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BMT ARGOSS Wins Caspian Sea Forecasting Contract

BMT ARGOSS (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has secured a long-term contract to provide an oil major with weather forecasting services for all its North Caspian Sea operations, both offshore and onshore. The scope of BMT’s work includes provision of all forecasting services including Metocean and aviation as well as all operational...

Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Upgrades to AVEVA Marine

AVEVA announced today that Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI), one of the world’s largest shipbuilders, has successfully completed its upgrade from Tribon M3 software to AVEVA Marine for engineering, design and production. HSHI has used AVEVA’s legacy Tribon M3 design software very successfully for many years, but chose to upgrade to the very latest...

CrewInspector Provides Crew Management Software

CrewInspector has been selected by Lowland International to provide its online crew management software to Lowland group of companies. Agreement stipulates full integration of Lowland offices across the globe into single crew management system enabling to do crew management, crew payroll and customer invoicing. CrewInspector successfully transferred all crewing related information from legacy database...

Wärtsilä Inert Gas Systems for Three New Oil & Gas Vessels

Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions and services provider, is to supply inert gas systems for a Floating Storage Unit (FSU) to be located on Norway’s Heidrun offshore oil and gas field, and for two shuttle tankers that will support the FSU. The FSU is owned by Statoil, the Norwegian state owned energy company,...

NGOs call on EU Parliament to Vote for Ship Recycling Fund

More than 30 European NGOs have signed a petition calling on the European Parliament to support the creation of a Europe-wide ship recycling fund, an economic incentive to finance the environmentally sound recycling of end-of-life ships and to internalise the costs of proper hazardous waste management, which are too often borne by developing countries....

Peters & May Reports Significant Growth in its Part Charter Business

Peters & May, the leader in yacht transportation, is reporting a significant growth in its part charter yacht shipping business. The company has been in the global boat transport business for over 25 years and primarily built its business and reputation around reliable liner services. The global recession has forced a change in the...

Rickmers-Linie Carries First Ferry Made inBangladesh for Denmark

Floating craft like motor yachts, sailing yachts or catamarans are quite a regular sight on Rickmers-Linie vessels. However, the ferry which Rickmers-Linie carried from Bangladesh to Denmark on board the long-term charter vessel Baltic Winter is remarkable. It is the very first ferry built by a Bangladesh shipyard for European owners and will be...

Bodewes Group Takes Over Volharding Shipyards

The Bodewes Group has bought Volharding Shipyards in Harlingen. Volharding started in 1993 as Frisian Shipyard. With this transaction, the company significantly strengthen her position in reparation and new building constructions. Bodewes already owns shipyards in Hasselt and in Meppel. Despite the current economic climate the Bodewes Group has filled her order book and...

Name Giving Ceremonies of Kotug Sister Tugs in the Port of Hamburg

The new build “ZP Bulldog” and her sister tug “ZP Boxer” are the latest fleet members of Kotug in the Port of Hamburg and were christened by family of the two General Managers of Schleppreederei KOTUG GmbH. Mrs. Petra Peukert, wife of General Manager Andreas Peukert, christened tug boat “ZP Bulldog” end of March...

Boskalis and SAAM Sign MoU for Joint Towage Operations

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) announces that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sudamericana Agencias Aereas y Maritimas S.A. (SAAM) for a joint harbour towage operation within the American Continent. The partnership would involve two joint ventures and is between SMIT, a wholly owned subsidiary of Boskalis, and SAAM. The geographic...

Hydro Tec Presents New Concept for a 57m Explorer Yacht

The Italian  Hydro Tec, relying on its founder Sergio Cutolo extensive experience in explorer yacht design,  presents to the market its very new concept design for a 57 m Explorer; the whole project has been developed with the aim to optimize the spaces onboard to obtain the maximum comfort. The designer made preliminary sketches...

Integrated Gas Propulsion System For New Offshore Support Vessel

Wärtsilä has been awarded another contract to supply a complete liquefied natural gas (LNG) package, including the propulsion, auxiliaries and controls, for a new offshore support vessel designed by STX Marine, Inc. The ship has been ordered by Harvey Gulf International Marine as a part of the company’s ‘Going Green’ initiative. The vessel will...

FSG Hands Over Ro-Ro Vessel to Turkish Owners

Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) has successfully handed over ‘Un Istanbul’ (Hull No. 755) to Turkey-based operator U.N.RO-RO Isletmeleri A.Ş.. FSG Managing Director Peter Sierk expressed both delight and sadness when the ship was handed over to the yard’s longstanding Turkish customer. “On the one hand this is a very moving occasion for us because this...

