NewsThursday 1st April 2021
A review of March 2021 - we are rising to new challenges.
In these strange and difficult time for our industry it is often hard to see how we can survive as small companies, but the answer is ‘diversity’.
BRM has sufficient diversity which has enabled us to boost our surveying work and rise to new challenges, especially in the field of Marine Arbitration. The start to 2021 has been busy for us with instructions for various insurance surveys coming in from Dubai, Houston, Singapore, UK. We are delighted to continue our associations with Matthews Daniel and London Offshore Consultants. We have been working with our old friends from Canada, Vancouver Drydocks / Seaspan on some interesting surveys in Asia.
BRM provides Superintendency work for ship owners who can not attend personally in South Korea.
We have received new instructions from Schuyler Line Navigation Corporation (SLNC) to assist them with some Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT’s) for new equipment to be fitted to one of their ships.
One thing that we all need to remember is Continued Professional Development (CPD) – no matter how old and wise we may think we are there is always something new to learn and there are new skill that can enhance our personal and company status.
In February, Peter Broad, attended the Bond Solon online training courses for Excellence in Report Writing and Courtroom Skills. These are industry benchmark one day courses as part of the Cardiff University Bond Solon (CUBS) Expert Witness Certificate. (Ref: https://www.bondsolon.com/).
This organisation is highly recommended for anyone who wants to improve their legal report writing skills and understanding of presenting expert evidence for court cases.
Peter is currently engaged in a high-profile London Maritime Arbitration Association (LMAA) Arbitration case. (Ref: https://www.maritimelondon.com/member/london-maritime-arbitrators-association).
We are all delighted to see the news from Qatar Petroleum about the opening of Invitation to Tender for the Qatar Gas 100 – 120 newbuild LNGC that was strongly discussed in 2019 and anticipated in 2020 and has finally move to the next stage.
We look forward to hearing more from the shipowner selection process and moving to the next stage with the shipyards, to fix the building contracts.