Sanctions imposed on Russia by the United States and


SSI Highlights the Rise of the Sustainable Shipper

Charterers’ future procurement decisions will be driven by an increasing drive to improve sustainability within shipping supply chains. The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI), a pioneering coalition of companies from across the global shipping industry focused on uniting commercial


Suez Canal Security: Nexus Consulting Recommends ...

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In light of the recent shipping vessel attack on the Suez Canal (Suez Canal Authority, August 31st, 2013), Nexus Consulting is announcing the release of recommendations for merchant vessels traveling through the canal. Background The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has noted that an attack on a


SATs to Acquire Singapore Cruise Center

SATS announced it has through its subsidiaries, SATS Airport Services and SATS-Creuers Cruise Services (SATS-Creuers), entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of Singapore Cruise Center for S$110 million from Temasek.


Wrist Ship Supply Reports 30% U.S. Growth

Wrist Ship Supply has announced growth of more than 30% in its North American-based operation, in what it describes as a milestone for ship supply in the United States. The growth follows Wrist’s acquisition of World Ship Supply, West Coast Ship Supply


Suppliers Continue to Weather the Economic Storm

Jens Olsen ISSA President

Ship suppliers are managing to weather the economic storm by putting solid and vetted business partnerships ahead of any major move towards online procurement, according to the industry’s leading trade body. The International Shipsuppliers & Services Association (ISSA) said that while


USS George Washington in Biggest Ever RAS

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The U.S. Navy's aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) completes its largest replenishment-at-sea (RAS) ever with Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10). While RAS's are nothing new to the Sailors aboard George Washington


Transas Names Pfeiffer Navigation Director

Jens Pfeiffer

Transas Marine has announced the appointment of Jens Pfeiffer as a Business Division Director, Navigation, Transas Marine. Jens Pfeiffer first joined Transas as a Sales Manager, Navigation in the company’s German office in 2005 where he worked for two years


HullWiper Expands to Fujairah

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GAC EnvironHull's  hull cleaning solution now available at second UAE port. GAC EnvironHull has expanded itsbrush-and-diver-free hull cleaning operation to Fujairah, six months after its global launch.   Launched in Dubai in November 2013


GAC EnvironHull now at 2nd UAE port -Fujairah

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GAC EnvironHull, part of global shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC Group, has expanded its eco-friendly, brush-and-diver-free hull cleaning operation to Fujairah, just six months after its global launch. Launched in Dubai in November 2013


GAC Bunker Fuels' additional services at Galle, Sri Lanka

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  GAC Bunker Fuels and its local partner in Sri Lanka, Interocean Energy (IOE), have moved the bunker barge MT 'Kandy' to Galle to meet growing demand for bunker supplies at the port on the southern tip of the island nation. Thanks to its proximity to international east-west shipping lanes


CEVA Wins Best Green Logistics Operator Award

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  CEVA Logistics, a leading global supply chain management company, was awarded the Best Green Logistics Operator award at the 28th Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards (AFSCA) held in Shanghai recently. The annual awards organized by Cargonews Asia are designed to honor leading


Spotlight on German Shipbuilding

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German Shipbuilding: Growing order income with new advanced product solutions The German shipbuilding industry has a world market share of around one percent. This is certainly in another league compared to China, South Korea and Japan, which divide the global shipbuilding pie of containerships






 
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