• 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.”




2018 February 21

19:06 Russia’s State Duma set to change tariff policy to lend a helping hand to inland water transport
18:07 ONE, OOCL and SACO Shipping use booking tool eBooking
17:43 Renovated Stena Line Terminal at Europoort starts operation
17:06 Project to map ocean floor by 2030 now operational
16:52 Rosterminalugol export coal terminal handles 3-millionth tonne YTD
16:22 Zelenodolsk Shipyard to host keel-laying of 11th Buyan-M class corvette, Feb. 23
15:03 Launching of RST27M Balt Flot 20 at Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard slated for Feb. 22
14:14 NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes list of ships dismantled worldwide in 2017
13:18 ATOMFLOT says Russia needs nine more icebreakers for the Northern Sea Route by 2025
13:01 Clarksons Platou collaborates with Maersk Line to provide shipping services in Egypt
12:43 Big Port of St. Petersburg imposes ice restrictions in the harbour effective as of March 7, 2018
12:31 Castellammare Di Stabia starts slipway works on the multipurpose amphibious unit
12:10 Rosterminalugol transferred over RUB 1.5bn of taxes to different budgets
12:01 Panama Canal hosts Cheniere Energy to discuss LNG’s Future at the waterway
11:25 MOL car carrier rescues castaways in the North Atlantic Ocean
10:53 Crude oil futures prices edge down 0.8% to $64,73 in London and 1% to $61,17 in New York
10:46 Sovcomflot and Shell ink time-charter agreements for Aframax LNG-powered duo
10:35 Vostochny Port obtains ISO 14001:2015 certificate
09:48 Port of St. Petersburg bunker prices move upward
09:26 Baltic Dry Index rises 2.76% to 1117 points

2018 February 20

18:37 Time is running out to register for the Dangerous Goods: New Requirements for Transportation Conference, March 1, 2018
18:31 Russian association of fishery businesses call to revise a 'fishing quotas per a keel' terms
18:06 AVANZA completes a successful trial with Daikin Reefer
17:38 The Maritime CIO Forume Cyprus 2018 to be held in Limassol, March 27
17:03 DNV GL issues over 50,000 electronic certificates
16:55 RIMS secured a further class approval from Korean Register of Shipping for the use of drones during surveys
16:39 Taganrog Commercial Sea Port spent $156 000 on environment protection in 2017
16:34 Wärtsilä and Maersk Drilling create a joint 25-year strategy for thruster services to increase uptime and reduce costs
16:04 Post-Brexit port health border disruption still a major concern for British ports
15:34 Goltens teams up with Yara Marine on SOx scrubbers
15:21 Taganrog Sea Commercial Port earmarked $74,4 to support social programmes in 2017
15:04 US Navy awards concept design contract to Fincantieri to evolve FREMM into FFG(X)
14:32 Port of Marseille Fos traffic up 8% in 2017
14:02 The largest vessel enters Busan Port since its opening
13:32 Carnival Fascination resumes year-round service from San Juan
13:20 Port of Kavkaz sees a 50% spike in freight volumes, to 1.98 million tonnes
13:09 Rosterminalugol coal exports reach 150-millionth tonne milestone
13:02 Partners start financing waste-to-chemistry project in Rotterdam
12:35 First foundation for the offshore wind farm Kriegers Flak installed in Denmark
12:18 Bunker fuel prices in the Far East ports remain firm
12:07 United Shipbuilding Corp: the floating co-generation plant Akademik Lomonosov is 96% complete
11:32 Rotterdam port diminishes the sale of bunker oil to 9.9 million m3 in 2017
11:27 APM Terminals Itajaí to double monthly volume
10:44 Crude oil futures price slides 0.29% to $65,48 in London, in New York gains 1.17% to $62,27
10:36 Sevastopol to host 6th Business Forum SIMBF 2018, June 6-7
09:49 Russian M100 product spot price gains last week to RUB 5,594/mt
09:30 Baltic Dry Index gains to 1087 points

2018 February 19

18:52 Russia’s Glavgosexpertiza gives nod to new phases of ZVEZDA Shipyard construction
18:05 Maersk Line increases FAK rates from Europe to West Coast South America, Caribbean and Middle America
17:05 Hapag-Lloyd introduces Asia – Middle East – New Asia Red Sea Service (AR1)
16:05 Maersk Line increases Reefer FAK rates from North Europe to Far East Asia
15:49 Iskes Towage & Salvage adds two more Damen ASD Tugs 2810 to its fleet
15:25 Maersk Line increases DRY rates from Russia to Far East Asia
15:02 The Russian Register of Seaports updates Port of Tuapse details
14:53 Nevsky Shipyard prepares the Akademik Pashin to test underway replenishment capabilities
14:26 Xeneta increases its data coverage by 161% in 2017
13:49 Rosmorport’s icebreakers assist shipping in the Gulf of Finland, escorted 17 vessels
13:12 GasLog reports financial results for 2017
12:01 GoodBulk announces delivery of Capesize vessel
11:46 Port of Mariupol freight volumes soar 32.3% to 455,860 tonnes