GNS, StormGeo Partner in Voyage Optimisation
Global Navigation Solutions (GNS), provider of maritime navigation information for shipping companies, and the weather service provider StormGeo announced a strategic partnership to combine their industry-leading weather and navigation capabilities to benefit our shipping customers globally.The new partnership will leverage GNS’s and StormGeo’s combined competence in software and analytics, creating a strategic opportunity for joint development of new solutions and insight. The combined reach of the two companies is more than 20…
Maersk Line Starts New Direct Service from West Coast South America to Japan
Maersk Line has announced a new direct service with short transit time from West Coast South America to Japan for dry and reefer cargo. In our continuous efforts to provide our customers with a competitive and fast connection from West Coast South America to Japan, we will now offer a new short transit time service from San Antonio and San Vicente in Chile to Yokohama, Japan for both dry and reefer cargo. This service will also offer improved service time from Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru.
CMA CGM to Inaugurate In-house University
The CMA CGM Group announced the opening of the CMA CGM Academy, its new in-house university, located in its Marseilles (France) headquarters. The first in-house university was launched years ago to make the group’s collaborators’ training a priority. Today, this priority is being reinforced with the CMA CGM Academy. With this new structure, the group’s collaborators will not only benefit from high-quality courses regarding shipping, but also different subjects such as management.
ISS Launches Online Relocations Service
Inchcape Shipping Services has launched a free online relocations quotations service. Accessible through www.iss-worldwidemovers.com and via a new mobile application available to download free from both IOS and Android app stores, this new online service caters to the needs of the customer by allowing them to fully specify the requirements for their national or international move, and secure a fast, accurate and detailed quote. The mobile relocations app offers the customer the…
MAN's PrimeServ Clinches DOF Service Deal
At a signing ceremony at SMM, the international marine trade fair in Hamburg, MAN PrimeServ, MAN Diesel & Turbo’s service division, signed a service framework agreement with DOF ASA, the Norwegian offshore services company. The service agreement covers the servicing of 15 vessels and 68 MAN engines (44 × 32/40 + 24 other engines of 21/31, 28/32 and 27/38 MAN types) – covering a total of 518 cylinders. The scope of the agreement includes maintenance-planning support; the delivery of planned…
WSS Opens Marine Safety & Training Academy in Atwerp
Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) opened a new FRS (fire, rescue & service) Center and Safety Training Academy in Antwerp, Belgium. “The opening of new safety service training facilities around the world will play a vital role in the growth of our total safety offer,” said. Andrew Sheriff, Business Director Safety. “Centers also housing a Safety Academy, such as this one, allow us to focus on specialized training alongside the ongoing development of our safety technicians. Antwerp was seen as a key location for expansion.
Xylem Applied Water Systems Launches JabscoTech.com
Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, is responding to the needs of its marine industry customers with the launch of JabscoTech.com, an online service offering that provides immediate support to end users of Jabsco pumps and products. The first of its kind in the marine market, JabscoTech.com provides a higher level of customer service than is traditionally available, and is easily accessible day and night.
Moore Stephens Warns on VAT Changes
International accountant and shipping consultant Moore Stephens has highlighted an imminent change to VAT rules by the UK government which could have significant implications for the shipping industry. With effect from 1 December 2012, the UK government will remove the VAT registration threshold for non-UK-established businesses, bringing UK law into line with EU law. Businesses without a UK establishment which make taxable supplies of goods or services in the UK will no longer benefit from the UK VAT registration threshold…
Seasure Shipping Launches Vesselsvalue.Com
A London-based firm of Sale & Purchase shipbrokers established in 1993, today announced the launch of VesselsValue.com, the first online service that provides automated, data-driven valuations, signalling a change in the way ocean going vessels are valued. VV’s software processes the global fleet using all comparable sales, adjusting for sale recency, ship specifications and changes in freight earnings, to produce real time market values in seconds. As an online service, large numbers of valuations can be produced in a cost-effective, convenient, and confidential manner.
Wilhelmsen Ships Service Moves Towards Ships Spares Success
Wilhelmsen Ships Service is preparing to move to Phase 2 of its recently launched Ships Spares Logistics (SSL) “First Mile to Last Mile” offer. This service provides a single point of contact for managing the delivery of spare parts from manufacturer to vessel, with total visibility on data and associated prices. Vidar Hole, Business Director Maritime Logistics Services at Wilhelmsen Ships Service comments: “Over 60 customers and more than 200 vessels have now started to use this offer.
Easier Access to Electronic Charts
ENCs from Primar can now be downloaded directly to an electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS) after type-approval of the first such unit able to communicate with the internet. Certified by Det Norske Veritas, the new ECDIS-4000 from Sweden’s Adveto Advanced Technology AB complies with all relevant regulations and standards while offering unique functionalities. These include an ECDIS security internet gate (ESIG), which makes it possible to connect to the internet for both on-line ordering and downloading of Primar ENCs.
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.