• 2017 June 15 13:50

    Stream Marine Training is launching a new LNG training course

    SMT says it is joining forces with Belgium-based LNG consulting firm CryoAdvise and industrial gas supplier BOC to develop the course, which is one of the few in the UK. It has been designed to raise greater awareness and drive safety standards within LNG operating procedures.

    SMT Head of Operations and Technical Tony In’t Hout said the course, which includes cryogenic testing, had been successfully launched with CALMAC ferries. It is now being delivered on a monthly basis, but can be arranged on demand. It runs across two-days at SMT’s headquarters at Glasgow Airport and at BOC’s sites in Cambuslang or Motherwell.

    “The aim of this new partnership is to create a ‘center of excellence’ for LNG training within our world-class training facilities” said Mr. In’t Hout. “We have developed the course in response to a surge in uptake in LNG consumers, and in particular an increased training demand from smaller operators within the LNG market. We are offering a unique and flexible course providing the very latest information, guidance and safety training. Essentially, it enables commercial maritime companies to educate all employees that work within the LNG market including port facility workers, ship yard workers and first responders. Local council workers, truck drivers and those working on vessels and within factories using LNG will also benefit.

    “The first day of the course provides an introduction to LNG and the drivers for using the product as a fuel. It further covers the properties, ecology, hazards, regulations and economic facts associated with the energy source. We review the different types of tanks used for storage, tank management, delivery methods and setting up technical specifications for LNG fueling systems. Delegates will also learn about all aspects of bunkering. The second day will involve more practical learning on site with BOC. This covers safety management systems and risk assessment in bunkering operations and will look at the associated risks with the advantage of seeing the equipment and systems first hand.”

    SMT is a member of the Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF) and one of the UK’s fastest growing safety training companies. Founded in 2014, it specializes in fire-fighting, sea survival, rescue craft and health & safety courses, geared towards the maritime, oil and gas, renewables and construction sectors. In just two years SMT has driven turnover rapidly to circa £2million with 22 full-time staff and 15 consultants.

    BOC is the UK and Ireland’s largest supplier of industrial gases and related equipment, providing a practical training environment for the course.

    CryoAdvise CEO Jan Van Houwenhove said the LNG training is based on the ‘International Code of Safety for Ships Using Gases or Other Low-Flashpoint Fuels’ – an IGF Code developed by the International Maritime Organization.

    “As the maritime sector sets new standards in ship and employee safety, the SMT LNG course aims to provide complete awareness of what LNG is and its physical properties,” said Mr. Van Houwenhove. “Anyone coming into contact with LNG along the supply chain needs to understand how to work with it, including safety and handling. Participants will learn about safe storage of LNG and bunkering operations. It will provide further insight into requirements for safety management systems and risk assessment as students work with real equipment, close-up. The course should appeal to anyone looking to expand their knowledge of LNG and LNG operations. It will allow practitioners the opportunity to learn and develop new skills in world class facilities easily accessible both within the UK and internationally.”




