• 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 July 17

18:13 USCG responds to boat collision, assists 4 injured
17:55 LNG vessels to protect environment and increase container turnover at the Port of Riga
17:32 YAMAL LNG obtains certification for the new ISO 45001:2018 and confirms compliance with ISO 14001:2015
17:03 Qatargas delivers 3000th LNG cargo to Japan
16:48 Maslovoz-2 tanker left floating dock of Novorossiysk Ship Repair Yard
16:21 Krasnoye Sormovo delivers the Aleksandr Zuyev, dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59, to STLC
16:03 Safe Bulkers, Inc. announces installation and commissioning of the first scrubber on MV Martine
15:44 Germany accedes to ship recycling convention
15:27 South Africa accedes to compensation regime for hazardous and noxious cargoes
15:02 BHP to introduce low emissions LNG freight
14:02 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from ISC to North Europe and the Mediterranean
13:32 McDermott awarded FEED contract for Sohar LNG bunkering project in Oman
13:15 Pilbara Ports Authority delivers a total annual throughput of 697.2 million tonnes for the 2018/19 financial year
12:39 Exports of Russian oil products from Kambarka oil tank farm resumed by river route via RPK-Vysotsk-LUKOIL-II
12:01 Aker Solutions announces Second-Quarter and Half-Year results 2019
11:51 New edition of Rules for Classification and Construction of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk published by RS
11:44 Port of Oakland’s keystone project set to be delivered in 2020
11:26 NIBULON shipyard continues forming the hull of its 140-m NIBULON MAX floating crane
11:02 The President of the European Council visits the new Port of Baku
10:40 Gasum Group reports its financial results for Q2 2019
10:30 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 17
10:17 AS Tallinna Sadam reports its 2019 Q2 passenger and cargo flows
09:54 Bunker prices increase at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:35 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.25% to $64.51, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.03% to $57.64
09:19 Baltic Dry Index is up to 2,011 points

2019 July 16

18:06 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Africa
17:49 Marine Recruiting Agency to recruit personnel for Petrolesport
17:36 Hapag-Lloyd adds vessel to its North America Westcoast / Oceania Service
17:24 Turnover of DeloPorts’ terminals in 1H’19 decreased by 25% YoY to 3.2 mln tonnes
17:06 Odfjell SE sells its ownership share of terminal in Jiangyin, China
16:30 Keppel secures contract from Yinson for the modification of FPSO
16:01 More than 100,000 containers shipped via Intercity Barge at the Port of Rotterdam
15:56 Van Oord orders third trailing suction hopper dredger from Keppel
15:35 Rostransnadzor launches pilot project on remote monitoring of water transport companies’ compliance with mandatory requirements
15:10 Hapag-Lloyd announces rate restoration from East Asia to North Europe and Mediterranean
14:51 Bunker market sees mixed price movements at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
14:29 Baltic Transport Forum - development momentum for the region
14:10 Hapag-Lloyd launches new Africa service
13:46 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg puts into operation new ecological equipment
13:25 Leading Port Planning & Development World Summit comes to Brussels, Belgium this October
13:01 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to West Africa
12:37 Naval Group launches first in Barracuda-class series of six nuclear submarines
12:10 Port of Oakland exports up 4.2 percent in June 2019
11:26 Nefteflot CJSC lays down third 4,800DWT barge of Project RDB12 ordered by STLC
11:01 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Europe
10:40 Scope of repair dredging performed by FSUE Rosmorport in 2019 to total about 10 million cbm
10:17 Investment dues collected in Russia’s seaports in 2019-20 to be used for four projects
10:14 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 16
10:14 Wärtsilä chosen for another environmentally sustainable hopper dredger from Damen Shipyards
09:54 Icebreaking and Support Fleet conference to be held in Saint-Petersburg on September 16 as part of NEVA-2019 exhibition’s zero day
09:35 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.06% to $66.52, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.05% to $59.55
09:18 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,928 points

2019 July 15

17:58 IAPH welcomes new Associate Member from Switzerland
17:33 NIBULON transported 3.5 million tonnes of cargoes by water transport
17:06 Hapag-Lloyd to introduce new Middle East-India-Africa Express Service
16:07 Desktop Just-In-Time trial yields positive results in cutting emissions
15:44 Prevention of marine pollution in South Asia discussed at regional workshop
15:15 Cargotec’s MacGregor receives clearance from the Chinese competition regulator for the acquisition of the marine and offshore businesses of TTS Group
14:56 Murmansk Sea Fishing Port handled 116,000 tonnes of cargo in 6M’2019, down 35.5% Y-o-Y
14:39 RS issues revised Rules for Classification and Construction of ships carrying liquefied gas