• 2019 June 17 14:19

    Seatrade Europe conference programme to include Marine Interiors specialist panel discussions

    Seatrade Europe conference programme to include Marine Interiors specialist panel discussions, say the event organizers.

    “To make sure that cruise passengers will feel comfortable in every respect, designers and architects leave nothing to chance when designing ship interiors. Based on the shipowner’s suggestions they develop restaurants, bars, suites and spas down to the tiniest detail. But when it comes to implementing their concepts, the designers always depend on suppliers executing their plans precisely so everything will fit seamlessly. At the MARINE INTERIORS Cruise & Ferry Global Expo, powered by SMM, which will take place from 11 to 13 September 2019 in parallel with Seatrade Europe – Cruise and River Cruise Convention at the Hamburg Messe fair complex, designers can find top-ranking suppliers. From light installations to chinaware, through to custom-manufactured coffee tables, the exhibitors at the new MARINE INTERIORS fair cover the entire value chain”, says the statement.

    Finding competent project partners is one thing; complying with strict safety regulations another. The art of implementing regulatory requirements on board a cruise ship in an aesthetically pleasing way will be the subject of a panel discussion titled “How to design to comply” at MARINE INTERIORS, which will take place as part of the Seatrade Europe conference programme. The panel will be moderated by David McCarthy, Marine Projects & Communications Director at AD Associates. Mr McCarthy has nearly 25 years of professional experience in hospitality, cruise operations, ship newbuilding and renovation. His advice to future ship designers: "Go and experience things, touch the materials, and take in the ambience with all your senses. This was a great piece of advice I received during my early career at sea."

    The notion that safety always comes first even for designers of cruise ships is more than familiar to Siegfried Schindler and Kai Bunge, the founders and Managing Directors of Partner Ship Design. "The basics for a safe ship are created during the early concept development stage. The first step is to subdivide the ship into fire zones and watertight partitions. Planning the escape routes and the lifeboat positions is the second step, material selection the third," says Schindler. Appropriate safety certificates must be provided for all materials used on a ship: They are subject to the so-called SOLAS requirements (“Safety of Life at Sea”) issued by IMO, the International Maritime Organization. The main objective is to minimise the use of readily flammable materials. For example, laminate is preferable to solid wood. The same safety-first approach applies to on-board furniture: Rounded edges and corners on cabinets, beds et cetera help reduce injury hazards at high sea, explains Bunge. In his contribution to the conference programme the successful designer will discuss further important considerations.

    Despite all the strict regulations and limitations of creative freedom, conference participants attending the second MARINE INTERIORS panel discussion “How design helps to convey, define or create brand identity” will learn how brand values can be incorporated into design concepts to help create a unique identity for each cruise brand. Tal Danai, founder and CEO of the art consulting and curating agency ARTLink.Inc, is someone who knows about the effects of art on this unique identity. "At the moment we are curating collections for five large cruise ships as well as five luxury hotels, and we are developing and operating galleries on board 14 ships," says Danai. He will explain to conference participants why the impact of art goes far beyond simple decoration, and why cruise ships are a perfect environment for presenting art.

    From a Cuban-inspired flair or the sophisticated atmosphere of a lounge to a nature-loving approach that transcends into every design detail, it is the target audience that determines the ambience. For example, GUI Cruises places great emphasis on design quality, generous spaces, and tranquillity. Stark colour contrasts are a no-no; the individual spaces on board are always decorated using one particular family of colours. "In the case of the new 'Mein Schiff 2’, we are relying even more on well-known designers. This ship will complete a journey we have begun on other newbuilds: Its interior decoration will offer both, broad variety, and at the same time great harmony," says Wybcke Meier, CEO of TUI Cruises. Star designer Patricia Urquiola is once again on board in this project. A native of Spain, she had already designed the suites of the new “Mein Schiff 1”. For Urquiola working in this unfamiliar environment has been a special treat: "I love being close to the sea. I had great fun elaborating the unique spirit of this place on board a cruise ship."

    In the case of the expedition cruise ship "Hanseatic Nature” by Hapag-Llloyd Cruises which put to sea recently, Christian Klein and Johannes Jensen of Oceanarchitects were in charge of interior design. Their concept revolves around nature: For example, the structure of the flooring imitates the irregular shapes of ice floes. Some of the wallpapering feels like fish skin; and the water flows from faucets resembling corals.

    Visitors of the MARINE INTERIORS trade fair will be able to learn from exhibitors how ideas such as these can be implemented. Competent experts will include the fittings specialists from Franke Aquarotter, the hospitality equipment consultants from Hagola, and the RP Technik safety experts. MARINE INTERIORS will be held in parallel with the 10th Seatrade Europe – Cruise and River Cruise Convention. More than 7500 participants are expected to attend both events. Visitors interested in attending some of the MARINE INTERIORS discussion panels may reserve an early-bird ticket up until 28 June by going here.

