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31/03/2024 Sallaum Lines celebrates milestone with Steel-Cutting Ceremony for ocean class series

One of our partners, Sallaum Lines, has reached a significant milestone in its journey toward redefining cargo transportation standards. The company recently hosted a steel-cutting ceremony on March 23 at the Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding Co Ltd Shipyard in Fuzhou, China. This ceremony marked the initiation of construction for the Ocean Class series, a fleet of state-of-the-art vessels poised to revolutionize the industry.

The Ocean Class series represents Sallaum Lines’ ambitious fleet expansion initiative, with the inaugural vessel named “OCEAN EXPLORER” leading the way. This cutting-edge vessel, with a capacity of 7,500 CEU (Car Equivalent Units), is set to raise the bar for efficiency and environmental consciousness in maritime operations.

Setting New Standards in Size and Efficiency

Sallaum Lines’ Large Car and Truck Carrier (LCTC) vessel stands out for its remarkable size and capabilities. Measuring over 200 meters in length, 38 meters in width, and with a depth of 15 meters, the Ocean Class vessel surpasses conventional Pure Car and Truck Carriers (PCTC) in size and capacity. Its higher ramp and deck capacity expand the range of cargo that can be accommodated, offering versatility and flexibility to meet diverse shipping needs.

The vessel’s design features 14 vehicle decks, ensuring effective cargo handling and maximizing operational efficiency. Developed in collaboration with the Shanghai Merchant Ship Design And Research Institute (SDARI), this robust design promises seamless cargo transportation, setting new benchmarks for the industry.

Environmentally Conscious Propulsion

One of the most notable aspects of the Ocean Class series is its innovative dual-fuel LNG technology. This propulsion system, developed in partnership with SDARI, enables the vessels to utilize liquefied natural gas (LNG), marine gas oil (MGO), and very low sulfur fuel oil (VLSFO). Not only does this versatile system enhance operational flexibility, but it also contributes to a significant reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.

Compared to traditional vessels, the Ocean Class series boasts an impressive 25% decrease in carbon dioxide emissions, aligning with Sallaum Lines’ proactive approach to combatting climate change. By prioritizing eco-conscious design and sustainability, the company is setting a new standard for environmentally friendly maritime transportation.

Looking Ahead: Delivery and Beyond

Set for delivery in late 2025, the “OCEAN EXPLORER” represents a significant leap forward in maritime innovation for Sallaum Lines. As the first vessel of the Ocean Class series, it symbolizes the company’s commitment to efficiency, sustainability, and excellence in cargo transportation.

With its cutting-edge design and environmentally conscious features, the Ocean Class series is poised to make waves in the global maritime industry. Sallaum Lines continues to lead the charge toward a more sustainable future, setting new standards for efficiency and environmental responsibility in ocean transportation.

25/03/2024 Open day at the Technomar Shipping Inc office.

During our recent Open Day Event our partners “Technomar Shipping Inc.” were delighted to welcome nearly 20 young people to their  office. The event was a great opportunity for students and graduates from a variety of disciplines to learn more about the shipping industry and how ships are managed from the office!We were also very impressed by the level of interest and engagement from the participants, and we are confident that the event has inspired many of them to consider a career in Shipping.We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Young Executives Shipping (YES) Forum for the overwhelming success of the event & their support!

Technomar Shipping Inc. sets sail for Smoother Recruitment with Recruitee! We’re excited to announce our partnership with Recruitee, the modern Applicant Tracking System (ATS) that’s revolutionizing the way we recruit top talent! As a leading force in the maritime industry, Technomar Shipping Inc. is committed to attracting and retaining the best employees. Recruitee’s innovative features will streamline our entire hiring process, allowing us to: -Simplify applicant tracking: Manage applications effortlessly with a user-friendly interface and organized workflows. -Boost collaboration: Seamlessly share candidate information and feedback with our hiring teams. -Enhance candidate experience: Offer a positive and efficient application process that attracts the best minds. -Optimize sourcing: Leverage powerful tools to reach passive candidates and diverse talent pools. This partnership marks a significant step forward in our commitment to building a world-class workforce. We’re confident that Recruitee will help us navigate the recruitment seas with even greater efficiency and success.

15/03/2024 Impressive development by Wärtsilä at the Sharjah Maritime Academy

Cutting-edge simulator technology underscores Sharjah Maritime Academy UAE commitment to advancing maritime education and training. By offering a comprehensive suite of simulators, including navigation, engineering, communications, and Vessel Traffic Services (VTS), they’re equipping students and professionals with the skills needed to navigate today’s maritime industry effectively.

