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Contents Company Index by business category...................................................................................


Foreword by by Lennart Fougelberg, President, Swedocean .....................................


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by Vidar Pederstad, Director, Nor-Shipping............................................... 10


Chapter 1 Opening a small door to a big future........................................................ 12

Chapter 2 History in the making................................................................................ 16

Chapter 3 Ports, hubs and clusters . ..............................................................................


Chapter 4 A new action plan...................................................................................... 30

Chapter 5 Green shoots.............................................................................................. 36

Chapter 6 Lessons learnt............................................................................................ 44

Chapter 7 Life on board ...........................................................................................


Chapter 8 50

Article by Oresund Heavy Industries ........................................................................


Company Index Index of categories.................................................................................. 63 Index of companies in alphabetical order.............................................. 186

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Leaders in innovation ...................................................................................


Company index

by business category Donsö Shipping Meet .................................................... 60 Power House AB . .......................................................... 62 Shipowners & Operators Bureau Veritas Sweden ................................................. 64 Sirius Shipping ............................................................... 65 Transmarine Management ApS .................................... 67 Yards Damen Shiprepair Götaverken AB . .............................. Docksta Group ............................................................... DOCKSTAVARVET AB ....................................................... Falkvarv AB .................................................................... MUSKÖVARVET AB .......................................................... Oresund DryDocks AB ................................................... Oxelösunds Båtvarv AB ................................................. Premator AB .................................................................. RINDÖ MARINE AB ......................................................... Scanel International AB ................................................ ScanMarine AB .............................................................. Swede Ship Marine AB ................................................. Tenö Varv AB ................................................................. Ö-Varvet AB ...................................................................

69 70 70 73 70 74 77 78 70 81 82 84 87 88

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Ports Equipment Trelleborg Marine Systems Scandinavia ...................... 90


Ship’s Gear & Supplies AB Volvo Penta .............................................................. 92 Alfa Laval Nordic AB ...................................................... 94 BRANNSTROM SWEDEN AB ............................................ 95 Bövik Marin AB .............................................................. 96 CERTEX ............................................................................ 97 Chevron Marine Lubricants ........................................... 98 ColorLight AB ................................................................. 99 CRYO AB ....................................................................... 100 Damalini AB ................................................................. 102 Elektro Motor AB ......................................................... 103 Enwa ............................................................................ 104 Federal-Mogul Göteborg AB ....................................... 105 GESAB Göteborgs Energy Systems AB ........................ 106

IMG International Marine Group Aktiebolag . ............ Jotun Sverige AB . ........................................................ KG Knutsson AB – ZF Services Sweden ....................... Korrosionsgruppen AB ................................................ KSB MÖRCK AB . ........................................................... Marinfloc AB ................................................................ MITAB Marin Industri Teknik AB ................................. Motala Verkstad .......................................................... Power House AB . ........................................................ Scan Dryer AB .............................................................. Scanjet Marine AB ....................................................... Scanunit AB ................................................................. Simplex Turbulo System AB ........................................ SKF Coupling Systems AB ............................................ S-Man AB ..................................................................... TTS Marine AB . ............................................................ Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions .................................

108 109 110 111 112 113 114 116 115 117 119 120 122 123 124 125 127

Maintenance Floormarine AB ........................................................... 128 Simson Power Tools AB .............................................. 129 Inventory Saint-Gobain ISOVER AB .............................................. 131

133 134 136 138 139

Software & Electronics Elektronix Hitech AB . .................................................. 140 Kockumation Group AB ............................................... 141 Saab TransponderTech AB . ......................................... 142 Environmental Solutions Clean Ship Scandinavia AB ......................................... 145

146 147 148 149 150 152 153

Shipbrokers & Agents J Arndt Shipping .......................................................... 155 Legal Services MAQS Law Firm ........................................................... 156 Insurance & Finance Alandia Marine ............................................................ Fairwater Marine AB ................................................... Gard Sweden ............................................................... If P&C Insurance Ltd .................................................... The Swedish Club ........................................................

158 159 160 161 163

Education & Learning Chalmers University of Technology ............................ 164 Lloyd’s Register EMEA . ............................................... 166 Öckerö Maritim Center ................................................ 167 Services ABB Turbocharging Sweden ....................................... AlfaTest AB . ................................................................. Breakwater Publishing ................................................ CA Clase Marinelektronik AB ...................................... Elos Fixturlaser ............................................................ ExaktAlign AB .............................................................. Frog Marine Service AB ............................................... MAN Diesel & Turbo Sverige AB ................................. Marine Works ............................................................. MGAB Maskin- och Fartygsservice AB ........................ Safe Control Material Technology . ............................. SwedMotor AB ............................................................. Swedocean ..................................................................

168 170 171 172 173 175 176 178 179 180 183 181 184

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Safety & Security Consilium Marine & Safety AB .................................... DNV - Det Norske Veritas ............................................ Mann Tek ..................................................................... MCT Brattberg AB ........................................................ Åland Maritime Safety Center ....................................

Consultants Check IT Consulting AB . .............................................. FKAB Marine Design . .................................................. IVL Svenska Miljöinstitutet AB .................................... Light Craft Design Group ............................................. MEVEX AB . ................................................................... Rydbergh Marine Benchmark AB ............................... Saltech Consultants AB ...............................................


Foreword by Lennart Fougelberg President Swedocean

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On February 6th, an article entitled ”The Sulphur Should Reek More” (original headline: Svavlet borde osa mer) was published in the Swedish daily Dagens Industri, in which the chairman of The Swedish Forest Industries Federation predicted that ‘it will become cheaper to ship a ton of pulp from Brazil to Rotterdam than to ship the same ton from Sundsvall,’ after the introduction of the SOx regulations concerning bunker oil (the sulphur content requirement of 0.1% in 2015).


Sweden is the largest exporter of forest raw materials in the Nordic region, but Finland also exports significant volumes. It’s not just forest products that are affected: all imports and exports crossing the Baltic, North Sea and the English Channel are also impacted upon. The increased cost of shipping in these areas is likely to hit the already vulnerable Swedish shipping industry hard. Already, the politicians only give the industry small hand outs in the form of travel grants for officer cadets etc., and it appears that the issues surrounding shipping are to be examined once again - the cow is starving while the grass grows.

I quote from the same article in Dagens Industri: ‘The unilateral restrictions on sulphur in shipping fuel will lead to closures and redundancies within Swedish industry. But above all, it will lead to a fall in investment. It won’t be possible to recoup the extra costs that the sulphur restrictions entail.’

In an earlier Swedish Shipping, I wrote in my foreword about the investment in the new national stadium in Stockholm. This has been to the tune of 2 billion SEK, and perhaps I sounded critical when I compared that to how difficult the decision was to decide to renovate or expand the Trollhätte locks and secure the future of shipping on the Göta Älv River and Lake Vänern. I haven’t heard anybody comment on what I said, even it could be said the two issues have nothing in common. Anyway, the investment in a national stadium is a brilliant initiative and the football match versus England with Zlatan’s wonder goal made for a fine start. The arena has already attracted world-leading teams like Argentina here. Now all that remains to do is invest in the Göta Älv River and Trollhätte locks in order to secure the possibility of Inland Waterways, and one successful venture doesn’t have to exclude the other.

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How should the shipping companies prepare for this adjustment of sulphur content in bunker oils? You hear remarkably little about this considering that 2015 isn’t very far away and the adjustment applies to many ships, if we are to convert engines and tanks to operate on LNG, Methanol or Petroleum. The most costly and time-consuming option will probably be the installation of scrubbers, and this should primarily be the case on tonnage constructed relatively recently. Another issue that hasn’t, to my knowledge, been addressed is what the oil companies are doing in preparation for supplying large volumes of these new fuels - all with a maximum sulphur content of 0.1%.


Foreword by Vidar Pederstad Director N o r- S h i p p i n g

What’s Next? The maritime industry goes from cycle to cycle, living with uncertainty. This makes “What’s next?” a relevant question – and one that gets interesting responses. Expect it to be prominent during Nor-Shipping 2013. We began to ask this question during Nor-Shipping 2011, reflecting our theme “Next Generation Shipping”. The standing-room only audience at the Opening Conference listened attentively as industry heavyweights and rising stars shared their insights and visions for the future, creating very lively discussion. In 2013, we will continue the conversation, exploring the industry’s future via our conferences and the other valueadded events that complement the exhibition.

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In 2013, we will continue the conversation, exploring the industry’s future via our conferences and the other valueadded events that complement the exhibition.


Offshore shipping plays an increasing role in the industry, as demonstrated by the great interest in Nor-Shipping’s first-ever Agenda Offshore conference, a meeting place for oil companies and the offshore shipowners and players on whom they depend. Networking across segments and generations Nor-Shipping is an established high-level networking arena, and we are keen to create new channels for sharing business insight so that our delegates have an unbeatable range of opportunities for professional networking and socializing. The exhibition and conference create a framework for invaluable meetings to take place, and we will continue to maximize this aspect of the event week, recognizing that the most important conversations don’t always happen in a meeting room.

Staying ahead The necessity to stay ahead of the “what’s next” curve is not just relevant for our stakeholders but also for Nor-Shipping itself.

We want no generation gaps at Nor-Shipping as we build our online community and use social media that strengthens the physical event and appeals to the younger generation. This increased online visibility complements our initiative to raise wider awareness of the industry. As shipowner Felix Tschudi said at the Oslo Maritime Week event, shipping is taken for granted, unless something goes wrong.

During our 50-year history, we have developed from a niche shipbuilding exhibition into a weeklong industrywide event with conferences, professional networking gatherings, countless other activities and the exhibition at the center of it all.

Attracting young talent is crucial for the maritime industry’s future. Our efforts towards this include Ocean Talent Camp, a city center-based offshoot of the main exhibition, with a mission to attract and engage young people to a career in shipping, as well as to promote the industry to the general public.

Our latest expansion is strengthening our conference program to include the offshore maritime segment. Norway, with the second largest offshore service vessel fleet in the world and expertise in deepwater, harsh environment oil drilling, is a natural location for such an event.

In its first year (then called Nor-Shipping Campus), nearly 10,000 people, from students and the media to politicians and maritime heavyweights, visited the event, which housed exhibitions by more than 40 representatives of Norway’s maritime cluster.

New initiatives Our aim in 2013 is both to improve on our successes and raise the bar by broadening Nor-Shipping. Many new initiatives are in the works.

Look to Norway While our visitors come from around 80 countries, the Norwegian maritime cluster’s strong presence at NorShipping is an attraction for our international delegates.

These include: “Innovation Park”, where small, innovative Norwegian companies with relevant solutions or products present themselves; “Venture”, a matchmaking arena for capital-hungry companies and investors that includes a central location at the exhibition; and Nor-Shipping Forum, where industry leaders meet with partners and competitors in a more intimate setting, with free and open discussion enabled by the confidentiality of Chatham House Rules.

Norway is home to the most complete maritime cluster in the world, with every part of the value chain represented. The result is unique multi-party collaboration, innovation and competence – all of which are on display at NorShipping.

Expanding our support of the industry, Nor-Shipping played a key role in establishing Oslo Maritime Week. Organized by the Norwegian maritime cluster for local and international peers, it focuses on diverse maritime services via hot-topic seminars and social events that encourage cross-industry networking.

CEO of I.M. Skaugen Morits Skaugen says, “To help NorShipping prosper is key for the whole community. I think that is why I believe so much in this (Oslo) Maritime Week concept. Having it in the leap years keeps the flame kindled.”

The future is maritime Our emphasis on the question “What’s next?” demonstrates that Nor-Shipping is oriented towards the future. While predicting the future may be impossible, we know that bringing the right people together and providing them with a dynamic networking venue makes things happen. Just ask Sevan Marine’s Arne Smedal and Teekay Corporation’s Peter Evensen who met during our 2011event week. They worked throughout the following summer on a business model that would help save Sevan, which was struggling with high debt. That autumn, Sevan announced an agreement for financial restructuring and industrial partnership with Teekay. We look forward to welcoming you to Nor-Shipping 2013.

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Taking place every second year, Oslo Maritime Week alternates with Nor-Shipping. The synergies created by these events create a powerful momentum for raising the region’s international profile in the maritime industry. Thanks to positive response to 2012’s inaugural event, the next is set for May 2014.

Research was recently commissioned from Menon Business Economics to clarify the role of Oslo as compared to other leading maritime cities. It confirms that Oslo is one of the top five global maritime capitals, shoulder-to-shoulder with Singapore, London, Hamburg and Hong Kong.


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Opening a small door to a big future A fascinating sidelight on the potential that makes liquefied natural gas (LNG) such an exciting energy source of the future is the possibility that it will become a ship fuel as well. The introduction in 2015 of emission control areas in Europe, which would cut the sulphur dioxide ships can legally emit into the air, adds an urgent dimension to the debate. In 2011 Sweden opened a small door towards this changed but promising future. An LNG terminal opened at Nynäshamn, just outside Stockholm, the first facility of its kind in the Baltic Sea area. Promoted by the Linde Group and AGA Gas AB, the terminal with a capacity of 250,000 tonnes is primarily to be used to import LNG into the country. It is supplying LNG to a local refinery for use in its desulphurisation process. A secondary use is to make LNG available as a back-up to biogas, with the intention of stimulating the transition to the use of natural gas in central Sweden.

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Separately, the Port of Gothenburg in the summer of 2011 said it was hopeful of opening a dedicated LNG terminal in 2013. The port has joined up with LNG GOT, a co-operation between Göteborg Energi and Gasnor. Prospects for the success of the project were strengthened in October 2012 by the signature of a new alliance between the Port of Rotterdam, the largest port in Europe, and the Port of Gothenburg, with the aim of speeding up the establishment of LNG as a maritime fuel. Göteborg Energi said in December 2012 that it was committed to proceeding with the environmental application for a terminal, but was open to finding some other stakeholder to realise it.


The macroeconomic goals behind these projects are in keeping with the growing stature of LNG as the energy source of the future, one that burns cleaner and is economically viable as well. However, there is a heartening sidelight to the Linde/AGA terminal – its potential use as a depot of fuel for LNG-powered ships. Norway’s success over the previous five years in building a small fleet of LNG-powered tonnage – around two-dozen ships, including a handful of ferries at last count – has caught the world’s attention. Countries such as the US have paid lip service to the theoretical benefits of converting their own coastwise tonnage to LNG power. However, these pronouncements have tended to remain merely words. Sweden appears to be the first country to have taken actual action. The Linde/AGA terminal, while outwardly geared towards selling large lots of LNG to land-based industry, also has laid a small foundation for facilitating the development of an LNG-powered fleet as LNG slowly becomes viable as a ship fuel. The project promoters hope to use the facility as an import point as well, and the terminal could well become the first in the Baltic region that supports refuelling of LNG-powered ships.

Within the microcosm of 2011, the Linde/AGA terminal was one of the “highlights” of Swedish shipping. However, the “small beginning on a big road” nature of this story dovetails neatly with Sweden’s historic maritime stature. Sweden is a fairly small shipping nation compared with its Nordic neighbours, ranking around number 42 in the world, as against Norway at number 19 and Denmark at 27 in

2012. According to statistics from HIS Fairplay, updated by the national transport analysis bureau, Trafikanalys, as of 31 December 2011, the Swedish-flag merchant fleet comprised 375 vessels. A total of 155 were cargo ships, made up of 38 tankers, six bulkers and 111 dry cargo vessels. Swedish owners had a further 20 ships on order, with a total dwt of 671,490, according to December 2012 data from consultants maritimeinsight. The passenger fleet totalled 220. There were 55 ferries.

the average Swedish seafarer contributes SEK 700,000 to the nation’s GDP, while the shipping cluster as a whole generates SEK 104 billion.

The number of employees on Swedish ships rose in 2012 for the first time since 2007, by 10%. At the end of September, there were 10,222, of whom 2,713 were women, an increase of 35%. Of the total, 56% are Swedish citizens.

Companies and cargoes Although the shipping industry has generally enjoyed record markets and freight rates in recent years, freight costs for consumer goods have historically been low, while improvements in technology and efficiency have helped ensure maritime transport costs remain very competitive. Shipping is by far the most cost efficient transport in Sweden; interestingly, while rail and road transport benefit from governmental funding, the shipping industry is self-sufficient.

Overall, the sector has grown steadily since the early 1990s. The Swedish Shipowners’ Association (Sveriges Redareförening) estimates that domestic shipping has risen by 40 per cent since 2004, while the value of Swedish exports and imports has increased by almost half since 1990, the association Ports of Sweden, reported in a recent presentation. A cluster analysis by the University of Jönköping a few years ago found that

Sweden’s major deep sea shipping companies include Wallenius Lines, Broström and Stena Line. Wallenius Wilhelmsen Lines and EUKOR are examples of international co-ownership, by Swedish Wallenius Lines and Norwegian Wilhelmsen Lines. The purchase by Danish A.P. Møller-Maersk A/S of Broström in 2009 created the world’s leading product tanker company with more than 225 operating vessels.

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However, the typical Swedish shipowning company is fairly small, sometimes family-owned, with a modest fleet operating in the Nordic/Baltic region. There are about 140 such companies, engaged both in passenger traffic and cargo transport. Data from Trafikanalys showed that at the end of 2010, Sweden had 1,469 shipowners and ports in the entire cluster, compared with 1,399 in 2008. In 2010 there were 1,251 shipowners only, according to Trafikanalys.

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Gothenburg, Sweden’s second biggest city and the largest port, is also the most specialized, with its concentration of shipping brokers, followed by Stockholm and Helsingborg. Latest figures from the Swedish Shipowners’ Association in January 2013 indicate that the Swedish maritime cluster employs around 110,000 people. Of these, 7,000 are at sea, about 4,000 in shipping offices and shipbrokers, 5,000 in ports and the rest in various support services to the shipping industry.


Many of the cargoes entering Sweden have been reloaded from ocean-going to short sea vessels at the hub ports of Rotterdam, Antwerp or Hamburg. Around 90 per cent of all imports and exports went to and from Sweden by sea, according to latest government figures. Trafikanalys reported that in the second quarter of 2012, 44.3 million tonnes of goods were handled in Swedish ports. For the same period in 2011 the figure was 45.4 million tonnes; but the second quarter 2012 figure was an improvement over the 43.1 million tonnes recorded in the first quarter of 2012. Overall, the projection for 2011 is that volumes will stabilise at or around the pre-financial crisis performance of 178 million tonnes in 2008. Oil is the most important cargo by weight, and Trafikanalys data shows that 5.5 million tonnes of crude oil, grouped together with coal and natural gas, were exported in the second quarter of 2012. This showed a slight dip from the first quarter with

5.6 million tonnes, but was an improvement from the total of 4.6 million tonnes in Q2 2011. In addition, petroleum product exports reached 3.5 million tonnes in the second quarter, up from 2.6 million tonnes in the first three months of 2012. Pulp and paper and other forestry-related industries are big in Sweden, and here the need for heavy transport is considerable: Pulp, paper and newsprint exports fell in Q2 2012 to 0.62 million tonnes from 0.9 million tonnes in the first quarter. This was a marked decrease from the 1 million tonnes in Q2 2011. Trafikanalys also reported exports of steel and iron ore rising sharply from Q1’s 0.12 million tonnes to 0.21 million tonnes in the second three month period of 2012.

of UmeĂĽ to Vasa in Finland, and from the southern port of Helsingborg to Elsinore, Denmark. Domestic passenger traffic is no less important, with 1.7 million or more passengers sailing to and from Gotland in a typical year. The port of Stockholm is a major regional hub for ferries to Finland and the Baltic states. Trafikanalys reported that 7.8 million passengers were transported to and from Sweden during the second quarter of 2012. The number of arriving passengers from other countries was 6.9 million. 40 per cent of the arriving passengers came from Danish ports, 33 per cent from Finnish ports and 8 per cent from German ports.

About 28.5 million passengers travel by ferry every year, the shipowners organisation says, by about 40 different routes covering the length of Sweden, e.g. from the northern city

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History in the making Shipping has always been a fundamental means of transport in Sweden, a country with a long coast-line, criss-crossed by innumerable lakes and rivers. The Vikings, whose heyday spanned the eighth to eleventh centuries AD, were of course seafarers, warriors, tradesmen... and splendid ship builders. Their longships averaged 6-8 knots with a top speed of 14 knots, while their slower deep sea merchant vessels were built wider for storage. As the shipbuilding industry evolved, a smaller ship using sails and fewer oars, the knarr, was developed for trading. From the 12th to 17th centuries, the Hanseatic League of German merchants established a trade monopoly in the Baltic and North Sea region. Important Hanse ports in Sweden included Visby, Stockholm, and Kalmar; Skanör, Falsterbo, Malmö, Helsingborg, and Lödöse also thrived during this period. In 1252 the Swedish king Birger Jarl allowed the Hanse to settle in the Swedish capital of Stockholm provided they observed Swedish laws; in other cities, such as Kalmar, German traders were part of the city council. The Hanse helped to control hijacking and piracy while standardizing maritime and mercantile legislation.

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The most important vessel during the Hanse era was the cog, a hefty freight-carrying ship, generally built of oak and fitted with a single mast and a square-rigged single sail.


Sweden at war During the Middle Ages – in particular, from 1000 AD, when Christianity was introduced to Sweden, to 1520, when Gustav Vasa was elected regent – universal conscription applied when Sweden was at war. Warships built for heavy artillery put in an appearance from the early 16th century. Battle would commence with cannon fire at close quarters, followed by boarding. By the 17th century, tactics had changed: two columns of warships would fire broadside at each other in a “line of battle”; the heavy-duty vessel involved, known as the “ship-of-the-line”, saw action well into the 19th century. By the 17th century Sweden had become an important military power in northern Europe. As the most sought-after wood for building war-ships was oak, King Gustav II Adolf ordered a number of oak plantations, the descendants of which are still in evidence in the south of the country. Many great warships were built during the 17th century. In 1625, when Sweden was at war with Poland, King Gustav II Adolf ordered, among others, the Vasa, built in Stockholm in 1628 by an experienced Dutch shipbuilder –  which sank during her maiden voyage. Vasa was powerful, with 64 cannons on two rows of decks. She capsized just after the sails had been set, sinking rapidly because the cannon ports were open. Up to a third of the 150 people on board went down with the ship. Such tragedies were

not uncommon during this period, when ships were designed to fixed proportions. Those used for Vasa made her top-heavy, with her massive cannons positioned too high in the ship, and insufficiently ballasted. Salvaged in 1961, Vasa is arguably the world’s best preserved 17th century ship, with her own museum in Stockholm.

The mighty windjammer The legendary windjammer, the grandest of merchant sailing ships, was a 3-5 masted cargo ship with an iron or steel hull. Long past its heyday in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, and notwithstanding the introduction of the steamship, windjammers continued to be used as trade ships by conservative shipowners. A great many Swedish seafarers found work on board the windjammers harboured at the Swedish-speaking Finnish archipelago of Åland, where from around 1850, the great ships transported fish and wood to the mainland, eventually sailing as far as Australia for cargoes of wheat. Windjammers continued in ocean-going traffic until 1949, when the shipowner Gustaf Eriksson decided to lay up his windjammers Pamir and Passat. Today another of his fleet, Pommern, built in 1903, is a museum ship moored next to the Åland maritime museum in the western harbour in the capital, Mariehamn.

The age of steam The first Swedish steamship, Amphitrite, was constructed by the British engineer, inventor and industrialist Samuel Owen in 1818, a good ten years after the launch of the first commercial steamboat in the United States. Like its predecessor, Amphitrite was driven by a large paddle wheel. By 1825, Owen had built five steamships operating out of Stockholm. These were mainly passenger ships on regular routes to nearby cities. Many of the steamships built in Sweden in 19th century are still operating regular schedules. Although propellers had been developed as early as 1810, they were inefficient and seldom used. It was a Swedish-born (in the county of Värmland, 1805) American engineer and inventor, John Ericsson, who first introduced the use of the screw propeller: it was mounted on the schooner Robert F. Stockton, which became the first propeller-driven ship in use in the U.S. In 1843, the propeller-driven SS Princeton won a speed

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competition against the steamer SS Great Western, which had until then been regarded the fastest steamer. This victory was the breakthrough for the new technology.

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Ericsson was also responsible for the armoured vessel Monitor, which famously sank the Merrimack at the American Civil War Battle of Hampton Roads, Virginia, in 1862 – an epic moment in naval history.


Dynasty! The Axel Johnson Group is a diversified Swedish fourthgeneration family-owned company, now worth several billions of dollars, which traces its origins to the trading company A. Johnson & Co, founded in 1873. Axel Johnson bought his first steamship in 1885, fuelling it with imported coal from Hull. He subsequently founded the shipping company Rederi AB Nordstiernan (also known as Johnson Line), commissioned a

series of large steamships and, in 1904, started Sweden’s firstever regular service to South America. After Axel Johnson’s death in 1910 his son Axel Ax:son Johnson took over the business. Two years later he ordered a pair of diesel-engine ships. Not only were the new ships faster than both the steamship and the windjammers; because the engines demanded less space, there was more room for the

cargo – a huge competitive advantage. It would be some years before any Swedish shipping company emulated Johnson; in the meantime, the world was his oyster. When the Panama Canal opened in 1914 Nordstiernan expanded the routes to the South- and North American west coasts: the Pacific Line. After 1918 and the end of First World War, Nordstiernan sold all their steam ships and ordered

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motor ships with refrigeration for cargo and increased space for passengers. The shipping company continued to expand between the wars and after the Second World War. When Axel Ax:son Johnson died in 1958 the company had 40 ships, 35 of them on specific routes. In 1968 the shipping company started with container traffic, and two years later expanded with the purchase of a passenger company, Rederi AB Svea. However, a decade later the company started to phase out its shipping interests; the remaining shipping business, Laser Lines, co-owned with a Finnish company, was sold at the beginning of the 1990s to Süd-Amerika Line in Hamburg. RoRo, LoLo and other stories At the beginning of the Fifties, Wallenius Lines, founded in 1934, was an early entrant in the vehicle transport stakes. Volumes increased rapidly, but it was hard work: cars were transported in wooden boxes, each of which had to be hoisted on board and off again at the destination. As LoLo (Lift onLift off) was time-consuming and not terribly profitable for wheeled cargoes, the company decided to develop a new type of vessel. The result, christened Aniara, was launched in 1963. As Wallenius tells it in its year-by-year corporate history... “1963: RoRo: a Wallenius idea: Wallenius Lines’ newly developed cargo handling system changes the face of car carrying. The vehicles are loaded on to the vessels via stern or bow ramps instead of with cranes. The RoRo system (Roll-on-Roll-off) is born. Cargo handling becomes both quicker and safer. “MS Aniara is the company’s, and the world’s, first RoRo vessel. The technology is still in its infancy and the first vessels are small and designed for short-sea shipping. MS Aniara has the capacity to carry 240 cars.”

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And later that year...”Transoceanic car capacity increases: MS Carmen and MS Medea are delivered, and with their 1950 car capacity are the first in a series of large car carriers. The new RoRo technique is still only used for local shipping. These new vessels are to operate on transoceanic routes and are combined car/bulk carriers. When carrying cars, car decks are mounted into the hold and are dismantled again for bulk cargoes. The technique is labour intensive and Wallenius becomes, apart from the local stevedore companies, the largest employer in many international ports.”


In 1999, Wallenius merged with Norway’s Wilhelmsen Lines, forming a joint commercial and operating company named Wallenius Wilhelmsen. With scores of RoRo vessels between them, the merger made the new company the largest of its kind in the world. The Wallenius and Nordstiernan sagas are fine examples – if any more were needed – of the innovative drive that characterizes Sweden’s shipping industry. Eastern approaches The importance of the Swedish mercantile tradition in the development of the shipping industry must not be underestimated. A prime mover in this respect was the Swedish East India Company (Svenska Ostindiska kompaniet), founded in Gothenburg in 1731. Following the trail blazed by the Dutch and the British East India Companies, the venture grew to become the largest trading entity in Sweden during the 18th century, mounting 132 expeditions – mostly to China – before winding up in 1813.

Early in 1783, a 35-year-old Gothenburger named William Chalmers set off for China as representative of the company in Canton, where a number of European trading stations had been established near the anchorage of Wampoa. Almost 30 years later, having made his fortune and returned to Gothenburg, Chalmers left part of his estate to found an “industrial school for poor children, who have learned to read and write”: the precursor to Chalmers University of Technology, one of Sweden’s most distinguished academic institutions.

