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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..

Japanese Partnership Launches Electric Tugboat

Tugboat operator Tokyo Kisen and e5 Lab have jointly developed the new concept design of “e5 Tug,” electric propulsion harbour tugboat. The tug is equipped with a propulsion system running on the e5 powertrain platform, which utilises a large-capacity battery..


Damen Delivers Third Fast Crew Supplier 2710 to High Speed Transfers

The delivery of the third Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2710 bought by Swansea, UK-based High Speed Transfers has taken place at Damen Shipyards Antalya. Named HST Harri, she joins the HST Hudson, delivered in May 2018, and the HST Sofia,..


Boskalis Awarded Taiwan Offshore Windfarm Project and Announces New Crane Vesselft 2

Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) together with Taiwanese partner Hwa Chi Construction have been awarded the foundation scope for the Taiwanese Changfang and Xidao offshore wind farm (CFXD OWF) project owned by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP). The project includes the transportation..

Viking Glory is One of the Most Climate-Smart Passenger Ships

Thanks to its advanced solutions and technical innovations, M/S Viking Glory will be one of the most climate-smart passenger ships in the world. It is estimated that the ship will consume up to 10% less fuel than M/S Viking Grace,..

Damen Signs Contract for Third ASD Tug 200

Damen Shipyards Group signed a contract with Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KS&EW) for the materials package of a third ASD Tug 2009 under the Damen Technical Cooperation (DTC). The order follows a contract of two ASD Tugs 2009 signed..

Sperry Marine Unveils CompassNet Upgrade

Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine has enhanced its compass retrofit capability with the release of CompassNet 1.2, creating an open platform for heading management which combines multiple heading inputs, including from third party compasses. The latest version of CompassNet dramatically reduces..

Kohler Adds Powerful New Generators to its Commercial Marine Offering

Kohler has expanded its line-up of marine generators for commercial applications with the introduction of the 350EOZCS/300EFOZCS and 500EOZCS/450FOZCS. These new diesel workhorses feature powerful Scania 13L and 16L engines as well as sealed, double-bearing alternators to deliver reliable performance..

Alfa Laval Aalborg Boiler and LNG Propulsion

Alfa Laval is not an engine maker, but is nonetheless playing a key role in the move towards LNG propulsion. Alfa Laval technologies and expertise – especially in the area of boilers – are enabling marine vessels to deal with..

Latest Damen Patrol Vessels Have Arrived in Nigeria

The latest additions to the modern and diverse fleet operated by Homeland Integrated Offshore Services (Homeland IOS) have arrived safely in Nigeria and are now being prepared for their first assignments. The addition of these vessels brings improved capability to..