Welcome to the latest in the current series of briefing papers from Marine Trader, offering guidance on products, services and strategy that are essential to the marine purchaser.
Smaller engines and generators support essential systems such as navigation, communications, alarms, bilge pumps, re pumps and loading systems. A vessel’s commercial success depends on these engines starting reliably.
In this briefing paper synthetics cordage specialist Samson Rope argues the advantages of its fibre brand leader over wire alternatives...
Anchors and anchor chains are among the most important equipment on board a vessel. Frequently in use at anchorage and as safety equipment in bad weather conditions, it is very important that their quality meets the requirements of class societies.
In this briefing paper we delve deep into the details of anchors and chains courtesy of Per Fossen, sales & marketing director of Norway's Fossen Shipping A.S.
For this briefing paper our thanks go to Wilhelmsen Ships Service. These days the big question in acquiring liferafts is whether to buy or rent, says Dave Stebbing from the leading provider's Oslo office. Traditionally, ship owners and operators have bought liferafts and disposed of them when they are worn out or fail the annual IMO safety service. Until recently, there was no other option.
Now shipping companies have a choice - they can buy their own liferafts, or rent them on an annual basis. So what are the arguments for and against?
For this latest paper, our thanks go to Denmark-headquartered IMPA member Viking Life-Saving Equipment, a world leader in maritime safety solutions.
Under SOLAS regulations, ships certified to sail in cold climates must have enough immersion suits for all the crew and guests they are licensed to carry - even if the actual crew on board is lower at a given time - and even if the ship is operating only in warm waters. In addition, extra suits must be stored at remote locations on the vessel.
This easy-to-follow Q&A guide tells you all you need to know about the practical details...
These supplements have been created as reference tools and can be filed for future reference. Apart from helping with the everyday activities of all professionals, the initiative is designed to be of particular assistance to candidates studying for the IMPA Diploma in marine purchasing and supply.
The first in the series focuses on coatings. Our thanks to Hempel for compiling this comprehensive review of all you need to know...
Following our guide to marine coatings, welcome to the second of Marine Trader's briefing papers on essential products and services. The briefings have been created as reference tools for everyday practice and, in particular, to help distance learning candidates studying for the IMPA Diploma in marine purchasing and supply.
In this issue, we draw on the long experience of IMPA president Jan R. Johannessen, purchasing manager at Fred. Olsen Marine Services, for some crucial pointers on the key function of logistics.
Following our guide to Logistics, welcome to the third in a series of Marine Trader 'Briefing Papers' on essential products and services.
These supplements have been created as reference tools for every day practice and, in particular, to help distance learning candidates who are studying for the IMPA Diploma in marine purchasing and supply.
In this issue we focus on the world of marine chemicals. Our thanks go to Wilhelmsen Ships Service for providing us with the interesting and valuable information within the following pages...
It is crucial to have a clear understanding of the issues that need to considered and clarified when there is a need to service or repair onboard equipment.
This briefing paper guide, courtesy of IMPA chairman & CEO Jan R. Johannessen, purchasing manager at Fred. Olsen Marine Services give you all you need to know about arranging service or repair for onboard equipment.