• 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 June 17

18:24 USCG saves six people, tows disabled vessel in Port Etches
17:59 Denis Krylov appointed General Director of Gazpromneft-Sakhalin
17:28 China and South Korea agree on ballast water exchange rules
17:04 Mermaid Maritime borrows a loan of USD 65 mln to extend the financing of two vessels
16:41 Neptune Lines welcomes Neptune Galene & Neptune Thalassa after scrubber installation
16:23 DG Termināls invests about 1 million euros during the year
16:17 Finnish ferry getting a diesel-electrical drivetrain system
16:04 MSC Katya R. sets record as largest container ship to boost Costa Rican export links to Europe
15:45 Singapore to host 18th Vessel Efficiency & Fuel Management Summit
15:26 Onezhsky Shipyard launches multifunctional buoy tender for Volga-Baltic Basin
15:04 Hunter Group sells one vessel
14:42 Gdansk, Poland to host 6th Operating Specialist Wind Vessels Summit
14:19 Seatrade Europe conference programme to include Marine Interiors specialist panel discussions
14:12 ClassNK releases amendments to class rules
13:55 Finland hosts an EU–China maritime meeting
13:31 AWT completed stage III of modernization and expansion of the Paskov Terminal
13:24 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 16,007 in RF spot market
13:10 The Irish Port of Cork and Port of Amsterdam to collaborate
12:48 Pella Shipyard launches tugboat of project 90600, Sadko, built for Sevmash-Shelf (video)
12:31 Port of Oakland exports up 8.4 percent in May 2019
12:01 North Carolina Ports adopts Vortex port equipment simulator
11:30 MEYER WERFT announces the keel laying for the new cruise ship IONA
11:15 Throughput of port Shanghai (China) in Jan-May’19 declined by 1.3% to 225.91 million tonnes
11:00 Panama Canal issues proposal to modify tolls structure
10:59 Bunker sales at the port of Singapore in Jan-May’2019 fell by 7.7% Y-o-Y to 19.79 million tonnes
10:37 Fincantieri's Muggiano shipyard launches PPA “Paolo Thaon di Revel”
10:21 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
10:01 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.26% to $62.17, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.19% to $52.87
09:38 Port of Singapore throughput in Jan-May’2019 was nearly flat YoY at 261.39 million tonnes
09:19 Diana Shipping commences self tender offer to purchase up to 2,000,000 shares
09:16 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, June 17
09:10 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,085 points

2019 June 16

17:13 DC area agencies to conduct mass rescue exercise off National Harbor
16:05 Boskalis appointed as salvor for both damaged tankers in the Gulf of Oman
15:53 Fincantieri and Naval Group sign a joint venture agreement
13:47 Diana Shipping Inc. announces the sale of a Panamax dry bulk vessel, the MV Thetis
12:47 WSC unveils its hybrid patrol vessel at Seawork 2019
11:41 GasLog Partners LP announces new multi-year charter agreement with Gunvor

2019 June 15

15:44 Wight Shipyard rolls out its new windfarm support vessel concept at Seawork Int'l 2019
13:17 Malta Freeport hosts its first LNG-powered container ship
12:53 Petrobras closes the sale of TAG
11:41 USCG, local partners respond to sailing vessel aground off Magic Island
08:43 Vessel training simulation underway at Tema Port’s new Terminal 3

2019 June 14

18:05 Ole Martin Grimsrud appointed CFO of Aker Solutions
17:44 USCG Cordova FOL crew saves man stranded for three days on Montague Island
17:05 Knud E. Hansen wins two separate contracts for innovative large RoRo vessels
16:41 Hapag-Lloyd to increase rates from North East Asia to Australia
16:26 Murmansk Sea Fishing Port handled 90,300 tonnes of cargo in Jan-May’2019, down 38.7% Y-o-Y
16:05 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to South Africa
15:14 “K” Line receives recognition for vessel speed reduction programs in the West Coast of North America
15:00 UK maritime industry leaders debate decarbonization, digital technologies and the future of safety at the annual ABS UK National Committee meeting
14:00 China Railway Container Transport signs strategic cooperation agreement with SITC International Holdings
13:38 Container throughput of Vladivostok Sea Fishing Port in 5M’2019 up 39% YoY to 89,649 TEUs
13:09 Algoma increases its interest in in the CSL International Pool
12:41 Port of Klaipeda (Lithuania) handled 19.77 million tonnes of cargo in 5M’2019, up 8.5% Y-o-Y
12:09 Global Ship Lease announces new charter agreements
11:32 Bunker prices continue going down at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
11:09 ECSA issues statement on suspected attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman
10:51 France signs up to fishing vessel training treaty
10:30 Zhatai Shipyard to let build up to 10 river ships and scrap at least two ships per year