During this period the Swedes exported iron and wood products to Cadiz, where they bought silver to sell in China. Imports, auctioned in Gothenburg, included porcelain, tea, silk and other textiles, furniture and mother-of-pearl. The popularity of some items, such as paper flowers, provoked criticism that the company was exporting valuable goods only to import rubbish.

of sensational expeditions, most notably to Antarctica. When one of his ships, a rebuilt whale catcher suitably named “Antarctic”, sank under dramatic circumstances, Nordenskjöld and his colleagues were rescued after some months by an Argentine Navy corvette. Another of his ships, the Uruguay, is on show in the port of La Boca, the old seamen’s quarter of Buenos Aires.

Deep south Around the turn of the last century, Otto Nordenskjöld, a geologist, geographer, and polar explorer, mounted a number

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Ports, hubs and clusters Sweden is poised to add a new dimension to its traditional standing as a shipping nation – as a cargo and logistics hub linking the world with hinterland markets in the Baltic region and beyond.

agreement for the deep-water facility’s management and operations. This calls for significant upgrading investment, including three new super-post Panamax cranes to handle the largest vessels coming into service.

A combination of trade growth and Sweden’s geographical location will make this possible. According to the Swedish Maritime Technical Forum (Svenskt Marintekniskt Forum), world trade will at least double over the next decade, economic crises notwithstanding. As Sweden is situated on the outskirts of the European Union, logistics – creating and maintaining an efficient transport chain – is crucial.

In all three instances, the main attraction for the private party introduced into the picture as concessionaire is understood to be Gothenburg’s desire to become a transit hub for freight volumes destined for the Baltic region, particularly Russia.

The shipping companies’ vessels can be seen as links in the chain, which includes deep sea vessels, feeder vessels and land transport.

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However, ports and the country’s intermodal network are the cornerstone of Sweden’s ambitions in the Baltic trade zone. Although Trafikanalys statistics for 2010 warned that cargo volume growth at the nation’s ports might be at a temporary standstill, the potential for the future appeared unmistakeable. This caution was borne out in the actual 2011 figures (from the Swedish Transport Administration), which show that total shipping traffic volume dipped slightly to 34.6 billion tonne kilometres from 35.0 billion tonne kilometres the previous year, though this was said to be related in part to winter problems. However, railways and commercial vehicle transport were also affected by this, so the consequences for shipping were relatively minor. Swedish ports have started to lay the groundwork with this future in mind. Gothenburg reported that the number of containers exported via the port during the first six months of 2012 rose by 3 per cent, setting a new volume record and reflecting strong Swedish export volumes to markets outside Europe. Malmö completed its move to the new north harbour and, as already reported, Stockholm opened its LNG terminal in Nynäshamn. Of the trio, Gothenburg’s expansion blueprint is the most substantive. As of autumn 2011, the port had completed two-thirds of a privatisation process designed to improve profitability and shape future growth. Logistics group Logent was awarded a 10-year concession to run the car terminal, while a joint venture between DFDS and Cobelfret was given a 25-year concession to run the ro-ro terminal. The final phase of the privatisation, the container terminal, was officially handed over to APM Terminals in January 2012. The terminal operating company, Skandia Container Terminal AB, has been renamed APM Terminals Gothenburg AB. The Port of Gothenburg will continue to own the land, quays and buildings, but has awarded APM Terminals a 25-year concession


Stockholm, for its part, is laying the groundwork for a planned container terminal in Nynäshamn. The Swedish intermodal system also will play a role in this growth. The government has blueprinted an expansion of a railway corridor from Gothenburg industrial harbour to the main line out of the city, a project that will require a new bridge over River Göta. Port officials have pushed the government to speed up this project, because they believe the increased demand will come sooner than people believe. Owners hold their own While the logistics and ports sectors evolve around them, Swedish owners continue with typical aplomb. As full-service operators, large shipping companies such as Transatlantic and Wallenius are constantly engaged in developing system solutions for controlling the entire chain. In recent years, cargo handling and tracking systems have enabled the client to see the position of the cargo in the chain at any given moment while keeping an eye on forwarding and storage.

Wallenius even has its own inland logistics division offering “global factory-to-dealer integrated logistics solutions”. Once the customer has specified the final destination of the cargo, Wallenius takes over, a service it describes as “supply chain management” guaranteeing “visibility at all times” through a “state-of-the-art supply chain management system enabling us to manage complex supply chains through a single, integrated network”. In more detail, this involves: • process management – planning, execution, and monitoring of operational activities and events, including network optimization, from factory to dealer, • visibility and reporting – management of the order information to report unit status and location, measure process and supplier efficiency, and control activity and event exceptions. supplier management, and • planning, coordination, and monitoring of suppliers and vendors responsible for processes from factory to dealer.

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Sweden’s shipping industry falls more or less naturally into geographical areas, regional centres of industry often described as “clusters”: in this case, Gothenburg, Stockholm and Malmö. The maritime sector as a whole is sometimes discussed in terms of a national “maritime cluster”, an expression describing the entire “community” of related activities associated with the shipping industry. Sweden’s maritime cluster is thought to contribute well over SEK 100 billion to the country’s GDP. 2013 figures from the shipowners association suggest that sea freight revenue is worth nearly SEK 50 billion a year.

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By far the largest regional maritime cluster in Sweden centres on Gothenburg, boasting the head offices of several shipping companies with worldwide operations, and the largest port in the Nordic countries, which also serves as a vital Nordic hub. The Gothenburg region also comprises a number of smaller cluster areas such as Lidköping (Vänern), Uddevalla/ Lysekil, Tjörn, Donsö and Strömstad. According to the Maritime


Technical Forum, the Gothenburg cluster comprises about 700 companies: some 100,000 people in this region owe their employment directly or indirectly to the maritime sector. Gothenburg is, of course, home to the Chalmers University of Technology, which also hosts Lighthouse: in its own words, “a unique multi-disciplinary maritime competence and research centre initiated by Chalmers, the School of Business, Economics and Law at Gothenburg University and The Swedish Shipowners’ Association”. Lighthouse aims “to make shipping more efficient, safer and more environmentally friendly as well as to ensure that Swedish shipping continues to be strongly competitive”; its work focuses on ship construction, maritime safety and hydrodynamics, together with logistics, maritime law and business analysis, world trade and other financial areas. Lighthouse also has a role as “a knowledge bridge between research, education and active shipping... in close cooperation with the shipping industry”.

Kalmar Maritime Academy (now part of Linnaeus University, a new institution created in January 2010) is a well-established maritime training centre on Sweden’s east coast, known for its range of engine room simulators. In southern Sweden, Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) – a joint Swedish-Danish venture – is at the heart of the Öresund area, representing another major cluster in the shipping industry. With four dedicated car terminals, the company is proud of its status as a hub for the import of new cars in the Baltic sea region. In addition, new, ultra-modern goods and ferry terminals were built at the Norra Hamnen harbour in Malmö, while the City of Malmö has also blueprinted a logistics centre for industries dependent on transport in this part of the harbour. These projects involve an area the size of 300 football pitches, making Norra Hamnen one of the biggest-ever infrastructure

projects in the region. With the construction of docks, terminals, roads and tracks to allow ferry, train and lorry freight to be handled in the same place, CMP will be able to handle five times as much freight as it does now – and the environmental impact of the ports will be reduced, as ferries and lorry traffic will be moved further away from the city centre of Malmö. Motorways of the sea In its Transport White Paper of September 2001, the European Commission proposed a “motorways of the sea” project as a “real competitive alternative to land transport”. Aimed at encouraging combined road and rail transport in the EU, the proposal is to introduce “new intermodal maritimebased logistics chains in Europe, which should bring about a structural change in our transport organisation within the next years to come”. Such chains will be more sustainable, and should be commercially more efficient, than road-only transport. Motorways of the sea will thus improve access to markets throughout Europe, and bring relief to over-stretched European road systems. For this purpose, fuller use will have to be made not only of maritime transport resources, but also of Europe’s potential in rail and inland waterways, as part of an integrated transport chain. This, the EU says, is “the Community addedvalue” of the project. The main objectives for the sea motorways projects are freight flow concentration on sea-based logistical routes, increased cohesion, and reduced road congestion through modal shift. Four “corridors”, two of which are of particular importance to Sweden, have been designated for “projects of European interest”:

These corridors provide one essential part of the projects: the “floating infrastructures” of the European seas. However, it is up to industry, Member States and the Community to implement financially and operationally sound projects to use these maritime resources better for new intermodal maritimebased transport systems. The Swedish authorities and the Swedish shipping industry have of course been enthusiastic participants throughout the long process. This now seems to be nearing fruition, as the 2012 Multi-Annual Motorways of the Sea programme, with a budget of €80 million, was launched in November 2012. A call was issued for proposals for projects of common interest in the field of the trans-European transport network. The deadline for submission was the end of February 2013, after which there will be a process of EC evaluation and consultation, including

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• Motorway of the Baltic Sea (linking the Baltic Sea Member States with Member States in Central and Western Europe, including the route through the North Sea/Baltic Sea canal); • Motorway of the Sea of western Europe (leading from Portugal and Spain via the Atlantic Arc to the North Sea and the Irish Sea); • Motorway of the Sea of south-east Europe (connecting the Adriatic Sea to the Ionian Sea and the Eastern Mediterranean, including Cyprus); • Motorway of the Sea of south-west Europe (western Mediterranean, connecting Spain, France, Italy and including Malta and linking with the Motorway of the Sea of south- east Europe and including links to the Black Sea).


possible scrutiny by the Parliament, with an indicative date for individual financing decisions of September 2013.

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Water, water, everywhere... With its long coastline, Sweden has naturally developed a vast network of ferry services. According to the Maritime Forum (Sjöfartsforum), over 30 million people travel by ferry between towns or to and from islands in the Stockholm archipelago every year: one company alone – Waxholms Ångfartygs AB, known affectionately as “Waxholmsbolaget” – said recently that it transports over 4 million passengers and 7,000 tons of goods per year.


Waxholmsbolaget, which has operated since 1869, is publicly owned. It is well known to tourists, for whom an excursion in the archipelago is a high point of their visit to Sweden. However, its extensive fleet includes not only its famous classic steamboats, but high speed vessels and ice-going ships. As the company says, it operates “not just during the summer season and not just on the tourist route. We chug along whatever the weather, all year round, from Arholma in the north to Landsort in the south”. A privately owned company, Strömma Kanalbolaget, also operates a sizeable fleet in and around Stockholm, mainly for tourist excursions and restaurant cruises.

In southern Sweden, HH-Ferries, founded in 1997 by Swedish and Danish investors and now part of the Stena group, operates a commuter line taking cars and passengers between the Swedish town of Helsingborg and Elsinore in Denmark. Destination Gotland, a shipping company serving the island of that name, carries around 1.5 million passengers (plus cars and freight); routes include Nynäshamn-Visby, Oskarshamn-Visby and Grankullavik (Öland)-Visby. With the very important exception of Stena, most ferries operating international routes in Swedish waters are foreignowned, most notably the Danish DFDS (including Tor Line), Finnish Silja and Viking Lines, and German TT-Line.

A tale of two superferries Stena is one of the world’s largest passenger ship companies with a modern fleet of 38 vessels and Europe’s most comprehensive route network, comprising 22 ferry routes from Sweden to and from Denmark, Germany, and Poland. The group also operates between the UK and Ireland and between Norway and Denmark.. Its head office is in Gothenburg. In July 2012 Stena Line acquired five new ferry routes, operating between Sweden, Germany and Latvia, from Scandlines Deutschland GmbH. Stena said then it hoped the acquisition would contribute to an increase in turnover for Stena Line of around 1 billion, to a total of about SEK 12.1 billion for 2013. The company currently employs about 6,000 staff, about twothirds of them onboard, while carrying 14.7 million passengers, 3.1 million cars and other vehicles, and 1.6 million units of freight in 2011. This generated revenues of around SEK 10 billion. In March 2010 Stena announced the results of a huge investment programme, totalling SEK 8 billion, on its “strategically important routes”. Two months later the company launched the first of two of the world’s largest ferries – “superferries” – on the Hook of Holland-Harwich route. The company described the new superferries as “groundbreaking in their size, their onboard environments, energy efficiency, loading capacity and effective loading and unloading options”. In November 2011 Stena saw the first ferries leave its new £200 million ferry port at Loch Ryan in Scotland for its Irish Sea service to Belfast port. The new facility replaces a much older port at Stranraer. Stena’s investment also includes two new ferries, Superfast VII and Superfast VIII, which the company said were the largest ever to sail between Scotland and Northern Ireland. As Stena Line’s recent activities suggest, while the world recession has had a huge impact on the merchant marine traffic, passenger traffic seems to have been less severely affected. Moreover, the company’s turnover forecast for 2013 is distinctly bullish.

Since all of the Swedish shipping companies operating deep-sea oil tankers have been sold to foreign companies, the Swedish-flagged fleet of oil tankers tends to ply coastal routes in northern Europe. These smaller short-sea shipping companies are often family owned. Curiously, the tiny island of Donsö (pop. 1400) in the Gothenburg archipelago is possibly the most densely packed cluster of shipping companies in the world: many if not most of the nation’s product tanker companies – still a sizeable segment in Sweden – are registered here, some managing vessels for ocean-going traffic and others dealing with short-sea shipping.

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Tankers: all in the family Oil and petroleum products are by far the most important cargoes shipped to Swedish ports. Approximately once a week one of the large deep sea oil tankers arrives at the refinery at Brofjorden outside Uddevalla. According to Ports of Sweden, a total 33.5 million tons of oil were handled by the Swedish ports in 2011.

Broström, once one of Sweden’s largest shipping companies with deep sea tankers in traffic worldwide, was acquired in January 2009 by Danish Maersk Tankers, part of the giant A.P.


Moller-Maersk Group and was delisted from the Stockholm exchange. Since then, there are now only two Swedish shipping companies listed on the Nasdaq OMX Stockholm stock exchange: the dry load tanker company Transatlantic, and Concordia, a tanker company in the Stena group with its head office in Gothenburg, its fleet managed by Stena Bulk. Transatlantic’s operations include icebreaking in the Baltic Sea, assignments for the offshore sector (particularly in Arctic areas), and contract-based transport. Concordia mans and charters vessels mainly for carrying refined petroleum products such as petrol, diesel fuel, and aviation fuel.

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Container traffic: a nice little earner According to the latest available figures, the volume of Swedish container traffic is not terribly impressive: for example, the number of container units (TEUs) of goods discharged in Sweden in 2011 was put at 1.5 million by Ports of Sweden as against the 2.7 million RoRo trailer carriers that delivered goods. However, the segment is a solid and reliable part of the industry.


Wood products from northern Sweden are shipped to Japan by container, and so protected from damage by wind and rain. Vegetables and fruits are carried in cool containers loaded on board vessels in ordinary shipping routes. Container traffic is, of course, nothing new: as early as 1967 Olof Wallenius formed ACL, Atlantic Container Line. Today, as part of the Italian Grimaldi Group – although the vessels are managed by the Bibby Line, of Liverpool – ACL is a specialized carrier of containers, project and oversized cargo, heavy equipment and vehicles with the world’s largest roll-on roll-off/container ships. ACL offers weekly container and RoRo service to and from North America and Europe and West Africa, and oversized service to the Mediterranean and South America. Car carriers: world class Wallenius is one of the world’s largest players in the car carrier segment following its 1999 formation with Norwegian Wilhelmsen of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Lines, operator of the two companies’ vessels, and the subsequent purchase by the new

company of the Korean car carrier company EUKOR. Wallenius is also partner in the short sea company UECC. The launch of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics’ car carrier Faust in 2007 is seen as the start of a new era, that of the LCTC (large car and truck carrier). Faust’s capacity is 8,000 car equivalent units (CEU). Shipbuilding: decline, fall and survival Not so long ago, according to a European Commission study of the maritime sector, Sweden was the second largest shipbuilding country in the world after Japan. The shipbuilding industry had expanded rapidly after the end of the Second World War partly because Sweden had been neutral during the conflict so that all of its shipyards were intact. Shipyards such as Kockums, Götaverken, and Eriksberg built a variety of vessels, especially tankers, for the world fleet; during the 1960s about 90 per cent of the Swedish fleet was built in Sweden and order books were full.

At its peak in 1974-75 the shipbuilding industry employed 39,000 – but by the end of the decade, barely five years later, almost all of the industry had been lost to countries such as China, South Korea and Japan. The oil crisis of the 1970s had made a huge impact, aggravated by the increasing competitiveness of the Asian countries and the abolition of state subsidies. The surviving Swedish shipyards now tend to focus on repair, maintenance and conversion. Looking ahead The Swedish Maritime cluster, in short, is well developed, although there is room for improvement in infrastructure, particularly around some ports which need better rail and road links. With environmental issues high on the political agenda, and the renewed interest in shipping as a “green” mode of transport, the future is bright.

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Chapter 4:

A new action plan Given the turbulent state of the world’s economy, Sweden’s financial position is relatively healthy. Exports, particularly vehicles and forest products, have held their own. Sweden’s imports of goods and services were growing at an annual rate of 6.3 per cent in 2011, according to a 2012 World Bank report, as consumer confidence remains better there than in most other European nations. Its decision to remain outside the Euro may distance Sweden, from the problems of the common European currency. Nonetheless, as a maritime nation there is no doubt Sweden faces challenges. The main reasons are the absence of a tonnage tax regime, and the absence of an international ship register that would empower owners to hire competitivelypriced foreign crews in limited numbers while boosting the number of ships operating under the national flag. Sweden remains one of the few European nations without these two elements, which are credited with maritime renaissance in rival nations within the European Economic Area.

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One of the main objectives of the Swedish Shipowners’ Association is to make Swedish shipping more competitive. On the political agenda, this means lobbying for the introduction of the tonnage tax system and for free market measures enabling Swedish shipping companies to compete on the same terms as any others. The shipowners also maintain that technical and administrative regulations should be neutral in competition, and coastal waters anywhere in the world should be open to navigation by Swedish vessels. Tonnage tax, adopted by many EU-countries, has long been under discussion in Sweden.. Aimed at supporting shippingrelated business in member states and inducing shipping companies to re-register their vessels under their national flags, it is based on the net weight of the vessel, how much cargo it can transport, and thus its ability to make a profit. Strictly speaking, it is not a tax but a way of estimating the income from cargo transport and passenger traffic, based on average income, which makes long-term planning easier. One result of this situation is the gradual disappearance of ships from the Swedish national register. AP Moller-Maersk’s decision to switch the Broström tankers to Denmark after it acquired the historic Swedish shipowner in 2008 has attracted the most attention, and opprobrium, in the Swedish media. However, the flagging-out issue is more far-reaching. It boils down to the unique nature of shipping: shipowners, will tend to go elsewhere if the tax regime in their homeland is not considered competitive. Over the past two decades, Sweden’s owners have quietly migrated large volumes of tonnage to jurisdictions such as Singapore and Denmark, besides the usual flags of convenience, to safeguard their economic interests. Often, these interests


imply the hiring of entirely non-Swedish crews. The effect on the Swedish maritime labour force has been debilitating: membership in the two main maritime labour unions has dwindled to a point where the unions have had to consider a merger.

On the positive side, the nation’s maritime sector is blessed with a marked degree of competence. Most vessels are well maintained, the seafarers are educated and up-to-date with the latest regulations; shipowners and shipyards are known for innovation, and the Swedish fleet is known to be reliable and environmentally aware. New policy measures The industry’s pleas and protests had not fallen on deaf ears. On 21 January 2013 the Minister for Infrastructure presented Sweden’s new action plan for the shipping industry. It is based on a series of reports and investigations into the shipping sector carried out in recent years. There is much that is implied in it, and several undertakings to review or extend the existing conditions, but few concrete commitments. The government says this is intentional.

The plan’s aim is twofold: to improve the competitiveness of the Swedish maritime sector in the global market and to see the proportion of Swedish-flagged vessels in the Swedish merchant fleet increase. However, it is made clear the government will not back the introduction of an international shipping register. Quoting the conclusion of the 2010 report on competitive shipping conditions, which found that the introduction of an international registry would require employment law changes such that they would violate international conventions that Sweden has ratified, the plan says: “the government considers that there is insufficient support for such a change.” It suggests, however, that there may be another way to approach this: with an extension of the TAP agreements which permit a proportion of seafarers to be foreign nationals on

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temporary contracts and which were introduced to reduce staffing costs. The government says this would “approximate the cost of [Swedish maritime] labour to the conditions in the outside world.” The government also plans, within EU guidelines, to extend shipping aid by expanding the categories of vessels that may be subject to it. The EU’s maritime strategy for 2018 emphasises the need to maintain the guidelines for shipping aid so that a level playing field is maintained in the future, which is what – by implication – Sweden will do. Traffikanalys has been tasked with continuous monitoring of shipping competitiveness and an initial report is expected in early 2013.

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The vexed question of tonnage tax does not miss out. The action plan provides for setting up a commission to look into the introduction of a system of tonnage tax in Sweden. This question will be analyzed from a broad perspective, it says, and “other existing support for shipping” will also be reviewed.


The plan, which also lists measures the government is working on or has already completed, includes many administrative changes and a whole raft of EU-related measures. Areas included are: simpler regulation, shipping security supervision, pilotage, inland waterways regulation, transport fees and charges, port improvements, municipal funding for state infrastructure, marine education, support for internships, continued support for World Maritime University, maritime security/safety, anti-piracy measures (armed guards), flag state and port state controls, sea and air rescue, environmental issues, low-sulphur shipping, low Nox in Baltic Sea, pollution from ships, and increased aid for marine R&D. Also committed to are EU projects TEN-T and Motorways of the Sea, IMP, ‘Blue Growth’ and Baltic Sea strategy. The government intends to follow up its action plan with a maritime strategy for the wider maritime cluster, to be presented in spring 2014. This is intended to clarify the way forward for Swedish maritime policy, contributing to growth, prosperity and a good marine environment.

Shipowners unimpressed The Swedish Shipowners’ Association gave a mixed reception to the government’s proposals. Chairman Anders Boman and deputy director Christer Schoug attended the meeting in Gothenburg at which Catharina Elmsäter Svärd presented the plan. While the Association agreed with the government that effective maritime transport is important for Sweden so it can to continue to influence and drive forward at the international level, especially in the environmental and safety areas, the shipowners argued that the plan would not solve the fundamental problem of Swedish maritime competitiveness. “Unfortunately, the action we miss in the action plan is concrete measures and timetables,” said Christer Schoug. “But the will is there,” he went on, “and the minister has signaled that the issues are to be solved in conjunction with ship operators, which we welcome.”

He noted that Swedish ports are visited 109,000 times a year by merchant ships. Nearly 300 vessels a day, every day, with only a fraction of these being Swedish flag vessels. He suggested that with “just some minor changes to the tax legislation there would be great opportunities for these vessels to become Swedish-flag, with the possibility of many jobs for young people.” Schoug welcomed the proposed widening of shipping aid, but said that overall the proposals would not reverse the flagging out of vessels from Sweden to neighbouring countries. He also described the government’s proposed investment in maritime research as very positive, especially as regards the impact of the IMO’s sulphur directive and its tight schedule. Strategies and projects Sweden’s national and regional maritime clusters are relatively small in an EU perspective: to meet the competition these clusters must grow. In addition, Sweden’s 2052 kilometres of

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inland waterways – navigable rivers, canals and the like – could be put to better use in the transport chain.

and Innovation. The current, second Marco Polo programme runs until 2013.

We have seen how the EU’s “Motorways of the sea” project aims to improve port communications in peripheral European regions. The scheme is part of a wider funding programme, known as Marco Polo, for projects which shift freight transport from the road to sea, rail and inland waterways. “This means fewer trucks on the road and thus less congestion, less pollution, and more reliable and efficient transport of goods”, says the European Commission’s Executive Agency for Competitiveness

Scores of Swedish companies have benefited from funding under the Marco Polo scheme – which has not prevented some from complaining that the programme is “too bureaucratic”! Unlike most of the EU countries, the Swedish government operates a system of “fairway dues”, fees charged in port to the state Maritime Administration, a public agency, to meet the costs of ice breaking and pilotage. Based on the vessels’ gross

tonnage and on loaded and discharged cargo, the dues are also “environmentally differentiated”: that is, the charges may be reduced according to the sulphur content of the vessel’s bunker oil or whether anti-pollution equipment has been installed. The employers’ organization Association Ports of Sweden – representing virtually all of the country’s ports – is one of a number of voices in the sector arguing that the system makes Swedish shipping less competitive.

European perspectives The European Community Shipowners’ Association, ECSA, formed in 1965, comprises the national shipowner associations of the EU and Norway. Its aim is “to promote the interests of European shipping so that the industry can best serve European and international trade and commerce in a competitive free enterprise environment to the benefit of shippers and consumers”. In a comprehensive strategy paper published in January 2009, ECSA looked at the competitive position of European shipping in global markets, human resources, seamanship and maritime know-how. One important conclusion was that an appropriate operating framework of state aid guidelines should be maintained for a longer period. ECSA is particularly keen on encouraging more young people to choose a career in the European merchant fleet. European seamen are well-trained and up to date on relevant legislation and reach the highest level of maritime know-how. The association also wants to see more European involvement in the working of the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO). European Maritime Day The annual European Maritime Day Stakeholder Conference is where European political leaders meet the shipping industry on equal terms. The annual event confirms – and celebrates – the status of the sea as an essential resource in the European Union, 22 member countries of which are coastal states. There are more than 1200 sea ports in Europe; three to five per cent of the EU’s GDP comes from industries and services associated with the maritime sector, and maritime regions account for more than 40 per cent of Europe’s GDP. Ninety per cent of foreign trade and 40 per cent of trade within the EU take place via maritime routes, and European shipbuilding accounts for something under 10 per cent of global production. According to the EC, in 2009 there were something like 95,000 boats involved in fisheries and aquaculture alone.

Europe’s maritime policy Europe’s Integrated Maritime Policy was introduced in 2007, on the grounds that “Europe is surrounded by seas and oceans: the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, the Baltic Sea, the North Sea, the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. The sea is our past, present and future. The European Union needs a comprehensive Integrated Maritime Policy to benefit from the full potential of our seas and oceans”. In October 2009, a progress report on the Integrated Maritime Policy identified six further “strategic policy orientations for the future.”

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The sea is, of course, also a source of energy and represents a great opportunity for research on issues such as the impact of climate change, environmental protection and sustainable fisheries, as well as maritime technologies and shipbuilding. In response to the global economic crisis, the maritime sectors of the economy will invest in maintaining and further developing transport, ports and shipbuilding, while the need to ensure that development is sustainable will generate additional “green” profits.


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Green shoots While LNG represents the stellar environmental “opportunity” that shipowners and shipping nations can hope to capitalise on during the coming decades, there are several other aspects of shipping’s overlap with the environment in which Sweden has impeccable credentials. Environment is a priority for Swedish shipping – as for most industrial sectors in these ecologically aware times. The Swedish Shipowners’ Association’s committee for environmental issues addresses these concerns at home and throughout the EU.

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In many respects Swedish shipowners are well ahead of the game. As early as 1990, for example, shipping companies started to use low sulphur fuel instead of heavy oil on their Baltic passenger routes, and were considering the use of low sulphur fuel by deep sea vessels. However, sulphur and nitrogen emissions are still cause for anxiety, together with carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. The waters surrounding Sweden include several sensitive areas: the Skagerrak and Kattegat on the west coast, and the Baltic Sea in the east. As many as 40 larger vessels a day may pass through the archipelagos, criss-crossed by numerous narrow fairways, en route to Stockholm and other cities. Road and rail links to Stockholm cannot always cope with the volumes of cargo passing through even the largest ports such as Nynäshamn and Norrtälje – hence the need for “intermodal” initiatives as discussed in chapter 3... and the announcement by the Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications in March 2010 of a SEK 497 billion investment aimed at strengthening infrastructure throughout the country in accordance with an “intermodal national plan for the period 2010-2021” and intermodal county plans. The scheme specifies a number of “special measures” for promoting an efficient flow of goods and improving export and import opportunities for Swedish companies. Investments in the Harbour Line in Gothenburg, including the Marieholm Bridge, and building a second track to the harbour area in Gothenburg over the Marieholm Bridge will “increase redundancy and reduce vulnerability”, the ministry said. Other projects include Södertälje Lock, the fairways to Gävle Harbour and Norrköping Harbour, Tunadal Line to Sundsvall Harbour, and the electrification of tracks to several other harbours. IMO and Marpol The International Maritime Organization is responsible for global regulations on safety, security and the prevention and control of marine pollution from ships. Its member governments – fast approaching 200 – are committed to implementing and enforcing the regulations once they enter into force for the international merchant shipping fleet of 60,000 or more


ships (above 400 GT). The aim, says the IMO, is “to reduce to the barest minimum all adverse environmental impacts from ships”.

