MISHA to Install DESMI BWMS Fleet-wide
Danish firm DESMI Ocean Guard A/S said it has finalized a contract to supply CompactClean ballast water management systems (BWMS) to the entire fleet of Turkish ship owner MISHA Shipping. The contract includes delivery of 10 CompactClean BWMS in sizes from 340 to 750 m3/h, with the first system to be delivered later in 2018 for the m/v Mohican currently under construction. MISHA Shipping is a privately held company with both shipping and shipyard activities. Its vessels are shallow-draft dry cargo vessels primarily designed for operations in Russian inland waters…
CEVA to Run Wärtsilä’s Spare Parts Transportation Services
Wärtsilä signed a cooperation agreement for the 24/7 global spare parts transportation management and control tower services for Wärtsilä Services. For CEVA, the contract value is approximately EUR 32 million per annum over the next 3 years. The agreement follows Wärtsilä's earlier announcement of its intention to centralize spare parts logistics and to build a facility in the . The new operating model is planned to be fully implemented by 2011. CEVA Logistics will take responsibility for shipments of spare parts to Wärtsilä's various warehousing facilities in and for the spare parts deliveries to Wärtsilä's international customers.
Caspian Sea Navy to Reconstruct Vessel
The Caspian Sea Navy of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) announced a tender on purchase of equipment and spare parts for the refurbishment of Ali Amirov vessel. The tender bids will be unsealed April 18, 2006. The supplier is expected to deliver the equipment and spare parts within three months of signing of an agreement. The cost of the supply will be paid by confirmed and nonrefundable accredit, or pay parts within six months of supply. During the section of bids the preference will be given to those offering low prices of spare parts, possession of specific experience in the sphere of supply of spare parts, as well as convenient term of delivery. (Source: Baku Today)
GEA Westfalia Separator Signs With Separator Spares & Equipment, LLC
Separator Spares & Equipment, LLC announced an authorized distributor agreement with GEA Mechanical Equipment US, Inc. (GEA Westfalia Separator Division) for the Gulf Coast region. Effective immediately, Separator Spares & Equipment, LLC will be providing GEA Westfalia high-speed separator equipment, spare parts, and support throughout the Gulf Coast region. This strategic alliance will provide GEA Westfalia Separator’s customers a local representative on the Gulf Coast. “I’m extremely excited about working with GEA Westfalia. This agreement gives us a solid partner in providing solutions for our customer’s purification needs.” said Mervyn LeBlanc, Director of Separator Spares & Equipment, LLC.
RPG: Authorized Turbo Repair Center for Napier Turbochargers
Large bore engine sales and service company, Resource Power Group (RPG) has received Napier Turbocharger’s authorization as a service, repair and spare parts center. This move compliments RPG’s existing capabilities as a medium speed engine, turbocharger, and fuel equipment service and sales company. For it to become authorized by Napier Turbochargers Ltd. “Customers with Napier Turbochargers will be pleased with RPG’s ability to provide competitive OEM Napier spare parts, new Napier turbochargers, complete spare cartridges, retrofits, and a service team with a high sense of urgency,” said Sean Carey RPG’s General Manager.
Wärtsilä, CEVA Expand Cooperation
Wärtsilä, a ship power and decentralized power plant solutions, and CEVA Logistics, a supply chain company, have signed an agreement for the outsourcing of warehousing operations for Wärtsilä's 24/7 global spare parts activities in the Netherlands. The agreement follows Wärtsilä's earlier announcement of its intention to consolidate the company's spare parts logistics and to build a Central Distribution Centre facility in the Netherlands. The new operating model is planned to be fully implemented during 2011. Until then, CEVA will already manage the existing Dutch warehouse of Wärtsilä in Zwolle and will assist in the design of the new Central Distribution Centre.
China's COSCO Acquires German Marine Equipment Firm
COSCO International acquires Germany's Hanyuan to further develop global service network in marine spare parts supply. Yuantong Marine Service Co. Limited, COSCO International’s wholly owned subsidiary mainly engaged in supplying marine equipment and spare parts, has signed a share purchase agreement with COSCO Europe GmbH to acquire the entire issued share capital of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Hanyuan Technical Service Center GmbH. The consideration of the acquisition amounted to EUR1,180,000 (equivalent to approximately HK$11,977,000). Upon completion of the acquisition, Hanyuan will officially become the first wholly owned subsidiary of COSCO International in Europe…
MAN B&W Order Tracking Goes Electronic
MAN B&W Diesel Service in Denmark has revamped its level of customer service with a free tracking system Extranet service enabling customers who are buying original MAN B&W Diesel spare parts, with the ability to track their orders from their desktop. Those ordering the spare parts for the engine manufacturer's two- and four-stroke engines will benefit by being able to follow any spare part order from the moment it is shipped to the arrival at its destination. The system can track any order from a vessel, see the size and weight of any shipment, see the contents of all orders and change delivery addresses. Joining the system is simple and can be done so by either of the links on MAN B&W's web site, or by contacting their company representative at MAN B&W's service in Copenhagen.
