ShipBuilding Industry News
Leading marine operations software company Helm Operations announced today that it has been acquired by Toronto-based Volaris Group Inc. Volaris specializes in strengthening and growing technology companies and is a leader in the marine software space.
With maize export being a key product for the USA’s economy, it’s vital that this transport network operates efficiently. Svendborg Brakes’ SOBO iQ braking system delivers intelligent, reliable braking for some of the busiest barge-unloading conveyors on the river network.
As digitalisation continues to reshape the maritime industry, the first commercial autonomous vessels are due to launch in the next several years. To help build a safety culture around these new technologies, DNV GL has released a new class guideline..
Royal IHC has secured a contract from Belgium-based DEME for the design and build of four new vessels. The order consists of a copy of the recently delivered 8,400m3 trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Scheldt River, a 2,300m3 TSHD, and..
On 20 August 2018, the first LNG dual-fueled handysize bulk carrier in the world –M/V Haaga has been delivered to her Finnish shipowner ESL Shipping from Jinling Shipyard in Nanjing, China. The Finnish hybrid solutions company WE Tech equips its..
The next Nobiskrug advances state of the art with new technology features reflecting owner’s focus on minimizing environmental impact Nobiskrug’s Project 790 is one of the first yachts built under the new strict IMO Tier III emissions regulations.
Bakker Sliedrecht Again Involved in Building Offshore Support Vessel Bibby WaveMaster Horizon by Damen
After the successful commissioning of Service Operations Vessel (SOV) Bibby WaveMaster 1, Damen Shipyards started building its successor Bibby WaveMaster Horizon, purpose-built for the transfer and accommodation of support and maintenance engineers at offshore wind farms. Electrical system integrator Bakker..
In September, around a hundred international maritime professionals took part in the annual Maritime Charity Golf Event, organised by Yellow & Finch Publishers in favour of the CliniClowns.
The dream of cutting all emissions in the energy supply and drives is taking shape in different industries. Lithium-ion batteries play here an essential role. They provide excellent advantages in terms of service life, costs, safety and efficiency. But their..
The expanding line of diesel marine generators from Kohler now ranges up to 500kW while remaining compliant with the latest emission requirements. The company’s innovative generators are ideally suited to global installations in transient applications and integrate a variety of..
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 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.
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..
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 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..
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.
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, 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..
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.
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.
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.
Japan-headquartered Nippon Paint Marine has introduced what is thought the world’s first biocide-free, low friction self-polishing copolymer (SPC) antifouling technology.
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.
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..