From Turku to Åbo in 36 hours. Or so it feels at least. We started our trip to the world’s most important maritime fair by having a long stay in Riga. And everybody who knows ENÅ, knows what that means.
‘Nough said. Eventually we were able to have a look and a first impression of the SMM here in Hamburg and well, what to say? It’s huge. It’s massively big! It’s just mindboggingly much to see here. I went around the whole day for ideas about articles. You know the feeling of overinformation? Right. That’s the case here. Impossible to know where to start, which angle the article should come from and where it should go.
There are hundreds of exhibitors, showing thousands of products and services. From wonderfully polished typhoons that look like instruments via oilfilters to propulsion systems and sextants, you find everything.
And all of a sudden, you bump into some Swedish supplier for water cleaning solutions that is actually working with Meyer Turku. So, at least I learned that some of the ships that I have seen leaving the Turku shipyard have water cleaning solutions from Marinfloc. The interesting thing is the way they cooperate with their customers. It might be TUICruises that actually wants a standard set and they develop it together with Marinfloc. And here I stand, drinking purified bilge water, chatting to some people. Stay tuned. Read more tomorrow.