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Alfa Laval Powers Sales with ShipServ

Maritime e-marketplace ShipServ has announced that it signed an agreement with Alfa Laval, a leading global provider of specialized products and engineering solutions. Under the terms of the agreement Alfa Laval will integrate the sales operations of ten of its..

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SMM India 2009

The new Indian government has committed itself to massive support for shipping and ship­building in a drive to improve the country’s infrastructure- much to the joy of the Indian National Shipowners’ Association (INSA) and its Secretary General Mr S.S. Kulkarni…

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ShipConstructor Creates New Educational Resources

ShipConstructor Software Inc. (SSI), in conjunction with two universities, eight shipyards and five design firms, has created comprehensive college-level materials for the instruction of modern shipbuilding, design and modeling. These educational resources have been developed in direct response to the..

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Inmarsat Type Approval Sailor 150 FleetBroadband

Inmarsat has formally presented the type approval certificate for Sailor 150 FleetBroadband to Thrane & Thrane during the leading satcoms equipment manufacturer’s Global Partner Conference, recently held in Copenhagen. The type approval confirms Sailor 150 FleetBroadband’s compatibility with official requirements..

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Kjelstad Appointed EVP Aker Solutions

Karl Erik Kjelstad has been appointed executive vice president and member of the executive management team in Aker Solutions. Kjelstad will lead the development of the strategic initiative related to oilfield services and the company’s fleet of marine vessels. “I..

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Marlink Grimaldi Group Contract

Leading satellite communications provider Marlink has signed a new contract with Italian Shipping Company the Grimaldi Group. The new agreement includes delivery and installation of Marlink’s Sealink Ku-band services onboard six Grimaldi passenger vessels operating throughout the Mediterranean. “Our new..

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Wilhelmsen Ships Service Awarded

At a ceremony held at the Pudong Shangri-La in Shanghai on 25 June and attended by 600 guests from the maritime industry, Wilhelmsen Ships Service was named winner of Seatrade Asia’s 2009 award for best ship agent. The Ship Agent..

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Electric Side Door

Besenzoni‘s electric side door is registered and RINA approved and can be adjusted in six ways: a clockwise and anticlockwise rotation, horizontally, vertically, an approaching translation and an angular one. The door mechanism is actuated by a gear motor. During..

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Renewed Maritime Navigation Software

CT Systems has released a completely renewed version of their Viking Navigation software. The new version is targeted for use in all professional maritime areas where accurate positioning and navigation is demanded. In the new version, the most important innovations..

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100th Deep Water Multibeam Order

Kongsberg Maritime is proud to announce that its 100th deep-water multibeam Echo Sounder system has been ordered and will be delivered in November 2009 to the U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO). The contract, for delivery of a sophisticated EM 122..

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17th Century Galleon, 21st Century Propulsion

Guascor Power has manufactured two propulsion units that will be used in the engine rooms of the Nao Victoria foundation‘s ‘Galeón Andalucía’ – a real-life replica of a 17th century galleon – during its trip around the world. The first..

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TORO Personnel Transfer Device

Recognized as the global expert in marine personnel transfer, Reflex Marine recently launched its revolutionary TORO personnel transfer device to the US market with a demonstration, hosted by its service partner, Energy Cranes, at its facility in Houston, Texas. Following..

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DNV Type Approval Geislinger Vdamp Range

Geislinger was recently granted the DNV Type Approval for its Vdamp products. The type approval for the Vdamp product range is an important feat, as it ensures the highest quality standards, from design stage to production. It also facilitates the..

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Yaba Daba Doo for Vacon

Vacon will deliver via its global system integrator partner Imtech Marine & Offshore two 4.6-MW diesel-electric main propulsion drives to Tideway‘s newbuild high-tech fall pipe rock dumping vessel Flintstone. This is the largest single order to date for Vacon’s office..

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IHC Lagersmit Seal Retrofit

IHC Lagersmit and Odfjell Tankers have signed an agreement to replace  the stern tube seals on some Odfjell vessels with IHC Lagersmit stern tube seals. Odfjell Tankers is the chartering, operating and management company of the Odfjell Group. The company..