Archive for April, 2010

AMS Namibia set for growth

April 20, 2010

The Namibian branch of AMS, located in the fishing town of Walvis Bay, has employed an experienced trawl maker to reinforce the manufacturing side of the business.

Former skipper. Angelo Riobo, who fished the waters off Namibia for several years and later worked in the workshops of a large fishing company in Walvis Bay, is providing a valuable trawl manufacturing service to local companies.

For further information contact Toni Eremkin (Branch Manager) at


AMS expands reach in maritime industry with lifting and rigging

April 20, 2010

After 15 years of supplying premium quality trawls and trawl gear to the fishing industry, AMS is expanding into other areas of the maritime industry. The company has established a dedicated lifting, towing and rigging division under the management of Andrew Tapping.

Tapping has 25 years of experience in the lifting and rigging industry and is looking forward to taking the well respected AMS brand into new areas of business. “we are supplying steel wire ropes, chain hoists, lever hoists, shackles and associated products to the marine, mining and offshore oil & gas industries” says Tapping. “We believe there is huge potential for expansion”

Andrew can be contacted at for further details.

Bridon International Limited Welcomes Constitutional Court in Johannesburg’s Decision

April 16, 2010

Bridon International Limited (“Bridon”) welcomes the decisions made by the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg, South Africa (9th March 2010), firstly, confirming that Anti-Dumping duties lapse on the expiry of the statutorily determined period of 5 years plus 18 months and, secondly, to overturn the decision of the High Court that prevented International Trade Administration Commission (“ITAC”) and the Ministers for Trade and Finance from enacting ITAC’s recommendation to lift the anti-dumping duties on sales of Bridon’s products in the South African Customs Union.

This recommendation was the result of ITAC’s thorough investigations during the “sunset review” that found that Bridon had not dumped steel wire rope and that there was no likelihood of future dumping.

Jon Templeman, CEO of Bridon said “I believe that this decision will open the South African market for steel wire ropes to increased competition which can only be of benefit to South African consumers of our products.”

And continued, “Bridon looks forward to meeting with customers old and new and serving the South African market for many years to come.”

New Supply Agreements Finalised

April 16, 2010

African Maritime Services are happy to announce that new exclusive supply agreements have been finalised with the following international suppliers:

Crosby Europe – Crosby is considered the standard of the industry, both nationally and internationally. This can be drawn from the fact that most contracts involving rigging products in the U.S. and around the world read “Crosby Only” or “Crosby or Equal.”  AMS can now exclusively supply our customers with all their Crosby Chain & Lifting requirements, check out the new Lifting section on our website , for your convenience we have Crosby Chain & Lifting catalogues in both metric and imperial!  Contact Andrew Tapping for further details,

Notus Electronics – a developer and manufacturer of advanced net monitoring solutions for the commercial fishing industry. Established since 1992, the company has brought a number of sophisticated wireless monitoring systems to the market. The overall driving force behind development and marketing has been reliable products that remain affordable for all size vessels.  AMS can now exclusively supply and offer support to our customers with all Notus products, check out Notus’ website for up to date product information 

ScanRope Marine AS – Since 1796 and throughout its more than 210 years of business, ScanRope has played an active part in the development of Norwegian industry. ScanRope was established to supply ropes for maritime activities.  The company, however, has continually adapted to the modern world, applying the latest techniques and pioneering new processes and products.  ScanRope Marine AS was established January 1st 2004 to concentrate on shipping related activities into a separate company. The KARAT ropes are produced at the ultra-modern manufacturing facility of Eurorope Performance Rope Producer in Thiva, Greece.  AMS are proud to announce our new exclusive supply agreement for all your advanced fibre rope requirements, check out our Marine & Offshore section on our website for more details of advanced fibre ropes manufactured by ScanRope Marine AS

African Maritime Services would like to welcome Crosby, Notus and ScanRope to our existing family of quality products such as Bridon, Lankhorst Euronete, Markussens, Gaylin and Castro.