The European shipbuilding and marine equipment industry, and also the Turkish government, look forward to the start of the new shipbuilding fair SMM Istanbul. This international maritime trade fair will be held for the first time at the centrally located Lütfi Kirdar Convention & Exhibition Centre (ICEC) on the European side of Istanbul. It is organized by Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH (HMC), also responsible for the industry’s leading fair SMM, and by the partner Goca Fuar Kongre ve Sergi Hizmetleri Ltd.Şti (Goca Exhibitions). There will be 150 exhibitors from 30 nations, including global players such as Wärtsilä, Bosch Rexroth, Germanischer Lloyd, Lloyds Register, Bureau Veritas, and of course leading Turkish shipyards such as Selah Shipyard, Içdaş Shipyard, Tuzla Kiran Shipyard, Çiçek Shipyard, and major equipment suppliers and shipyard outfitters such as Özkan Steel, Alaybeyoğlu and the software house IFS Turkey. All of Turkey’s top 15 shipyards are represented at SMM Istanbul. Turkish government circles believe that the choice of Istanbul as the venue for the first overseas SMM guarantees the success of this international shipbuilding fair in Turkey. A number of Ministers and State Secretaries have announced that they will attend the official opening of SMM Istanbul. Top level representatives will also be there from the Turkish Navy and the Turkish Shipbuilders’ Association (GISBIR).
The SMM 2006, 22nd shipbuilding, machinery & marine technology, international trade fair hamburg, closed on Friday at the end of this four-day event, setting up a new visitor record. The event went very successfully for the 1,669 exhibitors from 50 nations. Seldom has the mood been so good among SMM exhibitors. A key element in that was the attendance by a total of more than 45,000 trade visitors from all continents (the SMM 2004, which lasted 5 days, had 42,151 trade visitors)
Joining organizations around the world in aiding victims of the tragic earthquake in Turkey, Austal's two 282 ft. (86 m) and two 197 ft. (60 m) vessels, constructed for Istanbul Deniz Otobusleri (IDO), have been utilized to take relief workers and rescue vehicles from Istanbul to Yalova - as well as ferrying ambulances and injured persons back to Istanbul. Operating 24-hours a day, the vessels were an instrumental piece in the relief efforts for this tragedy.
The EIB is lending Istanbul’s Ferry boat company (IDO) $60.84m to finance the purchase of two fast ferryboats – part of a comprehensive program, which aims to improve the cities hamstrung transport infrastructure. Both ferryboats are designed to carry some 1200 passengers and over 200 cars and will offer passengers maximum level of comfort and safety. Istanbul is Turkey’s largest city and center of one of the country’s leading industrial and economic regions
At the SMM Ship Finance Forum just ahead of SMM, the leading international maritime trade fair hamburg, experts will discuss the potential and prospects for new ship financing models. In spite of low newbuilding prices, the total number of ship orders is declining around the world. Financing difficulties are part of the problem, and new concepts are in demand to revitalise the market. "In ship finance we have to address two separate issues: On the one hand
DBR has successfully delivered four identical generator sets to Istanbul Shipyard. The generator sets will be installed on four vessels that the yard is constructing with an eye to delivery in 2015. “This is a groundbreaking contract for us as this is our first time we have worked with a Turkish yard,” says DBR Sales Manager Henri Hafkamp. “What’s more, Istanbul Shipyard is a very important player in the Turkish market.”