Ecom Instruments’ New Mobile Computer for Explosive Environments

Industry currently stands before its fourth technical revolution. After mechanisation, mass production and the use of electronics for automation, the age of Industry 4.0 has now begun: wireless communication and digital networks form the basis of the new technological era in modern industry. Ecom Instruments distinguishes itself with the new and future-oriented PDA i.roc Ci70 -Ex as pioneer...

DHR Introduces Rough Weather LED Navigation Lights

Well known for its navigation lights, Den Haan Rotterdam (DHR) has stepped into the field of LED-technology – the all-new DHR60-series LED navigation light, which is developed for seagoing vessels up to 50 m in length and all types of inland navigation vessels. With a robust design and a long operating lifetime of more than...

EUR 75 mln Maintenance Dredging Contract for Royal Boskalis

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has acquired a contract from Wasser- und Schifffahrtsamt Cuxhaven to maintain part of the shipping fairway of the River Elbe in Germany spanning a distance of 110 kilometers. The contract was awarded for a period of three years and has a value of approximately EUR 75 million. The activities...

ABB Delivers First Onboard DC Grid System

ABB announces that the first vessel to feature Onboard DC (direct current) Grid has been delivered to Norwegian offshore owner Myklebusthaug Offshore by Kleven Yard. The system will allow the ship to operate at the highest energy efficiency level to minimize emissions. The Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) “Dina Star,” designed by Norwegian company Marin...

Healthy Profit Margin and Sales Forecast for IHC Merwede

IHC Merwede has revealed a healthy net profit margin of 4.1% in 2012 and a positive sales forecast for the year ahead. The company develops and builds innovative vessels, advanced equipment and life-cycle support services for the dredging, mining and offshore industries, which have been performing well – despite the global economic situation and...

Jumbo Transports Largest Tunnel Boring Machine Bertha

Friday 5th of April 2013, Mv Fairpartner commenced discharging the largest tunnel boring machine (TBM) ever made at the port of Seattle. The tunnel boring machine has been built by Hitachi Zosen Corporation and loaded at Osaka, Japan. It consists of total 48 pieces weighing 7.777 mt and measuring 31.606 cubic meters. The heaviest item...

Prime Time at Shipyard De Hoop

Following the recent substantial upgrade of the Lobith shipyard, which now boasts a complete range of ‘state of the art’ facilities, the yard is well equipped to perform new building as well as refits, conversions and upgrades. However, in response to the rapidly growing (inland) cruising market, De Hoop has recently expanded its repair...

Liebherr Launches Maritime Crane Simulators

Liebherr has launched a range of maritime crane simulators. Based on original software and hardware, the Liebherr simulators increase port safety and productivity by providing a cost-effective and highly efficient crane operator training solution. The development of this advanced training tool is driven by Liebherr’s extensive experience in highly immersive crane driver training. Approved...

First German-built Jack-up Vessel for Wind Farm Industry

Sietas shipyard undocks first German-built jack-up vessel for offshore wind farms. The hull is complete, the steelwork concluded, the building of the deckhouse has begun – in the dock of Sietas shipyard the first jack-up vessel for offshore wind farms developed and constructed in Germany is currently taking shape. Construction started in April 2012;...

Becker Mewis Duct Reduces CO2 By More than 250,000 t

The Becker Mewis Duct is a highly-efficient energy-saving device developed, manufactured and distributed by Becker Marine Systems. The duct is placed in front of the propeller for the purpose of improving water flow to the propeller and increasing propeller efficiency. Average of fuel savings of 6% has been verified by model tests and vessel...

Konecranes Presents the World’s First Hybrid Reach Stacker

Konecranes introduces the world’s first hybrid reach stacker – the SMV 4531 TB5 HLT for container handling, with a lifting capacity of 45 tons. It features a hybrid diesel/electric driveline, electrified hydraulic lifting system, and a super capacitor based energy storage. This innovative lift truck will cut fuel consumption and emissions with at least...

Container Handling Technology Brazil

The prestigious annual CHT Brazil conference returns to the exciting city of Sao Paulo on its second edition building on the success of the first event, a two day conference & showcase exhibition will place a spotlight on Brazil’s container handling operations and the associated sectors. The concurrent showcase exhibition will present an opportunity...