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Jumbo Shipping Completes First Phase Pluto LNG Project

Jumbo Shipping‘s heavy lift vessel Daniella has completed her eleventh and final voyage for the Pluto LNG project in Dampier, Australia. Between October 2008 and October 2009 she transported 256 pieces of equipment for this project, including pre-assembled structures and..

Van Leeuwen Expands in Australia

Following earlier investments and expansions of offices and warehouses in Brisbane and Adelaide, Van Leeuwen Pipe and Tube Australia has opened a new office and warehouse facility in Sydney, Australia. Mr. Peter Rietberg (left), Chairman of the Board of the..

On & Offshore Gorinchem 2010

Evenementenhal Gorinchem has announced the second edition of the On & Offshore trade fair will take place from 30 March until 1 April 2010. The three day event focuses on the oil & gas, petrochemical and dredging industry. Last year..

Part Pre-Processing Initiative

GESAD – the Turkish Association of Ship Industrialists – has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with IHC Metalix from the Netherlands to establish a joint pre-processing plant for steel and aluminium parts in Turkey; a joint feasibility study is..

12hoist4u

As per 1 October 12hoist4u is targeting the market niche for hoisting & lifting, heavy lift and specialized transports as a specialist recruitment services agency. For operational positions, such as rigger, banksman, crane operator, safety officer, engineer, supervisor, coach or..

Liferaft Exchange Programme

The world’s leading maritime service network, Wilhelmsen Ships Service, is measuring the success of the sales campaign launched for its Liferaft Exchange Programme one year ago. The company’s Liferaft Exchange Programme has now extended to cover 743 ports in 74..

Revised Edition of ‘Scheepskennis’

Dokmar has released the third edition of ‘Scheepskennis’ (ISBN 978-90-71500-13-8). The book – at EUR 69.50 per copy (multiple copies at a discount) – has been extensively revised to reflect the state-of-the-art developments in maritime technology and is the Dutch-language..

5000th Sailor Fleetbroadband Terminal

Thrane & Thrane is proud to announce the September 2009 shipping of the 5000th Sailor FleetBroadband terminal since deliveries started in December 2007. The 5000th terminal, a Sailor 500 FleetBroadband, is a major milestone for Thrane & Thrane and was..

Offshore Crane Orders

Cargotec has recently won new orders for MacGregor offshore cranes, demonstrating the buoyancy that still remains in the offshore market. The cranes are destined for three vessels being built for US, Russian and Canadian customers. “Although there has been some..

Contract for New Eco-Friendly PSV

STX Europe has been awarded a contract with Deep Sea Supply for design and building of a Platform Supply Vessel. The new PSV 09 CD design, optimized for eco-drive in all weather conditions, is designed by STX Europe in Ålesund,..

Radio Holland Improves VSAT network

Radio Holland has signed an agreement for the VSAT Ku-band footprint T11N. With this new footprint Radio Holland significantly improves its network for VSAT. The extension adds to the strategic priority of Radio Holland to provide seamless global coverage of..

HotModule Fuel Cell On Viking Lady

September 2009 saw the initial operation of the first high temperature fuel cell to be run on board of a ship, within the FellowSHIP research project (Fuel Cells for Low Emission Ships). The HotModule supplied by the Tognum subsidiary MTU..

Furuno’s New VSAT Antenna

Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. has announced that its new, high-performance Ku-band VSAT antenna for satellite-based maritime broadband communications will be introduced to the market in the first quarter of 2010. This development is brought about through close technical collaboration between..

New Americas DNV Regional Manager

DNV has appointed Kenneth Vareide as the new regional manager responsible for maritime and offshore class operations in North and South America. Mr Vareide has held several senior management positions within DNV.

Five Star Quality

Cyprus based shipowning companies Intership Navigation Co. Ltd. (ISN) and Athena Marine Co. Ltd. have received the GL Excellence – 5 Stars certificate of classification society Germanischer Lloyd (GL). The certificate is awarded for the introduction of highest and up-to-date..

Fourteen Vessel Fleet Complete

Austal is celebrating the completion of fourteen high speed passenger ferries for Hong Kong’s Venetian Marketing Services Limited (VMSL) following the successful, on-schedule delivery of the final four vessels. Recognizable for their exciting electric blue livery, each of the 47.5m..

Fisheries Project FarSounder & TNO

FarSounder recently concluded an initial series of joint tests with The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO). The tests took place off a local pier in Rhode Island using the new FarSounder FS-3 Wideband Sonar as an advanced tool..

Emergency Drive System

Steyr Motors newly developed emergency drive system – EDS – is a mechanical emergency drive system for Steyr Motors’s electronically controlled marine diesel engines. This Steyr option has been developed specifically to satisfy the highest requirements of life and rescue..

Northern Lights Launches Upgraded Website

The new www.northern-lights.com website will provide visitors with an entirely new interface to view Northern Lights’ line of marine- and land-based diesel generator sets and Lugger propulsion engines. While popular features like product specifications, comprehensive literature and up-to-date dealer locations..

Cargotec Strengthens Global Support

As part of Cargotec‘s strategy to strengthen its global service network, the company has opened up new service stations in Zeebrugge in Belgium, Esbjerg in Denmark, Liverpool in the United Kingdom, Cadiz and Ferrol in Spain, Kaohsiung in Taiwan, and..

New Insulation Manual

Rockwool Marine & Offshore has introduced a new comprehensive insulation Technical Guidelines manual. The manual offers information and guidelines for the installation process, recommendations for fire, acoustic and thermal insulation and it offers an overview of the product range and..

Non-Profit Counter-Piracy Organization

Claimed to be a step-change for the international maritime industry’s escalating war against piracy, the Merchant Maritime Warfare Centre (MMWC), a UK based, non-profit organization staffed by experienced maritime security specialists has just opened its doors.

Lloyd’s List Global Award For Intersleek 900

International Paint Ltd. are proud to announce that the fluoropolymer foul release coating, Intersleek 900 has won a prestigious Lloyd’s List Global Award in the Clean Seas Category 2009. The Clean Seas Award, sponsored by the Bahamas Maritime Authority, honours..

Trinidad and Tobago Order Passenger Ferry Fleet

In its third significant commercial order for the year, Austal will design and construct four 41m high speed passenger catamaran ferries for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Designed to carry 405 passengers at a speed of approximately 37 knots,..

Far Samson Sails With Autoload Stability Software

Autoship Systems Corporation (ASC) of Vancouver, Canada is pleased to announce Farstad Shipping‘s Ship of the Year, Far Samson sails with Autoload onboard stability software. Far Samson is a construction support vessel with a length of 121.5 m and a..