Boluda Corporación Marítima donates container to Nuevo Futuro to help victims of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

Boluda Corporación Marítima has collaborated with the non-governmental organization Nuevo Futuro with the donation of a 40-foot container to provide disaster relief for the people of Haiti following the serious damage caused by Hurricane Matthew in early october.

The hurricane affected more than two million Haitians, including half a million children, killing more than a thousand.

This humanitarian initiative to help NGOs transport aid to third world countries is part of Boluda Corporación Marítima’s Humanitarian Transport program, in line with their corporate social responsibility policy.

Through its charity project Humanitarian Transport Boluda Corporación Marítima collaborates with various NGOs and aid agencies. Among other activities the company donates Boluda containers and offers free space on its container ships to countries such as Senegal, Mauritania or Morocco to help NGOs transport humanitarian aid to disadvantaged countries or humanitarian crises.

During this aid collection campaign taking place in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, with logistic collaboration from the Colegio de las Dominicas and the Tenerife port authority, the NGO Nuevo Futuro has organised the delivery of about two tons of wheat, clothing and school supplies to Haiti for children affected by Hurricane Matthew.

Boluda Tankers adds “Petromar” to its fleet in Spain  

Boluda Tankers has added the fuel and gas oil tanker Petromar to its Spanish fleet. This Boluda Corporación Marítima division is in charge of fuel transport and supply, a strategic service both in port areas and in national and international waters.

Boluda Tankers is a sector leader in Spain, with an annual supply capacity of over 12 million tons of fuel. With the addition of the Petromar tanker, the fleet now has 18 ships equipped with the most innovative technical specifications, which prioritise safety and environmental protection, two key concerns for the maritime corporation.

As well as operating in on the Mainland and the Canary Islands, Boluda Tankers has a strong presence in the Americas, on both Atlantic and Pacific coasts.

 

Boluda Corporación Marítima collaborates in 14th edition of Jameson Notodofilmfest Short Film Awards

Boluda Corporación Marítima is collaborating in the Jameson Notodofilmfest short film competition held in the Riojan locality of Arnedo, from 13 to 22 october 2016, by donating a 20-ft container to host El Cortito Oscuro, a space turned into a cinema to screen the 14th edition’s 21 winning shorts.

As part of their corporate social responsibility program, Boluda Corporación Marítima supports this type of event as an initiative to back entrepreneurship and help organise sports, cultural and social events held in Spain.

Organized by the Irish distillers Jameson and Arnedo town hall, La Rioja, audiences during this film festival can watch a free screening of the 21 winning shorts, all lasting less than three minutes, in the Plaza España between 6 and 8:30 p.m. (with an additional screening between 12:00 and 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays).

At this 14th edition of the Jameson Notodofilmfest Awards, 834 short films were presented and 120 were selected as finalists. Among the major awards are the Jameson Grand Prize for Best Film, won for “Estribillo” directed by César Tormo, who received 6,000 euros and a trip to Dublin; and the Jameson Award for Triple Distillation Best Film, awarded to “Time Lase” directed by Christian Avilés, who won 1,500 euros and a trip to Dublin.

With fourteen editions to date, the festival is well-known in Spain as one of the most popular cinema events on the internet. Jameson Notodofilmfest has achieved high international participation and audiences: more than 13,500 short films from 38 different countries were entered in the competition, with 56 million viewers and prizes in different categories.

Seagoing tug “VB Hispania” tows “Modern Express” from Bilbao to Aliaga, Turkey

The “Modern Express” had been damaged due to bad weather conditions and sailed adrift in the Bay of Biscay with a list of 43 degrees

The seagoing tug “VB Hispania”, part of Boluda Towage and Salvage’s fleet, has towed the Panamanian-flagged ship “Modern Express” from the port of Bilbao to the port of Aliaga, Turkey, after it was damaged in stormy seas which left the vessel drifting without command and shifted its cargo of 3,600 tons of wood and ten pieces of heavy machinery, causing it to list by 43 degrees. Continue reading

Tugboats in Valencia base participate in first simulated collision with oil spill 

This is the first drill based around the collision of two vessels with oil dumping

Two tugs from the Boluda Towage and Salvage fleet based in Valencia, the “VB Fury” and “VB Conqueridor”, participated in Valencia’s first pollution response drill regarding vessel collision with major marine oil spillage.

The object of the exercise, carried out in Valencia port waters, was to test the effectiveness of existing national response system (SNR) pollution response coordination mechanisms.

In the exercise there was a ship collision scenario involving two ships. Ro-ro vessel “Y” loses control while coming in to dock in the port of Valencia and collides with multipurpose vessel “X”. As a result of the collision, vessel “Y” loses several chemical drums into the water and one of the ammonia containers suffers possible damages, with risk of spillage. Vessel “X” suffers damage to several fuel tanks, beginning to dump oil, with an estimated 800 ton spill potentially extending as far as beaches located south of the port.

The “VB Fury” and “VB Conqueridor” tugs were tasked by the Valencia port authority’s emergency control centre (CCE-APV) with towing 150 metres of spill containment barrier that was stored in containers at the end of the east dock.

The exercise was successful, neutralizing and recovering the spilled oil in accordance with the CCE-APV’s instructions.

Valencia port mooring services, as well as the Sasemar tug Sar Mesana, Pollux’s Salvamar and the helicopter Helimer 203 all provided essential and outstanding support during the exercise.

The drill was organized by Valencia port authority with the participation of the Directorate General of Coast and Sea Sustainability, the Directorate General of the Merchant Navy, the Generalitat Valenciana, Valencia City Council, the Regional Government, the national police force and Seprona (nature protection service), the Customs Surveillance Service, the Military Emergency Unit and the Spanish Red Cross.

 

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Offshore and Salvage Director Charo Coll receives the Valencian Region Business and Social Achievement Award

Part of Boluda Corporación Marítima since 1990, she has been head of the offshore and salvage division since 1997

The Director of Boluda Corporacion Maritima’s Off Shore y Salvamento Marítimo subsidiary Charo Coll Bargues has received from the President of the Generalitat Valenciana, Ximo Puig, the Distinción al Mérito Empresarial y Social de la Generalitat Valenciana, a business and social achievement award that honours her professional career, her dedication and her contribution to the economic interests and promotion of the Valencian region. Continue reading

Offshore and Salvage director Charo Coll receives the Valencian Region Business and Social Achievement Award

Part of Boluda Corporación Marítima since 1990, she has been head of the offshore and salvage division since 1997

The director of Boluda Corporacion Maritima’s Off Shore y Salvamento Marítimo subsidiary Charo Coll Bargues has received from the president of the Generalitat Valenciana, Ximo Puig, the Distinción al Mérito Empresarial y Social de la Generalitat Valenciana, a business and social achievement award that honours her professional career, her dedication and her contribution to the economic interests and promotion of the Valencian region.

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