In 1973, the IMO adopted the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, now known universally as Marpol, subsequently amended by the Protocols of 1978 and 1997 and regularly updated by amendments. The Marpol Convention, which now applies to 99 per cent of the world’s merchant tonnage, addresses pollution of the sea by oil, noxious liquid substances carried in bulk, harmful substances carried by sea in packaged form, sewage and garbage, and air pollution from emissions associated with shipping.

Reductions of pollution generated by ships are “all the more noteworthy when compared with the significant growth in the world’s shipping industry – both in the size of the world fleet and the distances that it travels”, the IMO declares. “IMO is continuously pursuing a proactive approach to enhance implementation and enforcement, both by flag and port States, including a proactive action plan to ensure that shore-based reception facilities for ship-generated waste keep up with international regulatory requirements.”

Anti-fouling systems used on ships, the transfer of alien species by ships’ ballast water and the environmentally sound recycling of ships are covered by separate treaties.

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instrumental in the continuous decline of accidental oil pollution over the past 30 years. In 1983, Marpol introduced a number of radical new concepts, such as a requirement for new oil tankers to be fitted with segregated ballast tanks, so as to obviate the need to carry ballast water in cargo tanks. This was superseded by the requirement for oil tankers delivered from 1996 onwards to be fitted with a double hull. The protection of the marine environment was thus greatly enhanced. Innovations introduced by Marpol on allowable discharges of bilge water include standards for treatment using the oily water separator (OWS), which enables a vessel’s crew to separate oil from bilge water before the bilge water is discharged overboard, and oil discharge and monitoring control systems. Rules for the prevention of pollution caused by noxious liquid substances in bulk ensure that chemical tankers conform to the most stringent standards of construction, including the protection of cargo tanks, operational discharges of tank washings are severely restricted.

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Despite the rapid growth of world seaborne trade in recent years – particularly in oil and petroleum products, the average number of oil spills over 700 tonnes has shrunk from more than 25 per year in the 1970s to perhaps half a dozen. One major oil company has estimated that the tankers it owns, or uses under


long-term charter, spill less than one teaspoon of oil for every million gallons transported; while tanker owners take pride in statistics that show that 99.9996 per cent of all oil transported by sea is delivered safely and without impact on the marine environment. However, accidents do happen. IMO’s International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Cooperation provides the framework for responding to major oil pollution incidents, while the Protocol on Preparedness, Response and Cooperation to Pollution Incidents by Hazardous and Noxious Substances extends this regulatory framework to cover a wide range of pollutants and eco-toxins. Regulations covering liability and compensation for damage caused by oil transported by ship provide automatic cover of up to $1 billion for any single incident, regardless of fault. Liability and compensation regimes also cover damage caused by spills of oil when carried as fuel in ships’ bunkers and spills involving hazardous and noxious substances. Air and weather A Marpol Annex limits the main air pollutants contained in ships exhaust gas, including oxides of sulphur (SOx) and nitrogen (NOx), and prohibits deliberate emissions of ozone depleting

substances. Shipboard incineration and the emissions of volatile organic compounds from tankers are also subject to regulation. The most recent measures specify a progressive reduction in emissions of SOx, NOx and particulate matter, and the introduction of emission control areas (ECAs) where further restrictions apply. Under the latest revision, the global sulphur cap is reduced initially to 3.50 per cent m/m (from the current 4.50 per cent), effective from 1 January 2012; then progressively to 0.5 per cent, effective from 1 January 2020, subject to a feasibility review to be completed no later than 2018. The limits applicable in ECAs for SOX and particulate matter are reduced to 1 per cent, beginning on 1 July 2010 (from the current 1.5 per cent); further reduced to 0.1 per cent, effective from 1 January 2015. Progressive reductions in NOX emissions from marine diesel engines are included, with increasingly stringent emission limits for engines installed on or after 1 January 2011 and 1 January 2016. Exhaust gases are the primary source of greenhouse gas emissions from ships, both in terms of quantity and of global warming potential. According to an IMO study in 2009, international shipping has emitted an estimated 870 million

tonnes, or about 2.7 per cent, of global carbon dioxide emissions of CO2 in 2007. By the year 2050, in the absence of regulations, ship emissions were projected to rise by a factor of two to three (compared with 2007 levels) as a result of the expected growth in world trade. Technical and operational measures could increase efficiency and reduce the emissions rate by 25 per cent to 75 per cent below the current levels, according to this study. Many of these measures appear to be cost-effective. In July 2009, IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) finalized a package of just such measures, focusing on improved design and propulsion technologies and improved operational practices. In March 2010 MEPC began the process of making the technical and operational measures mandatory for all ships irrespective of flag and ownership. This was completed in July 2011 with the adoption of technical measures for new ships and operational reduction measures for all ships. This represents the first ever mandatory global GHG reduction regime for an entire industry sector. The regulations apply to all ships over 400 gross tonnage and above and are expected to enter into force through the tacit acceptance procedure on 1 January 2013.

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Market-based mechanisms are also seen as a means of offsetting emissions and providing a fiscal incentive for the maritime industry to invest in more fuel-efficient ships and technologies and to operate ships in a more energy-efficient manner.

by 4 per cent in 2011, putting the company on target to reach its goal of a 30 per cent reduction in emissions by 2015. The parent company plans to reduce its sulphur emissions not only by using cleaner fuel but by “eco-driving” – better route planning, cargo handling and speed reduction – in order to cut fuel consumption. Improving the interaction between propeller, rudder and hull also saves energy – and fuel. Wallenius is one of many Swedish companies and institutions carrying out research into such technical fixes, most notably, in recent years, renewable energy: fuel cells, biofuels and/or sun, wind and wave power.

In March 2010 the IMO’s environment policy decision-making body agreed to set up an expert group to “assess the feasibility of market-based measures for reducing ship’s greenhouse gas emissions”. Another working group was looking at options to improve ships’ energy efficiency, the IMO said. The committee also drafted a text on mandatory requirements for an energy efficiency index for new ships and an energy efficiency management plan for all ships.

Scrap and rubbish When ships reach the end of their working lives, recycling is undoubtedly the most environment-friendly way to dispose of them. Many of the components and much of the steel is re-used in the countries where the ships are dismantled, in new ships, in agriculture, in hospitals, at homes, and in other products. However, there are concerns about environmental and working conditions in ship recycling yards.

Individual shipping companies, such as Wallenius Lines, have been quick to tackle climate issues. Subsidiary Wallenius Wilhelsen Logistics said it had cut its carbon dioxide emissions

In May 2009, the IMO adopted the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, which balances safety and environmental concerns

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By some recent estimates, shipping emissions could be cut by more than 60 per cent by 2050 through measures such as engine efficiency improvements and alternative fuels, while operational improvements, such as slower speeds for ships, could cut shipping emissions by 27 per cent.


with the commercial requirements of seaborne trade and the ship recycling industry. Similarly, the disposal of all types of wastes produced on a ship’s voyage has become better regulated. Here Marpol’s requirements are much stricter in a number of “Special Areas”; but perhaps their most important feature is a total ban on dumping into the sea of all forms of plastic. However, although governments are obliged to ensure the provision of facilities at all ports and terminals for the reception of rubbish, more work needs to be done to ensure the availability of adequate reception facilities in every port. Fair means and foul Ships’ hulls need to be kept smooth from marine growth to ensure maximum performance and full efficiency. The IMO’s International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-fouling Systems on Ships prohibits the use of harmful organotins such as tributyltin (TBT) in anti-fouling paints used on ships and establishes a mechanism to prevent the potential future use of other harmful substances in anti-fouling systems. Tinbased antifouling bottom paints keep algae and barnacles from attaching to the bottoms of ships, but also damage other

marine organisms. When organotins were first banned by the EU in 2003, several Swedish shipping companies were already using tin-free alternatives. We have noted the Global Research and Development Forum on Emerging Ballast Water Management, which was held in Malmö in January 2010. Ballast water is sea water pumped on board to stabilize the vessel. Marine organisms taken on board during this process can overrun natural local species and cause other environmental and/or public health problems when the ballast water is pumped out during loading. The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ship’s Ballast Water and Sediments, adopted in February 2008, declares that ballast water treatment is now the only option for dealing with the issue, and must replace (after a phasing-out period of several years) a previously approved procedure known as ballast water exchange. (This involves replacing coastal water with open-ocean water during a voyage, in the process reducing the density of coastal organisms in ballast tanks that may be able to invade a recipient port; these are replaced with oceanic organisms with a lower probability of survival in near-shore waters.) IMO and the industry are working together to ensure that new treatments and procedures will not have an adverse effect on the safety of the vessel, and will not solve one environmental problem by creating another. Already, a number of ballast water management systems have been approved as meeting the Convention standards. As well as introducing non native species into new environments, ballast and bilge discharge from ships can spread human pathogens and other harmful diseases and toxins. Swedish authorities have expressed concern over the grey and black wastewater commonly discharged from all vessels, including pleasure boats that simply empty their bilges or septic tanks into the sea. The passenger shipping company Viking Line, which operates seven vessels serving the Finnish mainland, Åland and Sweden, has introduced a closed system where wastewater is held in huge tanks and taken ashore to be cleaned.

Biofouling introductions are common to all types of vessel, from small pleasure craft to international fishing vessel, large trading vessels, barges, and mobile drilling rigs. In some regions more than 50 per cent of invasive aquatic species are thought to have been introduced through biofouling. International measures for minimizing the translocation of invasive aquatic species through biofouling of ships are in the pipeline. The “Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter” (the “London Convention”) was one of the first global treaties to protect the marine environment from human activities and has been in force since 1975. Its objective is to promote the effective control of all sources of marine pollution and to take all practicable steps to prevent pollution of the sea by dumping of wastes.

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There is, in addition, yet another hazard associated with species movement: the “biofouling” of ships – that is, the undesirable accumulation of micro-organisms, plants and animals on submerged structures. A single fertile fouling organism has the potential to release many thousands of eggs, spores or larvae into the water with the capacity to found new populations.


In 1996, the “London Protocol” was adopted to modernize the Convention and, eventually, replace it. Under the Protocol all dumping is prohibited, but permits may be issued to allow the dumping, subject to certain conditions, of the specified materials: dredged material, sewage sludge, fish wastes, vessels and platforms, inert and inorganic geological material (e.g., mining wastes), organic material of natural origin, bulky items (primarily of iron, steel and/or concrete), and CO2 from carbon capture and storage (CCS) processes. EcoPorts and ESPO EcoPorts is a non-profit foundation established in 1999 by nine European ports as a formal structure for the exchange of experience in the areas of port environment and sustainability. Its primary purpose is to act as a network platform, exchanging environmental solutions between European port communities and promoting collaborative projects addressing sustainability issues both in ports and in the logistics chain. The focus is on best practice and technological innovation. The organization has also developed and validated environmental management tools for ports, including an environmental risk check list and analysis system and a port environmental review system. This voluntary environmental certification system for ports, establishing a European environmental benchmark, is a proven stepping-stone towards ISO 14001. ESPO, the European Sea Ports Organization, works with EcoPorts in areas such as port sector policy and legislation. ESPO represents the seaports of the Member States of the European Union (including the founders of EcoPorts) and has observer members from several other European countries.

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EcoPorts’ projects involve universities, companies and local authorities in compiling databases and devising and testing management tools, generally with funding by the European Commission, and promoting their use in individual ports through collaboration, training and certification with the assistance of Lloyd’s Register as independent auditor. The current Swedish members of EcoPorts are Gothenburg and Stockholm.


Intergovernmental co-operation The Helsinki Commission, Helcom, works to protect the marine environment of the Baltic Sea from all sources of pollution through between Denmark, Estonia, the European Community, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Sweden. The commission is the governing body of the “Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area”, more commonly known as the Helsinki Convention. Helcom describes its “vision for the future” as “a healthy Baltic Sea environment with diverse biological components functioning in balance, resulting in a good ecological status and supporting a wide range of sustainable economic and social activities”. In May 2009, Sweden and its Nordic neighbour Finland launched a fund to improve the Baltic Sea’s marine environment – an example of numerous initiatives taken as part of Helcom’s action plan to clean up the sea by 2021. In particular, the environmental fund would subsidise efforts at local and regional level to reduce discharges by the agricultural sector and remove nutrients from wastewater, Swedish environment minister Andreas Carlgren said.

At the same time, calculations carried out for Helcom at Stockholm University appeared to confirm reports that discharges of phosphates and nitrogen to the Baltic Sea were declining, partly due to improved farming practices in Denmark and Sweden. Not in my tank Towards the end of January 2010, a gaggle of scientists descended on Malmö, Sweden’s third largest city, for a weeklong council of war against what they described as “alien species”. With others representing technology companies, the maritime industry, academia, national governments and international and regional agencies from around the world – more than 300 in all – the experts were preoccupied not with preparations for an invasion of creatures from outer space, but with the estimated 10 billion tonnes of ballast water, often containing marine animal and plant species, carried around the globe each year in ships. As a result, a serious environmental threat has developed, caused by the introduction of aquatic organisms unintentionally

imported and released into ecosystems where they do not belong. It is estimated that more than 7,000 such “alien” species are transferred daily. As well as the environmental harm, the economic damage caused by this process is immense.

of the most environment-friendly in the world, often adduced as an example of best practice, and notable for its advanced technology, benign working conditions, and high standards of security and safety.

The first Global Research and Development Forum on Emerging Ballast Water Management Systems covered topics ranging from various ballast water treatment and management options and innovative technologies for treating ballast water on ships, to related issues such as shore reception facilities, sediment management, and the regulatory, technical and environmental challenges facing the ballast water technology manufacturers and the shipping industry.

According to the World Trade Organization, international merchandise trade increased by 14 per cent in volume terms in 2010, though it was more volatile than GDP in both 2009 and 2010. This represents an improvement both on the WTO’s forecast for 2010, which was 9.5 per cent, and on the actual 2009 total, which was 12.2 per cent. In 2010, the WTO said, world GDP grew by 3.5 per cent. In contrast, in 2010 world merchandise exports rose by 22 per cent,

It was no accident that Malmö had been chosen as the venue for this event: the city, is after all, home to WMU, the World Maritime University (“truly an organization by and for the international maritime community”), which operates under the auspices of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) of the United Nations.

So clearly, the financial and economic crises of the past several years have meant a considerable degree of volatility for shipping, Swedish or otherwise. But Sweden’s shipping industry will survive and prosper, as it always has, in large part through its innovative tradition: the family-owned Wallenius Lines, to name just one celebrated example, pioneered RoRo technology with the short sea vessel Aniara in the 1960s.

Malmö, in this context, is emblematic of the status of Swedish shipping as a successful and prosperous industry that is one

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Chapter 6:

Lessons learnt Sweden’s relationship with the waves has given the nation many moments of pure joy and vindication. However, there have been the poignant moments, when the reality that the value of life supersedes the worth of all material and technical matters was driven home. These tragedies have led to some fundamental changes in the way the world regulates shipping. Several relatively recent disasters at sea have involved the loss of Swedish lives: • A fire on board the Danish-owned passenger ferry Scandinavian Star in April 1990 killed 158 passengers and crew. The ferry was sailing between Oslo (Norway) and Frederikshavn (Denmark) when the blaze, apparently set deliberately, started outside the Swedish coast of Bohuslän. • In 1993, the Polish ferry Jan Heweliusz capsized and sank in 27 metres of water off the German island of Rügen en route to the Swedish port of Ystad, with the loss of 65 lives. • By far the worst such catastrophe of modern times, the sinking of the ferry Estonia en route from Tallinn, Estonia, to Stockholm in September 1994, claimed 852 lives.

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Inevitably, each disaster led to seemingly endless rounds of investigation, recrimination... and ultimately technical improvements, new safety measures and more efficient distress procedures, most notably the Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS). INSJO: critical events The Swedish maritime authorities and the Swedish Shipowners’ Association have jointly created and designed INSJO, which describes itself as “an information system to capture accidents, incidents, near-misses and non-conformities... a data base, an experience data bank, built up of critical events and incidents in relation to operation of and work on ships”. INSJO is now in operation after several years of testing, although not yet fully implemented. The essential content of the database is reports from companies, ships, safety committees and crews in Swedish ships. The reports coming from the designated person (DP) in the company are registered anonymous. Real-life incidents and critical events, and those which are thought likely in future, are described: these include hazardous operations, work procedures and situations with potentially serious consequences for the ship, the crew, the passengers or the environment. The INSJO system can alert those involved, recommend the necessary safety measures, and inform other companies, ships and crews. The data base is searchable.


Titanic treaty The Swedish Government has of course ratified SOLAS, the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, passed in 1914 in response to the sinking of the Titanic. Widely considered the most important of all international treaties concerning the safety of merchant ships, the initial version concerned numbers of lifeboats and other emergency equipment, and safety procedures such as continuous radio watches. Subsequent revisions over the years have resulted in a detailed prescription covering virtually every aspect of onboard safety:

• construction – subdivision and stability, machinery and electrical installations • fire protection, fire detection and fire extinction • life-saving appliances and arrangements • radio communications • safety of navigation • carriage of cargoes • carriage of dangerous goods • nuclear ships • management for the safe operation of ships • safety measures for high-speed craft • special measures to enhance maritime safety • special measures to enhance maritime security • additional safety measures for bulk carriers.

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European initiatives Dating from 1982, the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (the Paris MOU) is an agreement between the maritime authorities of 27 European and North Atlantic maritime administrations on a system of harmonized inspection procedures designed to target substandard ships, “with the main objective being their elimination”. The agreement has been amended several times to accommodate new safety and marine requirements stemming from IMO and various EU directives.

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The European Maritime Safety Agency, EMSA, was created in 2002 in the aftermath of the pollution disaster caused when the tanker Erika sank off the coast of France in 1999. The agency provides technical and scientific advice to the European Commission and works with the various national maritime


services. Its activities include strengthening the Port State Control regime, auditing classification societies, developing a common methodology for the investigation of maritime accidents, vessel traffic monitoring and information, promoting best practice, and “assisting the accession countries in the implementation of Community legislation on maritime safety and the prevention of pollution by ships”. Maritime transport is “of fundamental importance to Europe and the rest of the world”, says EMSA. “To put this in perspective, over 90 per cent of European Union external trade goes by sea and more than 3.7 billion tonnes of freight a year are loaded and unloaded in EU ports. This means that shipping is the most important mode of transport in terms of volume. Furthermore, as a result of its geography, its history and the effects of globalisation, maritime transport will continue to be

the most important transport mode in developing EU trade for the foreseeable future.”

system for some time, but this is the first time that users will be able to see it in a fully interactive, multi-functional display.

EMSA’s SafeSeaNet project, launched in 2002, aims “to aid the collection, dissemination, and harmonized exchange of maritime data”. As a channel of communication between local/regional and central authorities, the network is designed to help prevent accidents at sea and marine pollution, and to facilitate the enforcement of EU maritime safety legislation.

“This approach will give Member State users a whole range of important new capabilities to work with”, said EMSA Executive Director, Willem de Ruiter. “From today, instead of just accessing a database, they will be able to see the whole near-real-time situation for the EU displayed on a map right in front of them, and to select all ships, ports, sea areas and many other elements at the click of a button.

In March 2010 the system was upgraded to include a new, userfriendly web service for tracking shipping in European waters. An innovative tracking module, STIRES (SafeSeaNet Traffic Information Relay & Exchange System), enables authorities to see all commercial vessels in and around EU waters in a single view. The information has been available via the SafeSeaNet

“Much better still, we will soon be in a position to offer an integrated display system which will be able to identify and locate ships anywhere in the world and also show the EU pollution and accident pictures. The user base is expanding all the time, with port state control officers being among the latest to join the system.”

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Chapter 7:

Life on board Ships may be safer and the industry may be more sophisticated, but when one gets right down to it, the overriding reality remains that a shipowner, or indeed a shipping nation, is only as good as the crew that operates their tonnage.

“Research, education, and recruiting are some of our most important issues today,” says shipowners’ association CEO Håkan Friberg. “We have spent a lot of time, resources, and money to make young people interested in our industry”.

Perceptive readers will need no reminding of the serious shortage of seafarers and officers that has bedevilled the modern global industry for well on a generation, with no magic solution in sight.

Life on board has changed over the years, and very much for the better, thanks in part to technological advances. A large RoRo vessel, for example, can be handled by a crew of 20. Smaller

In days gone by, seafaring meant leading a life of adventure and seeing the world – or so tradition has it. Today, working at sea doesn’t have quite the same appeal: one reason, perhaps, for a growing problem that looks all too likely to become chronic, and exacerbate the already serious shortage of mariners: a decline in maritime recruitment. The social democratic hegemony in the Nordic countries, leading to the rise of the welfare state during the latter half of the 20th century, often gets the blame. The reasoning goes something like this:

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For previous generations, shipping was simply in the blood. In coastal communities everyone had an uncle, grandfather or neighbour who had made or still made a living at sea. But once free schooling was available to all, irrespective of income or social status, the ranks of teenage apprentice seamen began to dwindle. Shipowners complained that it was becoming difficult to find recruits of the right age – or any at all. External shocks, in particular the intermittent periods of recession from the mid-20th century onward, have not improved the situation. Life on board can be stressful, particularly on short sea routes where the vessel calls at many ports on a tight schedule; and long periods away from the family have always been difficult – and a main reason for leaving the seafaring side of the industry. A turn on an ocean going ship can be several months long, putting pressure on the spouse left at home with the children and probably holding down a full-time job as well. (On the other hand, home leave will be roughly the same.) Frequently, the sailor will choose to spend relatively few years working at sea, switching to shipping-related jobs on shore, in coastal navigation – where the turn is about a fortnight – or with the coast guard, once he, or in about 15 per cent of the cases she, has started a family. Young men and women are still drawn to shipping and a life at sea, of course. Sadly, there are fewer jobs for them than are required. Seafarer interests point out, with a lot of justification, that one reason is that there are fewer Swedish-flag ships to begin with. Nonetheless, attracting quality recruits remains the cornerstone on which a future generation of Swedish mariners will be begotten.


crews mean better conditions: a cabin for every crew member with toilet and shower, exercise and work-out facilities, and lots of good food. Keeping in touch with family has become much easier with the advent of the internet, mobile phones, and the like: the vast majority of the Swedish shipping companies now provide e-mail addresses and a range of personal communication links on board. A Lighthouse study of “Social IT onboard”, published in 2009, looks at “all the information technology that can be used to enhance the social wellbeing” at sea, from news and entertainment to radio, telephony, SMS and the internet, which in addition to e-mail includes surfing and the ability to download music, talking books and movies. While these types of communication are taken for granted ashore, accessibility onboard has traditionally been very limited.

“Humans have an inherent need to communicate in order to maintain a social network”, write the authors of the report. “The emotional disadvantages for the crew deriving from long periods of separation from family and friends are mitigated by the access to good communication.” Previous studies have shown that both job performance and efficiency are increased by the employers understanding of the importance of communication and the possibility to keep in touch with the ones at home. This can also lead to a reduced risk of accidents. Satellite communication with permanent connection is a prerequisite for social IT. Technical solutions enable bandwidth to be divided between commercial and private traffic, which can also be allocated so as to prevent social communications from interfering with the flow of information between the ship and the company.

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Chapter 8:

Leaders in innovation Inevitably, innovation – and in particular research and development (R&D) – is the beating heart of the Swedish shipping industry, involving every aspect of the maritime sector. The development of the RoRo vessel, briefly outlined in chapter two, is a good example. The RoRo concept was first introduced during World War II so that the Allies could transport combat vehicles from ship to shore: most famously on D-Day, 6 June 1944, when a beachhead was established in Normandy. In peacetime, RoRo technology was adapted for merchant vessels and short ferry crossings such as the English Channel. When Wallenius began to develop its own RoRo concept, it started with small feeder vessels, about 1,000 dwt, to and from large ports such as Antwerp and Bremerhaven. In order to accommodate RoRo vessels and cope with large numbers of cars driving off the ships, ports and terminals had to be expanded and redesigned.

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The new RoRo concept cut manpower requirements for loading and unloading the cars by half, which often meant difficult negotiations with the unions. Other problems involved exhaust fumes generated by the cars, and the bulkheads, which required hydraulic mechanisms to open and close the ports. This special construction, certified by Lloyd’s Register, is used in many modern RoRo vessels.


A Swedish protocol The automatic identification system (AIS) is a short range coastal tracking system used worldwide to manage vessel traffic. Håkan Lans, a Swedish inventor, is responsible for the communication platform or rather a communication protocol, known as self-organizing time division multiple access (STDMA). Using global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) and VHF radio communications, the technology enables the vessel to continuously monitor its own exact position, direction and velocity and those any other nearby vessels. The system has been designated the world standard by the IMO and, for aircraft, the International Civil Aviation Organization. Incorporating AIS transmitters plus CCTV, radar and VHF, the vessel traffic service (VTS) is a monitoring system used by harbour and port authorities all over the world to keep track of vessel movements with a view to navigational safety in a limited geographical area, by exchanging data with other nearby vessels and VTS stations. The data include position, course and unique identification for each vessel. AIS transmitters automatically broadcast the vessel information. The SOLAS convention requires AIS on board all passenger vessels as well as on all ships of 300 gross tonnage and upwards and passenger ships regardless of size.

Because not all vessels are equipped with AIS the system is primarily used as a lookout for collision avoidance and to determine the risk of collision. The system also describes the position of marker positions, navigational aids and, using a transmitter on shore, submerged objects such as wrecks, rocks and shoals.

There are a number of ways to operate AIS. Some computer programs, for example, when tuned to the AIS broadcast frequency, can demodulate the raw audio from a conventional marine VHF radio telephone into AIS data. Others can retransmit the AIS information to a local or global network, allowing the public or authorized users to observe vessel traffic online or on a chart plotter. As these programs do not directly involve AIS transmitters, they can’t display their own position, but are useful on smaller vessels to avoid collision and as a navigation aid. One of the great advantages of AIS is that it is relatively inexpensive. View from the Lighthouse The Lighthouse maritime competence and research centre, inaugurated in 2006, aims to create an attractive R&D environment from an international as well as national perspective, operating on three levels:

• a project organization consisting of a scientific board, leaders responsible for five “theme areas”, and a management board, all actively safeguarding research ideas and turning these into actual financed projects • a physical environment serving as a common meeting ground where scientists from different disciplines can come together and contribute to each other’s research • a close cooperation between industry, academe, and society through active reference groups connected to the theme areas. The five theme areas are designated Eco Ship, Ergo Ship, Cargo Ship, Safe Ship and Business Ship. Eco Ship deals with education and research related to the resource use and environmental impact caused by shipping and maritime activities. Energy efficiency and potential use of

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renewable energy sources are important issues. One of its major achievements to date is the development of Shipflow naval architecture software, now used worldwide by shipbuilders, shipping companies, consultants and universities working with ship design. Ergo Ship includes a “Human Factors” group focusing on evaluation, planning and design of control centres – mainly bridge decks and engine control rooms – on ships. Much use has been made of the full mission simulator, a unique research and teaching resource, as well as various radio simulators and a smaller bridge deck simulators.

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Cargo Ship aims to develop effective and innovative carrier systems, but also studies interaction with ports and other parts of the logistics chain. Research projects focus on systems, seagoing qualities, ship design and engineering, arrangements on board and cargo handling. Ships and floating offshore structures are evaluated in regard to structural strength, collision resistance, lightweight structure and fatigue life.


