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IMO 2020: The regulation of marine fuel oil STSM recreational day 2018

STSM Fleet growing Bulk Carriers ALERCE N ALMENDRO RAULร N


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elcome to a new edition of our STSM News magazine. In this issue, we would like to thank the crew of the vessel MAPOCHO, who kindly agreed to be photographed, collaborating with many of the images we have used in this issue.


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Nº 2 / January 2019 Editorial committee Captain Jaime Vargas Captain Harald Volgger Mr. Américo Gallardo Mrs. Carla Giambruno Mrs. Judith Araya Editions: Prajoux Comunicaciones

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Officers Meeting 2018

IMO 2020

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Interview: Américo Gallardo Catalán

NACHIPA VESSELS

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Hapag Lloyd Owners

OUR CREW MAPOCHO

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Dear friends, colleagues and employees. We are pleased to introduce the second edition of our South Trade News Magazine.

Today we have the strength of having different customers, being able to meeting each one of their requirements. As SouthTrade Shipmanagement we will continue on the path of “a well done job, seeking to attract different clients, both domestic and foreign, in order to have the administration and supervision of varied ships, providing solid, safe and efficient operations.

Over the last two years, our Company has gone through a process of growth and adjustment. We have experienced an important period of reception of ships, which has meant adapting the Company operations to the specific needs required by each Client. To summarize this last period, it is worth remembering that it was in November 2016 when we received the first ships: Chemical tankers BOW ANDES and BOW CONDOR, from the Norwegian shipowner Odfjell, which are currently serving routes along the west coast of South America, reaching the United States and Canada. Subsequently, we received three container ships from Sudamericana Austral Spa (Hapag Lloyd): MAPOCHO; SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS and ANTOFAGASTA EXPRESS, ships that maintain their routes through the southern cone of America. Last year 2018, has been marked by the arrival of bulk carriers ALERCE N, ALMENDRO and RAULÍ N, from NACHIPA shipowner, who has taken the decision of handing the administration of these ships over to us. These Bulk Carrier vessels have worldwide routes.

In addition, from our beginnings we have also had the technical supervision of two container ships from Consocio Naviero Peruano (CNP): the CNP PAITA and CNP ILO. Operations had to be adjusted to satisfy the requirement of our Clients. This situation has positioned us in a stage of great strength mainly from our personnel, who have had to do their maximum efforts during the structural adjustment of the Company, which concerns expansion and changes in human resources and infrastructure. It is very important to emphasize that this process of adjustment and growth has been possible thanks to the quality of all the people who make up our team. It is their experience and commitment that has allowed this process, not devoid of difficulties, to be carried out successfully during the vessels taking over. Today we have the strength of having different customers, being able to meeting each one of their requirements. As SouthTrade Shipmanagement we will continue on the path of “a well done job, seeking to attract different clients, both domestic and foreign, in order to have the administration and supervision of varied ships, providing solid, safe and efficient operations.


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ver the last two years, our Company has gone through a process of growth and adjustment. We have experienced an important period of reception of ships, which has meant adapting the Company operations to the specific needs required by each Client.


Officers Meeting 2018 An instance of discussion and continuous improvement.


A new all-day meeting for our Company’s Officers was held in the “Club Naval de Valparaiso” on December 5th 2018. During the meeting, key issues regarding the organizational structure of the company were put on the table by different speakers, who also discussed regulations and technical issues related to the Maritime industry.

During the meeting, key issues regarding the organizational structure of the company were put on the table by different speakers, who also discussed regulations and technical issues related to the Maritime industry.

On this occasion, our Operations Director, Captain Harald Volgger, gave the opening remarks, welcoming the attendees and introducing the first speaker, Lawyer Mr. Matías Gonzalez, who spoke about labour harassment and discrimination, a very significant and current topic that can affect the whole family, both the personal family and the seafarers’ maritime life.

These meeting for Officers have been a recurring practice at our Company, which normally bring together all the Officers to talk about internal policies, organizational changes, as well as to provide technical and general information of the shipping industry, gathering the concerns and opinions of the participants.

Then, a talk focused on the personnel division was held by the Head of Human Resources of STSM, Mr. Américo Gallardo Catalán. The presentation addressed the main topics of the company, discussed the training systems on board, the alcohol and drug policies, highlighting the benefits provided

A new all-day meeting for our Company’s Officers was held in the “Club Naval de Valparaiso” on December 5th 2018.

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by the company through the welfare service and exchanged opinions among the attendees regarding the topics addressed by the personnel area. Then it was the turn for the presentation of the Head of the Department of Quality Assurance, Captain Pablo Saldivia, who mainly touched points related to risk prevention, and motivated the audience to consult our entire documented system of manuals and instructions, so that people proceed in a safe way when working on board. “Everything is written and the on board personnel needs to execute the tasks following all the procedures, performing a risk assessment before each work.