The inclusion of full mission navigational bridge simulators with 360-degree visualization and state-of-the-art offshore specific bridge systems demonstrates a dedication to providing a realistic training environment. Additionally, the integration of Wärtsilä’s new simulation bridge equipment configuration sets a high standard for digital navigation operational excellence.

The introduction of the world’s first commercial maritime mixed reality chromakey vessel handling application further enhances the learning experience by offering immersive training scenarios. This innovation aligns with Wärtsilä’s broader goal of driving the shipping industry towards a decarbonized and sustainable future through advanced technologies and training methodologies.

Wärtsilä Marine’s commitment to supporting the development of new training standards and methodologies highlights their role as a leader in the maritime industry’s digital and decarbonization transformation. Their broad portfolio of solutions, including engines, propulsion systems, hybrid technology, exhaust treatment, and digital technologies, underscores their holistic approach to advancing maritime sustainability and efficiency.

Overall, this collaboration between Wärtsilä and the Sharjah Maritime Academy signifies a significant step forward in shaping the future of maritime education and training while promoting sustainability and innovation within the industry.

01/03/2024 Extendion of OCEAN Alliance until 2032

Firther collaboration between leading ocean carriers CMA CGM, COSCO SHIPPING, Evergreen, and OOCL, until 2032. This extension ensures at least five more years of operational cooperation beyond the initial agreement’s expiration in 2027. Since its inception in 2017, the alliance has been instrumental in providing top-notch services to customers, characterized by fast transit times, competitive sailing frequencies, and extensive port coverage across major East/West trade routes, particularly connecting Asia to Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, and the East and West coasts of North America.

The CEOs of the four member companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Shanghai to solidify this extension, highlighting their commitment to maintaining a stable, reliable, and trusted partnership. The OCEAN Alliance is recognized as the world’s largest operational shipping network, playing a vital role in facilitating international trade routes and offering innovative solutions to customers.

In alignment with broader environmental goals, particularly CMA CGM’s commitment to achieving Net Zero by 2050, the alliance is actively implementing sustainable practices. This includes the adoption of alternative green fuels for container ships, with plans to operate over 120 such vessels by 2027, some of which are already deployed within the OCEAN Alliance network.

Throughout its existence, OCEAN Alliance has consistently contributed to a stable supply chain while adhering to relevant laws and regulations. With this extension, the alliance reaffirms its dedication to delivering optimal service offerings to customers for the foreseeable future.

07/02/2024 Sallaum Lines Delivers 2,500 Cars at Terminal 46, NWSA

Milestone Moment: Sallaum Lines Delivers 2,500 Cars at Terminal 46, in The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) gateway, Seattle, USA. Our partners Sallaum Lines and Terminal 46 NWSA marked a significant milestone on February 2nd 2024, as it welcomed the arrival of the vessel Silver Sky transported automobiles destined for Canada. This momentous occasion signifies a new chapter in the strategic partnership between Sallaum Lines and Terminal 46, in The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) gateway, Seattle, USA.
The automobiles discharged at Terminal 46 will await transport to Canadian KIA and Hyundai dealerships later this month, contributing to the vibrant automotive industry in the region. Beyond its role in automobile transport, Terminal 46 has played a critical role in providing available capacity for various cargo needs throughout the gateway. In response to post-pandemic containerized cargo surges, Terminal 46 has evolved into a crucial near-dock storage facility, facilitating the seamless movement of containerized cargo. Today, Terminal 46 stands ready to handle this increased Canadian-bound cargo opportunity, showcasing its adaptability and importance in the ever-changing landscape of global trade.
Sallaum Lines, a renowned provider of reliable transportation solutions, specializes in serving a broad range of cargo needs. Their state-of-the-art Roll-on/Roll-off (RoRo) vessels are tailored to accommodate diverse shipments, from automobiles, trucks, and heavy equipment to project cargo. With an extensive global network of ports and terminals, they ensure seamless and efficient transport of cargo to destinations worldwide.
The successful collaboration between Sallaum Lines and Terminal 46 exemplifies the spirit of innovation and partnership driving the maritime industry forward. As they continue to work together to meet evolving cargo demands, the future looks promising for both companies and the communities they serve.