Safe Ship carries out R&D in engineering organization and education as applied to preventive safety, increased survival and evacuation of damaged ships, often using simulators in collaboration with the Human Factors group. The decisionmaking process on the bridge deck and the working environment in the engine control room are important topics. Business Ship is concerned with markets and the terms and conditions of the shipping business, including patterns of international trade such as the flow of consumer goods in connection with containerization; maritime law and the impact of safety systems on civil liability protocols such as shipowner responsibility and insurance coverage; cash flow analysis in the shipping industry, and logistics and transport economics. Truly a mutual Innovation is not, of course, the sole province of scientists and engineers. The Swedish Club, a leading marine mutual insurer headquartered in Gothenburg and with offices in some of the world’s strategic shipping centres, was something of an innovator at its founding in 1872... and remains so to this day.

Proclaiming its “commitment to safe and pollution-free operation of vessels”, the Swedish Club is a true mutual, a non-profit-making organization owned and self-managed and under the direct control of its members, “an international community of front rank shipowners, who believe that quality comes first”. The Club wrote its first hull and machinery policy on 13 December 1872. The first entered ship, the year-old steamship Orvar Odd, was insured for a large sum at that time - over 400,000 Swedish dollars. By January of the following year, a total of 13 ships were already covered for hull and machinery risks, vindicating the decision by four local Masters – Captains Fleetwood, Ohlsson, Leffler and Olson – to form a specialist mutual catering to the new steamship technology. The Suez Canal’s opening three years earlier had confirmed the viability of steamships. By the start of the 1890s they dominated the international shipping market, with improved fuel consumption, greater cargo capacity and voyage times set to previously unimaginable schedules.

Insurance costs were high, however, and insured values for The Swedish Club regularly exceeded half a million Swedish dollars. The country’s existing marine insurers declined to cover the new steam-powered vessels. Their loss was the Club’s gain! Newspaper advertising and a series of public meetings attracted more shipowners, and by the middle of 1873 the Club’s future appeared secure. It was in that year that the Club’s first casualty occurred. The steamer Danmark (insured value; 427,400 Swedish dollars) collided with a quay in the port of Stockholm, causing extensive damage to another vessel and a telegraph line. Seven months later, the Valhall, stranded on the west coast of Jutland, became the Club’s first total loss and required a call on the Club’s reinsurers. In 1878, the Club’s rules were amended to cover Norwegian and Danish steamers, but the Club made no inroads into the shipping communities of its Scandinavian neighbours. The Club then refocused its attention on establishing a classification society in Sweden. This idea, too, was shelved as the Swedish-flag fleet was deemed too small to support such an organization. The

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Club had greater success in 1906, however, when it proposed the creation of a trade association for the Swedish shipping industry. The Swedish Shipowners’ Association was established that same year in Gothenburg, where its headquarters remain to this day.

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By 1910, demand for protection and indemnity (P&I) insurance was growing rapidly in Sweden, where shipowners were required to have protection against personal injury, loss of life and collision liabilities. Despite an earlier reluctance to offer P&I insurance, on 8 December the imposingly titled Sveriges Ångfartygs Assurans Förenings Delägares Ömsesidiga Försäkringsbolag (“Swedish Steamship Assurance Club Members Mutual Insurance Company Protection & Indemnity”) was founded. This proved to be one of the most important developments in the Club’s history. Forty years on, the P&I Club was amalgamated with the Hull Club, in a first step towards creating the total service concept offered by the Club today.


The outbreak of war in 1914 presented the Club with new challenges and opportunities. The organization continued to offer hull cover for members during the war and assisted members by arranging war cover. The Second World War also passed without major disruption to Club activities. The only significant change in the following decades came in 1969, with the development of a new hull reinsurance programme - an excess quota share treaty placed mainly with Lloyd’s of London. In 1984, the Club introduced a third main class of insurance, freight demurrage and defence (FD&D). During the 1970s Swedish shipowners, until then the mainstay of the Club’s success, began to sell off their vessels, preferring to charter-in tonnage. In response, the Club ventured into the international market and in early 1971 the Flowergate, owned by UK-based Turnbull Scott Ltd, became the first non-Swedish vessel entered in the Club for Hull and Machinery cover. This marked the start of a comprehensive internationalization of the Club. Two overseas offices were opened in quick succession,

the first in Piraeus (1980) and the second in Hong Kong (1982), a process that continued into the 1990s with the establishment of service facilities in Tokyo in 1991 and, in 1992, the extension of the Club’s Hong Kong office to become the Swedish Club Service Centre, reflecting a new emphasis on direct service to members in Asia.

In December 2012, Managing Director Lars Rhodin told Swedish Club Board Members that growth during 2012 was in line with expectations. He noted that though the sharp rise in overall claims frequency seen during the 2009-2011 period had leveled off in 2012, costs of claims have risen, with claims inflation continuing in the 3-4 per cent range.

Loss prevention, a priority for the Club since it pioneered preentry surveys back in 1872, was greatly enhanced in 1994, when the Bridge Resource Management scheme was launched by The Swedish Club and other founder members, including the Swedish and Norwegian Shipowners’ Associations. In 1996, the Club made a premium refund to shipowners. A total of $3.5 million, or five per cent of premium, was distributed to members entered for hull insurance the previous year. The year culminated in the Club receiving official recognition of its quality management systems with ISO 9001 certification proof of its ongoing commitment to quality.

Safer shipping Analyses have shown that a great many dangerous shipboard situations arise due to poor communication or coordination, rather than technical failures or lack of skill. Common causes include: • A breakdown in communication between individuals • Preoccupation with minor technical problems • Failure to delegate tasks • Failure to detect deviations from standard operating procedures.

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It was to overcome these issues that the Swedish Club in the early 1990s joined forces with six other major maritime organisations and the SAS Flight Academy to establish the global Bridge Resource Management (BRM) training initiative. The transfer of expertise in resource management from the civil aviation sector to the maritime industries was one of the central aims in developing the BRM Course – the first-ever resource management training course for the shipping industry. Following further development of the original course, The Swedish Club has replaced the training term “BRM” with the new and more extensive term “MRM” – Maritime Resource Management. The Club’s increased focus on human factor issues, and the growing demand for such training, led to a decision to in 2005 to form a separate business unit responsible for the further development of the MRM programme and related activities.

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Maritime Resource Management (MRM) is a training programme for ship’s officers, engineers, pilots and shore-based personnel. The aim is to increase knowledge about human capabilities and limitations and to safeguard positive attitudes to safety and teamwork. MRM is generally accepted to be a most efficient means of improving crew cooperation and minimizing the risk of accidents. The number of MRM training providers worldwide is rapidly increasing: the objective is that no-one should need to travel far for training.–


From Malmö to Shanghai “Shipping is probably the most international of the world’s industries, serving more than 90 per cent of global trade by carrying huge quantities of cargo cost effectively, cleanly and safely”, says the World Maritime University on its website. “The ownership and management chain surrounding any ship can embrace many countries and ships spend their economic life moving between different jurisdictions, often far from the country of registry. Therefore there is a need to regulate shipping by international standards.” That need has been met by the International Maritime Organization, whose main task has been to develop and maintain a comprehensive regulatory framework for shipping and its remit. In the early 1980s, it was recognized within IMO that there was a real shortage of well qualified, highly educated experts in around the world, particularly in developing countries. This led to the establishment of World Maritime University by IMO in 1983. The university was established thanks to the generosity of the Government of Sweden and the City of Malmö, both of which provide significant annual financial support. Other donors and benefactors provided both operating funds and student fellowships, enabling the University’s first class to be inaugurated on 4 July 1983.

Today, there are over 3,300 WMU graduates in (at latest count) 163 countries across the globe. “They are shaping the maritime sector of today and leading its development into the future”, WMU continues. “They hold senior positions – top managers, ministers of transport, directors of shipping companies, heads of maritime academies – as well as representing their home countries at international forums and organizations.” Describing itself as “an institution at the centre of the global network of maritime institutions, experts and practitioners”, WMU works with more than 100 international experts and professionals, both resident staff and visiting specialists, providing high-level technical education and research. Students are offered “direct and extensive access to the most modern technologies and methods in marine transportation and administration used in the industrial world”; many are involved in a wide range of national and international research projects. WMU offers only postgraduate degrees: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Master of Science (MSc), and Postgraduate Diploma (PGD). In Malmö, a programme leading to a Master of Science in Maritime Affairs offers specialization in one of six areas: Maritime Safety & Environmental Administration, Maritime Law & Policy, Marine Environmental & Ocean Management, Port Management, Shipping Management and Maritime Education & Training.

In China, the university offers a Master of Science in International Transport & Logistics, and a Master of Science in Maritime Safety & Environmental Management in the cities of Shanghai and Dalian respectively, designed and taught by WMU professors. WMU offers two PhD programmes: Maritime Administration, taught in Malmö, and Maritime Law or International Commercial Law, taught jointly with the Swansea University in Britain, plus a postgraduate Diploma in Marine Insurance by distance learning, in association with Lloyd’s Maritime Academy. An extensive programme of short-term professional development courses attracts about 700 students each year. These courses are closely linked to specific units of the MSc programme which have been selected to offer high-quality professional updating. Individual clients can also arrange tailormade executive development programmes. WMU says it encourages applications from women, “who are currently under-represented in the field of maritime studies and employment”. By 2012 the proportion of women had risen to more than 30% of the annual WMU intake. Utilising resources better Despite its intrinsic merits, WMU has not remained immune from today’s straitened times. The institution faced the spectre of outright closure due to a paucity of funds in 2010. However, a £500,000 financing package spread over two years from the IMO technical co-operation fund has ensured that WMU gets a chance to set its house in order, and shape itself for a new future. Since then WMU has produced a strategic plan, a business plan and a development plan, focusing on its courses, the planning and management of its operations and a sustainable funding programme. This included the use of professional modelling tools to allocate and disburse WMU’s limited financial resources better. While it remains too early to be certain, all Sweden’s maritime constituents are hoping that the WMU strategic vision plan for 2010-2015 will give it a new lease of life. The government’s pledge in its shipping action plan to continue its share of financial support for WMU will certainly help.

Though it faces some challenges, Sweden’s shipping industry has grounds for optimism. Competitors envy its expertise while its superb educational programmes have won recognition throughout the world. And the government’s action plan commitment to working with the industry to find ways to boost the competitiveness of the Swedish shipping sector strikes a further positive note.

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As a further positive step, in 2013 the institution will move to a new location in the historic Tornhuset, with the addition of a new, architect-designed extension, in the heart of Malmö. WMU says the new 5,600 sq metre building will provide it with outstanding facilities for growth and expansion, a large auditorium and new research facilities.

Some of the grounds for such optimism are on display in the next section of this publication: a representative selection of Swedish companies which stand to grow and prosper as Swedish shipping continues to move from strength to strength.


Things are going well for Oresund Heavy Industries with subsidiaries in Landskrona –

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In early 2010, Oresund Heavy Industries acquired a facility formerly owned by the old shipyard of Landskrona. A facility that grows quickly as more companies want to establish themselves within the area. Over the past two years a lot happened at Oresund Heavy Industries with subsidiaries Oresund Drydocks and Oresund Steel Construction. We are working towards our target, to be the leading ship yard in Europe with our Maritime Center. We have accumulated considerable expertise in the maritime cluster and we have on-going negotiations with several companies interested to establish with us. During 2012 we invested and commissioning of a floating dock. We have had several large projects in the floating dock during the year. Tor Viking from Viking Supply Ships was the first vessel to dock followed by Fure Star, Ale, Bro Goliath, Maersk Assister from Maersk Supply and in the end of 2012 we welcomed DOF with their Skandi Sotra.

Jonas Hansson VD Oresund Heavy Industries

Besides this we have performed conversions on several ships, including stern conversion of the icebreaker Atle and ROV conversion on Njord Viking.

We also received a major order for construction of structures for renewable energy at sea, a design that will measure winds at sea for future wind farms. The construction was launched from the yard in February 2012. After targeted work Oresund Heavy Industries, Oresund Dry Docks & Oresund Steel Construction became, certified by DNV according to ISO 14001 and ISO 9001.

We are working hard and investing heavily in the facility in order to achieve greater flexibility of the yard. In addition to this we continue our work to expand capacity at the yard. Right now, we are planning for several expansions at the facility and we see a bright future in our business. This will also have impact on the entire region as it will lead to several new job opportunities.

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As the first shipyard in the world, we participated in the conversion of Tarbit shipping M/T Bit Viking from oil to LNG operation. The work was performed in 2011 and involved both Oresund Dry Docks, the sister company Oresund Steel Construction in cooperation with Wärtsilä and Tarbit Shipping.

We are pleased and proud of the certifications and that despite the heavy industry we are, we managed to work out a way of working that reduce our impact on the environment. Our work does not end here, now we will continue to actively work with improvements. We have also begun the work on the OHSAS 18001 certification, which we expect to launch by the end of 2013. This will lead us to an even greater level in order to meet up with our customers’ demands for security and safety.


Donsรถ Shipping Meet is here to stay! This year is the third time we have this event and it will continue every second year. We strive to make Donsรถ Shipping Meet a great place for suppliers to meet with existing and potentially new customers. Donsรถ Shipping Meet will also be beneficial to shipowners with relevant seminars and efficient speed meetings. The banquette dinner is a great way to socialize with customers, colleagues and friends.

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Visit our website for the latest update. Lets meet on the beautiful island Donsรถ


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Power House AB



Power House AB Klangfärgsgatan 4 B, SE-426 52 Västra Frölunda Tel.: +46 31 762 56 00 Fax: +46 31 69 30 72


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Bureau Veritas Sweden

Global technical excellence closer to shipowners closer to shipyards wherever you are Visit us on:

Bureau Veritas Sweden 路 Tel: 031 606500 Fabriksgatan 13 Fax: 031 133973 412 50 Gothenburg

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Sirius Shipping

Sirius Shipping performs safe and efficient transports of oil and chemical products in northern Europe. With 11 modern and well maintained product tankers you can be confident that your cargo will arrive safely and in good time. Our investments in sustainable shipping also ensures that the transport will have a minimal impact on the environment. Sirius also manage one LNG Supply Vessel in the port of Stockholm. A partnership with Sirius Shipping is a long-term relationship that offers transparency and the highest level of service. We have made a name for ourselves as highly customer orientated and we have come to appreciate that this reputation is what fuels our present and future business.

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We will do our utmost to meet and exceed your highest expectations and we are confident that you will be satisfied. The people of Sirius Shipping are highly trained professionals, hand-picked for the job. They are well aware of their importance and how their work reflects on the company. There is a firmly set know-how that saturates the company, our culture, work ethic and operational performance. This has put us in the forefront of product tanker shipping in Europe and we intend to stay there.

Sirius Shipping Donsöhamnväg 38, SE-430 82 Donsö Tel.: +46 31 973330 Fax: +46 31 973333



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Transmarine Management ApS

Transmarine ApS was founded in 1982 and rebranded in 1986 to Transmarine Management ApS.

We act as Ship Managers, Ship Operators and Agents to many different clients, both to Ship Owners and Charterers. The ships have been registered in a number of different registers, for example: Swedish, Norwegian (NIS), Panamanian, Portuguese (Madeira), Maltese, Cyprus, Latvian, Isle of Man and Bahamian.

We have experience with various ship types and tonnage such as: Bitumen Tankers, Chemical tankers, Container vessels, Crude Oil tankers, Dry cargo vessels and Product tankers ranging from 1.000–110.000 tonnes deadweight. Trading worldwide.

Also holding Document of Compliance (DOC) in accordance with the ISM Code and all vessels currently managed by the Company hold Safety Management Certification (SMC).

Comprehensive Management Policy and Operational Manuals in accordance with ISO 9001 and International Safety Management (ISM) Code as adopted by IMO resolution 741(18) for the safe operation of ships and pollution prevention have been issued and are in use. We are in possession of ISO 9001 certificate issued by Germanischer Lloyd.

Some of the vessels have been trading within the U.S. Economic Zone and are familiar with State, Federal and U.S. Coast Guard regulations and OPA 90.

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Our ship management services include: – Commercial management, Time Charter management – Technical management, Safety management and Certification – Supply of provisions, stores and spare parts – Registration, Classification and Flag state certification – Legal and Insurance assistance – Crewing and Operation of vessels – Bunkering arrangements – Financial management – Accounting, Budgeting – Demurrage calculations, invoicing and collection – Voyage and vessel’s performance reporting – Sale & Purchase

Transmarine Management ApS Holbergsgade 26, 1st floor, DK-1057 Copenhagen Tel.: +45 33 93 25 25 Fax: +45 33 93 89 81



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Damen Shiprepair Götaverken AB Your docking partner since 1841 Located in Gothenburg, Scandinavia’s largest port, Damen Shiprepair Gotaverken is your reliable partner for all maintenance, repair and conversion work. With four quays and two docks we carry out ship repair services all year around (365/24/7). We specialize in RoRo ferries, offshore vessels and tankers of any type. Dock #1

Dock #4 (PanMax)

Quay #



141.6 X 25.0 X 6.5 m Lifting capacity: 9.000 t Pit size: 3.6 x 4.8 x 3.3 m

254.0 x 34.0 x 7.2 m Lifting capacity: 25.000 t Pit size: 6.0 x 5.3 x 4.5 m

Quay 7 Quay 9 Quay 13 Quay 15

150m 240m 225m 170m

6,5m 8,0m 6,4m 6,5m

Quote customer ‘The docking at Damen Shiprepair Götaverken went very well. Cooperation, flexibility and ability from all departments are first class, with a positive attitude. Even with quite a lot of extra work, our vessel left the dock in time.’

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Borje Anglerud, senior superintendent Stena Marine.

Damen Shiprepair Götaverken AB Pumpgatan 10, SE-417 55 Göteborg Tel.: +46(0)31-502000


Docksta Group highly specialized in aluminum ship construction DOCKSTA GROUP is a family owned group of companies highly specialized in engineering and manufacturing of aluminum ship. We also do maintenance and rebuilding of all kinds of ship, doesn’t matter if its aluminum, steel or grp/pvc/plastic. DOCKSTAVARVET in Docksta, 500 km north of Stockholm, started to work with aluminum as early as in the 1950s and is now fully concentrated on new construction of aluminum workboats and ship repairs with a slipway for 400 tons and 40 meter. Today DOCKSTAVARVET operates a modern and tailor-made plant for production of aluminum craft up to 25 meter in length. The number of employees at DOCKSTAVARVET was over 50 men and women in 2012.

DOCKSTAVARVET 27.04.2012 Focus on High Speed Aluminium Craft DOCKSTAVARVET has during the last decades had its focus on different types of authorities like Army, Navy, Police/Fire Departments, Coast Guard, Pilot Authorities etc. Pilot boats The first pilot boat was delivered back in 1906 and for many years Nils Sundin was the main supplier to the pilots in the Gulf of Bothnia. Since 1974 DOCKSTAVARVET has built more than 50 fast aluminum Pilot launches for Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Turkey and UK. P.V. WARNEMÜNDE, NB575 on workshop trials 05.12. 2012 Combat boats In 1988 DOCKSTAVARVET received an order to build two prototypes of the Combat Boat 90 H, a 15 meter fast attack / landing craft for the Swedish Defense Material Administration. The successful testing of the prototypes where followed by orders for another 12 + 63 + 30 +40 units and export orders for the Hellenic Coast Guard, The Royal Norwegian Navy, Armada de Mexico and the Royal Malaysian Navy etc. Serial production on this scale called for massive investments in new facilities.

CB 90 H, with the SAAB Trackfire-system during sea trials Patrol boats The patrol craft model type IC 16 M is a successful and proven concept which DOCKSTAVARVET has built for customers on three continents. The IC 16 M project started 2002 and was based on the Combat Boat 90 design, originally developed for the Amphibious Corps of the Royal Swedish Navy. With 250 units built and delivered all over the world there was a solid bank of experience to start from. The aim was to create a compact Police / Patrol Boat able to deliver a contract speed of 50 knots using engines with commercial medium duty rating. At present a total of 42 units are already in service for customers in Russia, Mexico, Malaysia, Poland, Ukraine and UAE. We have 3 more units of the IC16 M in production in our workshops.

IC 16 M, NB569 delivered to Russia in 2011

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DOCKSTA GROUP The total number of employees in DOCKSTA GROUP was nearly 100 men and women in 2012. The capacity is assisted by a network of local contractors. In 2011 the DOCKSTA GROUP had approximately 325 million in turnover.


DOCKSTA GROUP is working with ISO 9001:2008 and 14001:2004 certified by Bureau Veritas. The Management Systems contains Quality Management goals as well as Environmental goals. Constantly minimizing deviations during the construction and repair/rebuild cycle is one of our mottos. DOCKSTA GROUP is a member of Föreningen Sveriges Varv and apply The General Conditions according to AVR10 and Security and Order rules according to SAFE 93 rev10.

RINDÖ MARINE is located at Vaxholm, just a 30 minute drive from downtown Stockholm. It specializes in the maintenance and repair of vessels up to 40 meters in length and 350 ton. RINDÖ MARINE have a total of about 20 employees at Rindö.

RINDÖ MARINE 30.01.2013 The shipyard operates a slipway for ships up to 350 tons displacement, boat lifts in different sizes up to 20 tons and workshops for all areas from heavy plate work to service and repair of engines, electrical equipment and electronics. RINDÖ MARINE does everything from a 200 hour service, to replacing the complete propulsion system. RINDÖ MARINES customers are both governmental and private shipping companies. RINDÖ MARINE has a lot of smaller shipping companies on their customer list, for example The Swedish Maritime administration, Coast Guard, Strömma Turism and Waxholmsbolaget. RINDÖ MARINE is a VOLVO PENTA center for east and north of Sweden with engines, spare parts and service. RINDÖ MARINES machinery is updated constantly and completely adapted to the customer’s needs and demands. RINDÖ MARINE also has large amount of spare parts. RINDÖ MARINE cooperates with engine manufacturers and specialists in ship electronics and water jets.

MUSKÖVARVET (MVAB) is a company that was founded in the beginning of the summer 2005. MUSKÖVARVET is located on Muskö, a 60 minute (60 km) drive from downtown Stockholm. They specialize in maintenance and repair of vessels up to 25 meters in length. The shipyard operates a boat lift and workshops for all areas, from heavy plate work to service and repair of engines, electrical equipment and electronics. MUSKÖVARVET has a sublift with a capacity for 40 tons. The number of employees at MUSKÖVARVET was 30 men and women in 2012. MUSKÖVARVET

DOCKSTA GROUP - Docking capacity up to 400 tons and 40 meter

- Repair of all kind of ship and engines

- 100 employees

- 3 different facilities

- VOLVO PENTA center

DOCKSTAVARVET AB Varvsvägen 1, SE-870 33 Docksta, SWEDEN Tel.: +46 613 711 600 Fax: +46 613 40 466

MUSKÖVARVET AB Muskö örlogshamn, Ekipagebyggnaden SE-148 95 Muskö, SWEDEN Tel.: +46 10-823 16 70 Fax: +46 10-823 16 80

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- Building of aluminum ship

RINDÖ MARINE AB Rindö Västra SE-185 41 Vaxholm, SWEDEN Tel.: +46 8-544 306 30 Fax: +46 8-544 306 49



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Falkvarv AB high technical expertise and solid long-term experience Falkvarv AB, situated on the Swedish west coast between the strait of Öresund and Gothenburg, is a shipyard characterized by high technical expertise and solid long-term experience. The relatively moderate size of the shipyard, with approximately 100 employees enables it to take fast decisions. The customer can have personal contact with any of Falkvarv¹s employees. A well-developed network of highly skilled sub-contractors and collaboration partners enables us to offer a high level of capacity at short notice. Falkvarv can undertake practically all shipyard work, including technically complicated commissions such as extensive engine rebuilding. Falkvarv has had a good order book during 2010 and 2011, and prospects continue to look bright for the second half of 2011. During 2010/2011 have 130 vessels been repaired and 70 of these have been docked. We have carried out repairs on 50 ships in service or in other ports. Repairs carried out by the shipyard during the period include the catastrophic failure of a main engine, three cases of major sheet metal damage and an engine conversion. Engine chocking using Epocast has been caried out a couple of times during the year.

Max. ship length Max. ship width Lifting capacity

Dock 1 120 m 19 m 4500 tonnes

Dock 2 155 m 25 m 7500 tonnes

REPAIR QUAY Length 250 m Depth 7 m Crane capacity 36 tonnes

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Falkvarv AB Hamnvägen 12, SE-311 32 Falkenberg Tel.: +46 346 141 50 Fax: +46 346 819 85 www.falkvarv


Oresund DryDocks AB

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One of Scandinavia’s largest drydocks

THE MARITIME CENTER IN SCANDINAVIA Member of: Oresund Heavy Industries


One of the leading shipyards in Europe, located right at the heart of the dynamic Oresund region in the strait of Oresund, Landskrona We would like to be your 5 Star ship repair service partner. • RELIABLE DELIVERY









- One Stop Service

DON’T HESITATE TO CONTACT US 24/7 Anders Larsson: + 46 70 543 15 67 Niklas Karlsson: + 46 73 765 65 01 Bo Lindgren: + 46 70 565 80 15 Jonas Hansson: + 46 70 565 80 68

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Box 701, 261 27 Landskrona Sweden Phone: +46 (0)418 565 80 web: e-mail:

Oresund DryDocks AB P.O. Box 701, SE-261 27 Landskrona Tel.: +46 418–565 80 Fax: +46 418–565 89



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Oxelösunds Båtvarv AB established 1946

Oxelösunds Ship Yard is a private owned Ship yard located on the east cost 100 kilometres south of Stockholm. The shipyard was established 1946 and have a long and professional experience of repair and maintenance of small ships. Lifting capacity on the slip way is 200 ton. With our well skilled staff we do most of repairs and classifications work, to meet all standards. The shipyard takes great concern about the health of the Baltic Sea. We have made a great investment in a system to purify all water and waste from our slipway, to make sure we do not pollute the sea. Quality and environmental work is an important issue to us why we are certified by the standard ISO 9001 and 14001 Additional to the business to business affairs we are specialised in repair and storage of large Sail yacht. We work closely with insurance companies and keep a high service level during the summer period so that the Captain with his crew is able to continue sailing even if a small accident has occurred.

• Black smith stainless steel, aluminium • Wood and interior work • Repair of glass fiber hull, polyester etc • Paint and antifouling • Classification measurements hull propeller shaft etc

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• Service engines, generators etc • Installation work, navigation equipment etc • Blasting and painting

Oxelösunds Båtvarv AB Ljungholmsvägen 3, SE-613 35 Oxelösund Tel.: +46 155 30827


Premator AB blasting and coating Since its origin in 1976 Premator has acted as a contractor in the field of qualified corrosion control, principally in the maritime market. Already at the end of the ‘70s we carried out voyage repairs and water blasting, pioneering treatment techniques only recently applied as alternatives to conventional methods. Years of experience of work in different locations and markets resulted in development of close co-operation with shipyards worldwide. Benefiting from launching Premator Group and striving to achieve unity in everything it does, we guarantee our customers the same high quality of performance, regardless of where the job is carried out. During the 35 years of Premator’s history we had the privilege to serve a large number of shipping companies who recognize and value quality and the feedback has been unanimously positive. We are proud to receive top rating from numerous ship superintendents whose reports reveal that they had not experienced such quality before.

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Ship Repair Over the years Premator has become a key player on the blasting and coating market of ship repair. The company has not only expanded geographically by opening of new branches/offices, but also developed significantly in terms of new technology and experience.


The techniques and options in corrosion prevention are varied, as are the merits of each approach. The true art is to melt together the advantages of the different treatment methods available, creating a durable result. Premator does not prescribe one particular treatment method at the expense of another. Based on more than 35 years’ experience of surface treatment, we can provide our customers with an honest chance to select a level suited to their budget.








New Building Premator New Building started when we became one of the main contractors in the very successful construction of Stena’s new passenger ferries, in Poland (1985-1988). Today Premator’s characteristic orange banners marking our working sites can be spotted all across the world.

So, when it comes to docking of your vessel, keep us in mind and give us a call. We have full confidence in our potential to provide you with a high quality cost effective surface treatment with on time delivery.