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The Superintendent, Mr. Nelson Ojeda, made a presentation focusing on different procedures we have for the requirement of spare parts and for technical services in general, which are carried out by means of specific forms that must be completed in an appropriate manner. Mr. Ojeda’s presentation had a dynamic explanatory in respect to main documents to be considered according to the main technical requirements, providing the evaluation criteria that the works should have and specifying which are the parameters that must be considered. Finally, there was the presentation of our former Fleet Manager Mr. Patricio Mondaca.

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His presentation dealt with the IMO 2020, a regulation of the International Maritime Organization that regulates the percentage of sulphur in the marine fuels. This regulation is a very important issue at present because of the complex implications of compliance with the standard, mainly because refineries or oil suppliers have not yet enabled their capacities to provide fuels with the sulfur percentages required by the IMO standard.

reduces the amount of sulphur to the atmosphere. This conference had a technical nature and was very interesting for the participants.

Mr. Mondaca explained how, in view of the situation of the refineries, some ships are being provided with a system called SCRUBBERS, located near the ship’s funnel and by means of seawater or fresh water

It is expected that this type of meetings for Officers will be held twice a year, seeking to collaborate with the professionalism of our seafarers. The motivation and training will lead the Company on de right path.

Iván Riquelme, Iván Fajardo, Agustín Moran, José Jaramillo, Francisco Durán, Pablo Saldivia , Héctor Azua, Pedro Álvarez.

The day ends with the words of our CEO Mr. Jaime Vargas who gave general information about the administration, projects, subjects under study and finally a round of questions from the attending Officers.


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Rubén López, Jorge Monardes, Rodrigo Montoya, Américo Gallardo, Patricio Zambrano, Raúl Muñoz, Guillermo Bernal.

Agustín Arancibia, Manuel Villarroel, Néstor Muñoz, Judith Araya, Héctor Sánchez, Carla Giambruno, Nelson Ojeda.


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perations had to be adjusted to satisfy the requirement of our Clients. This situation has positioned us in a stage of great strength mainly from our personnel, who have had to do their maximum efforts during the structural adjustment of the Company, which concerns expansion and changes in human resources and infrastructure. It is very important to emphasize that this process of adjustment and growth has been possible thanks to the quality of all the people who make up our team. It is their experience and commitment that has allowed this process, not devoid of difficulties, to be carried out successfully during the vessels taking over.


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IMO 2020

Addressing huge challenge on environmental preservation The spirit of our company, has always been to comply with all current nationally and internationally regulations, in order to perform a safe, efficient and tailor-made work for the highest world maritime market standards. Currently, a new regulation issued by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) poses a great challenge for the industry, Continue next page

since it limits the sulfur content in bunkering from the current 3.5% to 0.5% as from January 1st, 2020. The implementation of this limit will considerably reduce the amount of sulfur oxide coming from ships, which will imply important health and environmental benefits for the world, particularly for the populations settled near ports and coasts.

Since the 1960s, IMO has worked to reduce the harmful effects of maritime transport on the environment. Annex VI of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL Convention) was adopted in 1997 to address atmospheric pollution caused by maritime transport until 2010 when the revision that reinforced the reduction of sulfur oxides came into force, setting up stricter


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IMO 2020

The spirit of our company, has always been to comply with all current national and international regulations, in order to perform a safe, efficient and tailor-made work for the highest world maritime market standards. restrictions in designated special control areas (ECA) and reducing the percentage of sulfur allowed in fuels to 0.1%. In Chile and throughout the west coast of South America, there has been uncertainty about how to implement this regulation to comply with it, due to the multiple situations of associated costs and supplies. Rosauro Segovia, Technical Manager of the National Association of Shipowners (ANA), has worked in different tasks and instances related to the implementation of the IMO 2020 regulation in Chile. He tells us that “fuel is one of the most important running cost of a ship operation, reaching up to 40% of the total”.

According to Mr. Segovia, there are different alternatives to address compliance of IMO 2020 regulations, claiming that “there is still uncertainty on the way each shipowner will eventually comply with the IMO 2020”. Alternative 1: Use low sulfur fuels. Distillate fuel, compared to residual fuel, is about 30 to 35% more expensive, which will imply a 12 to 14% increase in the running cost of a ship. In Chile, the production of low sulfur fuel has been ensured by the Government. Alternative 2: Install a Scrubber in the vessel. A scrubber is a device that purifies gases by removing polluting particles from

the emissions of industrial smokestacks. Although it seems a good alternative, it is not without technical complications and high costs. In addition, and logically, the world’s refineries will eventually stop producing fuels that are outside the norm. This should be problem for those who would decide to install gas scrubbers and continue using high sulphur fuels. If the ship has regular traffic, it will have to make agreements with the visiting ports. But if it is a trump-type ship, it might have many problems with the fuel supply in the coming years, since there will be no availability whatsoever. Alternative 3: Use fuel mixtures. It is necessary to make the fuel blending


