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Sunday, January 21, 2018

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Nigerian Ship Chandlers Losing Rightful Business

Nigeria currently loses about N80 billion (US$500-million) annually to foreign shipping operators due to Federal Government not enforcing ship chandlery laws. Citing Head of government and international matters of Nigerian Customs Licensed Ship Chandlers Association (NCLSCA), Dr. Martins Enebeli, 'The Vanguard' reported that this has resulted in foreign shipping operators refusing to make use of the indegenious ship chandlers, which is in contravention of the recent Local Content Act promulgated by the Federal Government. According to Enebeli who is also the Trustee/Secretary General, Marine Oil Traders Association of Nigeria, Nigerian Ship chandlers are entitled to 95 percent of ship chandling services to ships that call at the nation’s ports.

First Choice Marine Supply in Charleston

First Choice Marine Supply announces it now offers launch services in the Port of Charleston, South Carolina. First Choice now handles all scheduling and pricing of launch services including personnel, spares in transit or deck and engine supplies. President Greg Nielsen said, “We are excited about this new expansion. Our company has been supplying services into Charleston for quite some time. Available equipment includes 100 ft by 32 ft ramp barges, lugger tug and crew, and a 125 ton barge mounted crane. Services are naturally available 24/7. First Choice Marine Supply also has offices in Savannah, Georgia, Freeport, Bahamas and Tampa, Florida.

Hutton's Appoints General Manager

David Greenwood, Hutton’s General Manager.

Hutton’s, a UK-based ship supplier, has appointed a General Manager to work at its new head office in Hull, England. David Greenwood brings to Hutton’s a wealth of experience having been responsible for running international logistics and supply operations for almost 20 years. He has been responsible for start-ups, growth and change management and operations for companies such as UPS Supply Chain Solutions, Tibbett & Britten and Whitbread. More recently he managed the food and non-food supply chain for the MoD into Iraq during the Gulf War…

Government Aims to Develop, Upgrade, Cyprus Shipping

The government continuously improves incentives for shipowners to register their ships under the Cyprus flag. Communication & Works Minister Flourentzou pointed out Cyprus ranks among the largest international ship registries in the world, but unlike other open registries, he added, Cyprus is also a major base for international shipping operations and for other activities related to shipping. The Minister noted that “a maritime cluster has been developed, a large part of which was established with foreign investment. The nucleus of this cluster comprises ship owning and ship management companies which own or manage more than 2000 ships of 30 million gross tonnage which amount to more than 5 percent of the world’s merchant fleet.

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, has announced that it has appointed Lars Rosenkrands as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with immediate effect. Lars has 30 years’ experience in the shipping industry, having worked for a variety of ship supply and ship services companies across Europe…

Port Restrictions and High Barge Charges: Causing Costs to Spiral

Alex Taylor

Port delivery restrictions to ships are forcing ship suppliers to use barges for the supply of ship stores – resulting in hundreds of pounds of increased logistic costs, warns the UK’s leading ships chandler Hutton’s. Restrictions are enforced for a number of reasons, including security, safety and weight limits. Meanwhile barge costs are rising with the charges becoming prohibitive at some ports. Hutton’s warns the problem is an issue worldwide and especially prevalent on continental Europe where barge supply has become commonplace.

NBS Maritime Launches Wholesale for Ship Suppliers

Photo: NBS Maritime

NBS Maritime, one of the leading ship supply companies in the Black Sea region, launches wholesale of ship supply items, tailored to the needs of ship chandlers in the area. The company is importing directly from well selected producers and is maintaining a regular stock of a large range of products, frequently required by maritime users. He added:" This is where NBS Maritime will be of benefit for the ship supply businesses. NBS Maritime is specialized in providing a full range of services tailored to the specific needs of shipping businesses: ship supply and logistics…

Artemus Transporation Solutions Hold 3rd Training Course

Artemus  Transportation Solutions will be holding its Global Commerce- International Transportation & Trade Shipping 101 Course on September 15-19 in the Seattle-Tacoma area. This is the third time the Shipping 101 course will be hosted by the Marine Exchange of Puget Sound in Seattle/Tacoma. The Marine Exchange of Puget Sound is a non-profit association that provides members certain communications and information services relative to local commercial vessel activities. Founded in 1981, members consist of Puget Sound-based steamship agents and operations, tug boat operators, ship chandlers, port authorities, and state and federal agencies.