Tank Coating Tank coating is a general term that covers a lot of different phases. No part can be weaker or less developed than the other parts of what is a highly complex operation. We devote a great deal of time and effort to increasing the overall standard of surface preparation. This not only involves training and certification but also years of experience out in the field. There is no doubt that an improved standard of surface preparation will extend the in-service lifetime of any tank coating. High quality is the key to lasting performance and is by far the most economical method in the long term. Based on our experience of water blasting and grit blasting and all types of manual and chemical rust removal, we help our customers to select a level suited to their budget and expected in-service lifetime.

If you compare the blasting and painting projects of Ship Repair to New Building you find New Building a completely different story. Today it is common practice to contract sections or entire hulls to external workshops. Premator, as an active partner already at the design stage, follows the vessel step by step throughout her entire construction process. Our involvement begins at the initial stage in external workshops; therefore sparing our customer the problems and conflicts that may appear when using many different contractors. One example of this, in 2007 we started co-operation with the Kleven Yard in Ulsteinvik, Norway. Projects launched from the Kleven Yard include initial surface treatment on new vessels in Poland and finish treatment in Norway. This highlight our global potential and the benefits to our customers. In practice we are the best control solution, focusing on quality control and preliminary time schedules, on behalf of our client. Premator gave surface treatment quality a new name.

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Each and every Premator set-up is a division within the Premator Group. This means that they have the full support of the entire Premator Group in terms of resources for a specific project. We have through technical developments designed a network of uniform worldwide equipment at all Premator locations. By doing so, the different sites are able to support each other for larger projects. This means that, with the Premator Group as the backbone of every Premator set-up, we are able to offer our clients a local capacity hard to find elsewhere, regardless of which Premator location you choose.

Premator AB Anders Carlssons gata 18, SE-417 55 Göteborg Tel.: +46 31 500 190 •









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Scanel International AB Maritime expertise

Branch in Sweden now open! MARITIME EXPERTISE: • New builds • Refits • Electrical installations • Design and planning • Interior installations • Engines and generators • Navigation and communication • Ventilation • Sprinklers and HVAC • Spare parts • Supervision and manpower • VDR and ECDIS installation

BRANCH MANAGER IN SWEDEN Jens Jörgen Jensen Email: Mobile phone DK: +45 21 41 89 81 Mobile phone SWE: +46 705 65 80 04

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DENMARK Havnepladsen 12, DK-9900 Frederikshavn Tel. +45 96 22 32 42

Scanel International AB Dockgaten 61, Box 701 S-261 27 Landskrona Tel.+46 418 104 32


ScanMarine AB formed in the 1980´s by members from the Swedish shipyards

ScanMarine was formed in the 1980´s by members from the Swedish shipyards, such as Kockums, Öresundsvarvet, Götaverken-Arendal in Gothenburg.

ScanMarine’s primary services include the following: planning, engineering, G A drawings, material specifications, attaining approval from authorities, workshop drawings, material delivery, supervision and onboard installation.

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ScanMarine is able to handle all different outfitting disciplines: insulation, piping, ventilation, electrical works, and interior such as; bulkhead/ceiling Photo: Lars Mongs, Isabella, Viking Line panels, doors, toilets, furniture, floor coverings, manuals, spare parts - all to a complete turnkey installation. All our products and installations are designed and manufactured according to the customer or ship owner’s specifications.


TURNKEY We are proud of being able to offer a total turn-key package from the first conceptual ideas, design, planning and complete drawing phases, material and procurement, to manufacturing, project management and finally, approved installation. Photo: Lars Mongs, Stena Saga

With reference to ScanMarine´s background as a well known turn-key contractor we assure that only the best suppliers from Scandinavia are engaged in order to build interiors with the highest of standards, at the most economical prices and always delivered on time. INNOVATION ScanMarine is participating in several innovative development projects. One of the most famous projects is the project LASS (Lightweight construction applications at sea) which aim at improving the efficacy of marine transport and to increase the competitiveness of the Swedish shipbuilding industry. This will be accomplished through the development and demonstration of techniques for using lightweight materials for ship construction.

Photo: ScanMarine, Stena Transporter

MANAGEMENT Our staff is selected from the highest level within the international marine shipbuilding business area on the market. All the persons involved have long traditional training and experience from all types of maritime works on board and ashore to a “state of the art” technology, of the highest international class.

The project manager with main responsibility for a certain project is involved in the project at all stages. From the inquiry stage, engineering, purchasing, planning, to the onsite work leading. Therefore the customer usually deals with one contact person all the time during the whole project. ScanMarine’s project managers achieve targets in time, on budget and up to required standard. Protect your enterprise with professional and loyal management! ON TIME, ON BOARD, ON BUDGET! ScanMarine is an exclusive interior and outfi tting turnkey contractor for the worldwide marine shipbuilding industry. We are ready to meet the challenges of new building, conversion and refurbishment contracts for all types of vessels and oilrig quarters whilst paying as much attention to minor assignments as to larger projects.

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We meet not only quality, technical and cost requirements, but we also offer innovation, reliability and experience and last but not least, skills of turn-key services. Specializing in interiors, our well-experienced craftsmen manufacturing custom made joinery, fittings and furniture, have given ScanMarine an excellent reputation for customer service, quality and reliability. We are flexible, and offer standard products and services, as well as special made solutions and products fulfilling our customer’s individual wishes.

ScanMarine AB Bäringe 1B, Annexet, SE-241 95 Billinge Tel.: +46 413 54 40 00 Fax: +46 413 54 41 10


Swede Ship Marine AB three different specialized shipyards

Swede Ship Marine is a company housing three different specialized shipyards, Djupvik Shipyard, Swede Ship Composite and Swede Ship Yachtservice, all located on the west coast of Sweden. Djupvik is concentrating on aluminum and steel production while “Composite� focuses on composite materials. The remaining yard is dedicated to service and repair.

We have our own in-house design and engineering department, classification experience with major classification authorities. Quality driven organization and long term relationship with major suppliers give excellent products to the gain for our customers.

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Swede Ship is specialized in building in both aluminum and composite materials and typical vessels are patrol- and surveillance boats, rescue vessels, transport boats, pilot boats, windfarm workboats and smaller passenger vessels. In addition to our new building activities we have full service, repair and rebuild capabilities.


Recent and on-going important projects: A series of twelve 26m Fast Patrol Boats is under construction for a Navy within the GCC in co-operation with a local yard. The first vessel is planned to be in service Q1 2013 and continuous deliveries during 2013/14. This is a follow-up from two previous projects carried out regarding twelve 24m troop carriers and four fast supply vessels (FSV) in cooperation with the same local yard and for the same customer. A major retrofit program is underway for the earlier delivered 24m troop carriers. Regarding rescue vessels the group has recently delivered four 17m Fast Rescue Craft, a 24 m Offshore Rescue Craft, built in aluminum and two 13m and one 14m Light Weight Rescue Craft in Carbon Composite, all for the Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue. For the Swedish Sea Rescue Society several 12m Composite Rescue vessels (Victoria Class) have been Delivered/in production and continuous deliveries of the new 11m Composite Rescue vessel. To be delivered during 2013 as well are a 150 passenger ferry to Käringötrafiken, Sweden and a 50 passenger ferry to Fredrikstad Kommune, Norway. New interesting products is on the drawing board! Welcome to the world of Swede Ship!

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Swede Ship Marine AB Djupvik, SE-471 98 Fagerfjäll Tel.: +46 304 679500 Fax: +46 304 662500



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Tenö Varv AB Maintenance and repair yard Tenö Dockyard, located at Bogesundslandet just south of Vaxholm, offers proximity to both sea and land. Tenö is a state-of-the-art maintenance and repair yard, performing all kinds of dockyard work.

OUR SERVICES • Steel and aluminium construction • Blasting and painting • Renovation and new installation of all ship’s engines and drive train and propeller assemblies on the market • Electrical and automatic control equipment • Rapid field service with creative staff

minimal environmental impact in aid of a sustainable development. Tenö Dockyard also meets a wide range of additional standards necessary to remain competitive in the industry.

OUR RESOURCES • Fitting-out quay, 4.5 m draught • Slip for up to 600 tonnes, L 60.0 m, W 11.7 m • Sheet metal works with 10-tonne crane • Edge bending machine • Hydraulic, engine and machine shops • Mobile cranes with 20-tonne lifting capacity out of water • Vacuum truck • Well equipped service van • Well-stocked warehouse CERTIFICATION Tenö Dockyard’s operations are certified to the ISO14001 eco-management standard in accordance with ISO 9001 and the working environment in accordance with OHSAS 18001 and AFS 2001:1. Our management system ensures that our qualified and motivated employees enjoy a good working environment, aiming for a steady increase in customer satisfaction and

QUALITY Tenö is a well-established dockyard dating from the 1960s. The high levels of competence, professional skills and experience of our staff, combined with our modern technical equipment, ensures the highest quality of work in all our service areas. ENVIRONMENT/ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY Tenö is the first dockyard in Sweden certified to ISO 14001. We operate in a sensitive area of the archipelago, and therefore feel a great responsibility to ensure that our activities affect the environment as little as possible. For example, Tenö Dockyard has its own treatment plant, where sewage, waste, rainwater and meltwater from the dockyard area is cleansed. All environmentally harmful substances are removed and destroyed in situ or transported to another facility for destruction. Our policy is that we should reduce, or if possible avoid, any negative environmental impact in connection with our activities or our selection of products, while working for the development of more environment-friendly technological solutions.

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Tenö Varv AB Box 27, SE-185 21 Vaxholm Visiting address: Bogesund, SE-185 93 Vaxholm Tel.: +46 706 29 33 08


Ö-Varvet AB servicing, repair and manufacturing of vessels Intro Text We work with the servicing, repair and manufacturing of vessels in the commercial shipping industry. Since our inception in 1916, we have accumulated the experience and skills that form the basis for today’s activities. Today we have a dry dock capacity of up to 900 tonnes on our slipway and a Power Hoist with a lifting capacity of 150 tonnes. We also manufacture equipment such as loading and mooring winches for shipping and trawling equipment for fishing vessels. Our goal is to offer a comprehensive range of services to our customers, which means recruiting all the specialist skills required to maintain high quality and reliable delivery. We are located on Öckerö and Hönö in the northern Gothenburg archipelago.

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About Ö-varvet Ö-varvet is a shipbuilding and repair/maintenance yard which carries out dry docking, repair/maintenance, conversions, newbuilds and marine electronics at Öckerö, but we also have production facilities at Hönö where all mechanical work such as the manufacture of winches and steel and aluminium structures is performed. During the past decade we have made substantial changes to modernize our facility. These have resulted in new capabilities for dry docking, new quays, greater port depth and customized workshops for all specialities. Security has been reinforced by fencing and boundaries against other activities in the area. In 2009 we inaugurated our new hull hangar and our new office and project area. The business has also improved in organizational and environmental terms. With these achievements behind us, we feel that we have a good foundation for the future. Ö-varvet shipyard currently employs over 70 people and sales volume has increased ten-fold in the last ten years. We have budgeted salesrevenues of 120 million kronor for 2009/2010,.


Services Our main service areas are currently: · Dry docking · Repair/ servicing · Watch/classification · 24h service · Conversions · New-builds · Design/construction of trawl winches & trawl drums · Marine electronics · Electricity · Motors/engines As the dry-docking process is the core of our business , it is clearly necessary for us to be able to offer many of our other services. We offer seven different specialist skills which together provide the competence and capacity to perform all work in the following areas: · Design/construction · Bottom work such as cleaning and repainting · Plate and welding work · Plumbing · Electronics · Mechanical engine work

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Ö-Varvet AB Kabyssvägen 11, SE-475 22 Öckerö Tel.: +46 31 756 00 00 Fax: +46 31 96 86 30


Ports Equipment

Trelleborg Marine Systems


Shipping never stops and neither can you if you want to keep your clients happy. Trelleborg Marine Systems take the pressure off by understanding your environment and applying the local knowledge of a worldwide workforce to your unique needs. Only Trelleborg have experienced engineers in R&D, design, manufacturing, testing, installation and maintenance. That means we have the know how and the end-to-end capabilities to make certain your systems keep performing at their optimum level. For the very best solutions in Fender Systems, Offshore Integrated Mooring and Docking & Mooring Systems make certain with Trelleborg.

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Trelleborg Marine Systems | Takes the pressure off

Trelleborg Marine Systems Scandinavia SE-231 81 Trelleborg Tel.: + 46 410 51730


AB Volvo Penta

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Power for Marine Commercial


For our customers, the common denominator is that they and their products are at sea all year round, in all waters and in all weathers. With our engines, we power their offshore rigs, OEM-installations, fishing boats, patrol and rescue crafts, ferries, freighters, tugboats and many other types of vessels. Aboard larger vessels, these engines supply power to electrical generators, pumps and cranes. Volvo Penta offer turn key solutions for all power requirements complete with propulsion, auxiliary and power generation engines. Extensive experience in power engineering and collaborations with leading power equipment suppliers enables us to take responsibility for virtually any type of integration needed to optimise power system performance and quality. With Volvo Penta, you are assured that our uncompromising durability and performance standards are built into the project.

In addition we are continuously driving the product development to be able to offer the latest technology as well as optimized products. Product range The product range in the Marine Commercial business segment encompasses from 3 to 16 litre engines in the 75 to 551 kW power range.

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Our dealer net work includes more than 5000 authorized dealers worldwide. Among these, some have been selected to become Volvo Penta Centers, a larger type of dealership with additional facilities. This means that through our Volvo Penta Center concept we are able to offer our customers one-stop-shop solutions where salesinstallation-customization-service is performed in house. Flexibility for the customer is the key element for us and we are proud to offer complete customizations and to install special technical applications for our customers.

AB Volvo Penta Gropegårdsgatan, SE-405 08 Göteborg Tel.: +46 31 23 54 60 Fax: +46 31 68 27 36


Alfa Laval Global marine supplier Alfa Laval now offers a set of sustainable solutions designed to help ship owners and operators comply with current and pending environmental regulations. Grouped under the conceptual name “Pure thinking”, the products will provide security as existing legislation is tightened, as well as compliance with new laws such as those that will regulate ballast water treatment. While most of the solutions can be retrofitted, incorporating them at the newbuilding stage will contribute to gaining DNV’s Clean Design class notation for the vessel under construction. PureBallast – a way to future-proof ship operation Shipyards and ship owners now purchasing, installing and commissioning ballast water treatment systems will be the ones best prepared for 2016, when the IMO Ballast Water Convention mandates that all ships in service must use ballast water treatment. Now in its second generation, Alfa Laval’s PureBallast is an easy-to-use ballast water treatment system with full type approval and a proven track record at sea. Offering green operation without chemicals, toxic residue or other safety hazards, it neutralizes the microscopic organisms that are generally taken in with ballast water. This eliminates the threat of biological invasions when water from one part of the world is released in another.

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PureBallast 500 EX, generation 2.0, the second generation of the chemical-free PureBallast systems installed at Pandion bitumen tanker

Alfa Laval is a market-leading provider of solutions which, integrated into the designs of virtually all ship types, help ship owners and operators comply with increasingly stringent local and global environmental regulations. Like other Alfa Laval solutions, PureBallast is the result of continuous product development and extensive experience gained from cooperation with shipyards throughout the world.

PureBilge - first with DNV 5 ppm type approval For bilge water, the DNV Clean Design class notation stipulates a maximum of 5 ppm of oil remaining in the water after treatment, prior to pumping overboard. Although MARPOL regulations still stipulate 15 ppm, future legislation is expected to reduce the limit to 5 ppm. In 2011, DNV introduced a 5 ppm type approval process for marine bilge water separators. The first to be certified was PureBilge from Alfa Laval. PureBilge is the only system on the market that provides cleaning performance in real life conditions of 0-5 ppm oil content in the water without chemicals, adsorption filter or membranes. This performance is unaffected by sea heave, oil shocks or high solids loading, and no backflushing is required. The PureBilge system offers the full automation and remote control that will be required by the unmanned engine rooms of the future and is supplied with the fully integrated tamperproof BlueBox Bilge Data Recorder. In combination with PureBilge’s certified performance, the result is assured compliance with current and future legislation.

Alfa Laval PureBilge cleans oily wastewater onboard vessels under real-life operating conditions down to 0 to 5 ppm oil-in-water content without the use of chemicals, adsorption filters or membranes.

Alfa Laval Nordic AB Hans Stahles väg 7, SE-147 80 Tumba Tel.: +46 8 530 656 00 • Fax: +46 8 530 656 60


BRANNSTROM Your reliable partner when creating tomorrows monitoring systems.

The CleanTrack 1000 B is the latest BRANNSTROM ballast water discharge monitoring system (ODM-system), approved and MARPOL certified according to the latest IMO regulation MEPC.108(49), “MED”-approved, as well as certified by class societies. This system is also certified for handling the Bio-Diesel blends as stipulated in the new IMO Guidelines MEPC.1/Circ.761.

BilgMon 488 is a 15 ppm Bilge Alarm for measuring the oil content in the discharge water coming from the bilge water separator. The Bilge Alarm is approved and certified according to the IMO regulation MEPC.107(49), and several class societies. The unit has a unique system for replacement of the measuring cell, for onboard calibration.

Disinfection of drinking (potable) water can be done by many different methods. The SilSter 168 unit provides an active dosing of silver ions into the drinking water holding tank. The use of silver ions for disinfection is a well proven method since many years, and has a long lasting preservation effect on the water.

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The BRANNSTROM Company has many years of experience in the design and manufacturing of robust computer systems for marine market, in particular “Ex”-approved equipment for the hazardous areas. This involves systems for measuring oil contamination in water, as well as other kinds of contamination in drinking and sea water. Service, spare parts, and installation supervision can be obtained worldwide, by appointed distributors and agents.

BRANNSTROM SWEDEN AB Uddevallagatan 14, SE-416 70 Göteborg Tel.: +46 31 195 600


Bövik Marin AB More than 35 years in the marine market Bövik Marin AB is a family owned agency company located in Fiskebäck, just outside Gothenburg city. We are representing several well known international marine manufacturers in the Swedish market. Our key words are: anchoring, mooring, maneuvering, safety at sea and ship repair. Some of our products can be seen below.

Becker Marine Systems GmbH Becker rudders and Becker Mewis Duct® Hatecke GmbH Life boats, rescue boats and davits Hatlapa GmbH Steering gears, deck machinery, compressors Marflex B.V. Electrical driven deep well pumps

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Schottel GmbH/Sveadiesel AB Rudder propellers, pump jets, side thrusters

From our stock in Gothenburg we can also deliver safety equipment like emergency lights, SOLAS lifejackets, immersion and floatation suits as well as recording paper for all instruments onboard.

Bövik Marin AB Hälleflundregatan 12, SE-426 58 Västra Frölunda Tel.: +46 31 29 00 75


CERTEX The leader in Lifting Gear Products, Wire Rope and Services throughout Europe Lifting Products and Services

The Lifting KnowHow CERTEX - A HELPING HAND IN YOUR SUCCESS Steel wire ropes Mooring & towing ropes Life boats Lashing Lifting products Fall arrest Repair & maintenance Testing & inspection Installation Rigging service














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CERTEX Lundbyhamngata 26, SE-402 75 Göteborg Tel.: +46 31 50 86 50 Fax: +46 31 51 82 81

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Chevron Marine Lubricants

Take Advantage of the Latest Marine Lubricant Technology As a vessel operator, you count on your equipment to perform dependably and efficiently, voyage after voyage. Chevron marine lubricants give you the reliability and high standard of performance that you require. Clarity® Marine Lubricants — Chevron’s family of ashless, premium hydraulic oils offers the benefits you need: high viscosity index for increased temperature operating window, OEM approved lubricant available for stern tube applications, and environmental sensitivity: Clarity lubricants are inherently biodegradable with very low acute aquatic toxicity*. Taro® Special HT 55 Cylinder Oil with Mid-BN Technology delivers outstanding wear protection and fuel flexibility in multi-sulfur conditions, optimizing overall operating costs by eliminating the need to purchase and steam with two different cylinder lubricants on board. Schedule Preventive Maintenance More Efficiently

Cut Maintenance Costs

Minimize Equipment Downtime

Increase Reliability Reduce Maintenance Costs

IDU Creative Services    +1 585 248 5229

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Create a Cycle of Success Optimize Equipment Life

The FAST Service is a comprehensive equipment condition monitoring program which reports the condition of oil in service and plots the trends of important properties of the oil.

Maximize Oil Replacement Intervals

The DOT.FAST Service provides onboard testing of drip oil with accurate measurement of total iron content, supplemented by regular onshore laboratory analysis and expert advice from experienced engineers.

For information on Chevron products and services, contact your account manager or visit chevronmarineproducts. * Aquatic Toxicity: Tested with fingerling rainbow trout, daphnia, freshwater algae, and Mysid shrimp using a water accommodated fraction up to 5000 mg/liter (fifty times the minimum pass rate of the LL50 test). The test results were obtained during the development of the product line and are considered representative of any and all commercial samples. © 2012 Chevron U.S.A. Inc. All rights reserved. All trademarks are the property of Chevron Intellectual Property LLC.

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Chevron Marine Lubricants Maria Sandels Gränd 6, SE-112 69 Stockholm Tel.: +46 8 441 15 02 Fax: +46 8 441 15 19


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COLORLIGHT AB The future Searchlight Solution is already here....

Infinite Visibility – Extended Visual Spectra White Light for Long Distance Visibility UV Light for Oil Spill Detection or Search and Rescue IR Camera for Safer Navigation and Operations

Infinite Versatility – Unlimited Movement

Standing or Hanging Mounting Position Programmable Functions – Synchronized Steering, Fixed Positions, Sweep User Friendly Interface, System Integration Ready

Exceptional Building Quality Easy Installation for Newbuilding or Retrofitting Minimum Maintenance Need Extended Warranty

Tomorrow is already here

The combination of the robust quality, the light quality, the energy efficiency and the unlimited possibilities of the control has set a new standard for searchlights. Adding up the different applications where the equipment is used today – Search and Rescue, Navigation, Worklight, Oil Spill Detection, Antipiracy – the multipurpose solution from ColorLight will serve everything from basic Searchlight Solutions to more advanced and intelligent Searchlight System Solutions.

…..ColorLight is the SEARCHLIGHT SOLUTION you need.

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Infinite Value – Low Lifetime Cost

ColorLight AB Sweden, Head Office Tel.: +46 35 382 78 Fax: +46 35 382 79


CRYO AB a leading manufacturers of cryogenic equipment

CRYO AB is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of cryogenic equipment for the storage, transportation and handling of liquefied gases. We are an independent company belonging to the Linde Engineering Division.

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For more than 50 years we have put our skills and advanced technology at the service of the gas industry.


We are a speaking partner for most industrial gas companies when it comes to selecting the most efficient and economical cryogenic equipment.

and the well-known safety standard of a CRYO AB cryogenic tank. CRYO AB ensures with the LNG fuel system minimal down time and lowest possible fuel emission.

CRYO AB is certified manufacturer of cryogenic pressure vessels with production according to several national and international approvals and standards, e.g. CE, ASME, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001

The LNG Ship Fuel System includes: • LNG fuel tanks. • A vaporizer unit for vaporization of the LNG to gaseous natural gas. • A pressure build up unit for increasing of tank pressure. • Bunker station with filling and vapour return connection. • Piping for bunkering and delivery of natural gas to the engines gas valves.

CRYO AB - Development and tradition

LNG Ship Fuel System Customized to Your Wishes. We are the world leading supplier of LNG fuel systems for ships and ferries, with more than 30 delivered systems. The fuel system is developed to the needs of the customers

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Clean energy systems. CRYO AB has developed a broad product line of LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) and LBG (Liquefied Biogas) equipment, both for on-shore and off-shore applications. The company’s clean energy program includes complete receiving terminals, refilling stations, semi-trailer for land transport, fuel systems for ships and ferries, as well as gas supply back-up systems. The broad product line allows us to supply equipment for the entire supply chain of LNG and LBG. From receiving natural gas in liquid form at harbour, to the storage and distribution of LNG and LBG, and finally, the storage and supply of gas to engines aboard a ship.

CRYO AB Box 8887, SE-402 72 Gothenburg Tel.: +46 31 646800 Fax: +46 31 532220


Damalini AB / Easy-Laser® Measurement and alignment systems for maintenance and construction Damalini AB develops, manufactures and markets precision measurement and alignment systems. Together with our distributors, we supply users in more than 70 countries with solutions for maintenance and construction work under the trademark Easy-Laser®. For the shipping industry Easy-Laser® offers systems for aligning propeller shaft installations (motor–gearbox–bearings– sterntube), flatness measurement of slewing bearings for cranes etc. Shipyards using Easy-Laser® are for example STX, Dalian DNS and ASRY. Diesel engine manufacturers such as MTU, MAN and Wärtsilä use the systems to measure straightness of bearing journals for cam and crank shaft. A third user group is service companies like Goltens and Metalock. Using EasyLaser® measurement systems they have the opportunity to perform accurate alignment, both in production and out in the Laser transmitter mounted at sterntube end field. The Easy-Laser® systems use the latest transmitter and detector technology. A visible red laserbeam is the reference for all measurements. The systems can measure objects up to 40 m [132 feet]. The detector reads 2-axis measurement values (horizontal and vertical), with a resolution of 0.001 mm [0.05 mils]. Compared to older methods, e.g. piano wire, the work is done much faster, easier and more accurately. You also have the ability to document the result. We take care of the entire chain internally, from idea to the end product. Whether you need a standard system or a special solution, we do everything we can to make you feel confident in your choice of measurement system. With over twenty five years experience, we have solved measurement and alignment problems for companies all over the world and in all industries.

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Detector unit placed in support bearing Our production is controlled and certified by Nemko AS. This also guarantees top product quality. At the end of the day it is your product quality and reliability that sets the requirements. In other words, only the highest quality is good enough. We are, of course, ISO9001 approved. We are known in the industry for our extremely short delivery times and high level of service. Standard systems are usually available for delivery within a few days. When it comes to servicing and calibrating the measurement system, we can offer a 48-hour express service if required. Fast deliveries mean that your production is quickly on its way again. We also offer consultancy assistance where one of our measurement technicians can support and train your staff. Or we can refer you to specialist companies that use our systems and who we know are experienced within this area.

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Damalini AB Alfagatan 6, SE-431 49 Mölndal, Sweden Tel.: +46 31 708 63 00 Fax: +46 31 708 63 50


Elektro Motor Service, repair and sales

We carry out repairs, service and rewinding and sell electric motors, generators, starting devices and transmissions. We have a large stock of new electric marine motors up to 100 kW with fast delivery times. Our offices, warehouse and workshop are in Västra Frölunda (Gothenburg). Elektro Motor also works with service and electrical installation on board both small and large ships. We sell and install static frequency converters and build start and actuating equipment. We sell from our own stock of marine cables for both power and communication.

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Elektro Motor started as early as 1944 as a motor winding workshop. During the 1950s we started working at the shipyards in Gothenburg and with marine electrical installations. Ever since then we have worked with a large number of shipping companies.

Elektro Motor AB Amalia Jönssons Gata 14, SE-421 31 Västra Frölunda Tel.: +46 31 49 12 55 Fax: +46 31 49 12 57


Enwa ENWA manufactures chemical-free water treatment products and systems, specialising in filtration and membrane technology. This technology has proven to be environmentally friendly and superior in terms of cost-effectiveness and energy efficiency. Fresh Water Maker

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Reverse Osmosis (RO) ENWA develops and manufactures desalination units based on Reverse Osmosis (RO). The products are used both onshore and offshore, and the units are costeffective, reliable and user-friendly. The supply of fresh water is an important issue in marine environments. ENWA’s products employing the RO process will in most circumstances be the most efficient, economical, and environmentally friendly way of safeguarding the water supply. Using ENWA’s proven RO technology eliminates the potential danger of contamination from bunker water. In addition, the RO Fresh Water Maker also significantly reduces the possibility of bacteriological contaminations such as Legionella and E-Coli.

Traditionally treatment is applied by means of hazardous chemicals. ENWA’s DNV approved (Report no 270113) EnwaMatic® technology provides a safe, economic, chemical-free and environmentally sustainable solution. EnwaMatic® is patented worldwide and has been approved by Wärtsilä Finland Oy as a recommended water treatment technology for fresh water cooling systems in Wärtsilä engines.