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Currently, a new regulation issued by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) poses a great challenge for the industry, since it limits the sulfur content in bunkering from the current 3.5% to 0.5% as from January 1st, 2020. The implementation of this limit will considerably reduce the amount of sulfur oxide coming from ships, which will imply important health and environmental benefits for the world, particularly for the populations settled near ports and coasts. appropriately to avoid fuel incompatibilities. Bad experiences have occurred in the past by the appearance of agglomerations or lumps that generate problems in the injectors, valves, filters, etc. Alternative 4: Use of NG. Natural gas as fuel for ships has been increasingly used showing excellent results. However, it seems to be only an option for new constructions, due to the high technical complexity involved in transforming an old vessel into natural gas. Alternative 5: Other. There are different technologies for the maritime industry, such as methanol, solar energy, and wind energy. However, these technologies have not yet become widespread in the market, and only apply to new vessels.

The world fleet consumes approximately 3.8 million barrels of fuel oil per day and as from January 1st, 2020, each country that operates ships must issue an International Certificate of Air Pollution Prevention (IAPP Certificate) to their ships. This certificate includes a section indicating that the ship uses fuel oil with a sulfur content that does not exceed the applicable limit value, as stated in the fuel delivery notes, or that it uses an equivalent provision. During 2019, each shipowner must adopt the necessary measures, that is why the implications of this new regulation that seeks to ensure the care of our planet have been widely debated.


Interview:

“Sailors are forged by the sea”

Américo Gallardo Catalán, Head of Human Resources at South Trade.


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already structured. That is something I can tell from my own experience. For example, if one of our children did something outside the family rules, their mother would immediately tell them off and ask me to do the same, but since I had been away for so many months, I didn’t want to be the bad guy while staying at home, instead I would rather do my best to enjoying the family. That is something that has probably happened to many seafarers.

Working for the maritime industry since 1976, Américo Gallardo Catalán is now the Head of Human Resources in our company. He has got an extensive experience both at sea and on shore. Américo was born and raised in the city of Valparaíso. He currently lives in Quilpué and father of two children. After graduating from the Naval Academy in 1975 as a Merchant Marine Engineer, he began his carrier in Compañía Sudamericana de Vapores (CSAV) as Reefer Engineer and later 4th engineer.

How do you see the development of the merchant marine in the last 30 years?

How many years were you on board?

As it happens in every area, one feels the melancholy of the past. In the past, the rating academy´s were very strong in getting young men to go sailing straightaway, but nowadays, only a few of them go sailing immediately after finishing studies. Instead, a large percentage chooses to go to the university to graduate as Deck / Engine officer, which it might be both beneficial and very understandable for them to seek better and higher opportunities. However, they lack the experience gained by passing through the merchant marine as crew.

I was onboard for 16 years, which can be summarized in about 11 or 12 years of effective sea time. I had the experience to sail / live in the sea and visit many ports of the world. At that time, we had contracts of up to 9 months, so vessels used to be our second home. I spent those years in the engine room, where there was a lot of team work, mainly because you always work side by side with a colleague. Those who have been on engines know this type of work forces you to generate good teems. In 1992, I started at the Personnel Department Area of SOUTHSHIP, as coordinator of the foreign Seafarers. I was in charge of the joining programs of all the foreign officers who came from Wallem Shipmanagement Hong Kong. In 1996, I was promoted to Head of Fleet Personnel in SOUTHSHIP until 2017 and later on I was hired by South Trade Shipmanagement (STSM) as Head of Human Resources. What is your greatest success as a sailor? Well, my greatest success is to have maintained my family project. My family has remained strong over the years which feels me with the greatest satisfaction I could ever have. On the other hand, as a sailor’s life there are many satisfactions. For example, when in old ships we had to perform important repairs and deal with ships cranes in order to guarantee loading and discharge. Thanks to our experience we manage to solve all type of failures in the engine room. We always worked as a team, without

discriminating if the tasks were simple or complex, since each and every one of them are an important part of the group. What do you think are the main differences between life at sea and life on shore? I think life at sea is much calmer than life on shore. On board, time is different and schedules are set and clear, allowing seafarers to know exactly when something has to be done. It is in port where there is more activity, mainly for the people from the engine rooms, who must check all the machinery that has been in operation. However, after completing your period at sea, you go back home and rest. Life on shore is much more hectic, since one must fulfil both the work functions, and the family obligations at the same time. When you live a life at sea for a long time, it is the wife who runs the house, playing both roles, until you come back home and mess up what is

Américo was born and raised in the city of Valparaíso. He currently lives in Quilpué and father of two children. After graduating from the Naval Academy in 1975 as a Merchant Marine Engineer, he began his carrier in Compañía Sudamericana de Vapores (CSAV) as Reefer Engineer and later 4th engineer.

