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KNVTS Ship of the Year is Royal IHC’s Scheldt River

Royal IHC has been awarded the KNVTS Ship of the Year award for the 8,400m3 trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Scheldt River, designed and built for DEME.

Royal IHC Spartacus DEME

Royal IHC Launches World’s Largest Cutter Suction Dredger

Royal IHC successfully launched the Spartacus, a 44,180kW self-propelled cutter suction dredger (CSD) designed and built for DEME. The ceremony took place at IHC’s shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel, the Netherlands. It was performed by Mrs Fabienne Ackermans, the..

Third Expedition Cruise Vessel for Ulstein at CMHI

Third Expedition Cruise Vessel for Ulstein at CMHI

Recently, ship owner SunStone Ships declared the first option at the CMHI yard in the Infinity-class series of expedition cruise vessel designs. The ship owner has now declared option number two. The total amount of CX103 designed vessels under construction..

Fincantieri Will Build Fourth Cruise Ship for Virgin Voyages

Fincantieri and global travel brand Virgin Voyages, have signed a contract valued at approximately EUR 700 million for the construction of a fourth cruise ship, which will be delivered at the end of 2023.

First Fully-electric Ferries to Operate in Canada with Schottel Propulsion

Schottel has signed a contract with Damen Shipyards to equip the first fully-electric vessels to operate in Canada. The new Amherst Island and Wolfe Island ferries will be propelled by four Schottel Twin Propellers STP 260 FP, each with an input power..

Model of the new fast ferry

Baleària Builds World’s First Gas Engine-powered High-speed Catamaran in Spain

The shipping line Baleària, a pioneer in the application of liquefied natural gas in sea transportation, has marked another milestone with the construction of the world’s first passenger and cargo fast ferry powered by dual LNG engines.

Deltamarin and Elomatic to design second Global class cruise ship for MV WERFTEN

Deltamarin and Elomatic to Design Second Global Class Cruise Ship for MV WERFTEN

Deltamarin and Elomatic, both from Turku Finland, have signed a significant agreement with MV WERFTEN Wismar GmbH for the basic and detail design of a second Global class cruise ship.

Scenescan

SceneScan, the First Targetless Laser Sensor for Offshore Windfarms

SceneScan Monopole is the first laser sensor developed for offshore windfarms which eliminates the need for fixed reflective targets to be installed. This ground-breaking technology is designed to increase safety on board service operation vessels (SOVs), where vessel positioning sensors..

Fleet of New Schottel-propelled Tugs for Med Marine Completed

Fleet of New Schottel-propelled Tugs for Med Marine Completed

With the new tug MED XXIX, which was recently put into service, Turkey-based Med Marine’s new fleet of six Schottel-propelled vessels is now complete. The ASD-type tugs are designed for harbour and terminal operations as well as for coastal towing.

‘Just-in-time’ Sailing Saves Hundreds of Thousands of Tonnes of CO2

‘Just-in-time’ Sailing Saves Hundreds of Thousands of Tonnes of CO2

If sea-going vessels were better informed about the availability of berths and adapted their speed accordingly, substantial savings could be made in terms of fuel and CO2 emissions. This conclusion is based on a study that was recently commissioned by..

The new Wärtsilä Hybrid Centre will provide customers with the opportunity to learn more about the Wärtsilä HY hybrid power module.

New Wärtsilä Hybrid Centre Will Boost Sustainable Shipping

The technology group Wärtsilä has inaugurated its new Hybrid Centre, the first of its kind in the world. The facility represents an innovative concept that will enable further development and deployment of the Wärtsilä HY hybrid power module, while at..

MSC CRUISES ENTERS ULTRA-LUXURY SEGMENT BY PLACING ORDER FOR FOUR MORE SHIPS FROM FINCANTIERI

MSC Cruises Places Order for Four More Cruise Ships From Fincantieri

MSC Cruises and Fincantieri today announced the signing of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the construction of four ultra-luxury cruise ships for a total value in excess of EUR 2 billion.

Falck Training Centre Opening

Opening New Falck Safety Services and Fire Academy Training Centre

On Tuesday the 16 October 2018, Allard Castelein, CEO of the Port of Rotterdam, officially opened the Falck Safety Services and Fire Academy Maasvlakte-Rotterdam training centre. This new training centre teaches and trains fire brigades from the public and (petro) chemical..