Green Ship Technology EnwaMatic ® Chemical Free Water treatment replaces hazardous chemicals for: • Comfort heating and cooling systems (HVAC) • Engine cooling systems In any fresh-water based, closed loop, cooling or heating system the water quality is key to maintain efficient operation. Corrosion, scale formation



and biological fouling can reduce system efficiency, increase energy consumption and cause high maintenance costs.

ENWA BIN-X® chemical-free bacteriological barrier. Conditions in potable water distributions systems will often represent a threat to the quality of water and hence onboard safety. Waterborne outbreaks of i.e. Legionella or E.coli may develop. ENWA BIN-X® is a cost-effective, ultrafiltration system that prevents bacteria from entering and multiplying, without the more common use of UV systems or chemicals to neutralize it. With ENWA BIN-X®, all bacteria is actually removed from the water, rather than just killed. In the patented ENWA BIN-X system, the membranes are self maintained by an automatic flush technique. Consequently system maintenance is very limited.

Ballastwater Treatment Enwa has teamed up with Headway in order to supply ballast water treatment for our clients. Headway is one of the few suppliers worldwide that holds all the internationally required approvals within the industry.

ENWA BIN-X ® holds VA (water and discharge) approval for installation in potable water systems. It operates in high temperatures so both cold-and hot- water systems can be treated with the ENWA BIN-X®

ENWA AS Tollboden, Skansegata 2, NO-4006 Stavanger Tel: +47 51 63 43 00 Fax: +47 51 63 43 01

ENWA AB Backa Strandgata 8 SE-422 46 Hisings Backa, Göteborg Tel: +46 31 742 9250 Fax: +46 31 742 9260

Federal-Mogul Göteborg AB - Manufacturer of piston rings for 2-stroke engines

Piston rings for large bore engines For over seven decades, Federal-Mogul has specialized in developing, designing and manufacturing piston ring technology for large bore reciprocating engines. Our product range of compression and oil rings starts at a diameter of 145 mm and covers ring solutions ranging up to 980 mm. When we say large bore, we mean it.

Product and process development is driven through a global network of locations to support the industrial engine customer base. World-class capabilities for industrial piston ring development are offered by an experienced team in Friedberg and Burscheid/Germany and Gothenburg/ Sweden using extensive global test and development facilities. Dedicated products

In addition to a large choice of ring materials, FederalMogul offers a large range of In 2010, the acquisition of high performance coatings. the former “Daros Piston Material properties, coating Rings AB” in Göteborg, performance and ring design further expanded Federalare combined to form a Mogul’s leading position in dynamic sealing system the industrial piston ring that will deliver maximum Daros rings produced in Göteborg sector. The combination of service life and minimum complementary technologies maintenance needs. Being so provides major engine manufacturers with a single, deeply rooted in so many large bore engine application consistent sales and service channel for different product fields, we know how important reliability is for an engine types. Daros is now used as a brand name for all 2-stroke that has a typical lifespan of 20 to 30 years and needs to rings, whereas Goetze is the brand for all 4-stroke rings. run efficiently. Thanks to our long-term focus on large bore engine applications, we have rings for servicing all types of engines – including old ones. Global Network

Federal-Mogul Friedberg GmbH Engelschalkstraße 1, 86316 Friedberg, Germany Tel.: +49 821 6001-0 Fax: +49 821 6001-111

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Federal-Mogul Burscheid GmbH Bürgermeister-Schmidt-Straße 17, 51399 Burscheid, Germany Tel.: +49 2174 69-0 Fax: +49 2174 69-1960

Federal-Mogul Göteborg AB Teknologivägen 5, 43523 Mölnlycke, Sweden Tel.: +46 31 3384000 Fax: +46 31 3384040


GESAB Göteborgs Energy Systems AB

GESAB/HTI is one of Europe’s leading producers of thermal oil & hot water heaters and has developed marine heating systems for more than forty years. Thermal oil & hot waters systems reduce maintenance/operation cost and increases ship economy. The Company also delivers SCR systems that will meet future NOx emission requirements according to IMO Tier III. GESAB was built on the long standing maritime and heavy industry tradition found in Sweden. The company founders started GESAB in the mid 80ies after having worked with marine heater applications for several decades. The Company’s mission is to design, build and deliver high quality and cost effective heating and SCR systems to marine and industrial user’s world wide. This undertaking requires the Company to manage all phases of feasibility studies, engineering, design, procurement, fabrication, delivery and commissioning of heating systems complete with spare parts. Engineering is an essential part of the Company. GESAB has developed a very powerful computer program for the design of complete heating systems with thermal fluid heaters, exhaust boilers, heating coils and other heat consumers. GESAB has delivered Heating Systems for a large number of different types of vessels and carriers. Some typical projects are:

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Asphalt bitumen Carriers, Barges ,Bulk, RO-RO, RO/Pax, Bunker vessels, Car carrier, Chem/Oil/Product tanker, Container vessels, Crude Oil vessels, Dredgers, FPSO, FSO, Drilling Rigs & Industrial plant.


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GESAB Göteborgs Energy Systems AB Ångpannegatan 15 A, SE-417 05 Göteborg Tel: +46 31 744 19 50 Fax: +46 31 779 78 41


IMG International Marine Group Aktiebolag IMG - International Marine Group has three strong brands: Isolamin, Momec and Premec. The products are well known in the marine industry all over the world. The broad range of wall and ceiling panels, doors and wet units for vessels and the offshore industry give the customers package solutions and package deliveries simplifying matters for all customers. All employees have long and wide experience of the customers´ requirements regarding the marine industry. Over the past years the group has adapted to new and more stringent customer requirements, above all regarding a high level of service in terms of technical support, rapid, flexible action and quick efficient provision of information. With a strong balance sheet, IMG is now entering a phase of consolidation and planning for the future. It is the intention not merely to maintain a strong market position but also to strengthen it. This will be done in various ways to reach and hopefully exceed the goals. Strategic acquisitions are not excluded if they increase the ability to meet the market´s requirements. IMG has a firm ambition to always be an innovative and reliable supplier of interiors for the world´s marine industry. The key concepts are tradition, quality, flexibility, reliability and last but not least service at a competitive level of cost

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The Market The IMG Group of Companies with the wholly owned daughter companies Isolamin, Momec and Premec, has it’s natural market within the segment of marine interiors. They have all been active in this very interesting market for decades. Their products have been recognized as the highest available by ship builders, platform builders, joiners, architects as well as crews and passengers as a trade marks for a safe, comfortable and attractive interior system. IMG has always been the leader in developing the use of modern interior applications on a level exceeding the demands, rules and regulations. For most of the people in the business the expression “Isolamin panels” has become conceptual for the type of interior panels rather than the name of the product. The demand for higher fire integrity, better sound reduction and more attractive appearance have raised at the same time as the demand for more environment friendly products and production methods have been in focus. All IMG Companies are fully aware of this and not only fulfills today’s levels of demand but are working constantly to improve them. By the ownership of the three main actors in the field, all customers gain by getting a final, borderless function, free from costly and technically doubtful borders. The result is a functional unit, appreciated by the owners, builders and last but not least the end users, the passengers and crew. The products have also got a land based market that is rapidly growing due to the fact that they are approved and accepted since decades by the demanding use at sea. Acoustic enclosures, sound barriers, wet units and lift doors are just examples of products and systems that have got the customers liking.

IMG International Marine Group Aktiebolag Sveavägen 45, SE-111 34 Stockholm Tel: +46 821 76 10 Fax: +46 821 76 01


Jotun Sverige AB

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Jotun Coatings Jotun Sverige AB P.O. Box 151, SE-421 22 Västra Frölunda Tel.: +46 31 69 63 00 Fax: +46 31 69 63 97


KG Knutsson AB

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ZF Sales and Service Partner - Sweden

KG Knutsson AB – ZF Services Sweden Stockholm - Headoffice Göteborg ZF SSO Sweden ZF SSO Sweden Visiting Address: Hammarbacken 8 Visiting Address: Ruskvädersg. 10 Postal Address: 191 81 Sollentuna Postal Address: Box 480 54, 418 22 Göteborg Tel: +46 08-92 34 50 Tel: +46 031-64 88 00


Korrosionsgruppen AB The Cathodic Protection Company

We are one of Scandinavia’s leading suppliers of cathodic protection, since 1989. We have our head office and warehouse in Ramlösa, Helsingborg, in the south of Sweden. We work in a number of business areas - marine, industry, pipelines and consultations. Much of the work is done on an international basis. Our business idea is to be leading in materials and services in the cathodic protection market. Our goals are: • Have the best quality of materials for the job. • Offer top class of installations. • Give the best advice. • Keep delivery times. • Offer the best price and quality.

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Our main scope of supply to the marin and shipping industry are, ICCP systems for ships and boats, design, installation and maintenance. Shaft grounding, design, installation and maintenance. Sacrificial anodes for hull and tank applications Zinc Aluminum Magnesium All anodes are manufactured according to ISO 9001

Korrosionsgruppen AB Gravörgatan 26, SE-253 60 Ramlösa, Sweden Tel.: +46 42 29 55 90 Fax: +46 42 29 60 90



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KSB MÖRCK AB Pumps - Valves - Service

Wherever you sail, we‘re on board – pumps and valves from KSB.

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Ships transport all types of goods all across the seven seas. As diverse as the goods transported are the possible applications of our pumps and valves. Our products are successfully employed on vessels ranging from cargo ships through dredgers to passenger ships whether for the loading and unloading of goods, for transporting lubricating oil and fuel, for water and waste water transport or seawater desalination. As a manufacturer of proven and innovative products we are a competent partner of shipyards, shipping lines, dealers and consultant firms for marine applications on a global scale.

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KSB MÖRCK AB Box 9023, SE-400 91 Göteborg Tel.: +46 31 720 24 00


Marinfloc AB By marine engineers, for marine engineers

Waste Water treatment Marinfloc is the leader in innovative systems for treatment of waste water on ships and offshore units. We have treatment systems for drill slops, bilge water, sewage and oily sludge. All our systems has been developed on board ships by engineers – for engineers.

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for a clean sea Marinfloc AB Industrivägen 10, SE-472 95 Varekil, Sweden Tel.: +46 304 606 300 Fax: +46 304 100 51


MITAB The largest authorized Volvo Penta dealer in Sweden

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is the largest authorized Volvo Penta dealer in Sweden. We work only with genuine parts and engines from Volvo Penta. We have also or own sales and application department with the right knowledge to support you with Volvo Penta issues, engines and spare parts.

is a domain name for the marketing of Volvo Penta genuine spare parts and accessories. The buisness is conducted by various Authorized Volvo Penta Dealers and guaranteed by Marine Parts Europe AB. You can browse all exploded views and part numbers for all Volvo Penta engines as well as to place orders onlie at:

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POWERHOLDING Swedens leading marine competence center MITAB Marin Industri Teknik AB Klangfärgsgatan 4 B, SE-426 52 Västra Frölunda Tel.: +46 31 769 14 30 Fax: +46 31 69 30 72


Power House AB


Power House is a customer focused distributor in the marine industry. We only work with reliable and recognized brands that meet our high quality standards. We offer full technical support, installation, service and spare parts supply world wide on all our products. Products: -Diesel gensets -Propulsion engines -Generators -Control systems -Sensors -Switches Services: -Maintenence -Repairs -Major overhauls

Swedens leading marine competence center

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Power House AB Klangfärgsgatan 4 B, SE-426 52 Västra Frölunda Tel.: +46 31 762 56 00 Fax: +46 31 69 30 72


Motala Verkstad manufactures large specialist products to customer specifications

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Expertise that adds value to your product”

Motala Verkstad manufactures large specialist components to exacting specifications, taking care of the entire chain from initial analysis of the requirements, design and selection of materials, to assembly and final delivery. With all facilities under one roof, we ensure you get components that meet your precise requirements, adding value to your product. Contract manufacturing Primarily focusing on short runs, we manufacture high-precision products on behalf of clients, taking responsibility for the entire design and manufacturing chain, up to final delivery.

Components Components are manufactured to exacting specifications for applications in offshore industry, process plants, medical devices and many other areas. Shafts Heavy shafts for ships, turbines and paper industry applications, up to 26 m (85 ft.) in length and 1 m (39 in.) diameter, are machined to a precision within 0.01 mm (0,0004 in.) Bridges and industrial services Manufacture, maintenance, repair and service of moveable bridges and other large mechanical installations. Servicing, repair and upgrading of equipment subjected to severe wear and corrosion.

Resources – Conventional machining of workpieces weighing up to 50 tonnes, with precision down to 0.01 mm (0,0004 in.) – Materials sourced from a worldwide supplier base – All operations under one roof on the company’s own premises – 25 000 m2 production facilities and 4 000 m2 office area – 200 employees – 245 024 million SEK turnover – AAA credit scoring Certified according to: – ISO 9001:2000 – ISO 13485:2003 – ISO 14001:2004 – ISO 3834:2

Motala Verkstad Linjegatan, SE-591 62 Motala Tel.: +46 141 22 99 00 Fax: +46 141 22 99 04


Scan Dryer AB Customized Solutions

Scandinavian Air Dryers Sweden

AIR DRYERS The secret is inside

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Adsorption/Desiccant Dryers • High Pressure Dryers 30 bar • Cooling Dryers Filters • Valves • Air tanks • Cabinets

Scan Dryer AB Hammarv. 18, SE-567 32 Vaggeryd Tel.: +46 370 750 25 Fax: + 46 370 751 16



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Scanjet Marine AB Tank Management Systems


Scanjet Group Scanjet is an experienced supplier of tank management equipment including tank level gauging and well known for being the world’s leading producer of tank cleaning equipment and anti-pirate water cannons. The leading product range for marine and offshore applications For any marine and offshore application, the Scanjet Group in Sweden and in Korea design and produce a full range of fixed and portable tank cleaning equipment, marine protection systems (anti-pirate water cannons), high level alarm, vapour emission control systems and tank level gauging equipment suiting any type and size of tank using alternative technologies. New 2012 catalogue!

After sales and Service Scanjet can provide users with a skilled and efficient worldwide network of sales and service representatives. Service kits are rapidly available and easy to order. Spare parts are produced in our own Scanjet factories and are available within 24 hours. Water Driven Gas Freeing Fans

Marine Protection System -MPS - In line with IMO recommendation

Automated Cargo Level Monitoring and Alarm Systems SC F150W

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Tank cleaning Equipment For any Marine or Offshore application

Scanjet Marine AB P.O. Box 9316, SE-400 97 Göteborg Tel.: + 46 31 338 7530 Fax: + 46 31 338 7540


Scanunit AB

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Rigging and Maintenance Solutions for Shipping and Industry


Scanunit is Scandinavia’s leading supplier of comprehensive lifting and maintenance solutions in the maritime and industrial sectors. Scanunit offers all services in this area. Using us as your total supplier means reduced environmental impact, shorter lead times and improved cost-efficiency. Onboard Service We carry out maintenance, repairs and installations around the world such as hydro-blasting 2500 bar, painting, license welding, HRS, installing and repairing pipes steel as well as GRE from Future Pipes Industries, cleaning engine rooms and fuel tanks, service and repair of hyraulic equipment – while the vessel is engaged in trade or during a temporary stop. Through meticulous planning and follow-up, we can guarantee that the job will be done with minimal downtime.

Equipment We install lifting, loading and deck equipment with an emphasis on quality and safety. For rapid delivery, we have everything from hooks to over 100 tonnes of wire in stock as mooring ropes, dyneema ropes from Samson Ropes Inc. lifting hardware from Crosby, Pewag, and fall protections. We install new hawsers and wire in existing system, but also deliver and install entire new winch and crane systems. Manufacture Scanunit is a specialist in the design, construction and testing of lifting equipment for shipping. Our own LASTO pallet forks and lift yokes are of the highest quality. In our workshop we also design and manufacture a wide range of steel and aluminium products, from components to complete installations. Inspection and classification Scanunit is approved by the Swedish Maritime Administration for carrying out surveys, load testing and classification of all lifting equipment on board, and approved by The Swedish and Finnish Maritime Administration as well as RINA andLloyds, for inspection and service of lifesaving equipment. We are service station for Schat-Harding, Hatecke and Global Davits in Sweden. Gothenburg branch In addition to our head office, workshops and warehouses in Helsingborg, Scanunit’s Gothenburg branch offers rigging and welding workshops and storage facilities enabling us to be quickly on board ships calling at this port.

Our skill - your benefit Scanunit is one of Sweden’s fastest-growing companies. With a turnover of SEK 120 million for 2011, Scanunit was named a ”gazelle” for the last six years by the business and financial newspaper Dagens Industri. Our employees are our strength. Today Scanunit comprises about 60 permanent employees, but also hire 100-130 people on an annual basis. Together we work to maintain the highest quality in all areas. Our guiding principle is: ”Our skill - your benefit.”

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Broad experience Knowledge, commitment and farsightedness are the basis of our work. We are dealing with human safety – which is priceless – and valuable material goods. So we must know what we are doing. Therefor we have brought together the best people in their respective fields, and with our experience we work together with the customer to achieve the optimal solution. Our approach is long-term; our philosophy is that it is most important to win not only the current order, but the next.

Scanunit AB Västra Tallgatan 32, SE-252 29 Helsingborg Tel.: +46 42 37 33 50 Fax: +46 42 18 42 35


Simplex Turbulo System AB At on on the the Athome home world‘s ships world‘s ships

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Blohm Blohm++Voss VossIndustries Industries develops,produces producesand andsells sellsshaft shaft develops, components(sterntube (sterntubeseals sealsand and components bushes,tunnel tunnelbearings bearingsand andplummer plummer bushes, blocks as well as complete solutions blocks as well systems), as complete solutions for sterntube stabilizers, for sterntube systems), stabilizers, stearing gears and bilgewater stearing gears andthe bilgewater separators under brand name Simplex-Turbolo. separators under the brand name Simplex-Turbolo products are instrumenSimplex-Turbulo. tal in the safe operation of vessels and protection of theproducts environment Simplex-Turbulo are – on all types of vessel such as container ships instrumental in theyachts safe operation and cruise liners, or marine ofboats. vessels and protection of the environment – on all types of vessel such as container ships and cruise liners, yachts or marine boats.

Sales and Service Agent in Sweden: Simplex Turbulo System AB Sales Agent in Sweden: Simplex Turbulo System AB

Simplex Turbulo System AB P.O Box 2003, SE-445 02 Surte Tel.: +46 31 795 60 93 / +46 31 7956095 Fax: +46 31 795 60 94


SKF Coupling Systems AB Increase days at sea Reliable oil injection method Mounting and dismounting of heavy marine components are simplified by the SKF oil injection method. Precision products like OK shaft and flange couplings, Supergrip bolts and marine hydraulic nuts are based on this technology reducing operations that took hours or even days to a few, rapidly performed steps. Over the life a ship, the savings from the SKF oil injection method are quite substantial in terms of reduced docking time and related costs. OK shaft and flange couplings When using the OK coupling in shaft connections, you exploit potent oil injection technology. Preparation of the shaft is simple. No keyways to machine, no taper and no thrust rings. Ease of mounting and dismounting combined with high torque capacity are characteristics of the SKF OK couplings. The new OKX shaft and flange couplings for high-torque transmissions The OKX coupling facilitates new creative solutions in the shaft line. Since the torque capacity is some 50 % higher, the coupling can withstand heavy shock forces and fast rotation switches. It is therefore possible to take advantage of the time-saving, oil injection method in transmissions where it previously was difficult, for instance, in large heavily loaded shafts. Marine hydraulic nut The SKF oil injection method is an outstanding alternative for mounting and dismounting propellers. It enables the driving of a 50-ton propeller up the shaft in twenty minutes and to dismount the propeller in ten minutes. The propeller is hydraulically pressed onto tapered seating by a hydraulic ring or nut. This is also the preferred method for mounting components like rudder pintles and tillers when short service time is a requirement.

Supergrip bolts are designed specifically for such high-torque applications as propeller shaft and rudder assemblies. Using Supergrip eliminates uncertainty about the length of downtime for removing and installing the bolts. Fully marine approved SKF precision-made products and systems are installed in a wide range of marine vessels all over the world. The products are approved for use by all leading international and national classification societies and regulatory bodies. SKF technology quality and service Since we developed the oil injection method, we have carried the technology even further. Today, we continue to improve marine products saving time and money for carriers around the world. Thanks to SKFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s global sales and service network, you can always find us in your local market.

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Supergrip bolts Supergrip bolts are a superior solution for connecting flange couplings. Compared with traditional bolt systems, Supergrip bolts are much faster and easier to install and remove, take much less time, while fastening the coupling halves much more securely together.

SKF Coupling Systems AB SE-813 82 Hofors, Sweden Tel.: +46 290 284 00 Fax +46 290 282 70


S-Man AB Marine Heating Systems S-Man AB, a company within the Euroboilers group, specializes in turn-key heating systems for cargo and bunker heating. During more than 50 years, S-Man have served as a leading supplier of steamand hot water systems tailor made for virtually any type of ship. S-Man was also the company which introduced thermal oil as heating media for the Scandinavian market already in the 1960´s. Our archives contain the drawings and documentation from more than to 1000 installations around the world – installations which speak for themselves. S-Man provide the widest product range within its segment of the marine market. Counted in number of systems delivered world-wide, and as result of our continuous rapid growth, S-Man is today one of the largest suppliers within its segment of the market. As a result of the combined purchase volumes of the entire Euroboilers group, which delivers more than 1 000 boilers per year for marine and industrial applications, S-Man is able to submit competitive prices on high quality components from leading European suppliers.

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A heating system from S-Man normally includes calculations, design, production and procurement of material, prefabrication and installation. Our long experience with steam, hot water and thermal fluid heating is the resource which has not only enabled us throughout the years to supply reliable systems. It has also continuously refined our professionalism. Whether you want a turn-key delivery, calculation and design or separate components, you will never fail to notice the care we devote to every order.

S-Man AB Stålverksgatan 2, SE-417 07 Göteborg Tel.: +46 31 758 8700 Fax: +46 31 758 8705


TTS Marine AB Delivering state-of-the-art equipment to market-leading shipowners and shipyards worldwide TTS has extensive experience in the design and supply of tailor-made cargo and passenger access equipment to the world´s fleet of PCTC, RoRo, Ropax and cruise ships. We understand that expensive assets cannot be allowed to lie idle, and that onboard space must be used to the maximum. So, from high capacity ramps for stern, side, bow and internal access, to ramp covers, movable car decks, internal and external doors and cargo lifts, our focus is on creating and delivering equipment that allows vessels to operate to their full capacity at all times.

Our business is founded on competence, reliability and trust, and we work hard to ensure the effectiveness of equipment throughout the ship’s life cycle. Our service offering is built from a deep understanding of the critical aspects of customers’ business operations. So, with a global service and aftersales network operating around the clock to support the entire range of products, we offer a powerful combination of capabilities to our customers.

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TTS Marine AB Kämpegatan 3, SE-411 04 Göteborg Tel.: +46 31 725 79 00 Fax: +46 31 725 78 00



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Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions Global capabilities


Serving our customers every step of the way We provide a wide range of solutions for the entire lifecycle of vessels, rigs and platforms. Our solutions cover fire suppression and prevention, power

distribution and control, turnkey cryogenic insulation products and HVAC-R for newbuilds and retrofits. We also have afterservice solutions available worldwide, which include spare parts, supervision, conversions and retrofits. Here for you today, and in the future Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions is part of Wilhelmsen Maritime Services, a Wilh. Wilhelmsen

group company, with 150 years of maritime experience. We are located in Americas, Asia and Europe, where our local technical sales teams and highly trained commissioning and service engineers have in-depth experience with our products and services to assist our customers’ local needs. With our local presence we provide local support to the same global standard, whenever and wherever it is needed.

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With longstanding experience in the maritime industry, and through our reputable and historic brands Callenberg and Unitor, Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions is a global provider of cost efficient, fully engineered solutions.

Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions Kärragårdsvägen 6, P.O. Box 754, SE-45126 Uddevalla Tel: +46 522 68 68 00


Floormarine AB Marine Coatings & Marine flooring

• Shotblasting up to 2000 sqm/day • Deck painting • Antiskid PU toppings for ramps and slopes


• Galley, bathrooms or wet areas epoxy flooring

Floormarine AB Sagdalsgatan 16, SE-431 34 Molndal Tel.: +46 (0)703 41 42 01


Simson Power Tools AB designs, manufactures and sells hydraulic power tools

The model shown is 2325H with centre hole (Capacity 23 tonnes)

Simson Power Tools designs, manufactures and sells hydraulic power tools characterised by their high quality, good security, flexibility and high performance. In combination with a fast and personal service, we can offer a number of premium products! The company has been operating for more than fifty years and has customers throughout the whole world. The colour of our tools has become a symbol of quality and reliability among professionals. It has also come to be associated with the raw power and broad range of applications which is characteristic of all Simson´s jacks, tools and accessories. We supply: • • • • •

Simson Kompakt Simson Kombi Simson Allround Simson Aluminium Simson Accessories

Service tools for all the heavy industry Simson´s hydraulic power tools are used all over the world. Several examples of the range of application include: • • • • • • • •

The shipbuilding industry The oil industry The wind power industry Hydroelectric power plants The nuclear power industry The steelwork industry The mining industry The processing industry

Unique features Simson Kompakt is a hydraulic powerpack that combines a number of unique features, such as lightweight, attractive design and high capacity. Quality and reliability are two other characteristics that have made Simson a favourite tool among professionals worldwide.


Simson Power Tools AB Box 68, SE-813 22 Hofors Tel.: +46 290 230 80 Fax: +46 290 244 03




Saint-Gobain ISOVER AB ULTIMATE insulation : The new standard for top performance ULTIMATE insulation solutions â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The lighter way to go Across the shipbuilding industry standards are becoming increasingly challenging, particularly in terms of safety on board, with fire protection as a key issue. Also, in the quest for bigger and faster ships, never before the weight of materials and weight reduction in general have played such an important role. The ISOVER ULTIMATE product range provides the optimal answer: a new generation of highperformance mineral wool made by ISOVER, the world market leader for insulation solutions. ULTIMATE combines all of the advantages of conventional mineral wool products in terms of fire, thermal and acoustic insulation, with substantial weight savings. This gives you ultimate safety, with performance you can rely on.






Saint-Gobain ISOVER AB SE-267 82 Billesholm Tel.: +46 42 840 00 Fax: +46 42 844 53



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Consilium Marine & Saftey AB develops and market products and systems for safety, environment and navigation

Oil Spill Radar

Radar System


Echo Sounder

Speed Logs

VDR Voyage Data Recorder

AIS Automatic

Identification System

High Speed Internet Connection

When Safety Matters


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Gas Detection

Fire Detection

Consilium is one of the world’s leading provider of systems for

Safety - Environment - Navigation

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Emission Monitoring

Consilium Marine & Safety AB


Salsmästaregatan 21 Consilium Marine & Safety AB P.O.Box 8763 Salsmästaregatan 21, P.O.Box 8763, SE-402 76 Gothenburg SE-402 76 Gothenburg Tel.: +46Tel 31 +46 710 31 77710 00 77 Fax: 7103178 0078 00 00 +46 - Fax:31+46 710


DNV Managing risk since 1864 DNV– Det Norske Veritas - is a global provider of knowledge for managing risk. Today, safe and responsible business conduct is both a license to operate and a competitive advantage. Our core competence is to identify, assess, and advise on risk management, and so turn risks into rewards for our customers. From our leading position in certification, classification, verification, and training, we develop and apply standards and best practices. This helps our customers to safely and responsibly improve their business performance. Our technology expertise, industry knowledge, and risk management approach, has been used to successfully manage numerous high-profile projects around the world. DNV is an independent organisation with dedicated risk professionals in more than 100 countries. Our purpose is to safeguard life, property and the environment. DNV serves a range of industries, with a special focus on the maritime and energy sectors. Since 1864, DNV has balanced the needs of business and society based on our independence and integrity. Today, we have a global presence with a network of 10400 employees and 300 offices in 100 countries, with headquarters in Oslo, Norway. In Sweden DNV established their first Office more than 120 Years ago in 1891 and is today maintaining three Maritime Districts with offices in Stockholm, Göteborg and Malmö. The following Services are the most commonly utilised locally: Classification - Improving safety has been a core focus for us since our incorporation almost 150 years ago. As a class society, we carry out a special role in the world shipping industry. Classification is a special type of certification particularly applied to confirm that maritime structures and facilities comply with requirements. Our Class Rules comprise safety, reliability and environmental requirements that vessels and other offshore mobile structures in international waters must comply with. Without a certificate from a class society they cannot operate. We approve design drawings, oversee the construction phase of the vessel, and do periodic surveys during the operation of the vessel throughout its lifetime. Our experience and expertise from improving safety at sea has enabled us to address safety management in a range of other industries Advisory - We enable companies to enhance safety, environmental and business performance

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DNV took its experience from maritime to the offshore oil and gas industry when oil and gas was discovered in the North Sea in the 1970s. DNV now helps manage risk for the complete maritime and offshore value chain, from concept feasibility and selection, through to decommissioning. Our services provide high-quality solutions for managing business-critical risks; enhancing business performance and improving safety and environmental performance. In doing so, we apply a cross disciplinary approach, combining competence within technology, operations, management and risk. The ultimate goal is to help our customers safely improve their business performance.


