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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.

Thordon Study Reveals True Cost of Operating Oil-Lubricated Shaft Systems

Thordon Study Reveals True Cost of Operating Oil-Lubricated Shaft Systems

Thordon Bearings has published a study highlighting the commercial and environmental benefits of seawater-lubricated propeller shaft bearing arrangements, indicating that shipowners can make substantial operational savings by giving up the outdated oil lubricated shaft.  

Raytheon Anschütz unveiled a new suite of navigational software, designed for intuitive operation and enhanced with smart functionality. The new Radar NX and ECDIS NX software complete the Synapsis NX series of innovative bridge navigation systems.

Raytheon Unveils New Navigational Software

Raytheon Anschütz unveiled a new suite of navigational software, designed for intuitive operation and enhanced with smart functionality. The new Radar NX and ECDIS NX software complete the Synapsis NX series of innovative bridge navigation systems.

At 204,000 gross ton and 2,500 suites and cabins, she will be the largest cruise ship ever built in Germany, with the most advanced digital technology.

MV WERFTEN Lays Keel for the First ‘Global Class’ Ship for Dream Cruises

The keel laying ceremony for Dream Cruises’ Global-Class flagship took place at MV WERFTEN’s Rostock shipyard today. The first section measuring 22m long, 26m wide and weighing 410t, about half of the full keel, marks the start of construction of..

DNV GL and DSIC Signed JDP to Develop LNG Fuelled 23,000 TEU Ultra Large Container Vessel

DNV GL and DSIC Signed JDP to Develop LNG Fuelled 23,000 TEU Ultra Large Container Vessel

At SMM 2018 Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company Ltd. (DSIC) and classification society DNV GL announced the signing of a joint development project (JDP) agreement to develop a new 23,000 TEU LNG fuelled ultra large container vessel (ULCV). The JDP is focused on..

Marlink launches unique real-time cyber threat detection solution at SMM 2018

Marlink launches unique real-time cyber threat detection solution

Marlink unveiled Cyber Detection, a unique and intelligent threat detection solution for the maritime industry at SMM 2018, as part of its fully integrated ship and shore-based Cyber Guard portfolio. Cyber Guard enables Marlink customers to protect, detect and resolve..

New Condition Monitoring Solutions Set to Reduce OPEX and Maximise Equipment Uptime

Kongsberg’s New Condition Monitoring Solutions Set to Reduce OPEX

Improving asset performance, ensuring safe operating conditions for engines and rotating equipment and reducing operational expenditure (OPEX) through precise predictive maintenance top the agenda as Kongsberg Maritime showed its new integrated Condition Monitoring solutions portfolio for the first time at SMM 2018.

Russia unveils a number of unmanned shipping test projects and implementation of proper regulation

Russia Unveils a Number of Unmanned Shipping Test Projects

The Marinet Conference on the most promising maritime high technologies held at SMM 2018 on 5 September 2018 gathered representatives of international companies and scientific centres. The Conference programme included panel discussions on digital navigation and unmanned shipping as well..

TORM signs a fleet agreement to install Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 Ex systems on 47 product tankers

TORM Signs a Fleet Agreement to Install Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 Ex Systems on 47 Product Tankers

TORM, an international product tanker owner and operator based in Denmark, will retrofit 36 Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 Ex systems within its existing fleet and fit PureBallast 3 Ex systems on 11 newbuilds. Alfa Laval will provide large-flow ballast water..

Floor-drainage connection testing using a WSTEC testing rig. Any flaws in the connection can impact the integrity of the flooring

ACO Marine and Sika Group Cooperate on New Flooring-Drainage Interface Concept

Wastewater management specialist ACO Marine has entered into a cooperation agreement with Switzerland´s Sika Group to optimise the interface connections between onboard drainage scuppers and channels and a vessel’s deck coverings.

ABB launches next-generation DP system, paving the way towards autonomous shipping

ABB Launches Next-Generation DP System

The ABB Ability Marine Pilot Control dynamic positioning (DP) system simplifies ship maneuvering with an intuitive touchscreen-based user interface and enables safer, more efficient ship operations.

Left Muneyuki Koike (Furuno) and right Erik van der Noordaa (Radio Holland Group).

Furuno and Radio Holland Prolong Distributorship Agreements

Furuno and Radio Holland prolonged their partnership with distributorship agreements. The senior management of both companies signed the agreements during SMM in Hamburg. The companies have been working together in the global maritime market for more than 55 years.

Nippon Paint Marine Introduces World's First Biocide Free SPC Antifouling

Nippon Paint Marine Introduces World’s First Biocide Free SPC Antifouling

Japan-headquartered Nippon Paint Marine has introduced what is thought the world’s first biocide-free, low friction self-polishing copolymer (SPC) antifouling technology.

