Standards Tighten for Supplying Seafarer Food in Mombasa
Accreditation to international quality standards in the supply of food and drink to ships is becoming essential to do business, says Mohammed Muses, Managing Director of All Supply Mombasa Shipchandlers, based in Mombasa, Kenya. The move to accreditation has been partly driven by the new rules on seafarer welfare set by the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 which has now been ratified by most of the world’s main seafaring nations. All Supply Mombasa Shipchandlers has been a member…
Lifting of Travel Restrictions Welcomed by Mombasa Port Businesses
The decision yesterday by the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to lift its advisory that travel to Mombasa should only be ‘essential’ has been welcomed by local businesses, especially those in the port community. Mohammed Muses, Managing Director of All Supply Mombasa Shipchandlers Ltd, says the decision by the UK and other governments should lead to a growing number of ships coming back to the port. “A lot of the news has been about the tourist industry and cruise ships not calling at Mombasa, but the travel advisory has kept a lot of other commercial shipping away as well.
Hutton's Expands Global Network to Middle East
Expanding international ship supplier Hutton’s Group has established an important regional supply hub in Dubai to service its clients in the Middle East. This key location adds to Hutton’s growing global network which provides extensive coverage in the UK, Europe and West Africa. Operating under the name Hutton’s Global FZE, the Middle East branch will be based at the iconic Jafza One building in Dubai’s Jebel Ali Free Zone. This key location within the free zone area enables Hutton’s to ensure its clients benefit from tax free products and services.
Remote Locations Present Maritime Supply Challenge
As the offshore sector expands internationally and new areas of operation come on stream in hard-to-reach parts of the world, the task of obtaining quality produce and spare parts becomes ever more challenging. Distance, time zones, local customs and bureaucracy, and the lack of availability of familiar products can cause a headache for purchasing managers attempting to keep their crew and vessels well supplied with the food and goods they need. That’s where a ship supplier able to manage local purchasing and provide effective logistical support comes to the fore…
Wilson Joins Hutton's Aberdeen Team
Leading ship supplier The Hutton’s Group has strengthened its Aberdeen logistics team with the appointment of a new Branch Manager. Kirstene Wilson starts work today at the firm’s Sinclair Road depot, having completed a week’s induction training at Hutton’s head office in Hull. Wilson brings to her new role years of experience in both the retail, wholesale and logistics sectors, having worked previously for Makro and Strachan’s.
Bottled Water Sales to Shippers on the Rise
Hutton’s Group, a ship supplier in the U.K., reported sales of bottled water are up 30% on last year’s figures. The Hull-based supplier to the international shipping industry said it sold almost 40,000 large bottles of still water and nearly 20,000 small bottles this January alone, with sales of sparkling water (particularly popular with eastern European customers) growing too. The company said its January water sales equate to more than 13,000 liters. Alex Taylor, Hutton’s Group Managing Director…
Hutton's Bolsters Management Team
U.K. ship supplier Hutton’s said it has invested in new core management positions, appointing a new Commercial Manager, Business Development Manager and Warehouse & Transport Manager to enhance its enterprise which last year recorded a group turnover of £14million. Joining Hutton’s as Commercial Manager is Shaun Casey who brings more than 25 years’ experience to the role and comes to us from RMS Trent Ports where he was Operations Manager. Responsible for developing the Customer Service and Operations departments…
ILS & Danaos Collaborate on Network Shipping Management Services
Inventory Locator Service sign MOU with Danaos Management Consultants to develop cloud-based procurement & management services. Together the companies will develop a platform called MarineHubsm, a network of companies in the marine industry that will facilitate planned maintenance and procurement of spares for ship owners, managers and suppliers worldwide using cloud technology. George Zdravecky, ILS vice president of Supply Chain Solutions, recently spoke about the benefits of creating such a network at the International Marine Purchasing Association (IMPA) conference in London.
Hutton's Appoints General Manager
Hutton’s, a UK-based ship supplier, has appointed a General Manager to work at its new head office in Hull, England. David Greenwood brings to Hutton’s a wealth of experience having been responsible for running international logistics and supply operations for almost 20 years. He has been responsible for start-ups, growth and change management and operations for companies such as UPS Supply Chain Solutions, Tibbett & Britten and Whitbread. More recently he managed the food and non-food supply chain for the MoD into Iraq during the Gulf War…
Watch Your Weight at Sea Warns Hutton’s Medical
Modern seafarers should keep an eye on their weight as well as the horizon to avoid storing up health problems, advised Hutton’s, UK ship supplier which is calling for seafarers to make a conscious effort to switch to a healthier diet. “Seafarers can easily become overweight if they load up on calories to get through long working shift patterns,” said John MacDonald, General Manager of Hutton’s Medical. “They just load up with calories to get them through the day but that doesn’t do your body any good at all.
Hutton’s Opens Largest UK Depot
Britain’s leading ship supplier, Hutton’s, has responded to growing demand from the offshore oil and gas sectors by opening its biggest UK depot in Aberdeen. Hutton’s, which recently announced record sales figures, moved into the 13,000 sq ft (1300sq m) depot from a smaller 5,000 sq ft warehouse a month ago. Hutton’s need for expansion is a result of increased business from the offshore industry. The new facility is located near Aberdeen harbour and provides Hutton’s with considerably increased capacity.