Verification & Certification - Our services help customers build stakeholder trust and create a platform for sustainable business performance Building trust and confidence for our customers’ stakeholders applies to many of the things we do. Not the least our certification services. By certifying a company’s management system or products, we provide an independent assurance towards the customers, owners and other stakeholders of that company, helping them to build trust and confidence in their company and products. Our risk based approach differentiates us from other certification companies, in that we do not simply provide a ticket to trade but identify areas for improvement, so that each audit adds value to the customer. DNV auditors look at the processes that are key to the customers’ success. Building trust and confidence in IT is a special focus area within DNV. We combine multiple process improvement approaches in order to deploy efficient, agile processes related to IT.

THE POWER TO HANDLE THE COMPLEXITY OF RISK Since 1864, DNV has built a global capacity to help our clients identify, assess and manage risk - whether they are designing and building a new cruise ship to operating a fleet of gas tankers. We can help you handle the complexity of risk and safely improve your business performance Classification • Strategy and change • People, competence and the environment • Verification • Technology and innovation • Operational excellence • Petroleum services

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Swift and dramatic changes in business conditions, stricter regulations, intense public scrutiny: managing risk has never been so critical – and more complex.

DNV – Det Norske Veritas Hemvärnsg. 9, 171 54 Solna Tel.: +46 8 58 79 40 00 Fax: +46 8 651 70 43


Mann Tek

Mann Tek is a Swedish manufacturer of Dry Disconnect Couplings, Swivels and Safety Break-Aways with customized solutions on request.

Mann Tek designs, manufactures and markets products for safe and environmentally friendly handling of aggressive fluids for the chemical and petrochemical industries. The products are marketed through independent representatives in almost 100 countries. Mann Tek is certified to ISO9001:2008. The products are CE-labeled. The main products are certified to PED, the European Pressure Equipment Directive and ATEX, the European directive for Equipment intended for use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres.

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The products are produced in accordance with several important standards, e.g. the NATO STANAG 3756


Dry Disconnect Couplings Mann Tek Dry Disconnect Couplings are used for handling and transfer of liquids, gases and bulk powder in an economical, safe and environmental friendly way. The self sealing design of the couplings guarantees both the highest level of safety and also the quickest way of connecting and disconnecting. Dry Disconnect Couplings are available in sizes from ¾” up to 8” and in a wide range of materials and seals to be the given choice for almost any application.

Typical applications for Dry Disconnect Couplings • Ship to rig transfer • Ship to shore transfer • On rig handling • Container discharge • Fuel bunkering • Barge to ferry bunkering

Safety Break-away Couplings Safety Break-away couplings are used to prevent pull away accidents, the internal valves will close the flow in both lines and prevent unwanted release of product. The Safety Break-away couplings are available as Industrial and Marine type. Marine version of Safety-breakaway Couplings are designed specifically to be installed within a hose string, where the coupling would have a length of hose attached to both sides. Mann Tek Safety-breakaway Couplings are available in sizes from 1” (DN25) to 12” (DN300) Typical applications for Safety Break-away Couplings: • Ship to Rig Fluid Transfer • Ship to Shore Fluid Transfer • Ship to Ship Fluid Transfer • Bunkering, Marine Refuelling

Swivels are available in sizes from ¾” (DN20) to 10” (DN200) Typical applications for Swivels • Offshore hose reels ship-to-shore • Oil platform loading rigs • Marine and industrial loading arms • Hoses for road and rail tanker • Chemical and petrochemical liquids and liquefied gases

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Mann Tek Swivels Mann Tek Swivels are used in the industry wherever a movable pipe-connection system between two equipment parts is needed. Avoiding one of the biggest causes of premature hose failure. Torque stress is the largest single cause of PTFE and Stainless steel convoluted hose failure.

Mann Tek Strandvägen 16, SE-542 31 Mariestad Tel.: +46 501 39 32 00 Fax: +46 501 39 32 09


MCT Brattberg Putting Safety First

Where great values are at risk you can rely on us. Throughout the world, we are at place to halt the fire, water and the blast rampage. For over 60 years MCT Brattberg has been the most secure choice for cable and pipe transits. Add to reliability, simplicity and flexibility and MCT becomes the obvious first choice.

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Our products are tested and certified by a long list of customers, laboratories and certification organizations.

MCT Brattberg AB SE-371 92 Karlskrona, Sweden Tel: +46 - 455 37 52 00 Fax: +46 - 455 37 52 90


Åland Maritime Safety Center - Provides STCW 95 approved safety training courses-

The Åland Maritime Safety Center has now been in business for over 10 years. We are the leading STCW training provider in the Baltic Sea area and we exclusively provide marine safety training and extensive firefighting training at the same locations in Mariehamn All our courses are in accordance with the STCW2010 and approved by the swedish maritime authority Transportstyrelsen. We use the latest equipment in our very modern premises that complies with the latest international safety and environmental demands. Our instructors are professional navigators, engineers, fire fighters and nurses. You can be sure that your crew is getting the latest information available from experienced sailors. Nothing compares to training that comes from real life onboard. All of our instructors have more than 10 years of experience in the business. Travelling to Mariehamn, Åland, is easy. More than 20 ferries are en route to the Åland Island per day and since we are enjoying Tax-Free onboard the ferries, the cost is very affordable. Flight time from Stockholm, Arlanda is abt 30 minutes.

We have abt 1700 crew and officers attending our training courses per annum. Please visit our website to find out more how also your company can benefit from our facilities and training in Mariehamn. We are a full member of the IASST. Welcome!

Safety & Security

We are only four hours, by ferry and bus, from Stockholm. Situated in the middle of the Baltic Sea where we have the right surroundings to train your crew and officers. Awareness of the open sea prepares your crew for the unexpected.

Åland Maritime Safety Center Neptunigatan 6, P. O. Box 75, AX- 221 01 Åland Tel: + 358 18 532 296 Fax: +358 18 139 20


Elektronix Hitech AB Part of Norautron Group

Software & Electronics

The history of Elektronix Elektronix has been in the industrial IT business since it was founded in 1981 and has been one of the leading companies within this market ever since. The Norautron group purchased Elektronix in 2011 and we are now part of large corporation with a revenue of 1 billion NOK per year, and Elektronix had a revenue of 85 million NOK in 2011. To complement the business, the surveillance company, Com-Scan, was purchased in 2012 and Elektronix Sweden is merged with Saven Hitech in 2013. Marine computers and displays Being established within the marine market for a long time, has given us a unique insight in the demands and needs which are required by the solutions for this market, and for several years we have developed our own marine computers for this harsh environment: Enix. It is designed to withstand the toughest demands when it comes to moist, shaking, temperature and dust. Our customers claim the Enix is the perfect choice when it comes to product liability in demanding environments. The Enix is of course IP rated, IEC 60945, IACS E10 and DNV certified. The Enix portfolio is of course delivered with monitors/ displays that has the same quality and specifications when it comes to direct sunlight, nighttime, IP-rating, color calibration and more. We can offer IEI, Navpixel, Wide and Moxa.

Core business We see ourselves as a solutions and knowledge partner within industrial IT and our main goal is to deliver the right solutions at customized levels within industrial computers, monitors, networking, cameras and keyboards/trackballs. Our customers value the quality, performance and knowledge as well as our ability to proactively turn around and adapt to demanding and urgent customer needs. We work closely together with all the main actors within marine, oil/gas, offshore, energy, automation and other markets.

Industrial Ethernet and data collection To satisfy the more and more demanding cabled and wireless Ethernet environments, we have a wide product and vendor range from Moxa, ICPDAS and O-Ring as well as a certified support center. We also offer Ethernet related products when it comes to data collection, serial to Ethernet, Ethernet to mobile broadband and more from low to high industrial ratings. Some of the wide temperature products can even support from -40 to +85 Celsius.

Keyboards/trackballs/accessories To deliver total industrial solutions, we offer industrial and DNV certified keyboards/trackballs from NSI and a wide range of cabling, mounting brackets, mounting disclosures, DIN-options, electrical products and other computer/networking related components.

Elektronix Hitech AB Enhagsv채gen 7, 187 40 T채by Tel.: +46 8-505 641 00 Fax: +46 8-733 04 15


Kockumation Group - your partner in marine service

Kockumation Group markets and designs high-quality niche products revolving around our core knowledge in software automation, acoustics and mechatronics. The group focuses on meeting demanding needs in the world wide marine and industrial markets with a strong commitment to customer satisfaction. Our goal is to add value to your onboard operation. Kockum Sonics built up an outstanding knowledge base and is always keen on new innovations. The marine product lines consists of ship automation, loading computer, level gauging, ship whistle system and on board boiler sonic cleaning method.

Provides turn-key LNGC automation solution packages. Combustion control system, burner management as well as boil off gas control is core knowledge. Texon Automation has over 30 years experience in newbuildings and retrofit projects.

Software & Electronics

Polarmarine has since the beginning developed tank cleaning machines for all type of vessels with the onboard operation in focus. Polarmarine can supply the ship owner a complete product range including full cleaning pattern but with a reduced time cycle and less slop.

Kockumation Group AB P.O. Box 1035, SE-212 10 Malmรถ Tel: +46 (0)40 671 88 00 Fax: +46 (0)40 21 65 13


Saab TransponderTech AB

Saab TransponderTech Pioneering Leadership in AIS Technology • More than 12 years continuous development of products and systems for the maritime domain • More than 20,000 AIS Class A Transponder systems delivered • More than 2,000 AIS Base Stations delivered to over 60 countries • Major supplier of Airborne AIS Transponders • Unique secure AIS solutions – encrypted AIS for qualified operators • Global sales and service network • National AIS network systems • Advanced VTS/VTMIS solutions for traffic monitoring and control

Software & Electronics

• Coastal surveillance solutions including EEZ coverage



Introducing the New R5 Product Range An Overview • Fifth-generation AIS technology from Saab TransponderTech • Also available as GPS/DGPS system including same common display • Software-defined radio (SDR) technology • Platform built to grow with new requirements • Opens new possibilities (next-generation Secure/Warship, e-navigation, etc.) • Quick and easy installation of additional units • Support for truly redundant/multiple CDUs • USB keyboard and flash drive support • All sensor information available to R5 transponder can be relayed on Ethernet interface • Additional CDUs can be used to display and monitor any sensor data available on the network

Software & Electronics


Saab TransponderTech AB Låsblecksgatan 3, Linköping Tel.: +46 13 188000 Fax: +46 13 182377



Environmental Solutions

Clean Ship Scandinavia AB Take control of your wastewater streams!

Your partner for sustainable shipping

Clean Ship Scandinavia was established in 2011 to assist ship owners, designers and yards in complying with current and future regulations, whilst at the same time increase the environmental awareness and understanding of environmental management systems. The company founders have for many years been working with environmental development within the maritime and offshore sector. In respect of the environmental issues related to discharge at sea we can provide consulting services, cost-effective and compliant solutions and environmental expertise.

MARPOL Annex I - Bilge water

Bilge water separators have been used onboard ships for over 35 years and are necessary to ensure compliance with IMO MARPOL. The Bilge water separator is one of the most frequent detainable defiencies during Port State Controls and many crew members still experience problems with the oily water separator. The major part of the bilge water contaminants are emulsified due to the onboard use of different chemicals and chemical additivies and many of the OWS on the market are designed to comply with IMO Resolution MEPC.107(49) and not to shipboard conditions! An Integrated Bilge Water Treatment System (IBTS) is an efficient concept to minimize the amount of oily bilge water generated in machinery spaces and with an integrated means to process the oily bilge water and oil residues. Have you evaluated your Bilge water separator? Download free evaluation form on

The IMO Resolution MEPC.159(55) is more stringent than MEPC.2(VI) and requires more complicated systems. A sewage treatment plant is approved based on; » Hydraulic load (litres per day) » Organic load (kg of BOD5 per day) A sewage treatment plant will deliver its certified performance in practice only if a system is correctly sized to match the sewage load produced by the vessel.

MARPOL Annex V - Garbage

The revised MARPOL Annex V entered into force on 1 January 2013 and prohibit the discharge of all garbage into the sea except as expressly permitted under certain circumstances for discharges of food wastes, cargo residues, deck wash waters, and animal carcasses. Have you updated your Garbage Management Plan and Placards? Let us assist you! You could also download free placards on

Environmental Solutions

MARPOL Annex IV - Sewage

Clean Ship Scandinavia AB Södra Hamnen 31, SE-471 32 Skärhamn Tel.: +46 736 791 399


Check It Consulting AB - Inspection, prevention and performance!

Check It Consulting AB is a leading vehicle inspection company based in Gothenburg, Sweden. We are a small, professional company comprising of three fully qualified vehicle inspectors who believe in quality and direct communication with our customers. Our company size and structure gives our customers the unique advantage of having direct access to the inspector in charge of each individual project. The personal touch, if you like!

The story so far...... Daniel Svensson, the founder and current MD, began his career as a Claims Adjuster with Marconova Survey AB, handling many of the largest car manufacturers. He was in daily contact with many of the larger international insurance companies. His passion for the industry and newly acquired skills soon raised his position to Marine Surveyor. In 2006, his extensive contact network and industry knowledge were the basis for founding Check It Consulting.

Where we are and what we do...... Our focus and expertise lie in the pre-loading/discharge inspection of RORO vessels on behalf of the insurance, shipping and haulage companies as well as directly from the car manufacturers. The import/export cargo inspected can include anything from cars and lorries to airplanes and excavators - same inspection techniques, just a different challenge. We currently have ongoing contracts with amongst others, Volvo Logistics and EUKOR. Our working locations are mainly focused around the West coast of Sweden - Gothenburg, Wallhamn and Uddevalla Port. Our location gives us the possibility to offer our services throughout Scandinavian as well as internationally.

Our tools ......


Our office is located in the center of Gothenburg, and is equipped with all the necessary high-tech tools for easy communication, digital image storage and ultra-fast broadband. Reports can be stored and processed easily and effectively. We have developed, and use a modern scanning equipment and app which processes inspection data directly to our internal server - reducing human error and speeding up our workflow.

and finally........ Check It Consulting is ready for new projects; both large and small. We offer our customers an experienced and reliable group of inspectors with, of course, the personal touch!

Check IT Consulting AB Klangfärgsgatan 11, SE-426 52 Västra Frölunda Tel.: +46 073-500 40 89


FKAB Marine Design Sustainable Ship Design Solutions

Our specialties: Product tankers General Cargo vessels small scale LNG Dredging Small crafts Research Vessels

FKAB Marine Design is a well recognized international consultancy firm who has delivered successful ship designs to ship owners and shipyards since 1961. Our experience makes us an innovative and reliable design partner for any type of ship from the first sketch on a paper to complete production drawings. In our portfolio of proven ship designs you find a great variety of designs ranging from a 6 m unmanned cable ferry to a 174 000 DWT cape size bulk carrier. We also supply our customers with all types of marine design related engineering services such as conversion design, ship stability, structural design, feasibility studies, project management, shipyard evaluations etc. FKAB Marine Design - serving clients World Wide


FKAB Marine Design Sweden Uddevalla, Gothenburg

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IVL Svenska Miljรถinstitutet AB Supporting marine clean tech companies Marine environment There is a strong and sincere focus on the marine environment in the shipping business today. Several new technologies have been developed to help protect the marine environment from different aspects of pollution. We believe in the advancement of clean technology and its role as solution for many environmental problems without losing the benefits of a modern society. Knowledge of marine biology is necessary in both defining the environmental risks as well as finding ways to eliminate the same risks. Ballast Water We offer a shore based test facility for prototype and full scale tests of BWMS. We conduct tests according to the IMO Ballast Water Convention on systems using active systems (G9) or physical methods (G8). We offer fast start up and flexible projects according to your needs. Oily water and bilge water We offer a functional test facility for tests of bilge water separators according to MEPC 107 (49). Sludge and Sewage Performance tests for sewage treatment plants can be conducted according to MEPC 159 (55). Antifouling We conduct field and laboratory tests regarding efficacy and life-time of marine antifouling paints. IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute works with applied research and on commission to promote ecologically, economically, and socially sustainable growth within business and society at large. The company has


~200 employees and is certified according to ISO 14001 and ISO 9001. Send us a mail and ask for a full list of reference projects in the areas above.

IVL Svenska Miljรถinstitutet AB Rosviksgatan 12, SE-45330 Lysekil Tel.: +46-31-725 62 00 Contact person:


Light Craft Design Group Your partner in advanced marine design and development Light Craft Design Group was established 1999 as the hub for an international network of companies specialized in ship design with special focus on light weight and efficient solutions. LDG is set up to provide engineering service for a complete ship. The competent staff gives LDG the power to assist you in all phases of a design task. We provide you with a complete package or assist you wherever help is required.

Light Craft Design Group is a unique engineering consulting company, specializing in innovative, reliable and cost effective mechanical engineering solutions for projects of any magnitude. Our group has many years of experience from participating in projects in a wide range from “brain storming” to finished product.

Light ship design Structural: • Hull • Superstructure Class design package: • Strength reports • Drawings • Stability Booklets • Manuals

LDG provides prompt and complete what is required by the customer, at reasonable cost due to our efficient team structure and minimized overhead.

Systems: • Piping • Machinery • HVAC • Safety • Electrical • Hydraulic

Mechanical design: • Design environment 3D or 2D • Simulations and 2D drawings Hydraulic and pneumatic: • Drawings,diagrams and lists

Production design package: • Drawings • Item lists • Logistics • CE documentation

Calculation (FEM): • Static and dynamic strength • Flow analysis • Vibration analysis Test and evaluation: • FMEA • Risk analysis

Analysis: • FEM • CFD • FMEA • Concept evaluation

Technical Specification

Efficiency: • Hull shape • Weight control • Propulsion • Logistic • Maneuverability

CE documentation Authority contact Project management

”The pictures shows projects where LDG has made important contributions”



Light Craft Design Group Varvsvägen 6, SE-740 71 Öregrund Tel.: +46 173 469 66 Fax: +46 173 305 29


MEVEX AB Engineering Based on Experience Mevex AB is an independent knowledge based consultancy company that delivers services in the field of naval- and system engineering and operational services. Our primary customer today is FMV, the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration. The purpose of Mevex is to combine high-level engineering skills with operational and practical skills, all within the same company. We see that successful engineering is a result of the combination of theoretical and practical skills and experience. We also see that operations are more likely to be successful when the practical knowledge is combined with engineering skills like analysis, project management, system safety, report writing etc.


Mevex as a company is young but inherits comprehensive experience from different areas such as analysis, design, logistics, ship mastering as well as practical experience from various underwater operations with ROV:s, sonars, divers and quite a lot more.


Examples of Analysis and Engineering services: • Project Management, both traditional as well as agile • Systems Modeling, including the use of MODAF and SysML • Operational Analysis and Scenario Development • Human Factors - Experience Based Engineering • Requirements Development and Management • Database Design and Management • Integrations Management • Preparation of tender documents

Examples of Operational services: • Hull-inspections of ships • Surveys of bottoms, quays, pipelines, cables etc • Support to search missions of drowning victims • Support to underwater crime scene investigations • ROV and AUV operations • Planning and execution of underwater operations • ROV piloting with offshore certified consultants • Sea trials underwater systems

Examples of Training & Evaluation services: • Exercise Planning and Management • Exercise Target Management • Exercise Evaluation • Crew Training and Coaching


Please contact us or read more about us at MEVEX AB Erik Dahlbergsallen 15, SE-115 20 Stockholm Tel.: +46 70 556 50 81 Fax: +46 70 217 01 69


Marine Benchmark Customized analysis of maritime information

AIS tracks of 367 LNG carriers during 1st May 2012 to 31st Oct 2012 Marine Benchmark has the mission: “Supporting a sustainable business and environment” by “Customized analysis of maritime information”. Potential clients are all actors within the maritime cluster. The services are based on analysis of the world fleet and its vessel movements from global AIS-information (AIS-antennas from land & satellites) stored on an hourly basis since January 2009. Vessel movements and information of the world fleet are supplied by IHS Fairplay.


Are you prepared for the future? - New environmental regulations SOx (SECA), NOx (NECA), CO2, Ballast water etc… - High fuel prices & quick changes - Slow steaming and new technology - Quick changes in global economy

Let our analysis and consultancy, based on facts, be part of your business intelligence to support the right decisions. TM


Rydbergh Marine Benchmark AB Västra Frölunda, Göteborg, Sweden Tel: +46 31 69 85 00

Saltech Consultants AB Since 1978

With headquarters in Stockholm, SALTECH Consultants AB, provides consulting services for the maritime industry, serving both the domestic and international sectors. SALTECH brings a flexible approach to consulting services, acting as a technical link between the ship owner and the ship yard. Our goal is to exceed the expectations of every client by offering outstanding service and flexibility. We are distinguished by our functional and technical expertise combined with our hands-on experience, thereby ensuring that our clients receive the most effective and professional service. As experts in ship newbuildings and conversions, SALTECH is involved in every stage from an early technical-economical feasibility study to building supervision. Our skills encompass all aspects as ship design and ship system design, technical specification, tender documents, maker/contractor suggestions, technical advice during negotiations, project management, design approval and building supervision. E.g, we are on-site at the shipyard handling client contact, providing technical support, supervising harbor tests and sea trials.

Exceptional functional and technical expertise coupled with extensive industry knowledge makes SALTECH the ideal choice to manage your newbuilding or conversion project.

SALTECH has been involved in several cargo handling projects including systems for handling of bulk material such as cement, crude oil, general cargoes like banana boxes and unit loads from pallets, containers, trucks and cars to heavy flasks for nuclear waste.


SALTECH has, since 1978, been responsible for design and project management for more than 120 ships from ultra large crude oil carriers to specialized survey ships and barge transport systems. SALTECH is also continuously working with naval ships and boat projects.

In order to meet the individual needs of our clients, SALTECH maintains a wide range of qualifications. We implement calculations and analysis in ship structures, hydrostatics, hydrodynamics, HVAC, machinery systems, electrical systems, lashing forces etc. Furthermore, our functional and technical experience enables delivery of final production drawing packages including basic design drawings and/or detailed design.

Saltech Consultants AB Hammarby AllĂŠ 93, SE-120 63 Stockholm Tel.: +46 8 735 85 35 Fax: +46 8 735 66 52



Shipbrokers & Agents

J. Arndt Shipping Shipbrokers & Agents in the Ports of Iggesund and Hudiksvall

J Arndt Shipping is the ships’ representative at the port. We assist with service to crews and ships, take care of contacts with the authorities and our external customers in the sawmill industry. Our Forwarding department arrange all customs clearance for our customers both for import and export and intrastat (EU cargo). We can also assist with procurement and booking of transportation for our customer by land and sea.

Shipbrokers & Agents

J Arndt Shipping operates as port agents at Skärnäs Terminal, a combined port, docking and terminal company located in Iggesund, south of Hudiksvall in central Sweden.

J. Arndt Shipping Hamnkontoret, Skärnäs Terminal SE-825 80 Iggesund Tel.: +46 650 221 35 Fax: +46 650 205 41


MAQS Law Firm

Legal Services

Maritime and transport


Attorney at sea MAQS Law Firm is one of the largest law firms in the field of civil and commercial law in Sweden, with offices in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö, Copenhagen, Tallinn, Vilnius and Riga. MAQS provides legal services in all areas of Swedish and international commercial law, including maritime law, insurance, reinsurance, company law, property law, IP, labour law, taxation, banking and finance, construction law and dispute resolution, including arbitration. MAQS’s clients include large international groups of companies, large and mid-size local companies, public entities and organisations.

Maritime and transport law Following the merger with one of the oldest and most reputable law firms in Sweden (Morssing & Nycander), MAQS has considerably increased its expertise in the field of maritime law. Legal services to the shipping and transportation industry have increased correspondingly through the firm’s ability to offer legal advice with regard to all areas of shipping, transportation and logistics. MAQS shipping and transportation group is one of the top ranked groups by both Chambers and Legal 500.

MAQS Law Firm P.O. Box 119 18, SE-404 39 Gothenburg Tel.: +46 31 10 20 30 Fax: +46 31 10 20 40

Legal Services

MAQS shipping and transportation group can offer legal advice on all types of questions related to maritime transactions, including purchase and sale of ships, new-buildings, chartering and other forms of contracts for the carriage of goods, all types of marine insurance, including P & I, shipping labour law and environmental law. The members of the group regularly act as legal counsel and arbitrators in all types of disputes in these areas.

MAQS Law Firm P.O. Box 7009, SE-103 86 Stockholm Tel.: +46 8 407 09 00 Fax: +46 8 407 09 10


Alandia Marine Marine insurance for every need

Alandia Marine is the marine insurance unit of the Alandia Group, an Åland Islands based insurance group founded in 1938, catering marine insurance services for mainly Swedish and Finnish ship-owners.

Insurance & Finance

We have over the years developed a unique knowledge of the shipping industry’s needs for marine insurance. Today, we are present in almost all countries surrounding the Baltic Sea, even though our roots remain in the Åland Islands.

Short facts Head office in Mariehamn as well as local offices in Stockholm and Helsinki. Number of employees at marine dept.: 23 As of 30.9.2012 Insured number of vessels: 2.646 Insured value: 8,0 bill. euro

Marine insurance is characterised by security and safety. Safety in form of commitment, reliability and stability and service in form of understanding, swiftness and competence. Alandia Marine focuses on these criteria and acts as a long-term insurer, offering marine insurance solutions tailored for the customer’s individual needs. We are placing our resources and technical, nautical and juridical expertise at our insured ship-owners disposal. Alandia Marine offer a full range of insurance products including hull & machinery, hull interests, loss of hire, war risks as well as P&I insurance for smaller tonnage and others.

Single highest valued risk: 190 mill. euro Marine premium income 2012: 35 mill. euro Average share of risk: 21,3 % Percentage of risks with claims lead: 57,0 % Market share in Sweden 2011: abt. 34 % Market share in Finland 2011 abt. 55 %

Alandia Marine Ålandsvägen 31, AX-22 100 Mariehamn Tel.: +358 18 29000 Fax: + 358 18 12290

Hamnvägen 8 2 tr., SE-183 57 Täby Tel.: +46 8 446 3454 Fax: +46 8 630 02 47

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Fairwater Marine AB International Insurance Brokers

A successful insurance broker recognises opportunities, where other only see obstacles, and identifies solutions even for complicated risks. Our business concept involves offering industry and shipowners international insurance coverage where creativity and knowledge are essential in order to spread risks with international and Nordic underwriters. Our clients feel secure in the knowledge that our skills and experience are at their service throughout the world, anytime they need our support. Our wide-ranging involvement in international marine insurance maintains and develops the knowledge and motivation of our specialists and is vital to the continued development of Fairwater Marine AB.

Insurance & Finance

Specialized knowledge and long experience serve as the basis for all our undertakings.

Fairwater Marine AB Norr M채larstrand 34, SE-112 20 Stockholm Tel.: +46 8650 7680 Fax: +46 8650 7685 www.


Gard Sweden

Insurance & Finance

Maintaining a strong financial foundation

Gard Sweden V채stre Hamngatan 5, SE-411 17 Gothenburg Tel.: +46 31 743 71 32 Fax: +46 31 743 71 50


If P&C Insurance Ltd Relax, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll help you

Claims handling maKEs ThE WORld gO aROUnd.,,

Insurance & Finance

No other Nordic insurance company handles as many claims as we do. Every year we help over 1.4 million customers; no claim is too big or too small. And, although most of them occur in the Nordic region, we can also support you further afield, via our international network that covers over 100 countries. We have a specialist organization for Hull business and full range of insurance covers for you as a shipowner.

