BIMCO Names Loosley CEO
BIMCO has appointed David Loosley as its new Secretary General & CEO with effect from June 2020. Loosley joins from the Institute of Marine Engineering Science & Technology (IMarEST), which he led for the last eight years.Prior to joining IMarEST, Loosley ran operations at the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) where he was responsible for the transition from analogue to digital navigational products, and chaired the Digital Geospatial Information Working Group (DGWIG) to help drive global standardization.
Polymer Pioneer Receives Engineering's Highest Accolade
On October 31st, 2019, George A. (Sandy) Thomson, the founder of Thordon Bearings and a pioneer in the development of advanced polymer materials, was presented with the 2019 Elmer A. Sperry Award in recognition of “leading the innovation in water-lubricated propeller shaft bearings” in marine transportation through the use of polymeric compounds.The award was presented to Mr. Thomson at the SNAME Maritime Convention, in Tacoma, USA, by the Chairman of the Board of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST), Mr.
IMarEST’s MLA College Partners with BAU Global
The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST)’s education arm - MLA College - is partnering with BAU Global Education Network to deliver more marine distance learning to a wider audience around the world.BAU Global subscribes to an ethos of education without borders and comprises universities, schools and liaison offices across 4 continents. The organisation offers nearly two hundred school and higher education programs in a variety of disciplines, which are not only accredited by a professional organisation…
Marshall Joins Ecochlor
Ecochlor announced Andrew Marshall as its new Vice President of Business Development, to oversee the sales, marketing and communications team, manage major client accounts, and develop strategies to increase revenue growth and profitability.“Marshall is a seasoned executive and comes to Ecochlor with a proven track record of international business development. His results-driven aptitude brought other companies from the initial conceptual and technical development phase through…
Former SKANReg Leader to Retire
Nigel Smith, inaugural International Registrar of the London-headquartered St Kitts & Nevis International Ship Registry (SKANReg), is retiring in May after 47 years in the shipping industry. Smith, 62, is a former seagoing engineer officer, technical superintendent, shipyard agent and marine consultant. He has also served on various bodies of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology, which includes being a member of the ruling Council since 2005. In the late 1990’s…
Maritime Emissions: Ship and Port Toolkits Ready
A new set of toolkits to assess and address emissions from ships and ports is now available from the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the global regulatory body for shipping.The Ship Emissions Toolkit and Port Emissions Toolkit have been developed under the GEF-UNDP-IMO Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnerships (GloMEEP) Project, in collaboration with its strategic partners, the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) and the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH)."To reduce emissions across the maritime sector…
Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement's Robert Maxwell dies
Robert (Bob) Maxwell, managing director of Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement Singapore (BSM), has died after a three-year battle with cancer, the maritime services company said. "It is with the greatest sadness that BSM delivers the heart-breaking news of the passing of our dear friend and colleague Bob Maxwell, Managing Director of the Singapore office. Bob left us on Monday, 26th March after a long struggle with cancer," said a statement from the company. He had a remarkable career in shipping and his contributions to the industry were formidable.
Obituary: Robert Maxwell, MD, BSM Singapore
BSM announced the passing of dear friend and colleague Robert (Bob) Maxwell, Managing Director of the Singapore office. Bob passed away on Monday, 26th March after a long struggle with cancer. He had a remarkable career in shipping and his contributions to the industry were formidable. Bob trained as a Mechanical Engineer at Southampton College of Higher Education. He started his career at sea in 1988 as a 2nd Engineer and in 1993 became a Chief Engineer officer sailing on bulk carriers ranging from 149,000 to 186,000 tonnes.
LNG Not a Solution for Reducing GHG
Liquefied natural gas is not a panacea to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and its increasing use as a marine fuel could be worse for the environment than burning heavy fuel oil. Adams, a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology who now heads the Association of Bulk Terminal Operators, said: “The energy content of LNG is slightly more than half that of fuel oil, so to extract the same energy output when consuming LNG rather than fuel oil it is necessary to consume almost twice the volume of LNG.
Double Certification for Albwardy Damen
Albwardy Marine Engineering/Damen Shipyards Sharjah has recently received two quality management certifications: the first involving the new ISO 9001:2015 Management System Certificate awarded by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance (LRQA), and the the second is the American Petroleum Institute’s API Specification Q1. At a recent presentation at Albwardy Damen’s facilities in the Sharjah Hamriyah Free Zone of the United Arab Emirates, representatives from LRQA awarded the yard the ISO 9001:2015 certificate.
Bristol Harbor Group Hires Lorenc
Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI) has added recent hire Jennifer Lorenc to its naval architecture and marine engineering practice. Lorenc joined BHGI as a Naval Architect in August of this year. She is a recent graduate of Webb Institute in Glen Cove, N.Y., where she received a Bachelor’s of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. During her time at Webb, Lorenc completed five internships. A few of the companies she interned at include, General Dynamics, Electric Boat…
Investment in Training Takes Pole Position at Harris Pye
A new intake of graduate trainee engineers; the start of a new ‘term’ in their internal Weld School; three trainees over half way through a two-year Boilermaker scheme; and six graduates of the inaugural Boiler Assistant training course highlight the Harris Pye Engineering Group’s commitment to investment in training. “There is no doubt that a well-trained, enthusiastic and committed workforce encouraged to achieve their maximum potential enhances our business at every level,” explains Harris Pye’s Chief Technical Officer, Chris David.