2017 October 20

18:31 Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd joins the ITS Finland network
18:10 Kari Wihlman appointed as Director-General of Finnish Transport Agency with effect from 1 January 2018
17:47 Rosmorport appoints Oksana Masyuk as Deputy Director for Economics and Finance of its Arkhangelsk Branch (photo)
17:19 Russian Railways's loading of export freight from ports increases by almost by 6% in 3 quarters of 2017
16:56 Scandlines Helsingborg-Helsingör expands capacity
16:28 USPA announced tender for construction of berth 1-z in Port of Odessa
16:03 Wärtsilä's asset and lifecycle management agreement lets GasLog concentrate on its core business
16:00 Wilson Sons Shipyards delivers SST-Aruá to SAAM SMIT
15:31 In 9M’17, TransContainer transported 1.31 mln TEUs, up 17.7% Y-o-Y
15:03 Otto Energy starts drilling of the ST 224 #1 well
14:29 Opening ceremony of Russian-Indian international Indra-2017 exercise held in Vladivostok
14:02 d’Amico International Shipping launches the first three LR1 vessels
13:30 Sea transport of Sevastopol carried 660,400 passengers in September 2017, down 3.2%, Y-o-Y
13:02 ICTSI orders hybrid RTGs for Manila flagship
12:44 Draft procedure for investment port duty assessment is available at federal portal for legal information (document)
12:22 Aker Solutions wins order for world's largest umbilicals system
12:19 APL starts new Korea China Straits service
12:05 LNG reloading station of Klaipėdos nafta applies highest safety standards
11:37 Major ASW ship Vice Admiral Kulakov enters the port of Alexandria
11:08 Zvezda Shipbuilding complex, Rosnefteflot and Taimyrneftegaz agreed to build and operate 10 Arctic shuttle tankers
10:43 Conference “LNG Fleet and LNG Bunkering in Russia”: registration is underway
10:20 Brent Crude futures price up 0.24% to $57.37, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.33% to $51.46
09:59 Innovative passenger catamaran Grifon presented in Saint-Petersburg (photo)
09:32 Bunker prices are slightly up at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:14 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,582 points

2017 October 19

18:01 Record shipment marks ABP Ipswich and Glencore support of UK farmer
17:38 Arab Association for Women in the Maritime Sector launched in Egypt
17:15 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in Jan-Sep'17 grew by 17% to 10.17 mln t
16:50 Throughput of the port of Rotterdam up 2% to 351.5 mln t in 9M’17
16:39 Panama Maritime Authority holds a kick-off ceremony for the construction of the new Amador Cruise Port
16:21 Russian and Greek ships to participate in 190th Anniversary of the Battle of Navarino
15:59 Hartmann Group's AHTS fleet secures long-term investment
15:39 Throughput of port Vyborg up 15% to 1.09 mln t in 9M’17
15:13 Throughput of port Vysotsk up 3% to 12.91 mln t in 9M’17
14:44 Throughput of port Primorsk in 9M’17 down 8% Y-o-Y to 44.68 mln t
14:38 MABUX: Global bunker prices may continue upward evolution next week
14:17 Throughput of port Ust-Luga up 11% to 76.02 mln t in 9M’17
13:50 Bunker market in the Far East ports of Russia sees mixed price movements (graph)
13:25 Throughput of Big Port St. Petersburg up 10% to 39.48 mln t in 9M’17
13:02 TechnipFMC reaches an agreement to acquire Plexus’ exploration wellhead business
12:46 USC to transit to a new corporate management system
12:33 Knyaz Vladimir cruise liner ends 2017 navigation
12:31 Port of Fujairah and Dutch Port companies sign MOU
12:01 Prosafe updates operational results for Q3 2017
11:39 First vessel with coal shipped from Rosterminalugol to Portugal (photo)
11:20 Clean Marine receives a seven-system order from Inventor Chemical Tankers
11:08 Drydocks World recognized as the region’s best rig repair yard
10:54 Crude oil futures prices edge down 0.05% to $58,12 in London, in New York - 0.08% to $52,0 a barrel
10:41 Marine Institute CNIIMF to focus on LNG bunker market pricing at the Conference LNG Fleet & LNG Bunkering in Russia
10:08 Samsung Heavy Industries wins order to build LNG-FSRU
09:16 Baltic Dry Index edges up to 1566
09:08 Fincantieri starts dry dock works on Viking’s sixth ocean ship
08:16 Conductix-Wampfler’s LASSTEC Container Weighing System Earns OIML R51 Certification

2017 October 18

19:36 Experts to assess damage caused by tanker’s allision with Primorsk port’s pier
18:06 Scorpio Bulkers announces commitment for a new loan facility
17:36 New regular Ro-Ro service starts from Port of Koper to Japan
17:01 ABP’s Port of Ipswich welcomes Department for International Trade’s Export
16:31 Cammell Laird strikes ‘Teaming Agreement’ with BAE Systems in bid to build Type 31e Frigates
16:30 ABP’s Port of King’s Lynn helps support national infrastructure project
16:03 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from ISC to North Europe and Mediterranean