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    IN THIS EDITION
    WINTER 2019 - 2020
  • Cover
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  • Editorial
    Mark Voorham, CEO SMT Shipping.
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  • Content
    A tribute to Jan Kita
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  • SMT News
    Three new Bulkers to Join SMT Fleet in Q1 2020
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  • SMT News 2
    Santa Claus sponsored by SMT in Gdansk & Nautical News online
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  • SMT News 3
    SMT Shipping adds six more Vectis types to the CSMT fleet & Crew Conference in Manila 2019
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    More conferences around the world
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  • SMT News 5
    SMT Impacted by Venezuelan Sanctions & Mastering the Cape Verga Pearl I
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  • Think SAFE
    Staying healthy and germ-free
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  • SpotLight
    SMT Renews Cadet Program with University in Trinidad
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  • SpotLight 2
    In Their Own Words: The Cadet Experience
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  • The Galley & Chess
    The matches between Karpov and Kasparov
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    Events in the life of smt staff
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News in Brief

Gdansk Shipyard on UNESCO World Heritage List?

The Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage submitted a motion to include the Gdansk Shipyard on the UNESCO World Heritage List. “The Shipyard is a place of exceptional value not only for Poland, but also for the whole of Europe.

It is an invaluable testimony to the past, and the shipyard became witness to the events which were a milestone in the history of the world, leading to the unification od a democratic Europe”, Deputy Culture Minister Magdalena Gawin said.


Many hands make light work

The crew of MV Cymbidium worked as a team to deploy a 10MT Yokohama fender at the Argos Cement terminal in the Caribbean island of Dominica. The fender will protect MV Cymbidium and the Argos pier from damage during operations


Sea trials for electrical super-modern cutter

It is considered one of the most modern fishing vessels, the Metanoia - meaning ‘change of thoughts’. The ship’s fully electric power system reduces its fuel consumption by over 80%. The cutter was designed in The Netherlands and is part of a master plan to improve the sustainability of the North Sea. “The final goal is a so called ‘zero impact trawler’, which is at this moment only on the drawing board at the Universities of Utrecht and Delft”, says Pim Visser, project manager.

Three new Bulkers to Join SMT Fleet in Q1 2020

In February, SMT Shipping added two new 37,000DWT handysize vessels to its managed fleet: 2012 built MV Seas 1 and 2014 built MV Seas 3. The two ships will be renamed MV Adriatic Pearl and MV Baltic Pearl respectively. These acquisitions represent SMT’s continued commitment to purchase high quality second-hand tonnage at competitive prices. The vessels’ favorable speed and consumption rates and their larger intake capabilities will serve to enhance SMT’s current trade portfolio and offer opportunities for commercial growth.

In addition, MV Ibis Arrow, a 1986 built, 42,500DWT bulker will join SMT under the new name of MV Aruba Pearl. According to Andrew Zikopoulos of SMT’s Commercial Department, this open hatch, boxed shaped gantry crane vessel is uniquely suited for projects with many of our long term clients and will work effectively for specialized cargo and open water conditions. The vessel will be sent immediately to dry dock for upgrades and modifications, including the installation of a ballast water treatment system. SMT expects to enter the vessel into trade in Spring 2020.