If P&C Insurance Ltd Visiting address: Barks väg 15, Solna Postal address: SE-106 80 Stockholm Tel.: +46 771 43 00 00 Fax: +46 8 792 72 40



Insurance & Finance

The Swedish Club Mutuality at its best since 1872 The Swedish Club is a leading marine mutual insurer headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, with overseas offices in Hong Kong, Piraeus, Tokyo and Oslo. We offer P&I, FD&D, Hull & Machinery, War risk and Loss of Hire insurances plus various ancillary covers. We are also a member of the International Group of P&I Clubs.

More than 140 years in the marine insurance business has provided us with a great deal of corporate culture to fall back on, but also to take into the future. Today we have summed it up in three core values: pro-active reliable and committed. This is what defines our company, how we act and what we encourage in our employees.

Insurance & Finance

By being a true mutual company, we provide additional strength to our members as we always put their interest first, and we have no short-term share price issues to take into the overall equation. Instead, we can concentrate on fulfilling the promise we have made to each member, who also happens to be one of our owners. The concept of mutuality is strong for the type of business we are in and make us a solid business partner. Ask any of our loyal members.

The Swedish Club Gullbergs Strandgata 6, P.O Box 171, SE-401 22 Gothenburg Tel.: +46 31 638 400 Fax: +46 31 156 711


Chalmers University of Technology Department of Shipping and Marine Technology Shipping and Marine Technology is organizing a coherent research and education within a wide knowledge area with its origin in programmes for education of naval architects, seafarers and shore personnel in shipping. The Department conducts research and development of the latest technologies for propulsion and navigation of ships. Our Department is situated on campus Lindholmen, where we have Sweden’s most comprehensive simulator centre for marine transport and navigation. Education Shipping and Marine Technology offers education within the basic education programmes: • Master Mariners • Marine Engineers • Shipping and Logistics The department is responsible for three master’s programmes: • Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering • Nordic Master in Maritime Engineering • Master of Science in Maritime Management We also offer a range of doctoral programmes and further education. Master Mariners The education is primarily aimed at the mariner profession on merchant vessels. In this position you will be responsible for navigation as well as cargo handling, passengers’ safety and the crew.

Education & Learning

Marine Engineers The Marine Engineering programme offers a theoretical and practical course of studies for seafarers. The marine engineer on a merchant vessel manages the technical operations onboard.


Shipping and Logistics Shipping and Logistics is a programme focused on international trade, finance, logistics and law. It is a shore-based business-oriented education conducted in close cooperation with the shipping and transport industry.

Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering The Master programme in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering offer an internationally attractive and competitive education within planning, design and analysis of ships and offshore structures from a strength, hydrodynamic and systems engineering point of view. Nordic Master in Maritime Engineering The Nordic Master in Maritime Engineering is an international two-year joint Master of Science in Engineering programme offered by the Nordic Five Tech university alliance (Chalmers, NTNU, KTH, DTU and Aalto). The students stay one year each on two universities, combining the excellence of these. Master of Science in Maritime Management The aim is to provide officers and shorebased personnel in the shipping cluster an opportunity to further train themselves to become the next generation of leaders within ship management, strategic management and/or enable them to participate in research education and research projects. Further education Chalmers Professional Education provides maritime training and safety courses. Among our customers are national and international shipping and off-shore industries as well as other industries. Apart from scheduled courses, Chalmers Professional Education provides courses that may be adjusted concerning content, time, and place.

Lighthouse is a knowledge bridge between research, education and active shipping. The centre works in close cooperation with the shipping industry. Lighthouse brings together research into ship construction, maritime safety and hydrodynamics together with logistics, maritime law and business analysis and world trade along with other financial issues. Ocean Energy Centre is an innovation platform for ocean energy technologies, ranging from marine biofuels to wave‚ tidal and offshore wind power. Our mission is to advance the ocean energy industry in Sweden and internationally. We do that by initiating collaborative research and development projects, strengthening the stakeholder network and promoting the potential of ocean energy.

Research The Department conducts research within two divisions: Marine Design and Maritime Operations. Division of Marine Design The division focuses on the ship as a cargo carrier, concentrating on increasing the efficiency of the role of the ship in the transport and logistics chain with regard to environmental effects, time, cost, safety, structure, and technical service life of the ship. Training and research focuses on systems, structure, and onboard installations, as well as loading and unloading of the ship. The division is pursuing research in hydrodynamics and marine engineering.

Division of Maritime Operations The subject area is navigation and the working environment and HMI on the bridge, in machinery, and in safety organisation, as well as proactive and reactive marine safety research. Focus is also on efficient and environmentally sustainable ship propulsion e.g. environmental and energy issues.

SIMULATOR CENTRE Sweden’s most comprehensive simulator centre for education and research is situated at Chalmers Campus Lindholmen. Our simulator centre consists of: • Full Mission Bridge Simulator

• Bridge Operations Simulator

• GMDSS Global Maritime Distress and Safety System

• Nautical Operations Studio

• Engine Operations Simulator

• Technical Operations Studio

Contact Head of Department: Klas Brännström, Head of Division of Marine Design: Jonas Ringsberg, Head of Division of Maritime Operations: Mikael Hägg, Director of the Master Mariner programme: Fredrik Olindersson, Director of the Marine Engineer programme: Johan Eliasson, Director of the Shipping and Logistics programme: Robert Severin, Director of Master’s Programme in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering: Per Hogström, Director of Master’s Programme in Maritime Engineering: Per Hogström, Director of Master’s Programme in Maritime Management: Rolf Stade, Director of Lighthouse: Klas Brännström, Manager of Ocean Energy Centre: Johnn Andersson,

Education & Learning

• Cargo Operations Studio

Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Shipping and Marine Technology Visiting adress: Hörselgången 4, SE-412 96 Göteborg Tel.: +46 31 772 1000


Lloyd’s Register EMEA

Marine training you can trust Only top quality training can keep your people up to date with the latest developments in our constantly moving industry. We deliver tailored, relevant courses that feature real life scenarios – training that’s shaping businesses and the future of the marine industry. With a global community of experts dedicated to quality and safety, we offer a level of choice few can match.

Education & Learning

For further information, pricing details and registration, please visit or contact our Gothenburg office: T: +46 (0)31 775 48 00 E:

Lloyd’s Register is a trading name of Lloyd’s Register Group Limited and its subsidiaries. For further details please see

Lloyd’s Register EMEA Första Långgatan 28 B, 5th Floor, SE-413 27 Gothenburg P.O. Box 7194, SE-402 34 Gothenburg Tel: +46 (0)31 775 48 00 Fax: +46 (0)31 12 12 18


Öckerö Maritime Center A complete course and conference centre for professionals in the shipping and fisheries industries ÖMC is a non-profit organization founded in 1997 by professional organizations in the fishing and shipping industries and the Swedish Sea Rescue Society (SSRS). Our policy is to deliver high quality training in maritime safety, and our mission is to be a resource for the shipping and fisheries sectors, and more recently for some areas of the aviation industry as well. Large and small shipping companies, organizations and businesses are made to feel equally welcome on the understanding that our wide-ranging expertise and flexibility will make us your natural partner. Our regular curriculum includes a variety of safety courses, all in accordance with international Standards Of Training, Certification & Watchkeeping (STCW, Manila), such as: • Basic Safety Training (BST) • Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (PSC) • Fast Rescue Boats (FRB) • Basic fire fighting course • Revalidation basic fire fighting course • Advanced Firefighting • Hot work • Security Awareness and Designated Duties • Crisis Management and Human Behavior • Tankerman training • Medical First Aid • Emergency care of injured or seriously ill - CPR • Safety for fishermen • Refresher course in safety training for fishermen • Ship’s Officers/Engineering Officers Class VIII We tailor courses to your individual needs.

Education & Learning

Our new convention and hotel facilities, and our location – on the quayside, yet conveniently close to the centre and travel connections – make us the perfect option for meetings and conferences of any duration.

Öckerö Maritime Center Björnhuvudsvägen 45, Box 1088, SE-475 22 Öckerö Tel: +46 31 97 65 90 Fax: +46 31 96 23 99


ABB Turbocharging Local, regional, worldwide.

Turbocharging Solutions, Original Parts and Original Service. With over 100 Service Stations worldwide, our experts are closer than ever to your engine. To find out more, contact your local ABB Turbocharging Service Station.

Quality assured: Original Parts and Original Service â&#x20AC;&#x201C; high quality for high performance. ABB turbochargers are built to the highest standards in the business, and we take the same approach with maintenance, overhaul and repair. Original Parts fitted during Original Service are your assurance of top performance, optimized fuel consumption, compliant emissions and uninterrupted availability.


Round-the-clock service ABB Turbocharging Original Parts and Original Service are available 24 hours a day at over 100 Service Stations around the world. ABB Turbocharging has fully certified Service Stations to provide customer support at strategic locations on every continent. We guarantee that welltrained service and support staff are always close by no matter where you are.


Our 24-hour hotline number: +46 31 339 25 70

25 % savings on service costs with the A200-L? Absolutely. With our new A200-L generation of single-stage turbochargers for low-speed 2-stroke engines, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve created a product with a better compressor stage that increases volume flow and pressure ratio. With A200-Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s compact, efficient design, a smaller turbocharger can be used on a wide range of 2-stroke engines, which means a potential savings of 25 % on service costs. And this next generation is just as reliable as previous generations. Add to these immediate savings more long-term benefits, such as greater savings on fuel and total cost of ownership, and you have the kind of cutting-edge turbocharger that you as ABB customers have come to expect.

Services ABB Turbocharging Sweden Visiting-adress:, Exportgatan 20B, SE-422 46 Hisings Backa Postal-adress: Box 22013, SE-400 72 Gothenburg Tel.: +46 31 339 25 70 (24-hours/365 days)


AlfaTest specialized inspectors AlfaTest’s team of qualified inspectors specialize in Hull Inspection for the heavy Marine industry. We combine Class Approved Ultrasonic Thickness Measurement (UTM) with detailed ballast tank inspection (TCA) and reporting.

We are 3rd party and have no vested or conflict of interests and we take pride in our work which is to inspect, identify, suggest remedies and provide follow up services where necessary.

Certified by five IACS approved Classification Societies – LR, DNV, GL, BV, ABS; as well as the world’s two leading corrosion prevention organizations – FROSIO and NACE; AlfaTest personnel are trained to carry out detailed on board inspections professionally. We work closely with the owner’s Technical Departments, offering valuable assistance with the navigation of the processes of Special, Renewal and Intermediate Surveys.

1. Planning Crucial to a smooth and cost-effective process, we take planning seriously and exchange all relevant information with ship and technical departments before going on board.

We are approved to use six certified methods of Non Destructive Testing – VT (Visual Testing), UT (Ultrasonic Testing), MT (Magnetic Testing), PT (Penetrant Testing), ET (Eddy Current Testing), RT (Radiographic Testing). Our easy-to-read reports provide enough clear, detailed information to enable our customers to plan. UTM (Ultrasonic Thickness Measurement) Being a good UTM company requires expertise in Ultrasonic Testing, steel inspections, ship construction and a thorough understanding of IACS repair and survey rules. Being the best UTM company however, takes that and quite a bit more, as general manager Mark Denny explains. “Our company has been customer driven since its beginning in 2004. We identified very early that in most cases superintendents work under enormous pressures, often with near impossible schedules and severe financial restraints. Our mission is to help relieve them of some of these pressures”.

3. Reporting It is critical that official Class reports are correctly presented and submitted on time. It is equally critical that “owner only” reports are clear, concise, easily understood, and that they contain all relevant information needed to establish a complete scope of works for the next planned repair period. 4. Follow Through The key to ensuring a professional repair is supervision at the dockyard. Alfatest can act on the owner’s behalf to ensure all repairs are carried out in accordance with IACS rules and at the agreed price. This means that the superintendent’s valuable time can be then allocated to the other important jobs going on simultaneously during a docking. Upon completion, repairs are calculated to the Kg. Alfa Design Ltd Through our partner company in Kaliningrad, Alfa Design Ltd, we offer the services of our professional team of Naval Architects, Marine and Civil Engineers. New design, modeling, refits, lofting drawings, stability calculations and drafting assistance are among our key services. We use Auto Cad Inventor and Ship Constructor programs. Contact AlfaTest or Alfa Design to discuss any proposals.


TCA Program (Tank Condition Assessment) Among our team we have both FROSIO and NACE certified Coating Inspectors. While on board and in the ballast tanks, it makes sense that our inspectors are not only skilled with steel construction and UTM, but also with piping systems, sounding systems, cathodic protection and Coating Determination.

2. Execution Professional, skilled inspectors work methodically through the agreed scope of works and always in cooperation with officers, ship’s routine and charter.

AlfaTest AB Johan Banersg. 44, SE-254 54 Helsingborg Tel.: +46 42 213899


Breakwater Publishing publishing house and communication agency

Breakwater is an independent publishing company, well established in the maritime area. The business has three pillars: publishing, a communication agency and a web shop. PUBLISHING COMPANY Breakwater produces maritime literature for professional seafarers as well as for amateur and armchair sailors. Our publications include a wide range of both fiction and non-fiction. COMMUNICATION AGENCY Breakwater also produces information material for external clients mostly in the maritime area: annual reports, newsletters, advertisements, press releases, websites etc. We supply our customers with text and/or illustrations as required. WEB SHOP Our web shop offers you selected maritime literature, both from our own publications and from other publishers. OUR EXPERTISE

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The company has broad graphic and journalistic expertise. We also have an extensive network of external specialists such as photographers, web designers, translators and so on.

Please contact us for further information!


Breakwater Publishing Banehagsgatan 15, SE-414 51 Gothenburg Tel.: +46 31 722 74 80


CA Clase Marinelektronik AB – with more than 100 years in the Marine Industry When Carl Albin Clase founded his company in 1912 he would probably be very proud if he could see his company today, more than 100 years later. From being a trading company towards the shipping industry and ship yards, dealing mostly with various mechanical components, CA Clase Marinelektronik AB has evolved to a highly technical company within Marine Electronics. As main business area is within navigational, communication and under water acoustic systems, we are representing many of the major suppliers in this field such as Sperry Marine, Kongsberg, Simrad, L3Klein and many more. Apart from supplying equipment to the merchant navy, a substantial part of our business is towards hydrographical institutions and companies, governmental ships including the Swedish Navy. Our work does not stop with just supplying equipment. The complexity of today’s equipment requires a solid back-bone of knowledge, skill and devotion amongst our personnel. This means that we can deliver single products from the shelf or huge turn-key solutions including installation, certification and training. Our staff is also certified by most classification companies to do service and certifying GMDSS and VDR installations.


You can rely on what we do and what we can. Otherwise we would not have been around for over 100 years.

CA Clase Marinelektronik AB Ruskvädersgatan 8, SE-418 34 Göteborg Tel.: +46 31 64 72 00 Fax: +46 31 53 46 37


Elos Fixturlaser providing solutions for propulsion systems and machine components Making your life easier is our mission!

Our state of the art system, the Fixturlaser XA, offers applications for both shaft alignment and geometric measurements, such as bore measurements, i.e. a complete package for the marine and shipping industry. Features that are especially useful are e.g. the wireless transfer between measurement units and display unit, the large detectors (30 mm) and the measurement unitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s builtin inclinometer, hence measuring and aligning stern tubes with small diameters are no longer a problem. Visit our web site,, for more information about our products and applications!


Elos Fixturlaser is a company that is dedicated to the work of providing our customers with a solution for aligning machines and machine components. Our company is recognized worldwide for offering laser shaft alignment tools that minimize the time of operation. Elos Fixturlaserâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s focus has always been to provide precision alignment tools with an intuitive user interface reducing the time accomplishing precision alignment. Our commitment has served us well. Today, Fixturlaser products can be found in most parts of the world and we are represented in some 70 countries around the globe through a network of independent distributors.

Elos Fixturlaser Box 7, SE-431 21 MĂślndal Tel.: +46 31 706 28 00 Fax: +46 31 706 28 50




ExaktAlign AB Laser based measurements and smart Machinery Mounting

Fast and trouble free mounting of machinery ExaktAlign AB delivers state of the art measurement and mounting services in combination with the latest chocking technology, resulting in smart Machinery Mounting Solutions Fast and re-adjustable chocking of: -

Engines Gear boxes Generators/motors Steering gears Etc Laser based measuring services for: -

Shaft alignment Flatness Straightness (bore alignment) 3D measurements Laser scanning

RotaChock adjustable steel chocks


ExaktAlign AB P.O. Box 15, SE-472 21 Svanesund Tel.: +46 31-583100 Fax: +46 31-583105



Frog Marine Service


Frog Marine Service, your partner when it comes to marine service in Scandinavia, Hull Cleaning. Propeller Polishing, In Water Survey, all other type of dive missions, barges, cranes, work boats, tug boats.


Frog Marine Service AB Lergodsgatan 1, SE-417 17 Göteborg Tel: +46 31 7882100 Fax: +46 031 7882109


MAN Diesel & Turbo Sverige AB sale, service and spare parts to large marine diesel engines

Forward Thinking Future oriented solutions

Engine and Marine Systems Power Plants Turbomachinery PrimeServ


MAN Diesel & Turbo Sverige AB · Banehagsliden 5 · SE-414 51 Göteborg · ·

MAN Diesel & Turbo SE, based in Augsburg, Germany, is the world’s leading provider of largebore diesel engines and turbomachinery for marine and stationary applications. It designs two-stroke and four-stroke engines that are manufactured both by the company and by its licensees. The engines have power outputs ranging from 450 kW to 87 MW. The product range is rounded off by turbochargers, CP propellers and gas engines. MAN Diesel & Turbo’s range of goods includes complete marine propulsion systems, turbomachinery units for the oil & gas as well as the process industries and turnkey power plants. Customers receive worldwide after-sales services marketed under the MAN PrimeServ brand. The company employs around 14,000 staff at more than 100 international sites. MAN Diesel & Turbo is a company in the Power Engineering business area of MAN SE, which is listed in the DAX share index of the 30 leading companies in Germany.

MAN Diesel & Turbo Sverige AB Banehagsliden 5, SE-414 51 Göteborg Tel.: +46 31176 295


Marine Works Professional divers at short notice!


Marine Works Tel.: +46 (0) 705 444554


MGAB Maskin- och Fartygsservice AB Expertise, availability, commitment

We offer almost any kind of work on commercial vessels!

• Electric power installation and maintenance

• Mechanics

• Installation and service of marine engines

• Installation and service of marine gen-sets

• Electronics

• Control and regulation technology

• Welding and blacksmithing

• Piping and hydraulics

We also do new construction and reconstruction, often during service or repairs. MGAB is located at one of Stockholm’s best service positions at Nybrokajen, just 20 meters from the sea. Combined with our service vans this allows us to offer a truly customer-oriented service. With extensive knowledge and commitment, we can provide a complete, competent and available service. MGAB also supply custom-made products, including aluminum gangways, shore power equipment, customized electrical


cabinets and semaphores.

MGAB Maskin- och Fartygsservice AB Nybrokajen 2, SE-111 48 Stockholm Tel.: +46 8 611 81 30 Fax: +46 8 744 02 63


SwedMotor AB Expertise, availability, commitment

SwedMotor is one of the leading independent engine distributors in Sweden with quality engines ranging in size and power from 0.5 to 13 600 horsepower. Our engines can be found in applications from lawnmovers, snowblowers and leisure yachts to road-building machinery, excavators, passenger ships, military tanks and trains. At Swedmotor we can offer diesel, petrol and gas engines as well as power generators for industrial and marine purposes. SwedMotor has its own engine workshop, an extensive spare parts warehouse and a national service network where genuine technical know-how can be found at every level. When our customers choose an engine from SwedMotor, they can be sure to get a quality engine that will meet their demands in terms of lifetime costs, fuel consumption and environmental requirements. MTU - A reliable choice. Through a long and intensive history of partnership with commercial shipping, thousands of MTU diesel engines are used all over the world on oceans, seas and rivers - as main propulsion and onboard power generation. This widespread use is based on tried and tested performance, reliability, long service life and cost-effectiveness of the MTU engines.


SwedMotor AB RÜrvägen 11, SE-13650 Jordbro Tel.: +46 8 500 121 40 Fax: +46 8 500 268 00




Safe Control Material Technology an independent Swedac accredited laboratory SAFE CONTROL MATERIAL TECHNOLOGY is a member of the Safe Control Group and an independent laboratory that holds Swedac accreditation (the Swedish Board for Accreditation and Conformity Assessment). Our operations are based on five production units: Chemistry, Mechanical Testing, Mechanical Engineering, Metallography and the Environment. All our units meet stringent environmental and quality standards. We have well-established partnerships with other control companies and we perform tests under the supervision of all the members of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS). Safe Control Material Technology helps companies and classification societies to improve their quality assurance practices by analyzing, testing and inspecting metallic materials and assessing environmental services. Our services address the needs of a broad market. In addition to the shipping industry, we provide services to materials suppliers, manufacturers, welding companies, construction companies and foundries. We also have clients who are directly or indirectly connected with refineries, nuclear power plants, the processing industry and other industries.

We have extensive experience of breakdown and damage surveys and our laboratory is fully equipped with state-ofthe-art microscopes, including a Scanning Electron Microscope with EDX analysis.

Our company’s roots trace all the way back to the 1910s. In the heyday of the shipyards, our company was the in-house laboratory at the Götaverken shipbuilding company. When the shipyards were gradually decommissioned, the laboratory became an independent and unaffiliated company.

If you would like more information about us and the services we offer, please contact us or visit our website.


More information? Contact us.

Safe Control Material Technology Tillgängligheten 1, SE-417 01 Gothenburg Tel.: +46 31 65 64 70 Fax: +46 31 65 64 80


Swedocean The Swedish Ocean Industry Group Swedocean, the Swedish Ocean Industry Group, was established in 1979. It is organised as a Maritime organisation for suppliers, subcontractors and authorities within the shipping and offshore industry.


Swedoceanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main activities covers arranging seminars, conferences, exhibitions and visits to companies as well as arrangements to stimulate networking between the members and the shipping-cluster. Swedocean consists of approximately 50 leading companies within different areas of shipping and offshore technology.




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GVA Consultants AB


SSPA Sweden AB


Götaverken Cityvarvet AB

Motor-Service Sweden AB

Stena Line Scandinavia AB

Bassoe Technology

Göteborg Energi AB

Olander Sjöstrand Fsg AB

Sten Göthberg Sjökonsult +46 31 811 877

Breakwater Publishing AB

Hellbergs International AB

Oresund Drydocks

Stockholms Reparationsvarv AB

Bureau Veritas

Idea Marine AB

Rolls-Royce AB

Svenska Ostindiska Companiet AB

Cedervall & Söner AB

Invekta Green AB

Sveriges Redareförening


I Tech AB

K171 Räddningstjänsten Storgöteborg www.raddningstjansten.

DEC Marine AB

Jotun Sverige AB

Dellner Brakes AB


Det Norske Veritas



Loipart AB

Enzymex Solutions AB

Lloyd´s Register EMEA

Fartygskonstruktioner AB

MAN Diesel & Turbo Sverige AB

Fläkt Marine i Gbg AB

Mitab Marin Industriteknik AB

Scanjet Marine Scanunit AB Sjöfartens Analys Institut SKF Coupling Systems AB S-Man AB


TTS Port Equipment AB Underhållsföretagen Sverige AB Uson Marine Group UW-Elast VINNOVA Volvo Penta Europe Office Sweden Wärtsilä Sweden AB



Telemar Scandinavia AB

Swedocean C/o SSPA Sweden AB P.O.Box 24001, SE-400 22 Göteborg Tel: +46 31 772 91 31 Fax: +46 31 772 91 24


Index of companies

in alphabetical order AB Volvo Penta ....................................................................... 92 ABB Turbocharging Sweden ................................................ 168 Alandia Marine ..................................................................... 158 Alfa Laval Nordic AB .............................................................. 94 AlfaTest AB ............................................................................ 170 BRANNSTROM SWEDEN AB ................................................... 95 Breakwater Publishing ......................................................... 171 Bureau Veritas Sweden ......................................................... 64 Bรถvik Marin AB ....................................................................... 96 CA Clase Marinelektronik AB ............................................... 172 CERTEX ..................................................................................... 97 Chalmers University of Technology .................................... 164 Check IT Consulting AB ........................................................ 146 Chevron Marine Lubricants ................................................... 98 Clean Ship Scandinavia AB .................................................. 145 ColorLight AB .......................................................................... 99 Consilium Marine & Safety AB ............................................ 133 CRYO AB ................................................................................ 100 Damalini AB .......................................................................... 102 Damen Shiprepair Gรถtaverken AB ........................................ 69

Swedish Shipping

DNV - Det Norske Veritas .................................................... 134


Docksta Group ........................................................................ 70 DOCKSTAVARVET AB ................................................................ 70 Donsรถ Shipping Meet ............................................................ 60 Elektro Motor AB .................................................................. 103 Elektronix Hitech AB ............................................................ 140 Elos Fixturlaser ...................................................................... 173 Enwa ...................................................................................... 104 ExaktAlign AB ....................................................................... 175 Fairwater Marine AB ............................................................ 159 Falkvarv AB ............................................................................. 73

Federal-Mogul Göteborg AB ............................................... 105

Premator AB ........................................................................... 78

FKAB Marine Design ............................................................ 147

RINDÖ MARINE AB ................................................................. 70

Floormarine AB . ................................................................... 128

Rydbergh Marine Benchmark AB ....................................... 152

Frog Marine Service AB ....................................................... 176

S-Man AB .............................................................................. 124

Gard Sweden ........................................................................ 160

Saab TransponderTech AB ................................................... 142

GESAB Göteborgs Energy Systems AB ............................... 106

Safe Control Material Technology ....................................... 183

If P&C Insurance Ltd ............................................................. 161

Saint-Gobain ISOVER AB ...................................................... 131

IMG International Marine Group Aktiebolag ..................... 108

Saltech Consultants AB ........................................................ 153

IVL Svenska Miljöinstitutet AB . ........................................... 148

Scan Dryer AB ....................................................................... 117

J Arndt Shipping . .................................................................. 155

Scanel International AB ......................................................... 81

Jotun Sverige AB . ................................................................. 109

Scanjet Marine AB ............................................................... 119

KG Knutsson AB – ZF Services Sweden .............................. 110

ScanMarine AB ....................................................................... 82

Kockumation Group AB ........................................................ 141

Scanunit AB . ......................................................................... 120

Korrosionsgruppen AB ......................................................... 111

Simplex Turbulo System AB ................................................ 122

KSB MÖRCK AB ..................................................................... 112

Simson Power Tools AB ....................................................... 129

Light Craft Design Group . .................................................... 149

Sirius Shipping ........................................................................ 65 SKF Coupling Systems AB .................................................... 123

MAN Diesel & Turbo Sverige AB ......................................... 178

Swede Ship Marine AB .......................................................... 84

Mann Tek .............................................................................. 136

SwedMotor AB . .................................................................... 181

MAQS Law Firm .................................................................... 156

Swedocean ........................................................................... 184

Marine Works ...................................................................... 179

Tenö Varv AB .......................................................................... 87

Marinfloc AB ......................................................................... 113

The Swedish Club ................................................................. 163

MCT Brattberg AB ................................................................. 138

Transmarine Management ApS ............................................ 67

MEVEX AB .............................................................................. 150

Trelleborg Marine Systems Scandinavia .............................. 90

MGAB Maskin- och Fartygsservice AB ............................... 180

TTS Marine AB ...................................................................... 125

MITAB Marin Industri Teknik AB .......................................... 114

Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions ......................................... 127

Motala Verkstad . .................................................................. 116

Ö-Varvet AB ............................................................................ 88

MUSKÖVARVET AB .................................................................. 70

Öckerö Maritim Center . ....................................................... 167

Oresund DryDocks AB ............................................................ 74

Åland Maritime Safety Center ............................................ 139

Oxelösunds Båtvarv AB ......................................................... 77 Power House AB ............................................................ 62, 115

Swedish Shipping

Lloyd’s Register EMEA ......................................................... 166


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