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‘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.

The first commercial autonomous vessels are due to launch in the next several years.

DNV GL Releases Autonomous and Remotely Operated Vessels Guideline

As digitalisation continues to reshape the maritime industry, the first commercial autonomous vessels are due to launch in the next several years. To help build a safety culture around these new technologies, DNV GL has released a new class guideline..

Royal IHC to Build Four New Vessels for DEME

Royal IHC to Build Four New Vessels for DEME

Royal IHC has secured a contract from Belgium-based DEME for the design and build of four new vessels. The order consists of a copy of the recently delivered 8,400m3 trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Scheldt River, a 2,300m3 TSHD, and..

M/V Haaga -- the first LNG dual-fueled handysize bulk carrier in the world

The First LNG Dual-fueled Bulk Carrier in the World Delivered

On 20 August 2018, the first LNG dual-fueled handysize bulk carrier in the world –M/V Haaga has been delivered to her Finnish shipowner ESL Shipping from Jinling Shipyard in Nanjing, China. The Finnish hybrid solutions company WE Tech equips its..

Project 790

The next Nobiskrug advances state of the art with new technology features reflecting owner’s focus on minimizing environmental impact Nobiskrug’s Project 790 is one of the first yachts built under the new strict IMO Tier III emissions regulations. 

Bakker Sliedrecht again involved in building offshore support vessel Bibby WaveMaster Horizon by Damen

Bakker Sliedrecht Again Involved in Building Offshore Support Vessel Bibby WaveMaster Horizon by Damen

After the successful commissioning of Service Operations Vessel (SOV) Bibby WaveMaster 1, Damen Shipyards started building its successor Bibby WaveMaster Horizon, purpose-built for the transfer and accommodation of support and maintenance engineers at offshore wind farms. Electrical system integrator Bakker..

Maritime Charity Golf Event 2018

Maritime Charity Golf Event Raises EUR 6,700 for CliniClowns

In September, around a hundred international maritime professionals took part in the annual Maritime Charity Golf Event, organised by Yellow & Finch Publishers in favour of the CliniClowns.

The high-temperature resistant Tmax-Battery Housing for lithium-ion systems provides maximum safety, extended battery range and longer battery life cycle.

Thermamax Develops High-Temperature Resistant Battery Housing for Lithium-ion Systems

The dream of cutting all emissions in the energy supply and drives is taking shape in different industries. Lithium-ion batteries play here an essential role. They provide excellent advantages in terms of service life, costs, safety and efficiency. But their..

Powerful Diesel Generators for Transient Applications

The expanding line of diesel marine generators from Kohler now ranges up to 500kW while remaining compliant with the latest emission requirements. The company’s innovative generators are ideally suited to global installations in transient applications and integrate a variety of..

Offshore oil rig drilling gas platform in the gulf of Thailand

Next Generation Maintenance

Songa Offshore, an international midwater drilling contractor active in the harsh environment of the North Atlantic basin, uses IFS Applications as a springboard for digital innovation: the next generation maintenance.

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