Stena Line's Head of AI Lars Carlsson and Senior Master Jan Sjöström discussing the new AI-model onboard Stena Scandinavica

Stena Line introduces first AI-assisted ferry

As a central part of Stena Line’s efforts to reduce fuel consumption and minimise environmental impact, the company is now running a pilot study where artificial intelligence technology is implemented on board vessels. 

SMM 2018: Maritime Sector Shows Strength and Innovative Power

Looking Back at SMM Hamburg 2018

The SMM 2018 trade fair brought together around 50,000 industry visitors from more than 120 countries, once again highlighting its importance as the leading international maritime trade fair. Under the motto “Trends in SMMart Shipping”, the fair focused on digitalisation..

DNV GL awards AiP to Jiangnan Shipbuilding Company for 175K CBM Mark III Flex LNG Carrier “LNG JUMBO”

DNV GL Awards AiP to Jiangnan Shipbuilding Company

Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO of DNV GL – Maritime, presented Lin Ou, Chairman of Jiangnan Shipbuilding Company Ltd (Jiangnan Shipyard), with an approval in principle (AiP) for the LNG Jumbo, a new Flex LNG carrier design, at the SMM trade fair..

Eddy Huisman appointed as new Managing Director of Tijssen Elektro Maritime

Tijssen Elektro Maritime Appoints Eddy Huisman as New Managing Director

The Board of Directors of the Tijssen Group is very pleased to announce the appointment of Eddy Huisman as the new Managing Director of Tijssen Elektro Maritime. He takes over from Pedro Kappen, who will be active as chairman of..

PSA Marine Takes Delivery of Two New Superhero Tugs

PSA Marine Takes Delivery of Two New Superhero Tugs

In August, 2018, PSA Marine Singapore took delivery of RAmparts 3200ASD tugs PSA Thor and PSA Hulkof Robert Allan Ltd. design, built at PaxOcean Engineering Zhuhai Co., Ltd. This evolved RAmparts hull form is developed to provide ship assist in the berthing and..

Radio Holland performs two bridge upgrades for boutique cruise line Windstar

Radio Holland performs two bridge upgrades for Windstar

Radio Holland successfully performed two bridge upgrades for Seattle-based, boutique cruise line Windstar Cruises. The Star Breeze project began on April 7th at Lisbon Dry Dock and was completed just a week later in Lisbon allowing the luxury liner to..

Voith has developed this new kind of tugboat in collaboration with R. Allan Ltd. (RAL) and Novatug B.V.

Voith at SMM Hamburg 2018

Voith will be showcasing its drive concepts at the SMM 2018 in Hamburg. At the Voith booth 203 in hall A4, visitors can find out about the Voith Schneider Propeller (VSP), the Voith Inline Thruster (VIT) or the Voith Linear..

marine generators

Kohler Marine Generators

Kohler commercial marine generators are engineered to perform in the most rugged and demanding conditions, time after time.

Dellner to launch new BUEL STL braking system at SMM 2018

Dellner Launches New BUEL STL Braking Dystem

International brake supplier Dellner Brakes AB is launching a brand new range of ‘plug and play’ electrohydraulic braking systems at this year’s SMM in Hamburg, combining the very best of Swedish and German engineering, from Dellner Brakes and sister company..

WILSON SONS DELIVERS THIRD DAMEN DESIGNED ASD TUG 2411 TO SAAM SMIT TOWAGE IN BRAZIL

Wilson Sons Delivers Third Damen ASD Tug 2411

Wilson Sons Estaleiros has delivered the third Damen designed ASD Tug 2411 to SAAM SMIT Towage in Brazil. The vessel is part of a four-vessel order, the final unit of which the shipyard is on track to deliver according to..

Bakker Sliedrecht and RH Marine partner up to boost scale and innovation

RH Marine and Bakker Sliedrecht Partner Up

Leading maritime system integrators of electrical and automation systems RH Marine and Bakker Sliedrecht have partnered up. By joining forces, both companies can benefit from scaling-up and knowledge exchange and give a boost to innovation, such as ship automation, hybrid..

A 'breakthrough' of a special kind is the world’s only fireproof bulkhead seal for drive shafts. This will be presented at SMM 2018 on the stand of the manufacturer, ProfiSeal.

Fireproof Bulkhead Seal at the SMM in Hamburg

A ‘breakthrough’ of a special kind is the world’s only fireproof bulkhead seal for drive shafts. This will be presented at SMM 2018 on the stand of the manufacturer, ProfiSeal.

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