INMEX China 2008

Showcasing the latest technology in shipbuilding, ship repair, shipping, marine engineering & equipment, this international exhibition will feature some 300 participating and represented companies from some 14 countries & regions such as Singapore, the Netherlands, Denmark, Hongkong, Germany, Finland, Norway, India, Japan, England, Korea, Italy, US and China. The expo will be held from 26-28 November 2008 at the Guangzhou Jinhan Exhibition Centre in . As ’s shipbuilding industry in the Pearl River Delta continues to advance, maritime exhibitions become more imperative to industry players in establishing their market presence. In the first 3 quarters of 2007, a rise of more than 40% in the shipbuilding output has been recorded amounting to some 12 million DWT.

Drydocks World spearheads the launch of DCMMI

Khamis Juma Buamim addressing the meeting

Drydocks World, a service provider in the maritime industry, has announced  the formation of the Dubai Council for Marine and Maritime Industries (DCMMI), a specialized non-profit trade and industry council to promote the interests of the marine and maritime industry in Dubai and the UAE. DCMMI represents a wide cross-section of the UAE’s marine and maritime industry such as Offshore & Engineering, Ship Repair & Maintenance, Shipbuilding & Conversion, and Rig building, Chandlery and Yacht Services. The Council was launched under the auspices of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Stowaways in S. African Port: Authorities Change Policy

Rudder recess stoways: Photo courtesy of West of England P&I Club

There have been changes in the way authorities deal with stowaways in South African ports, now making the ship responsible for preventing unauthorised personnel from boarding in the first place, the UK P&I Club informs. If immigration decide that any person illegally on board is a stowaway then the vessel will be liable for all the costs and consequences of repatriation. Over the past two weeks, three cases have arisen involving stowaways and it appears that the local immigration…

SKF to Showcase Marine Portfolio at Nor-Shipping

SKF and SKF Blohm + Voss Industries will showcase its combined range of solutions for the marine industry at the Nor-Shipping trade fair June 2-5, 2015 in Lillestrøm, near Oslo, Norway. At the show, SKF and SKF Blohm + Voss Industries will demonstrate a thruster exhibition model, which will enable visitors to see the full range of its associated products and services. Everything from the bearings, gear coupling and lubrication system, to the SIMPLEX-COMPACT seal and the propeller sleeve will be displayed. In addition, supplementary services, such as condition monitoring and alignment services, as well as SIMPLEX-COMPACT sterntube seals and an environmental monitoring system for measuring and recording emissions will be on show.

Commissioner Khouri Joins the FMC

Photo courtesy FMC

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) announced that Michael A. Khouri of Louisville, Ky., has been sworn in as a Commissioner for a term to expire on June 30, 2011. Commissioner Khouri was nominated by President Barack Obama on December 3, 2009, and confirmed by the Senate on December 24, 2009. Commissioner Khouri comes to the FMC as a 35-year veteran in the maritime industry from positions held in vessel operations, legal and executive positions. He has also served on the boards of directors at the American Waterways Operators Association and the Waterways Council.

Chandler to VP Operations, Bay Diesel

Bay Diesel & Generator announced the promotion of Lynn Chandler to the position of Executive Vice President of Operations. Chandler will oversee the operations of Bay Diesel’s parts department, service division and administrative functions. Chandler has been with Bay Diesel since February of 1990. In his time with Bay Diesel, Chandler has participated in nearly every aspect of the business, including service coordination, payroll and accounting. Chandler became General Manager of Bay Diesel as the company began to grow rapidly.

Davy Crockett Deconstruction

The 433-foot flat deck barge Davy Crockett continues disassembly on the Columbia River, Wash., Ore., border on May 20, 2011. Metal is cut away from the floating stern section, transferred to a decontamination barge and then to a scrap barge to be hauled away. Meanwhile salvage divers prepare submerged areas for disassembly. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric J. Chandler.

Nautisk Appoints Sub-distributor in Spain

Global chart distributor Nautisk has appointed SEAMAPS ES as a sub-distributor, serving Algeciras and the surrounding areas.   The Spanish chandler will service local customers with core navigational products and services direct from Nautisk including Admiralty charts and publications in both paper and digital format.   SEAMAPS will also offer a number of solutions developed by Nautisk for the maritime market including POD (Print on Demand), Nautisk’s vessel information service  - Neptune, and the newly launched digital publications library, NaviTab.