Ulstein Awarded Contract With Aeolus Energy for SOV Design

Ulstein Awarded Contract With Aeolus Energy for SOV Design

Florida based Aeolus Energy Inc. awarded Ulstein the design contract to develop the first ever Jones Act compliant offshore wind Service Operations Vessel (SOV). Based on Ulstein’s proven SX195 design, a customised version will be developed meeting the specific requirements..

MV WERFTEN Strengthens Digital Innovation with AVEVA

MV Werften Employs AVEVA Digital Twin to Improve Shipbuilding Operations

AVEVA, a global leader in engineering and industrial software, today announced MV Werften has renewed its commitment to AVEVA with an agreement to use a greater range of solutions from the AVEVA portfolio to design and construct cruise ships. Every MV Werften..

MaK to Convert 3 Balearia Ferries From Diesel to LNG Dual Fuel

MaK to Convert 3 Balearia Ferries From Diesel to LNG Dual Fuel

Caterpillar Marine is pleased to announce that the Spanish shipping company Baleària, will be converting three ferries from Diesel to LNG dual fuel using Caterpillar and MaK solutions. Caterpillar Marine dealer Finanzauto will perform the engine conversion, with work on..

OuYang 1

Wind Turbine Installation Vessel OuYang 1 Launched

Ouyang Offshore today (10 October 2018) launched its new-build wind turbine installation vessel, OuYang 1, at Dayang Offshore Equipment’s yard in Jiangsu, China. Further, the Chinese shipowner has awarded Aqualis Offshore a contract to supervise the construction of a second..

First Skoonbox Revealed at World Port Days

First Skoonbox Revealed at World Port Days

On 7 September, the opening day of the World Port Days, the first Skoonbox was revealed by Wim van Sluis, Chairman of Maritime by Holland, the Dutch maritime network organisation. This marks an important step in the realisation of a..

CONTAINERSHIPS’ THIRD AND FOURTH LNG-POWERED VESSELS CHRISTENED

Containerships’ Third and Fourth LNG-Powered Vessels Christened

Containerships’ third and fourth LNG-powered vessels were christened last week at the Wenchong Shipyard, China. The vessels received names M/S Containerships Finn and M/S Containerships Balt, honouring Containerships’ roots and history.

SunStone Ships orders second expedition cruise vessel from Ulstein

SunStone Ships Orders Second Expedition Cruise Vessel From Ulstein

In 2017, Ulstein Design & Solutions AS announced their first design and equipment contract on an X-BOW expedition cruise vessel for ship owner SunStone Ships. The contract included nine options, and the first option has now been declared.

Damen has carried out the successful floating of the Antarctic Supply Research Vessel (ASRV) RSV Nuyina currently under construction at Damen Shipyards Galati.

Damen Performs Float-out of Australian Icebreaker

Damen has carried out the successful floating of the Antarctic Supply Research Vessel (ASRV) RSV Nuyina currently under construction at Damen Shipyards Galati. The carefully executed procedure was achieved by raising the water level in the yard’s dry dock by..

The dredging contractor Dutch Dredging welcomed two new vessels to its fleet last week during the naming ceremonies for the Papillon and the Fregate. Both vessels will go to work in the ports of Cayenne and Kourou in French Guiana.

Two New Vessels for Dutch Dredging

The dredging contractor Dutch Dredging (Baggerbedrijf de Boer) welcomed two new vessels to its fleet last week during the naming ceremonies for the Papillon and the Fregate. Both vessels will go to work in the ports of Cayenne and Kourou..

MARSIC300 Receives 7th Type Approval

During SMM 2018, SICK has received type approval from Lloyd’s Register of Shipping for its MARSIC300 ship emissions measuring device. A total of seven classification societies have now issued type approval for the MARSIC300. The MARSIC300 is very low in..

Helm Operations Joins Volaris Group

Helm Operations Joins Volaris Group

Leading marine operations software company Helm Operations announced today that it has been acquired by Toronto-based Volaris Group Inc. Volaris specializes in strengthening and growing technology companies and is a leader in the marine software space.

Engineers were able to reduce the cost of repairs for a large grain elevator facility while also improving the performance and efficiency of the brake system.

Braking Systems for Maize Transportation on the Mississippi River

With maize export being a key product for the USA’s economy, it’s vital that this transport network operates efficiently. Svendborg Brakes’ SOBO iQ braking system delivers intelligent, reliable braking for some of the busiest barge-unloading conveyors on the river network.

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