• 2018 August 1 17:15

    Count-down for SMM is on: highlights of maritime trade fair at a glance

    From 4 to 7 September, emerging and well-established companies will once again present the entire value chain of the maritime sector in the exhibition halls of Hamburg Messe und Congress (HMC). As appropriate for the age of the digital revolution and the maritime energy turnaround, this year's SMM will put its main emphasis on digitalisation and the environment. An overview: 

    Facts & Figures:

    • SMM takes place for the 28th time
    • Its honorary patron is Dr Angela Merkel, Chancellor of The Federal Republic of Germany
    • The fair will reflect the entire value chain of the maritime industry
    • Around 50,000 visitors from more than 120 countries are expected to attend
    • More than 2,200 exhibitors from 69 countries will be present
    • 29 national pavilions
    • 24 political, business and international naval delegations (as of August 2018)
    • More than 93,000 qm² of exhibition space in 13 halls
    • Hall A5 with focus on Green Propulsion
    • Five subject matter-specific conferences with 70 international speakers
    • The Green, Digital, Security, Cruise & Ferry, and Job Routes will direct visitors to relevant exhibitor stands
    • SMM has an international subsidiary: INMEX SMM India, which will take place from 3 to 5 October 2019 in Mumbai

    Novelties:

    • 3D printing: Arranged together with the Northern German Maritime Cluster, the special exhibition on 3D printing in the maritime sector represents a global debut. In Hall B6 visitors will be able to talk to experts, and witness live presentations of additive production processes.
    • Cruise & Ferry Route: Well-known companies from the Cruise & Ferry segment will not only occupy the entire Hall B5 but also parts of Hall B8. The new Cruise & Ferry Route will help visitors identify additional relevant exhibitors. 
    • Future-looking topics: The Offshore Dialogue on 6 September will focus on topics such as Arctic technologies and deep-sea mining.
    • Cybersecurity: The maritime security conference MS&D will last two days this year (6 & 7 September) with cybersecurity as one of the main topics.
    • Job exchange: The Maritime Career Market on Friday (7 September) will for the first time offer interested young talents an information forum with lectures on maritime job profiles, and advice for job applicants.
    • New countries: Poland, Estonia and Panama will be represented by national pavilions. Namibia will celebrate its fair debut as an individual exhibitor.
    • Ship-owning companies: The renowned TradeWinds Shipowners Forum takes place at SMM for the first time.

    Visitors of SMM 2018 can expect the industry's biggest and most international showcase. More than 2,200 exhibitors, including both young and well-established companies, will present their innovations and product solutions on site, including large-sized items. For four days, decision-makers and experts from around the world will be able to speak personally with all stakeholders relevant to the business. Apart from providing a platform for expert discussions and networking, SMM is an ideal environment for negotiating and closing national and international business deals within a short timeframe.

    The leading international maritime trade fair takes place at the Hamburg Messe und Congress fair complex every two years. With roughly 2,200 exhibitors and 50,000 visitors from all continents, SMM is the world's most important industry event. It covers the entire value chain of the maritime sector, bringing together international decision-makers and experts and providing a platform for presenting innovative technology.

    The 2018 fair will take place from 4 to 7 September, once again under the honorary patronage of German chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel. The four-day event is preceded by an inaugural international conference, the Maritime Future Summit (MFS), on 3 September 2018, one day before the exhibition opens.




2019 August 24

14:42 Eastern Shipbuilding delivers the CAPT. JIM McALLISTER with a USCG Sub-M COI to McAllister Towing
13:26 Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale yields more than $159m in high bids, continues Upward Trend Under Trump Administration USDoI
11:38 Grieg Star takes delivery Supramax vessel the Star Damon
10:58 DNV GL launches renewables certification operations in U.S.