    The MARINE INTERIORS Cruise & Ferry Global Expo, powered by SMM takes place every odd year. At the inaugural event from 11-13 September 2019, exhibitors from all areas of ship interior design will be present to meet up with numerous top-ranking visitors, including decision-makers from shipowning companies, shipyards and design firms. The new trade fair will be held in parallel with the Seatrade Europe – Cruise and River Cruise Convention. Visitors will have free access to both events.

2019 November 21

09:51 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 6.2% to 15.27 million TEUs in Jan-Oct’2019
09:39 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Nov 21
09:33 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.32% to $62.2, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.25% to $56.87
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,260 points
08:29 Port of Hamburg cargo throughput grows 3.2 percent to 104 million tons in first three quarters of 2019

2019 November 20

18:10 FESCO provided transportation of nuclear submarines’ blocks and tanker from Kamchatka Territory to decommissioning site in Primorye
17:48 Cruise ship Mustay Karim returns from successful sea trials
17:06 ECOsubsea gets permission to start offering hull cleaning services to vessels at all Dutch Ports
16:56 Tallinn Shipyard wins prestigious 2019 Safety4sea Europort Awards
16:19 Wärtsilä solutions chosen to upgrade efficiency and environmental performance of Norwegian fishing vessel
16:03 Oboronlogistics completed the delivery of inert materials and special equipment to the Novaya Zemlya
15:00 ESPO: TEN-T policy review must bring maritime links on equal footing with land links
14:09 RF Govt Transport Commission approved inclusion of 57 projects into comprehensive plan for upgrading and expanding core infrastructure
13:35 Ecosystem-based management and maritime spatial planning are furthered at HELCOM-VASAB meeting in St Petersburg
12:57 RS takes part in Transport of Russia 2019
12:02 The world’s largest wind turbine tested on Maasvlakte
11:44 WMU signs MoU with International Maritime Academy, Lebanon
11:23 Tariffs for LNG services provided by KN approved for 2020
11:02 Bureau Veritas certifies Ørsted's Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm
10:28 Hydraulic engineering structures of Volga-Don Canal underwent reconstruction
10:25 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Nov 20
10:05 Bunker prices are stable at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
10:02 Yang Ming to launch new Southeast Asia Services
09:46 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.11% to $60.84, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.04% to $55.37
09:41 Foreship launches Hamburg business to grow in Germany
09:29 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,304 points
09:14 CMA CGM reviewes Low Sulphur Surcharge for RoRo Med Lines

2019 November 19

18:03 Port of Piraeus throughput reaches 5 million TEU this year
17:50 BPO joins the “More EU budget for transport” coalition
17:22 Throughput of Russia’s seaports expected to grow by 3% to 850 million tonnes in 2019
17:03 Expro awarded contract extension with INPEX, offshore Australia
16:45 Gasum expands their maritime fuel supply by new Swedegas’ facility in the port of Gothenburg
16:24 IMO helps train future leaders in maritime policy
16:03 CSV Bourbon Oceanteam 101 extends charter contract with client for works in Angola
15:03 MSC appoints Soren Toft as CEO for container shipping & logistics
14:21 Shipment of half a billionth tonne of coal from Vostochny Port kicked off by Sergey Ivanov and Yevgeny Ditrikh
14:02 ICTSI proposal to develop Iloilo ports complete
13:23 Med Marine orders MAN 175D for Svitzer ice-breaking tugs
13:00 Havyard Ship Technology AS announces new general manager
12:38 Bunker prices are stable at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:02 ABP’s Port of Ipswich welcomes floating storytelling museum
11:44 Registration for the 16th International Transport Forum YugTrans 2020 is open
11:37 Port of Southampton investing in quayside to continue welcoming largest ships
10:59 Navigation season of 2019 closed in Baikal-Angara Basin of Russia’s IWW
10:31 EEC postponed consideration of amendments into Technical Regulation of the Customs Union in the part of sulphur content in bunker
10:05 Ports of Los Angeles and Copenhagen Malmö sign collaborative agreement on sustainability, environment
10:03 Multipurpose Reloading Complex spent over RUB 1 million under its social programme in 9M’19
09:40 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.14% to $62.35, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.21% to $57.02
09:25 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,338 points
09:22 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Nov 19
09:08 Nexans secures a 5-year contract extension with Chantiers de l’Atlantique to supply cables and services
08:12 Shell Marine secures contract for Cosco Shipping Specialized Carriers

2019 November 18

18:30 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from North Europe to ISC
18:07 2020 Bulkers extends time charters for Bulk Santiago and Bulk Seoul
17:54 Rosmorport supports 3rd Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging Congress as its General Sponsor
17:35 Columbia Threadneedle Investments and Brittany Ferries reach agreement to acquire Condor Ferries from Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets
17:21 Moscow, Saint-Petersburg and Murmansk to host PORA discussion “Development of Water Transport Infrastructure in the Arctic” on Nov'26
17:05 ​Shearwater GeoServices awarded largest-ever 4D campaign in the Asia Pacific region by Woodside
16:35 HYUNDAI Merchant Marine joins “Getting to Zero Coalition”
16:20 Gazprom Neft reports 4.1-pct growth of bunker fuel production to 2.04 million tonnes in 9M’19