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Hydroniq’s Coolers to Sølvtrans Vessel

Norwegian shipbuilder Myklebust Verft has awarded Hydroniq Coolers a contract to deliver a hull-integrated seawater cooling system to a vessel the yard is building for wellboat company Sølvtrans. Hydroniq Coolers will equip the wellboat with its Rack seawater cooling system…

Keel-laying of Second Global Class Ship

The keel-laying of the second 208,000 gross ton Global Class ship for Dream Cruises took place today at MV WERFTEN in Rostock. The midship section of the Global Class ship is being produced in Rostock. The transfer of the first..

Schottel Wins New Tugboat Propulsion Contract

Schottel has secured a contract with Cheoy Lee Shipyards, Hong Kong, for the supply of propulsion units for a total of four azimuth stern drive (ASD) tugs. Each of the new vessels ordered by Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) will be..

Inmarsat Launches Fleet LTE Service in the North Sea

Global mobile satellite communications specialist Inmarsat will extend its service portfolio for customers with the launch of Fleet LTE, following an agreement with subsea fibre and offshore LTE network operator, Tampnet. The new service which is primarily aimed at offshore..

Wärtsilä Solutions to Make New State-Of-The-Art Vessels Super-Efficient

Technology group Wärtsilä has been selected to supply a comprehensive package of solutions for two new state-of-the-art vessels being built for the Netherlands-based shipping company Spliethoff. The ships are under construction at the Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding yard in China. The..

Wight Shipyard’s Largest Export Order of Four Vessels

UK shipbuilder Wight Shipyard has secured an order for four fast ferries from Malta’s tourism Leaders, Captain Morgan. The order consists of four new build vessels, two 20m and two 33m catamarans, all to be designed by One2Three Naval Architects. They..

Royal IHC and Breman Machinery Agree on Exclusive Cooperation

Royal IHC and Breman Machinery have signed an agreement to cooperate on building complex and steel structures with high tolerances and high precision as part of the tender to replace the Royal Netherlands Navy’s Walrus-class submarines. IHC is competing in..

CSSC Marine Service Offers Engine Start Solution for Low-Sulphur Fuels

CSSC Marine Service (CMS), the worldwide equipment service subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corp (CSSC), is using its network of service stations to deliver a retrofit solution to engine starting problems that may occur with less viscous low-sulphur fuels. Some..

Midship Section of Global Dream Arrives at MV Werften Wismar

The transfer of the 216m long centrepiece of cruise vessel Global Dream from Rostock-Warnemünde to Wismar has been completed. Thousands of onlookers watched the hull arrive safely at the MV Werften Wismar location where it will be assembled and fitted..

DEME’s Orion at Liebherr Factory in Rostock

Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock announces the arrival of DEME’s offshore vessel Orion. The large-scale project is thus entering the next exciting phase – the erection of the biggest offshore crane Liebherr Maritime Cranes has ever constructed, the HLC 295000. The Orion reached..

Hull Cleaner ECOsubsea Allowed to Operate in Dutch Ports

Robotic hull cleaning system ECOsubsea has been given approval to operate in the Port of Rotterdam. National regulatory body, Rijkswaterstaat has given the Norwegian company the green light to start offering hull cleaning services to vessels at all Dutch Ports..

DEME and Royal IHC Launch TSHD Meuse River

DEME and Royal IHC have successfully launched the 7,950m³ trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Meuse River. The ceremony took place at IHC’s shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel, the Netherlands. Meuse River has the same innovative design as the award..

Dredging in Figures

The dredging industry’s annual turnover of the world’s open markets was estimated at EUR 5.1 billion in 2018. The International Association of Dredging Companies released its annual report, which focuses on the state of the dredging industry in 2018 and..


Zero-Emission Offshore Operations

Ulstein’s vision is to create tomorrow’s solutions for sustainable marine operations. Recently, DNV GL identified the five most promising alternative fuels for shipping, with hydrogen as the ultimate zero-emission solution. Ulstein’s first hydrogen powered ship design is now market-ready, offering..

Europort Attracts International Visitors in Record Numbers

Special ship markets in recovery and real progress on maritime digitalisation brought a feelgood finale to Europort 2019. The biennial conference and exhibition attracted 26,076 visitors for an energetic week of events at Rotterdam Ahoy in the first week of November…

Lloyd Werft Tackles Annual Artania Overhaul

Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven is expecting Phoenix Reisen’s 213m long cruise ship Artania to arrive in its Kaiserdock II for a stay lasting about three weeks. Along with routine class work more than 250 cabins will be overhauled by the owner…

Unique Virtualisation & Visualisation Platform for the Maritime Industry

Alewijnse has introduced a unique virtualisation and visualisation platform for use on trailing suction hopper dredgers. The solution can also be applied to other vessels and brings numerous advantages. The AIViVi system has already been successfully installed on several DEME’s..

Service Agreement Between Heila Cranes and Albwardy Damen

Heila Cranes entered into a service agreement with Albwardy Damen to extend the provided service to Damen’s customers in the Middle East. The agreement was signed at Europort exhibition in Rotterdam. Dario Ricci, CEO of Heila Group: “As a marine..

Affordable Crew Communications Now Available to All Vessels

Keeping in touch at sea, even in an emergency, is now easier and affordable – thanks to a new lightweight satellite communication terminal. Thuraya MarineStar, unveiled at Europort 2019 in Rotterdam, blends robust design with unprecedented functionality to provide flawless..

GTMaritime Takes Cyber Security Award at Smart4Sea Europort 2019

Data and communications solutions company GTMaritime has won the Smart4Sea Award 2019 for Cyber Security, after a public vote recognised GTMailPlus as the product making the most noteworthy contribution to cyber security in shipping this year. The prestigious award goes..

Navimon Confirms Order for Three New Longliners

Sem Sodil subsidiary and the first shipowner in New Caledonia Navimon has ordered an additional three Longliners from Piriou. Between 1998 and 2000, the shipyard originally built Navimon’s eight 20.7 metre longliners dedicated to tuna longline fishing in the New..

Wes Amelie to Run on Synthetic Natural Gas

MAN Energy Solutions and Wessels Marine GmbH have announced a technical showcase whereby the 2017-retrofitted ‘Wes Amelie’, a 1,036-teu feeder container ship, will use liquefied Synthetic Natural Gas (SNG) produced from renewable electrical energy as drop-in fuel. The companies are cooperating..

Jan De Nul Is Aiming for 100% Renewable Fuel

Jan De Nul Group carries out dredging work in the Benelux with 100% renewable fuel. With this, the company is further committing itself to immediately and considerably reducing its CO₂ emissions. Trailing suction hopper dredger Alexander von Humboldt will from..

Optimarin Targets Benelux Growth with Sandfirden

Optimarin has signed an agreement with Sandfirden Technics to consolidate its existing foothold in the key Benelux regional market. Sandfirden, a respected Netherlands-based supplier of equipment and services to the maritime industry, will become the sole regional agent for the..

Stena Estrid Successfully Completes Sea trials

Stena Line has announced that Stena Estrid, the first of five vessels being built for the leading ferry company in China, has successfully completed her sea trials in China’s Yellow Sea. Following three days of extensive testing, the new vessel..