2019 August 23

18:36 Bridge parts transported for second Theemsweg route bridge
18:06 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to East and South Africa, Indian Ocean
17:55 Onezhsky Shipyard launches TSHD Yury Maslyukov
17:36 First CLEANBU wet-dry cargo switch with significant positive environmental impact
17:20 Atomflot and Baltiysky Zavod sign agreement on construction of fourth and fifth nuclear-powered icebreakers of Project 22220
17:05 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Middle East Gulf
16:45 MPI Resolution started blade repair campaign in offshore wind farm
16:35 PIL’s fleet attains Environmental Ship Index (ESI) certification
16:05 Botlek becomes Vopak's styrene hub
15:44 First-of-a-kind floating nuclear power unit Akademik Lomonosov leaves Murmansk for Pevek
15:23 CMA CGM will not use the Northern Sea Route
15:17 Vessel powered by ABB Azipod® propulsion reaches North Pole for the first time in history
15:13 NOVATEK’s Board recommends 1H 2019 dividend
14:47 PGNiG Group posts more than PLN 22.6bn in revenue for H1 2019
14:16 BC Ferries supports whale research at Galiano Island
13:52 Marsden Point, New Zealand tops BIMCO Terminal Vetting Report
13:29 Missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov entered Mediterranean Sea
13:08 Boskalis half year result 2019 tainted by offshore projects
12:34 Sevastopol Sea Port to be subsidized with RUB 54 million by municipal government
12:08 Bibby HydroMap commences second UXO survey for Vattenfall
11:40 Tests of unique replenishment system of Akademik Pashin tanker successfully completed
11:08 DP World Liège Container Terminal boosts eco-efficiency with Konecranes
10:55 Eesti Energia to use Klaipėda LNG terminal services
10:26 Hamburg, Germany to host 15th Arctic Shipping Summit on 4-5 December 2019
10:07 Bridge parts transported for second Theemsweg route bridge
09:53 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.1% to $55.98, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.01% to $55.35
09:34 Bunker market sees mixed price movements at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:19 Baltic Dry Index is up to 2,118 points
09:07 Damen wins UX Design Award for Human Machine Interface for Tugs
08:35 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning August, 23
08:07 World’s largest all-electric ferry completes its maiden trip

2019 August 22

18:04 Australian Maritime College and KONGSBERG eye potential for VR training with renewed support program
17:39 Nordic Engineering sponsors roundtable meeting “Import Substitution in Russian Shipbuilding: Ambition and Reality”
17:04 DOF Subsea issues Financial Report for 2nd quarter of 2019
16:47 Karelia proposed construction of deep-water freight and passenger port Kem’
16:25 Bunker prices go down at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
16:04 Navios Acquisition reports results for H1 2019
15:53 PJSC TransContainer reports its Financial Results under IFRS for 6M'2019
15:12 ReCAAP ISC has released Guidance on Abduction of Crew in the Sulu-Celebes Seas and Waters off Eastern Sabah
15:04 Essar Ports expects to meet 60 MT target for FY20
14:31 Höegh LNG announces interim results for the quarter and half year ended 30 June 2019
14:14 Peel Ports takes important step towards being Brexit ready
13:56 Yamal LNG shipped twenty million tons
13:35 Arctic block of Far East Investment and Export Agency headed by Dmitry Fishkin
13:13 Sea Machines successfully deploys industry’s first autonomous spill-response vessel
12:28 Fire onboard MV Pyotr Tchaikovsky kills one in Saint-Petersburg
12:13 Frontera Offshore and DOF Subsea join forces for the Subsea Construction and IMR Mexican market
11:31 Kalmar to enhance STS crane capabilities at EUROGATE Tanger
11:21 HELCOM publishes report on noise sensitivity of animals in the Baltic Sea
10:59 HELCOM gets a new Executive Secretary
10:35 Caterpillar Eurasia and Admiral Makarov University agreed on establishing a brand new up-to-date training center
10:10 Steps towards new treaty to protect marine biodiversity
09:38 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.41% to $60.04, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.38% to $55.47
09:20 Hapag-Lloyd announces changes of North Europe Mediterranean Express Service
09:13 Baltic Dry Index is up to 2,061 points
08:44 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Aug 22