Thursday, 15 October 2020

Windmill Blades (WMB) Loading on Bulkers' Deck/Hatches?


Critical Aspects:
1. Does the Loading Manual include Loading Conditions with Cargo on Deck/Hatches?
2. Do the approved Operational Manuals or Drawings contain the maximum permissible load on deck and hatches?
3. Does the existing Loading Program support weight input for Cargo on deck and hatches?
4. Are the the lashing/securing arrangements in accordance with the approved cargo securing manual?
5. Are there sufficient dunnage or other arrangements for distributing the load across the hatch end beams and hatch cover transverses?
6. Is appropriate care taken for eliminating the possibility of local deflection/bending/stretching due to point load?
7. Is there are any estimation of dynamic load?

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Thursday, 24 September 2020

Ship Cargo Loading & Unloading Operations - Software Based Theory & Practice - Online Course provided by Orion Training

Jointly Developed and Designed with S.A. MALLIAROUDAKIS MARITIME (UK) Ltd.

The course aims to provide attendees with the crucial theoretical knowledge involved in a ship’s loading and unloading operations, as well as with the practical, hands-on implementation of the subject, with the use of modern loading software. The loading software used is the MULTILOAD ® loading instrument.

Learn More: https://oriontraining.eu/checkout-page-3/#

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Oil Record Book Software - Acceptability by Flag Administrations

Oil Record Book Software - Acceptability by Flag Administrations

We will make an attempt hereunder to address the appropriate informative material regarding the ‘Declaration of MARPOL Electronic record book’ by four (4) Major Flag Administrations:

LISCR & Marshall – Acceptance by Flag Administration
They have established their procedures for approving MARPOL ORBs and also require that testing be done to ensure functionality and compliance with MEPC Guidelines.

Acceptance by Singapore Flag Administration
Singapore administration can accept electronic Record Book as long as RO’s approval ships in accordance with resolution MEPC.312(74) is in place.

Acceptance by Bahamas Flag Administration
BMA administration can accept electronic Record Book as long as RO’s approval ships in accordance with resolution MEPC.312(74) is in place.

The use of electronic record books in lieu of paper record books has been scheduled to enter into force on 1st October 2020, as per MEPC 74.

As of now, PSC Authorities & USCG do not, universally, accept any official use of electronic Oil Record Book.

Check out our solution: https://smmnet.com/smartshop/tech-hsqe-dpt/7-oil-record-book-trainer-software.html

Friday, 29 May 2020

The SCF (Ship’s Construction File), which is an IMO requirement, includes copy of the structural strength calculations for the ships. These calcs including FEM and software might be deemed necessary in case of emergency.

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Monday, 13 April 2020

Heartfelt Wishes from SMM for a Happy (Virtual) Easter

Heartfelt Wishes from SMM for a Happy (Virtual) Easter
Covid-19 cannot destroy Easter Joy! From all of us at SMM we wish each and every one of you, your families and your loved ones Happy Easter, stay safe and remain in good spirits for the better days to come! In these challenging times, we would like to say a big thanks to our team and our customers for all the support and commitment. As a company, we feel confident that we will get through this together.

Thursday, 19 March 2020

INTERCARCO Associate Membership

On behalf of the whole SMM Team at S.A. MALLIAROUDAKIS MARITIME UK Ltd. and Mr. Spiros Malliaroudakis himself would like to sincerely express our special and sincere thanks to INTERCARGO for the warm welcome to our company’s Associate Membership.

We believe this Membership will support our continued efforts in the direction we have chosen to specialize in our industry. An industry that claims from every one of us, our heartfelt dedication and commitment to ensure long term survival and success!

We would, also, take this opportunity to wish you all and your families the best of health and the most successful victory against the coronavirus pandemic attack affecting every country of the world!

Monday, 23 September 2019

Fleet Statistics with environmental KPIs across your good vessels in SMM Oil Record Book Software

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Friday, 13 September 2019

Overtime Calculator into SMM Crew Work Rest Hours Software

New Overtime Calculator Module into SMM Crew Work Rest Hours Software

New Features of Overtime Module: 

• Facility for defining Vessel’s Public Holidays that constitute OT work on a yearly basis;
• Facility for defining daily OT hours (for example work hours above 8 hours, work during Saturday or Sunday, etc.) on a weekly basis;
• Printing an extra column on the monthly CWRH Report, displaying the calculated OT hours of each day (This column is, also, included in the monthly excel sheet);
• Monthly summary printout with all crew members, their work and rest hours totals as well as their OT hours totals.

Web: https://www.smmnet.com/products.html#crew
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Thursday, 29 August 2019

SMM eORB Software - MEPC 74 Acceptability of Electronic Record Books

The Committee in the recent MEPC 74 discussion seems to have approved guidelines on the acceptability of using electronic record books in terms of MARPOL Annex I and as such  the use of electronic record books in lieu of paper record books has been scheduled to enter into force until 1st October 2020.

In that respect you may check our most advanced solution to that effect: https://www.smmnet.com/products.html#orb

Friday, 23 August 2019

SMM Software Products - Data exchange Capabilities

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Wednesday, 17 July 2019


Our up to-date loading program will enhance the vessel’s capability while is fully approved by all IACS Class Societies by:

·         Maximize the allowable steel coils per cargo hold over and above the originally designed steel loading per cargo hold

·         Maximize the allowable combination of size of steel coils per row and tier per cargo hold that will also facilitate actual nonhomogeneous size of steel coils in the cargo holds

·         Maximise the steel products (steel plates, steel solid sections and pipes, slabs etc) per cargo hold that is not included in the operations manuals with:

Friday, 21 June 2019

Oil Record Book

Which is the correct entry for Oil Record Book, when Fuel Oil is transferred from FO Drain Tank to FO Settling Tank?

In case IOPPC states "Other Piping Arrangement" under the paragraph 3.2.3 "Other acceptable means, state which:...", C/E can then record such operation using the code C.12.2.

Wednesday, 29 May 2019


Immediate benefits of this software are the following:

  • Automatic corrections for Trim/Heel/Density/Temperature.
  • Calculation of the density of blended bunkers.
  • Automatic synchronization of data between vessel and office.
  • Categorization / Definition of the vessels tanks categories as HSFO, LSFO, ULSFO, MDO etc.
  • Corrected Weight in Air or in Vacuum.
  • Density of the Bunkers can be corrected retrospectively when Samples Analysis is available.
  • Print-out tailored to your good Company’s needs
  • Clarity &Transparency based on official shipyard’s documentation (Sounding/Calibration Tables) endorsed by SMM (UK) Ltd. as 3rd party.
  • Support for Customizable setting of the alarm contents levels for each F.O./D.O. tank, enabling the User to adjust such accordingly depending on your good Company’s Policy and Conditions.
  • Automatic Calculation of the recommended Bunkers Quantities basis on the abovementioned alarm tanks level for estimating required HFO/MDO/MGO uplifts for the next bunkering call. 
  • Insertion of Upper Sulphur Content Limits (3.5% HSFO, 0.5%, 0.1% ULSFO/LSMGO).
  • Certain colourization of program cells depending on sulphur content.
  • Inspection Title as Drop-Down Menu.(on Arrival, upon Departure, After Bunkering, Before Bunkering, Free text)