28/01/2026 “Leading for safety” guide by UK MCA

The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s (UK MCA) has published article “Leading for safety” – a comprehensive guide how to approach to safety culture in the maritime industry, emphasizing the importance of understanding why accidents happen, identifying the root causes, and fostering a safety culture.
There is no doubt that almost all maritime leaders want to do their best for safety. But sometimes life makes things difficult. Time pressures, economic constraints and everyday circumstances sometimes seem to prevent good safety leadership.
“Leading for safety” guidance to help leaders and senior officers in the maritime industry improve their leadership and people management skills, to ensure safety. It reflects current thinking on leadership in safety and the human element, focusing on the role of leaders in developing a safe culture:
– Defining the human element: how human behavior can affect safety onboard.
– Decision making and risk management: looking into what can lead to people making mistakes and how to mitigate errors.
– Performance influencing factors (PIFS): looking into how some factors that can influence the performance of people on board can lead to more accidents as well as how to mitigate or control these factors.
– Situational awareness: how to be aware of what is going on around you, now and in the near future.
– Communication and teamwork: what a good communication and building a positive team environment are crucial to creating a safe workplace.
– Creating a culture of safety: looking at why accidents happen, what really causes them and what we can do to create a safety culture in an organisation.
This leadership guide tailored for the maritime industry offers a comprehensive exploration of key aspects crucial for fostering a safety-focused culture. By addressing human factors, decision-making, performance influencers, situational awareness, communication, and teamwork, the guide equips leaders and senior officers with valuable insights to enhance safety practices. Emphasizing the creation of a safety culture within organizations, the guide not only identifies the root causes of accidents but also provides actionable steps for leaders to implement. The reflective conclusion underscores the importance of applying the acquired knowledge in practice, offering practical advice for leaders and suggesting further reading for continuous improvement.

19/01/2024 Sallaum Lines invites you to visit the new innovative website

Sallaum Lines, our reputable partners, are a global ocean transportation company specializing in reliable RORO cargo shipping solutions across a diverse range of cargo. Their state-of-the-art Roll-on/Roll-off (RoRo) vessels are intricately designed to accommodate a variety of shipments, including automobiles, trucks, heavy equipment, and project cargo. With an extensive global network of ports and terminals, Sallaum Lines ensures the smooth and efficient transport of cargo to destinations worldwide.

The recent launch of their innovative website marks a significant advancement in shipping capabilities. Positioned as the “Next Level of Shipping,” the website pledges a seamless interface and unparalleled efficiency in logistics management. Sallaum Lines aims to simplify the shipping process, enhance reliability, and drive businesses forward with this user-friendly experience.

In a LinkedIn post, Sallaum Lines shared, “Welcome to the Next Level of Shipping: Our innovative website is now live, offering you a seamless interface and unparalleled efficiency in managing your logistics. Dive into a user-friendly experience that simplifies your shipping process, enhances reliability, and propels your business forward. Discover the difference at– where every click moves you ahead.”

The fleet, owned and chartered by Sallaum Lines, is specifically designed to handle a diverse mix of vehicles and High/Heavy cargo. Comprising modern Pure Car & Truck Carrier (PCTC) vessels with an average capacity exceeding 7500 RT, the fleet exemplifies the company’s dedication to efficient and secure cargo transportation.

Currently, Sallaum Lines’ fleet operates on shipping routes connecting Europe and the USA with North, West, South Africa, and Mediterranean destinations. Future plans involve expanding to cover multiple new global routes in response to customer demands and previous requests.



The Britannia loss prevention team has produced a new safety video to raise awareness of safety issues for crew members working at height. This video is the first in a series aimed at addressing the most critical safety issues facing our Members’ seafarers.

The video aims to raise awareness to Members and their crews about the potential dangers associated with working at height. It delves into the specific locations where these risks arise, the hazards involved, and most importantly, how to effectively mitigate them.

Alongside this video please also see our written guidance on working at height safely as well as our poster highlighting the importance of wearing the correct equipment whilst working aloft.

04/01/2024 Forthcoming Regulatory Agenda for 2024

After the Maritime Safety Committee of the International Maritime Organization (MSC 107) that was held from 31 May – 9 June 2023, the IMO has published 18 MSC Resolutions, mostly amending its conventions and codes.

The majority of these resolutions will enter into force in 2024, 2025, or 2026.