On Thursday morning a huge mobile crane placed the five-blade ship propeller in front of the main entrance of Hamburg's fair center, Hamburg Messe. The propeller is a head-turner at this year's SMM, the leading international trade fair of the maritime industry. Weighing in at around 80 metric tons, with a diameter greater than nine meters and a total blade surface area of 42 square meters, the ship propeller made by Mecklenburger Metallguss GmbH (MMG) is an impressive head-turner at this
SMM was another full success. With more than 2,100 exhibitors from all around the world, including 150 first-timers, with 50,000 industry visitors and roughly 90,000 square metres of exhibition space, SMM has demonstrated once again what it means to be the leading international trade fair of the maritime industry. After four days brimming with activity, the 26th SMM came to a close today. "We set new records this year," said Bernd Aufderheide
The Liberian Registry has established a regional office in Istanbul, Turkey, as part of the continued expansion of its global presence in major centers of international shipping and trade. Erhan Esinduy has been appointed Regional Representative of the office and will be joining the Registry’s dedicated Special Agent Tevfik Çelepöven. Having gained practical seagoing and shore-based experience during a ten-year career with P&O Containers / P&O Nedlloyd
Shipping group CMA CGM has announced the new service offer TURAF EXPRESS which directly links Turkey, Tunisia and Libya via Malta. It is the first CMA CGM line to offer a direct connection between Northern Turkey (Istanbul, Gemlik and Aliaga) and the main Libyan ports (Misurata and El Khoms) in order to develop short sea lines intra-Mediterranean activities. Thanks to the call in Malta, a CMA CGM‘s hub
A snowstorm forced the closure of Turkey's key shipping straits and sweeping flight cancellations on Saturday, while hazardous roads left many drivers stranded overnight in Istanbul, a city of 15 million people. Turkish Airlines cancelled hundreds of flights in and out of the city's main
Dubai-listed Gulf Navigation Holding has announced a partnership with Polimar Turkish Holding to grow its fleet and increase its global reach. Under the agreement, Gulf Navigation said it would be able to serve customers in major trading ports worldwide.
Construction will soon commence on the first of a newly designed variant of the RAmparts series of tugs from Robert Allan Ltd., the RAmparts 2300-MM, developed exclusively for Med Marine to be built at its shipyard in Turkey. The new tug will be the first of six vessels expected to be
SeaThigor, the forward propeller shaft seal Thordon Bearings introduced to the market last year, has been nominated in the technology category of the Green4Sea awards, which will take place in Athens this April. Thordon Bearing’s President and CEO, Terry McGowan
The SENER engineering and technology group has taken part in the SMM Hamburg maritime trade fair, one of the most prestigious international meetings in the sector, which is held every two years, on this occasion from September 5 to 9. SENER, staying loyal to a tradition of over 20 years
Oil rallied to four-month highs on Thursday, underpinned by a surprisingly large drop in U.S. inventory levels the previous day and by growing expectations for the world's largest producers to agree to cut supply. Brent crude futures were last up 55 cents on the day at $52
Hear from industry experts as they shed light on the short- and long-term future of renewable lubricants – from innovation to regulation. Fresh off the launch of its latest environmentally acceptable lubricant (EAL), FUTERRA – the first and only commercially available
Hear from industry experts as they shed light on the short- and long-term future of renewable lubricants – from innovation to regulation. Fresh off the launch of its latest environmentally acceptable lubricant (EAL), FUTERRA – the first and only commercially available hydrocarbon
Members of the OCEAN ALLIANCE, COSCO Container Lines, CMA CGM, Evergreen Line and Orient Overseas Container Line, signed a document entitled the Day One Product, which sets out the proposed OCEAN ALLIANCE’s network, including port rotation for each service loop.
The official World Maritime Day Parallel Event has opened in Istanbul, Turkey (4-6 November) with keynote addresses from International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General Kitack Lim and Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım.
Shipping’s unique role in providing most of everything that the world’s people need and want was once again the focus for an international audience, as Turkey hosted the 2016 World Maritime Day Parallel Event (4-6 November).
Bad weather forced a Russian ship to run aground in Istanbul on Friday and the crew was awaiting rescue, Turkey's Dogan news agency reported. The ship ran aground near Istanbul's Kartal district, on the Asian side of the city and on the coast of the Sea of Marmara, Dogan reported
Seaspan Ferries Corporation (SFC) announced the arrival of the Seaspan Swift, the first of two new dual-fuelled/hybrid diesel, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and battery ferries to its fleet. The new state-of-the-art vessel, currently docked at the SFC Tilbury Terminal in Delta
CMA CGM upgrades its offer between the Eastern and Western Mediterranean Sea with the new MARMARA EXPRESS line. "We are pleased to announce the new service offer MARMARA EXPRESS which directly links Turkey, Spain, France, Greece and Italy," says a company statement.
HANSA HEAVY LIFT has transported the first-ever ship-to-shore (STS) cranes via the Northern Sea Route (NSR), relocating them from the port of St Petersburg to the port of Vostochny, spanning both the European and Far East regions of Russia.