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2017 January February Marina World

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PRODUCTS & SERVICES Dura appoints French distributor UK-based Dura Composites has boosted its established dealer network in Europe and the Middle East by appointing Metalu as its exclusive distributor for France. The company will focus on developing new markets for the popular Dura Grating GRP marina grating and Ultra Deck composite timber decking. Metalu has over 40 years of experience in the design, manufacture and installation of marine systems, including fixed and floating pontoons, gangways and footbridges. Dura Composites managing director, Stuart Burns, is delighted to welcome Metalu to the Dura network. “They are an industry expert with a strong reputation and an established network of contacts and we are extremely confident that with Metalu representing us, France will prove to be a fertile market for growth for Dura Composites,” he says. Metalu president Gilles Pellé is equally enthusiastic. “The quality and range of Dura Composites’ products are second to none and L to r: Andy Buckingham of Dura Composites welcomes Gilles Pellé of Metalu as a new distributor we are sure they will prove popular with our extensive network of customers,” he notes. “Our specialised engineering department is equipped with the latest design and calculation software, enabling us to design any type of dock system for any site configuration. What attracted us about Dura Composites products was their versatility and durability in a wide range of applications, as well as their attractive appearance,” he adds. Contact Dura Composites in the UK at enquiries@ 21.-29.1. 2017 Nagu Hamn, Finland **** BLUE STAR MARINA CERTIFICATION ® hall 9 booth A13 SHOWTIME for Blue Star Marinas TOTAL CONTROL OF MARINA at your fingertips marinamanagementsoftwaresolutions IMPROVE CUSTOMER SERVICE TO CREATE ADDED VALUE IN YOUR LANGUAGE Visit our website 64 - January/February 2017

PRODUCTS & SERVICES Mobile fuel management Within days of launching a redesign of its websites and, Scribble Software has launched marinaGO POS v2, its newest mobile point-of-sale app with integrated fuel management. Built for the iOS and Android platforms, the marinaGO point-of-sale is claimed to be the first native mobile app in the industry to offer real-time integrated fuel management and is available for the iPhone, iPad, iPod and Android devices. Described as the ‘mobile dockhand’, marinaGO POS frees marina operators from traditional countertop point-of-sale stations and fuel consoles by offering completely wireless integrated fuel dispenser control and sales register capabilities in the palm of the hand while out on the fuel dock. The app users will be able to easily control fuel dispensers, complete fuel transactions and tender any other type of sale with the use of merchant-supported payment methods including credit cards. A unique feature for the marina industry includes the ability to include any sale, including fuel transactions, on internal ticket charges. “The marinaGO POS fuel management app will revolutionise the marina industry,” says Vance Young, director of technology for Scribble Software. “Marina staff are now able to devote their attention to providing better service at the fuel dock by offering start to finish fuelling activity without leaving the customer’s side.” The marinaGO POS app features a mobile sales register and integrated fuel management. It supports most fuel dispenser brands and types (gasoline/petrol, diesel, blended and other fuel types) and completes sales with cash, cheque and credit card payments. The product also supports mobile magnetic card readers (MSR) and synchronises sales to back office accounting. The app can be downloaded in the iOS iTunes app store or the Google Play app store. 2017 Global Marina Services brochure Rolec has launched a new 40-page brochure giving comprehensive information on its popular range of marina service products and accessories. Special focus is placed on newly released products, including: • BerthMaster Online – A new marina management system that allows the boat owner to manage and pay for electricity and water services by mobile phone. • Quantum pedestals – Fusing high quality with the affordability of an entry level unit, the Quantum has an extruded anodised aluminium frame that makes it extremely strong. • New and improved Fire Caddy • Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Point range The brochure can be viewed on and printed copies requested at New from PIANC MarCom Working Group 162: Recommendations for Increased Durability and Service Life of New Marine Concrete Infrastructure - €110 (95 pages) MarCom Working Group 196: Criteria for the Selection of Breakwater Types and their Related Optimum Safety Levels - €195 (179 pages) Both available at (menu item - publications) Taking control of ‘daily inspections’ High tech learning and simulation training company Mymic Training Technologies has released a new smartphone app designed to help marinas and boatyards with equipment and facility inspections. Electronic Marine Equipment Checklist or eMEC is available on both Google Play and iTunes. Designed to help marinas complete OSHA required daily inspections for forklifts and travel lifts, eMEC allows the user to scan a barcode, complete a machine-specific safety check and upload the record to cloud storage for retrieval at a later date as needed. Mymic director of marina safety programmes, Robert Smith, explained: “Our goal is to help marinas and boatyards enhance safety programmes and OSHA compliance by leveraging technology. eMEC is a perfect tool to quickly and easily conduct the required OSHA daily inspection and create the records needed.” Rick Chapman, general manager at The Port of Sunnyside Club in Stillwater, Minnesota, one of the first to adopt the app, said it has made life much easier. “In the past I struggled with my travel lift and forklift operators to get them to fill out and maintain our daily, OSHA required, inspection log. Once I had the app installed on their smart phones, they took ownership of the daily inspections immediately and I can check to make sure the inspections have been submitted without ever leaving my desk,” he noted. The company has plans to continue expanding its marina safety training programme in the near future, adding new on-site instructor training such as the OSHA 10 course and CPR training. To schedule a free trial of the eMEC inspection app, contact Robert Smith at - January/February 2017 65

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