• 2019 November 14 10:02

    WesCom Signal and Rescue goes green at METSTRADE 2019

    WesCom Signal and Rescue, a global supplier of marine distress signals, says it will attend at METSTRADE – the world’s largest marine equipment, materials and systems exhibition – which takes place in Amsterdam later this month.

    On the stand this year, WesCom will be showcasing its range of high-quality marine safety products along with its training videos and animations. These invaluable assets are being utilised by various maritime training establishments, including the RNLI, United Kingdom Ministry of Defence and the Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue Institution, which help to save lives through teaching handlers how to correctly use these products, via a globally accessible digital platform.

    WesCom is also proud to announce the launch of its green initiative – WesCom’s Environmental Impact Charter – at the show, highlighting the need for companies to operate in more environmentally responsible ways. Bianca Jayne-Carr, founder of The Final Straw Solent – a community motivated to shedding light and taking action on the damaging impacts of plastic pollution – has partnered with WesCom to consult and guide the company. Bianca has worked with over 250 companies to date, driving businesses to be more environmentally aware and help sustain the world for the future. Bianca will be on the stand to discuss WesCom’s new initiative on Tuesday 19 November.
    Bianca comments, “We are really excited to be working with WesCom on its Environmental Impact Charter. As a non-profit, Community Interest Company, we are passionate about working with local businesses to help them minimise their environmental impact and future-proof our local seas and wider oceans. We have some great plans in the pipeline and look forward to sharing these.”

    Chris Feibusch, Director of Global Marketing and Communications at WesCom Signal and Rescue, adds, “We are looking forward to returning to METSTRADE for another year and are honoured to have Bianca joining us on our stand to share our green initiative aims. WesCom Signal and Rescue has been dedicated to marine safety for over 100 years and we understand the importance of taking further steps towards environmental responsibility and protecting marine life, as well as human lives out at sea.”

    As the global platform for the leisure marine industry, METSTRADE showcases the launch of hundreds of innovative new products, provides exclusive networking opportunities and knowledge sharing hubs for thousands of professionals, and encourages new business introductions and the start of long-term partnerships.

    WesCom Signal and Rescue is world renowned for its marine safety equipment and is trusted by the world’s navies, lifeboat and rescue services, merchant fleets and airlines, as well as by fishing vessels and leisure craft.

    About WesCom Signal and Rescue:

    WesCom Signal and Rescue manufactures the world leading marine distress signals brands Comet, Pains Wessex, Oroquieta and Aurora. It sells to worldwide commercial and leisure marine markets. Its products have been helping to save lives for more than 100 years and are specified by the world’s navies, merchant fleets, fishing vessels, rescue services, airlines and leisure craft. WesCom Signal and Rescue is at the forefront of campaigning for improved global marine safety regulations to ensure the safety of mariners throughout the world.




2019 December 16

11:09 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Europe
10:52 Port of HaminaKotka throughput in Jan-Nov’2019 grew by 11% Y-o-Y to 16.53 million tonnes
10:31 Bunker sales at the port of Singapore in Jan-Nov’2019 fell by 5.5% Y-o-Y to 43 million tonnes
10:10 Port of Singapore throughput in Jan-Nov’2019 declined by 0.5% to 572.73 million tonnes
10:09 Keppel delivers another jackup rig to Grupo R with sale and leaseback deal
09:47 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.35% to $64.98, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.38% to $59.75
09:29 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,355 points
09:18 CMA CGM announces partnership with Shell to supply marine biofuel to its fleet

2019 December 15

16:41 Coast Guard reopens La Quinta Channel near Ingleside, Texas
15:22 Total moves forward on two deepwater projects in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico
14:05 SAL Heavy Lift becomes world’s first to equip vessels with new hydrogen / methanol injection technology
13:16 Nauticor’s "Kairos" received the first LNG bunker license in the Port of Rostock Hamburg
12:01 USCG begins ice breaking operations in western Great Lakes
11:48 Iridium continues GMDSS readiness with announcement of launch partners
10:41 Farid Salem honored by the Lloyd’s List Lifetime Achievement Award

