Fareham marine spare parts specialist secures cruise firm deals

CC Marine Managing Director, David Spencer
CC Marine Managing Director, David Spencer
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AN international marine spare parts specialist in Fareham has secured a contract to supply P&O Cruises and Cunard Line with mechanical seals.

The three-year deal will see CC Marine, based in Universal Marina, near Sarisbury Green, working in partnership with the two cruise lines to provide technical support.

It will also manage and supply seals for approximately 3,000 pumps and pieces of rotating equipment across the fleet of seven P&O Cruises ships and three Cunard ships.

As the single source supplier for mechanical seals, CC Marine will provide co-ordinated technical support, seal failure analysis, stock reduction and a significant reduction in part costs.

Mechanical seals are a key component of a cruise ship’s most important systems, including air conditioning, sanitation and hot water.

When parts need replacing, spares have to be sourced quickly to minimise disruption to cruise itineraries.

David Spencer, CC Marine managing director, said: ‘We have been working with P&O Cruises and Cunard for several years so winning this contract is the continuation of a great relationship as they know they can rely on us to get things right first time, every time.’

As part of the contract, CC Marine is building an asset list of every pump across the fleets, so that when replacement seals are needed the company knows exactly which product should be ordered.

CC Marine’s technical manager, Neil Jefferies, has been in charge of this task. He said: ‘So far we have surveyed 85 per cent of the pumps in the fleet and have already been able to find considerable savings for the cruise companies.’

The CC Marine contract covers Adonia, Arcadia, Aurora, Azura, Oceana, Oriana and Ventura for P&O Cruises and Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria for Cunard.

David Spencer and his wife Collette set up CC Marine & Industrial Supply in 1999.

Customers include BP, Carnival, Cunard and Shell.