WireCo Acquires Netherlands’ Endenburg

WireCo WorldGroup Inc., the world’s leading producer and marketer of specialty steel ropes and high synthetic ropes, announced today that WireCo has acquired the assets of Endenburg B.V., a Netherlands-based company. As part of the agreement, WireCo will establish a crane rope distribution center at the current Gouda location, called the WireCo Crane Center. Founded in 1855 and headquartered in Gouda, Netherlands, Endenburg supplies hoisting and lifting gear including steel wire ropes, shackles, fiber ropes and custom-made tarpaulin covers for the shipping, towing, construction and transport industry. The Endenburg name will not be continued and all activities will be incorporated into current WireCo business units.

Datema Appointed Ocean Safety Distributor in The Netherlands

Ocean Safety has appointed a new distributor in the Netherlands to supply the company’s range of equipment including the Kru range of lifejackets, Ocean Safety liferafts and lifebuoys, first aid kits, survival suits and Aquaspec lights. Datema, which is part of the Nautical Safety Group, is prominent in the field of nautical safety and nautical data, (including Enc Track), in the Netherlands. The company and its 45 employees are based in Delfzijl and Rotterdam, and will be supplying Ocean Safety’s products to leisure chandlers…

Hutton’s Opens Largest UK Depot

Britain’s leading ship supplier, Hutton’s, has responded to growing demand from the offshore oil and gas sectors by opening its biggest UK depot in Aberdeen. Hutton’s, which recently announced record sales figures, moved into the 13,000 sq ft (1300sq m) depot from a smaller 5,000 sq ft warehouse a month ago. Hutton’s need for expansion is a result of increased business from the offshore industry. The new facility is located near Aberdeen harbour and provides Hutton’s with considerably increased capacity. In addition, the depot provides modern office space with up-to-date IT systems and hi-tech meeting facilities. Leased from the Harbour Board the unit is recently refurbished and houses 350 cu m of chilled and frozen freezer facilities and 382 ambient pallet places.

Hutton's Moves to New Headquarters

Hutton's, a UK-based ship supplier, has moved into a large new head office and warehouse facility to accommodate the company's growing business. Located in Witty Street, Hull, the new double-sized unit is called Dianthus House and has access straight onto the A63 and national motorway network, along with being strategically located for access to Europe overnight via the Hull to Rotterdam ferry. The large new facility provides increased storage, warehousing and logistics facilities along with larger administration offices. Managing Director Alex Taylor says: "This is an exciting time for us and an important step to prepare for our next ten years of business.

Hamburg: A Growing Cruise Hub

Hamburg is the first German port achieving for the first time the magical 500 000 passenger mark in a single season. New facilities plan to open by June 2015, which will handle 6,000 to 8,000 passengers during a full 10-hour turnaround. Cruise industry generates huge economic impact for the port and destination and brings ecological responsibilities. Miami. The 2013 Hamburg cruising season came to an end on New Year’s eve, with the 2014 season commencing just 8 days later with the arrival of the ‘Queen Elizabeth’ on 8 January.

Expanded World Maritime University Campus Inaugurated

Photo: IMO

Expanded premises for the World Maritime University (WMU) were inaugurated on Monday, May 19, 2015 in Malmö, Sweden, by IMO Secretary-General and WMU Chancellor Koji Sekimizu. WMU is an international educational institute for the maritime community, operating under the auspices of IMO. At close to 6,000m2, WMU’s new facility is nearly double the size of the previous Malmö campus. It provides a new auditorium, multiple research laboratories, seminar rooms and video-conferencing capabilities for hosting international conferences.

Parmaris Appoints New Sales Manager

Parmaris, a U.K. manufacturer of lifejackets, appointed Pete Evans as Sales Manager. Pete, who formerly worked for Crewsaver for more than 16 years has a wealth of experience in the safety equipment sector which he brings to the company, including a number of years focussed on cruise and ferry commercial sales as well as commercial export and the leisure sector. Pete is also a very experienced racing sailor with many offshore and inshore miles under his belt, so he has first hand experience of using safety equipment at sea. The appointment coincides with an expansion programme at Parmaris, as the company adds 1000 sq ft of additional premises to their existing production facility in Birkenhead.

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