DEUTZ Goes Digital: New Online Service Portal
DEUTZ launched a service portal for workshops, end customers and machine operators at www.deutz-serviceportal.com, giving its customers access to information and the easy ability to order genuine DEUTZ spare parts from its local service partners 24/7. The portal's ability to access the documentation for more than 1.5 million DEUTZ engines, and therefore to be the most up to date with regards to technical developments, is touted as a benefit, as it can display a list of spare parts to match each engine number, for example.
3D Printing in Rotterdam Port
Is 3D printing just a hype? Or is it really possible to print spare parts for ships that can actually withstand the requirements set for the often "rough" working practice? This question is to be answered by the project "3D printing of maritime spare parts". "27 marine related companies have formed a consortium initiated by InnovationQuarters in close cooperation with Havenbedrijf Rotterdam and RDM Makerspace. AEGIR-Marine is one of the participants. Today, the consortium agreement has been signed by all participating companies. Will 3D printing give us solutions that we can use and apply?
ILS-Software Package for German Coast Guard
Just two weeks after christening the first of three 216 ft. (66 m) Offshore Patrol Vessels, the German Coast Guard (Bundesgrenzschutz) ordered an extensive software and data package for Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) of the new " Bad Bramstedt"-class from Abeking & Rasmussen, designers and builders of the new vessels. The order consitsts of three on-board versions and one shore version of the new developed Virtual Ship Explorer (VSE). The logistic company Ocean Logistics GmbH, a subsidiary of Abeking & Rasmussen is responsible for the total system. With the on-board version the crew will be able to manage all documentation for on-board systems, including full spare parts logistic, i.e.
FDGM Awarded U.S. Navy DVD Contract For Mine Warfare Fleet
FDGM, the Northern Virginia subsidiary of Italian engine manufacturer Isotta Fraschini, has been awarded a U.S. Department of Defense contract to supply spare parts items for the non-magnetic diesel engines in the U.S. Navy mine sweeper fleet. Managed by Defense Supply Center in Columbus, Ohio, the contract also includes spare parts items for Defense Logistics Agencies in Richmond and Philadelphia, as well as the Navy Inventory Control Point (NAVICP) in Mechanicsburg, PA. The FDGM contract also includes spare parts items coded for stock replenishment for the mine sweeper fleet. This contract is part of the implementation of a new government transportation management system currently expected in place on or about July 1, 2003.
Anglo-Eastern Signs Turbocharger Maintenance Deal
MAN PrimeServ Turbocharger, part of MAN Diesel & Turbo’s service division, has signed a Premium Turbocharger Maintenance Contract with Anglo-Eastern Ship Management. Under the terms of the agreement, PrimeServ will provide all relevant services complete maintenance package. The deal covers approximately 330 turbochargers installed aboard vessels from the Anglo-Eastern’s worldwide fleet – essentially a mixture of NA/TCA axial types for main engines, and NR/TCR radial types for auxiliary engines.
New Wärtsilä Subsidiary Trades Classic Engine Parts
Wärtsilä announced it has established a subsidiary to trade spare parts for classic four-stroke Wärtsilä engines. QuantiParts, fully owned by Wärtsilä, will operate from the Netherlands and serves customers in the marine, locomotive and power plant industries worldwide. QuantiParts trades original engine manufacturer (OEM) spare parts for selected mature Wärtsilä medium- and high-speed four-stroke engines, such as Deutz, Stork, Bolnes, Sulzer A/S, Poyaud, SACM and Crepelle. The new company is based in Zwolle, the Netherlands, where its spare parts are traded from. The company's stock consists of nearly 5.5 million components for more than 40 different engine types.
Yanmar Centre Ridderkerk New Outlet
Diesel Techniek Rotterdam BV in Ridderkerk, generally known as DTR Yanmar Centre, will open on January 3 the doors of a new outlet. The company’s activities will all be combined at this address. Diesel Techniek Rotterdam is the official dealer of Yanmar, a producer of diesel engines for the shipping industry and the manufacturing industry. The entire Yanmar programme will be delivered by Diesel Techniek Rotterdam. The new branch is located on the Nieuwe Maas river and is very accessible. From this location Diesel Techniek Rotterdam will be providing a unique spare parts and distribution service. A wide range of spare parts will be stocked, the showroom will display various engines, pump sets and generators and a workshop provided with state-of-the-art equipment is to be opened.
