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July 2017 Issue

BMT to Collaborate with ZephIR Lidar and Miros
BMT Scientific Marine Services (BMT) will collaborate with ZephIR Lidar and Miros to enhance its drive toward providing a center of excellence for delivering instrumented monitoring solutions and data management for asset integrity within the global oil and gas community.

ZephIR Lidar and Miros will work closely with BMT to provide a premium solution to oil and gas majors.

Successful US BlueTech Trade Mission to Europe
The Maritime Alliance (TMA) had a successful two-week U.S. BlueTech Trade Mission to Europe, where 11 small-medium-sized companies from five states participated in a four-city tour that included a trade show, B2B matchmaking, presentations and multiple networking opportunities and cluster-cluster collaboration, which is anticipated to generate at least $2 million in total new exports. Metrics will be collected over the next 12 months and reported to the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Shell Marine Introduces MILES Program
Shell Marine is introducing its Marine Integrated Lubrication and Expert Solutions (MILES) program for lubricants management. This new initiative combines purchasing options, services and an extensive range of lubricant products to address customers’ most pressing operational concerns.

Shell Marine is also considering continuous product and service developments as part of a strategy that includes innovative delivery options and a coherent response to digital disruption in the maritime sector.

GE Marine Appoints KDU Reseller for DP Systems
GE’s Marine Solutions has appointed KDU Worldwide as its value-added reseller for the product range of SeaStream and Sealyte dynamic positioning (DP) systems. KDU will have reselling rights of these GE products in the United Arab Emirates and Middle East, which includes Saudi Arabia.

ICS to Urge IMO to Adopt
Dramatic Carbon Reduction Objectives

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) will urge the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to adopt some dramatic CO2 reduction objectives on behalf of the international shipping sector to match the ambition of the Paris Agreement on climate change.

ICS will propose that IMO should adopt three aspirational objectives: to maintain international shipping’s annual total CO2 emissions below 2008 levels; to reduce CO2 emissions per tonne-km, as an average across international shipping, by at least 50 percent by 2050, compared to 2008; and to reduce international shipping’s total annual CO2 emissions by an agreed percentage by 2050, compared to 2008, as a point on a continuing trajectory of CO2 emissions reduction.

Jamaica Calls for Implementation
Of Maritime International Regs

Jamaica’s Special Envoy to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council RAdm. Peter Brady is calling for the implementation of internationally accepted regulations to effectively promote maritime safety, security, improved working conditions on board vessels, and pollution prevention by ships.

Brady, head of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica, said priority must be given to improving the prevention of marine pollution consistent with the UN sustainable development goals.

1CSI Moves into Headquarters
The Aberdeen-based subsea integrity consultancy 1CSI (1 Consulting Subsea Integrity) has marked the launch of its business with a move into premises at the James Gregory Centre in the Aberdeen Innovation Park, Bridge of Don.

The company was established in April by Matthew Kennedy and Aleksandra Tomaszek and offers solutions to global subsea challenges, including fit-for-purpose assessments of deepwater flexible risers through the inspection of concrete-coated subsea pipelines and ROV-deployed examination of subsea welds inside offshore wind turbine monopiles.

Nautical Institute’s Latest Book
Greeted with High Demand

Demand for The Nautical Institute’s latest book, “Guidelines for Collecting Maritime Evidence,” has been so strong that it had to be reprinted before its official launch. This practical guide is intended for everyone at sea and onshore—master, crew and managers—who might need to handle material after a maritime incident that could be used as evidence for legal proceedings, insurance claims, etc. It will help reduce the risk of seafarer criminalization.

Columbia, Marlow Partner
With Lufthansa for Maritime IT

Columbia Shipmanagement and Marlow Navigation have signed a groundbreaking partnership with Lufthansa Industry Solutions that will pave the way for a new era of blue-sky thinking in the maritime sector. The agreement will provide the highest standards of information technology relating to performance monitoring, predictive maintenance, remote sensoring, procurement, logistics, crew planning, development resource sharing, lab utilization and state-of-the-art development processes.

UK Subsea Companies
Go on Trade Mission to India

U.K. subsea companies showcased their technology and expertise to India’s largest oil and gas exploration and production company, Oil and Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC), on a trade mission to South Asia.

Organized by the industry body Subsea UK, in partnership with the Department for International Trade, the five-day mission saw representatives from Expro Group, Flexlife, GE Oil and Gas, SMD, Sonardyne and Tata Steel participate in a series of workshops to demonstrate their deepwater exploration and production capabilities.

Dubai Named Among Top 10
Global Maritime Cities

Dubai was named among the Top 10 global maritime capital cities by DNV GL and Menon Economics in the third edition of The Leading Maritime Capitals report. The report uses five criteria: shipping, finance and law, maritime technology, ports and logistics, and overall attractiveness and competitiveness. The analysis is supplemented by a survey of more than 250 industry experts worldwide.

In the Middle East, India and Africa, Dubai was ranked the leading maritime center, confirming its regional status as the dominant hub. The city has also strengthened its overall global position compared to the 2015 report, moving up from 13th to 10th. The report predicts the city will become the world’s sixth most important maritime center by 2022.

ACO Marine Sees Opportunity
In Russian Fisheries Sector

Gietech GmbH and ACO Marine have signed a nonexclusive sales and service agreement aimed at increasing ACO’s leverage in the developing Russian fisheries sector.

While the total Russian catch has increased to about 4.5 million tonnes recently, the fishing fleet is reducing and aging. ACO could fill a need for wastewater treatment systems.

Guildline Instruments Accepts
Orders via OSIL

Guildline Instruments Ltd. is accepting orders on its new 300L Fluid Bath through global resellers Ocean Scientific international Ltd. (OSIL).

The new 5600 Series larger design was implemented in response to customer requests for a larger fluid bath. The 5600 Series has 50, 75 or 100L configurations available.

MacArtney Supplies Solution
For Rescue Vessel

MacArtney’s French subsidiary supplied and installed a solution for the newly built rescue vessel Sirius comprising a Kongsberg EM 2040 Dual RX multibeam echosounder. The inertial sensor Kongsberg Seapath 300 was also part of the scope. The scope also covers a QPS QINSy hydrographic data software package and MacArtney’s CORMAC Q2 winch.

Sirius is additionally equipped with the sound velocity sensors Valeport Midas SVX2 for profiling and Valeport miniSVS for surface measurement.

IMarEST Moves into Myanmar
The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) has officially launched a new branch in Yangon, Myanmar. The Myanmar Branch is the latest branch to be launched in the Asia-Pacific region, following a launch of a branch in Manila last year.

Vessel Casualty Guide
Anatomy of an Accident,” a new publication from The Swedish Club, provides unique insight into the huge coordinated exercise that surrounds a serious vessel casualty. Illustrating just how easily an incident can escalate, the guide explores the various parties and processes involved in dealing with an emergency situation.

Developed out of The Swedish Club’s Emergency Response Training program, “Anatomy of an Accident” focuses on a realistic incident scenario to test how operations are affected when dealing with an incident, reinforce who is responsible for which action during an emergency, and ensure that a shipowner’s emergency response plan works with the individual elements interacting and supporting one another should a real crisis occur.

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