The academic knowledge are important together with on board experience gained through thousands of miles at sea. The sailors are forged at sea.


NACHIPA VESSELS

Bulk Carrier, new challenges

During 2018 the company received 3 ships, the bulk carriers ALERCE N, ALMENDRO AND RAULI N, from NACHIPA owner. The management of these, representing a challenge that entails significant efforts on the part of our team, as well as an expansion of the company’s resources. - MV ALERCE N Build 2001 GT 17979

- Liberian Flag - Ukrainian Officers - Philippines Ratings

- MV ALMENDRO Build 2003 GT 21185

- Chilean Flag - Chilean Officers - Chilean Ratings

- MV RAULI N Build 1996 GT 18070

- Liberian Flag - Ukrainian Officers - Philippines Ratings


Hapag Lloyd

visit VALPARAISO OFFICE and MV SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS at the port of San Antonio. Mr. Lutz-Michael Dyck Director Ship Inspection from Hapag Lloyd Hamburg as part of his routine visits to our Office take the opportunity to visit MV San Antonio Express at the Port of San Antonio on January 10th, 2019. He was received on board  by Captain Alejandro Larravide and Chief Engineer Mauricio Perez, both gave a complete and detailed status of the Vessel performance.  During the visit he makes a complete tour of the Vessel (Accomodation - Deck - Engine) verifying all relevant machinery and equipment for proper maintenance and work.


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uring the visit he make a complete tour of the Vessel (Accomodation - Deck - Engine) verifying all relevant machinery and equipment for proper maintenance and work.


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Our People on the ship MV MAPOCHO: Photographs of life at sea In this section, we have wanted to portray our people, seeking to honour those who sail the ships through the seas and oceans. Therefore, we’ve visited at Valparaíso the MV MAPOCHO. As in any merchant ship, inside of the Mapocho, we could find people with different profiles who know their work very well and get along with each other in a constant climate of respect and comradeship. As a Company, we understand the importance of the crews as the true heart of the big steel ships. We are grateful to the MAPOCHO crew, who kindly agreed to be portrayed for this magazine issue. We hope to develop portraits of all our sailor, so we invite all of you to collaborate by sending us photographs depicting life at sea, which has the most varied scenarios and situations.

We are grateful to the MAPOCHO crew, who kindly agreed to be portrayed for this magazine issue. We hope to develop portraits of all our sailor, so we invite all of you to collaborate by sending us photographs depicting life at sea, which has the most varied scenarios and situations.

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3/E Gonzalo Jara

Capt. Mauricio Catillo

3/O Enrique Cornejo

C/CK Juan Carlos Frez Messman Eugenio Gallardo

A/B Pedro Durán

A/B Raúl Mesa


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A/B Fabián Peña 2/O Jorge Olivares

M/M Miguel Ángel Reyes

A/B Pedro Durán A/B Raúl Meza

M/M Guillermo Yáñez


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s in any merchant ship, inside of the Mapocho, we could find people with different profiles who know their work very well and get along with each other in a constant climate of respect and comradeship. As a Company, we understand the importance of the crews as the true heart of the big steel ships. 2/OFE Juan Zúùiga


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On Thursday November 29th, most of the members of our company enjoyed a day, exclusively dedicated to them, where they could share a whole day, playing different games, tasting delicious meals and enjoying a pleasant atmosphere in the premises of La Quebrada el Encanto, a holiday center located in Villa Alemana, which made its facilities available to all our team.

The objective of this annual meeting is more important than it may seem. It is an instance where we seek to strengthen the bonds between people, sharing moments outside the work routine, in an environment of trust that promotes conversation, relaxation, humor and interaction among all participants. It is also a way that our company has to show its gratitude to each employee, for the commitment and effort made in its work throughout the year.

The objective of this annual meeting is more important than it may seem. It is an instance where we seek to strengthen the bonds between people, sharing moments outside the work routine, in an environment of trust that promotes conversation, relaxation, humor and interaction among all participants. It is also a way that our company has to show its gratitude to each employee, for the commitment and effort made in its work throughout the year. We would like to present some photographs of this particular day, thanking everyone for their participation and good will.

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Invitation to collaborate: We hope to build our magazine together, so we invite you to collaborate with photographs that portray life at sea, to be published in our next issue. Award for the best photo: 1 Gopro Hero 6 camera Contact us at: southtradenews@stship.net


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