Management Changes at Resource Power Group
The Resource Power Group appointed Chimas Sylve as Spare Parts Coordinator at its new Deer Park facility near the Houston Ship Channel. “Chimas brings with him knowledge of not only the MaK engine line, but also MaK gas engines as well as the entire Caterpillar engine line,” said Mike Kriner, Branch Manager for the Houston facility. “Our Houston facility is less than a year old, but is already growing rapidly both in medium speed engine and turbocharger services,” said Mike. Previously Mr. Sylve spent nine years at the parent company, Louisiana Cat, where he provided both parts and service support for the Caterpillar line of engines including the MaK gas and diesel products.
MacGregor's Greek Service Center sees a Boom
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, continues to serve the busy Greek shipping industry from its new, larger premises at Akti Miaouli, which is in the heart of the Greek port of Piraeus. "We serve 1,500 Greek-owned vessels annually and handle over 4,000 customer requests for spare parts and services around the world," says Athena Kanellatou, Managing Director of MacGregor Greece. MacGregor has enjoyed a presence in the city for almost half of a century and mid February this year, after 20 years' in the same location, MacGregor moved its Piraeus office to be even closer to its customers.
MacGregor Inks Deal to Service Teekay Vessels
MacGregor has signed a five-year frame agreement with Teekay Shipping Ltd to provide spare parts, maintenance, training and project support for approximately 115 of Teekay's vessels. The agreement was signed during the second quarter of 2017, and will see MacGregor, part of Cargotec, provide spare parts, maintenance, training and project support for hatch covers, hose-handling cranes, general-purpose cranes, offshore mooring/loading systems, deck machinery winches, steering gear and compressors on board Teekay vessels. “The business relationship with Teekay goes back to Pusnes and Hatlapa brands with separate types of agreements. When discussions first took place it was clear there was a tremendous spread of installed base,” said Steve Goodchild, UK Branch Manager.
Two Dredges Delivered in Nigeria
Two local contractors in Nigeria recently took delivery of 10-inch Wolverine Class Dredges, designed and manufactured by DSC Dredge at its facility in Greenbush, Mich. As the political capital of Delta State, Asaba is a rapidly expanding city along the banks of the Niger River Delta. There is a growing demand for infrastructure improvement projects, including roads and livable space along the Niger River. Yet, this fast-flowing river brings sand downstream from the interior of the nation.
Supporting The Technical Revolution
Recent trends in the shipping industry are changing how suppliers of marine equipment handle customer support. With more standardized equipment, the availability of increasingly sophisticated marine electronic systems, smaller crews and tighter deadlines, shipping companies have come to expect a higher grade of customer support available all over the world, year round. "We're seeing a demand for better, faster and comprehensive global service," said Dag Pettersen, president customer support for Kongsberg Norcontrol AS, a leading provider of marine navigation and control systems for the shipping industry. While today's advanced equipment is more reliable and requires fewer spare parts than ever before…
Wärtsilä to Centralize Warehousing and Logistics of Spare Parts
Wärtsilä is centralizing the spare parts logistics and by building a new spare parts distribution centre in the . A large and modern central warehouse is planned near the company's current service unit in the . Wärtsilä will invest approximately EUR 70 million in the new distribution centre. The investments will be spread over three years from 2008 to 2010. The intention is to outsource logistics and warehousing operations. Wärtsilä has seven product companies: in , , the , , , and . Today the product companies are responsible for the global logistics of their own product groups. By centralising these activities, customers will receive faster and more efficient service.
CMAXS Installed on Two Rosy Star Ocean Vessel Management Ships
ClassNK Consulting Service’s software solutions ClassNK CMAXS PMS and ClassNK CMAXS SPICS have just been installed on two ships managed by Manila-based Rosy Star Ocean Vessels Management Co., Inc., marking the first adoption by clients outside of Japan. ClassNK CMAXS PMS is a complete and simple solution for managing machinery maintenance on board ships, whilst ClassNK CMAXS SPICS offers supports for spare parts inventory management and purchase order creation. Both feature user-friendly interfaces and are easy to install and operate.
Siemens Opens Seattle Marine Service
Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. has opened a second marine service location in Seattle, Wa. devoted to servicing offshore supply vessels, cruise lines, ferries, cargo carriers and other ocean vessels. Like its sister marine service location in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the West Coast location will serve both on-call and service contract customers. The new Seattle dedicated marine service location will offer a wide variety of services: on-call emergency response, repair services, spare parts services, condition monitoring, technical support programs and asset management programs. Siemens new Seattle marine service location will offer a large array of repair services for automation, drives, motors, instrumentation and controls as well as spare parts services and part audits.