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Weekly Round Up
26 September 2016
Latest Companies

TENMAT - Composite Bearings and Wear Parts for Ships and Offshore Applications

Guardian Maritime - Anti-Piracy Protection for Ships

Goltens Green Technologies - Ship Repair, Design and Engineering Services

MMC Green Technology - Compact Ballast Water Treatment Systems for the Maritime Industry

LJM Hydraulik - Hydraulic Cylinders for the Marine Industry

Press Releases

Mouawad Consulting Offers Innovative Solution for Very High Ballast Flow Rates
After successful tests onboard a commercial ship, we are glad to announce that we have now a proven solution to treat ballast water onboard ships with very high flow rates, such as very large crude carriers (VLCC), very large bulk carriers and heavy-lift semi-submersibles.

Sulzer Launches Highly Reliable Pumping Solutions for Clean Water Applications
Sulzer's product portfolio for the clean water market includes its efficient and highly reliable standard axially split casing SMD pump.

New MD Reveals Strategy for Growth
Developing new markets and growing the customer base are two key aspects of Scott Rhodes' corporate plan for Precision Products. With almosttwo decades of experience in systems engineering, including roles in the automotive and aviation industries, the new Precision Products managing director took charge from January this year and he has clear ideas of how he will take the company forward.

Hatenboer-Water Successfully Extends ISO 9001: 2015 certification
Hatenboer-Water has successfully prolonged its ISO 9001 certification.

Martechnic Successfully Introduces New 'Industry 4.0' Products at SMM 2016
This year SMM, the leading international trade fair, had its main focus on innovative technical solutions, and in particular digital transformation for the maritime sector. In the context of difficult market situation and current challenges faced by global shipping industry, automation and digitalisation are regarded as potential long-term benefits which the concept of 'Industry 4.0' offers.

White Papers

Maintenance and Service Solutions for Marine Equipment
Sulzer provides maintenance services for cruise liners, dredgers, passenger and naval ships, offshore production, tankers, and support vessels. We help you to minimise disruption and extend...

Energy-Efficient Shipping Solutions
By utilising variable frequency drive (VFD) technology, the WE Tech variable speed shaft generator solution presents unmatched efficiency in ships electrical power...

High-Quality Hydraulic Cylinders
LJM Hydraulik has 50 years’ experience in the production and marketing of high-quality hydraulic...

Piston Rings and Metallic Seals
Established in 1994 in Chesterfield, UK, PPUK has expanded rapidly as our reputation has grown within the industry, becoming a world leader in the supply of piston ring and metallic sealing...

Pre-Engineered Seawater Desalination Units
This white paper provides details about B&P's range of skid-mounted, heavy-duty seawater desalination packages for ships and offshore...

Features

Recycled plastic, a bold new source of eco-friendly shipping fuel?
A new research project in the UK is testing whether residual waste plastic could be turned into an alternative fuel to power ship engines. If successful, the new fuel could prove a cleaner and cheaper substitute for heavy fuel oil, a highly toxic substance currently dominating the marine fuel market.

Seafarer abandonment: the shipping industry’s darkest side
The issue of seafarer abandonment affects only a small part of the industry; but, without money or a way of getting home, the abandoned crew suffer inhumane conditions and devastating financial consequences. To provide some hope, a support network of trade unions, welfare and maritime rights groups are fighting to ensure their protection on an international level.

Transporting livestock by sea: contentious, but necessary?
The export of livestock, such as sheep, cattle and goats, by sea is always guaranteed to start a debate. But, how is it done? And, more importantly, how can both animal welfare and shipping livelihoods be protected?

How did the Port of Portland lose its entire container business?
At the end of May, the last container ship scheduled to call at the Port of Portland left the facility, leaving behind no container operations at the port. The port’s two major container shipping partners pulled out of the port last year, taking almost all of the port’s container business with them. With ongoing disputes between the container terminal operator and dock workers’ union blamed for the loss, could nothing more have been done to reverse this container slump?

Nigeria ramps up port anti-corruption
Nigeria has launched a port service support portal and an information platform to tackle widespread corruption and inefficiencies at its major ports. The country has been struggling with a poor corruption record for years and it is hoped the new move will create transparency in handling its import shipments.

Projects

Sleipnir Semi-Submersible Crane Vessel
Netherlands-based Heerema Offshore Services' new-generation self-propelled, semi-submersible crane vessel, named Sleipnir, is being built by SembCorp Marine at its Tuas Boulevard Yard in Singapore.

National Geographic Quest Expedition Vessel
National Geographic Quest is a new expedition vessel being built for the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Alliance.

MS Spitsbergen Explorer Vessel
Named after the Norwegian archipelago of Spitsbergen, Hurtigruten’s MS Spitsbergen is an expedition vessel that was first built in 2009. The vessel has been fully reconstructed by Fosen Yards at Rissa, Norway, and christened in July 2016.

Crystal Mozart Cruise Ship, Vienna
Crystal Mozart, a river cruise ship operated by Crystal Cruises, was christened in Vienna, Austria, on 11 July 2016 and is expected to enter service in October 2016.

M/T Ternsund Chemical Tanker
M/T Ternsund is a dual-fuelled (LNG and diesel) chemical tanker constructed by Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding, for Terntank Rederi. The vessel is being chartered by North European Oil Trade (NEOT).


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