MSC.531(107): Strengthening Measures for Ensuring the Safety of International Shipping

Entering into force on 1 January 2024:

MSC.545(107): Amendments to the Code for the Construction and Equipment of Mobile Offshore Drilling Units, 1979 (1979 MODU Code)
MSC.547(107): Amendments to the Code for the Construction and Equipment of Mobile Offshore Drilling Units, 2009 (2009 MODU Code)
MSC.548(107): International Code of Safety for Diving Operations, 2023 (2023 DIVING Code)
MSC.188(79)/Rev.2: Revised Performance Standards for Water Level Detectors on Ships Subject to SOLAS Regulations II-1/25, II-1/25-1 and XII/12
MSC.546(107): Amendments to the Code for the Construction And Equipment of Mobile Offshore Drilling Units, 1989 (1989 MODU Code)

Entering into force on 1 January 2025:
MSC.540(107): Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978
MSC.541(107): Amendments to Part A of the Seafarers’ Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Code

Entering into force on 1 January 2026:
MSC.534(107): Amendments to the Protocol of 1988 Relating to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974
MSC.532(107): Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974
MSC.533(107): Amendments to the Protocol of 1978 Relating to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974
MSC.537(107): Amendments to the International Code of Safety For High-Speed Craft, 2000 (2000 HSC Code)
MSC.543(107): Amendments to the Code of Safety for Special Purpose Ships, 2008 (2008 SPS Code)
MSC.536(107): Amendments to the International Code of Safety for High-Speed Craft, 1994 (1994 HSC Code)
MSC.538(107): Amendments to the International Code For Ships Operating in Polar Waters (POLAR Code)
MSC.542(107): Amendments to the Code of Safety for Special Purpose Ships,1983 (1983 SPS Code)

Entering into force on 1 January 2029:
MSC.544(107): Amendments to the Revised Recommendation on Testing of Life-Saving Appliances (Resolution MSC.81(70))
MSC.535(107): Amendments to the International Life-Saving Appliance Code (LSA Code)

New SOLAS Chapter XV – Safety Measures for Ships Carrying Industrial Personnel


The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted a new SOLAS chapter XV and an associated International Code of Safety for Ships Carrying Industrial Personnel (IP Code). These regulations have been developed to establish minimum safety standards for ships that transport industrial personnel and to ensure the safety of the personnel themselves. The regulations specifically address the unique risks associated with maritime operations in the offshore and energy sectors, including personnel transfer operations. Industrial personnel covered by these regulations may be involved in activities related to the construction, maintenance, decommissioning, operation, or servicing of offshore facilities such as wind farms, oil and gas installations, aquaculture, ocean mining, and similar activities.

Here are some key details about the IP Code:

Definition of Industrial Personnel (IP): According to SOLAS, industrial personnel refers to persons transported or accommodated on board for the purpose of offshore industrial activities performed onboard other ships and/or offshore facilities, such as wind farms and oil rigs.

Applicability: The IP Code applies in its entirety to cargo ships and high-speed cargo craft that meet the following criteria:

  • Have a gross tonnage (GT) of 500 and upwards.
  • Are engaged on international voyages.
  • Carry more than 12 industrial personnel.
  • Were constructed (keel laid) on or after July 1, 2024.
  • Existing vessels that are not certified to carry industrial personnel prior to July 1, 2024.

Prerequisite: Vessels must have SOLAS cargo ship certificates or high-speed craft code certificates, as applicable, for the IP Code to be applicable.

Authorization before July 2024: Vessels have the option to request authorization from the flag Administration to carry more than 12 industrial personnel before the IP Code enters into force on July 1, 2024. This can be based on the Interim recommendations on the safe carriage of more than 12 industrial personnel onboard vessels engaged on international voyages (Resolution MSC 418(97)). After July 1, 2024, these vessels can obtain IP Code certification by complying with additional requirements related to training, safe personnel transfer, life-saving appliances, and dangerous goods.

SPS Code Vessels: Vessels constructed before July 1, 2024, that operate with a large number of persons on board and have not been certified in accordance with the Code of Safety for Special Purpose Ships, 2008 (2008 SPS Code) or Resolution MSC. 418(97), may face difficulties in complying with the IP Code if they wish to carry more than 12 industrial personnel after July 1, 2024. Similarly, vessels built under the 1984 SPS Code (Resolution A.534(13)) that currently carry special personnel (SP) and industrial personnel may encounter challenges in meeting the IP Code’s stability requirements without proper authorization.

Recommendation: Shipowners and ship managers of vessels constructed before July 1, 2024, who intend to carry more than 12 industrial personnel should engage early with the flag Administration to request authorization in accordance with Resolution MSC.418(97).

The IP Code represents an important development in maritime safety and regulation, particularly for ships involved in offshore industrial activities. Shipowners and operators should be aware of the requirements and timelines to ensure compliance with this new code.

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