2019 December 14

15:48 USCG returns majority of New York Waterway ferries to service
14:31 SK Telecom and SHI successfully verified 5G-powered autonomous and remote control navigation test platform using a test ship
13:19 Mitsubishi Corporation participates in FPSO project in Brazil
11:54 SEA\LNG's study underlines LNG as a compelling investment solution for VLCCs on the Arabian Gulf to China trade route
10:46 GTT Training receives the ‘LNG World Shipping Safety Award 2019’
08:55 Draft strategy for development of Russia’s Arctic through 2035 to be presented to Vladimir Putin by year end

2019 December 13

18:17 New ecological equipment enters berths of Multipurpose Reloading Complex in Ust-Luga
17:22 Total's Mozambique LNG Project gets $400 mln loan from African Development Bank
17:03 Port of Los Angeles and Indonesia Port Corporation sign cooperative agreement
16:33 ABB wins contract to power Genting’s next-generation cruise vessels
16:12 ABB completes delivery for the world's most advanced icebreaking LNG carrier fleet
16:03 Windermere Lake Cruises new vessel launched in Damen Technical Cooperation project
15:33 MacGregor deck handling solution supports China’s Xue Long 2 icebreaker operation
15:12 Polarcus awarded 10-month acquisition program offshore Brazil
14:32 Rotterdam Port Fund invests in Fleet Cleaner
14:11 Subsea 7 awarded contract offshore Norway
13:43 Moín Container Terminal reaches 1 million TEUs
13:31 New container terminal opens in northern Italy
13:05 Aker Solutions to provide subsea production system for phase two of Aker BP's Ærfugl
12:30 Jifmar Offshore Services acquires Delta Marine
12:04 SBM Offshore signs FPSO Sepetiba contracts
11:30 Abu Dhabi Ports announces AED 4Bn expansion projects at Khalifa Port on its 7th Anniversary
11:27 Damen signs contract with Cotecmar for DTC hydrographic research vessel
11:12 WMU and EMSA cooperate on capacity building and research
11:03 SAL Heavy Lift becomes world’s first to equip vessels with new hydrogen / methanol injection technology
10:48 Murmansk Sea Fishing Port handled 245,000 tonnes of cargo in 11M’2019, down 20.7% Y-o-Y
10:34 Overseas Shipholding Group and American Shipping Company jointly announce extension of tanker charters
10:24 WMU President reports to the IMO Assembly
09:59 Kawasaki Heavy Industries launches the world's first liquefied hydrogen carrier
09:43 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, December 13
09:29 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.65% to $64.62, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.52% to $59.49
09:13 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,388 points

2019 December 12

18:36 EBRD finances Tekirdag port on Turkey’s Sea of Marmara
18:05 Dutch Drone Delta established with Port of Rotterdam Authority support
17:51 Port of Southampton continues infrastructure investment with £3m crane
17:30 Baltic Workboats shipyard delivers 19 WP Oilrec workboat
17:05 The European Federation of Inland Ports welcomes the Green Deal for Europe
16:46 MOL orders 2 next-generation 'EeneX' coal carriers
16:43 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in Jan-Nov’2019 fell by 21% Y-o-Y to 10.20 million tonnes
16:26 Klaipėda LNG terminal welcomed three large and four small LNG vessels in November
16:05 Air quality sensor in the Port of Rotterdam checks sulphur emissions from shipping
15:57 Throughput of port Vyborg in Jan-Nov’2019 fell by 35% Y-o-Y to 1.12 million tonnes
15:34 Alewijnse wins electrical contracts for two additional Combi Freighters at Damen Yichang Shipyard
15:00 Throughput of port Vysotsk in Jan-Nov'2019 climbed by 6% Y-o-Y to 17.90 million tonnes
14:36 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard launches dry cargo carrier Pola Anastasia of Project RSD59