IMCA Announces Two Senior Appointments
Two new representatives from the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) global contractors have been appointed to IMCA’s Council. Harke Jan Meek is Chief Commercial Officer at Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC). In this capacity Harke is a member of the HMC Board and responsible for the commercial and technology departments. He joined HMC in 2012 in a commercial and business development role for SURF projects, and was appointed as Senior Vice President Commercial in October 2013. He was previously with SBM in Monaco and Jakarta in business development roles.
MARACAD to Focus on Training in Dubai
Three of the maritime industry’s most respected global professional bodies have announced their commitment to September’s Maritime Academic Conference and Expo in Dubai, demonstrating the priority they are giving to regional education and training needs. The Nautical Institute, the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology and the Royal Institution of Naval Architects have confirmed participation in MARACAD - which will be staged September 20th–21st September at Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE. His Excellency Dr.
Iranian Maritime Knowledge Hub to Open
The Iranian Maritime Industry Knowledge Hub will be soon opened up and ready to use by public in the area of shipping and offshore industry. Reza Mohammad Alibeike, member of The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST), said, "In order to promote culture and knowledge of common people and maritime activists with the maritime industry issues and related jobs, I decided to design and execute a simple, but smart and practical structure. The member of Society…
Spinnaker Global, IMarEST to Support Maritime Engineers
Spinnaker Global and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) have announced a partnership to support the professional development of engineers working in the maritime sector within Asia Pacific. The partnership will see Spinnaker Global candidates able to obtain a 12-month trial membership to the IMarEST, enabling them to work towards a professional qualification, such as becoming Chartered, to support their professional development and demonstrate international credibility.
IMarEST Campaign Aims to Support Seafarers
The Institute of Marine Engineering Science & Technology (IMarEST) has launched a campaign aimed at supporting seafarers in developing skills and demonstrating competencies. The campaign raises awareness of options available to seafarers to grow their knowledge while continuing their role at sea, such as e-learning higher education courses specifically relevant for senior management positions ashore, for example an MSc in Sustainable Maritime Operations. IMarEST also reminds seafarers…
IMarEST Supports Mentoring Program in Singapore
The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) joins a new Industry Mentors’ Network (IMN) program which sees first-year polytechnic students linked up with industry professionals to gain access to career advice and industry networking. The program, initiated by Singapore’s Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) and in line with a regional SkillsFuture movement, seeks to provide greater opportunities for education and career guidance and to get students in Singapore to think about career aspirations early in their polytechnic education.
IMarEST Offers Free Membership to Students
Press release - The Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology (IMarEST) has demonstrated its commitment to the next generation of marine professionals by offering free student membership to all students (undergraduate and postgraduate), cadets and apprentices for the duration of their studies or training. This offer is available to students on all courses in which marine activities have an influence, such as environmental sciences, geography and offshore renewables, as well as the traditional subjects associated with the marine sector.
IMarEST Offering Mariners Chartered Status
The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) is supporting the professional development of seafarers by mapping Class One Certificates of Competency (unlimited) and Master Mariner Certificates to a Chartered Status qualification. For individuals holding IMO white-listed certificates of competency, those with an unlimited Class 1 ticket and appropriate experience will be able to apply for Chartered Marine Engineer (CMarEng) registration and Master Mariners with suitable experience can obtain Chartered Marine Technologist (CMarTech) status.
IMarEST Further Expands into Asia-Pacific
The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) has strengthened its expansion in the Asia-Pacific region by appointing David Kelly MCIM MIMarEST, currently Head of Marketing at IMarEST’s London headquarters, as Director of Asia-Pacific. The new position, based in Singapore, will be taken up in August this year and has been created to support the existing Asia-Pacific team and to drive growth and awareness of the Institute in the region. A Chartered Marketer…
ClassNK Renews IMarEST Partnership
ClassNK has announced an improved partnership with the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) which is set to see the company benefit from a collaborative program to support the professional development of staff, as well as raising profile within the marine sector. The partnership will allow ClassNK’s employees to gain access to discounted products and services including IMarEST membership, accessing the IMarEST’s online Virtual Library, events and conferences.
Robert Allan Ltd. Named CIMarE Charter Member
Robert Allan Ltd. announced its election as the Charter Corporate Member of the Canadian Institute of Marine Engineering (CIMarE) Roll number 0001. CIMarE national council created the corporate membership class in an effort to further engage corporations, organizations, societies and professional associations in support of the activities of the organization. CIMarE was incorporated by federal charter in 1976 to promote the maritime industry and its associated professions. Over the years…
RFA, IMarEST Partner for Professional Development
The partnership between the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) has been enhanced to support the professional development of seagoing engineers. According to IMarEST , the partnership sees the RFA internal Career Level Framework for engineer officers and ratings accredited by the IMarEST, matching levels of competence and career levels to appropriate grades of IMarEST membership and professional qualifications (such as becoming Chartered).
CMT, IMarEST Partner for Cadet Development
Clyde Marine Training (CMT) and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) have formed a new partnership to support the Initial Professional Development of all CMT’s cadets. The collaboration will see all cadets on a CMT course enrolled as Student Members (SIMarEST) of the IMarEST throughout their studying period. Cadets will be supported with their Initial Professional Development and put them on the path to obtaining additional professional qualifications (such as becoming a Chartered).
Can the Green Approach to Shipping be Profitable?
In recent times, growing concern about the state of the world’s oceans and the impact that shipping has on quality of the air has led to ever more legislation on emissions. As such, the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) and Colfax Fluid Handling, a developer of pumps, systems and smart technology solutions for the marine industry, are working together to investigate perceptions of the ‘Green Agenda’ and whether shipping companies can benefit from investing in green initiatives.