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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..

Wärtsilä Retrofit Will Reduce Environmental Impact

The technology group Wärtsilä will carry out an important retrofitting project aimed at lessening the environmental footprint of a ferry operating on the Wadden Sea, a UNESCO World Heritage listed area in the south eastern end of the North Sea…

Magirus Presents World’s First Gas-powered Fire Engine

Magirus has unveiled the world’s first CNG-powered (compressed natural gas) fire-fighting vehicle, the Compact class (H)LF 10. This ground breaking fire engine is the latest addition to the Brand’s “Innovative Drive Line” series which sees the development and application of..

Europort 2019 – Special Ships, Smart Solutions

The countdown has begun for one of Europe’s biggest maritime events: Europort 2019 opens its doors on Tuesday 5 November for an action-packed four days filled with company stands, conferences, master classes, networking, matchmaking events, awards ceremonies and much more…

GTMaritime Protects Onboard Cyber Security in Record Numbers

GTMaritime has seen exceptional growth in the use of its secure, maritime optimised email software and other cyber-security solutions as vessel owners and operators step up a gear to harden onboard networks and protect their ships from digital threats. Many..

ABB to Bring Autonomous Technology to the Port of Singapore

ABB has signed a landmark contract with Singaporean shipyard Keppel Offshore & Marine to enable autonomous tug operation in 2020. ABB, in collaboration with Keppel O&M’s technology arm, Keppel Marine and Deepwater Technology (KMDTech), will jointly develop the technology for..

Deltamarin Signs Design Contracts with Merima

Deltamarin has signed two design contracts with Merima, a Finland-based company providing turnkey interior solutions for passenger vessels. The contracts cover HVAC and interior design for Merima’s turnkey areas aboard the ferry newbuildings for Tallink and Kvarken Link. The ships..

Schottel Delivers Propulsion Units for World’s First Emission-Free Push Boat

The innovative Elektra push boat, ordered by Berlin harbour’s warehousing and logistics firm BEHALA and developed at the Department of Design and Operation of Maritime Systems at the Technical University of Berlin, will be equipped with rudder propellers from the..

The Race for the Digital Shipyard

Shipbuilders, private vessel owners and ministries of defense around the world are mandating and investing heavily in transformational digital technology that will press time, costs and risks out of vessel design and fabrication. This rush towards the global shipyard is..

Grand Block Ceremony for Nexans Aurora

Nexans has hosted the grand block ceremony for their new cable installation vessel, Nexans Aurora. The vessel will be completed at Ulstein Verft in Norway. The grand blocks for the hull are currently being assembled at CRIST, Poland, and representatives..

MSC Cruises Orders Thordon’s Water-Lubricated Propeller Shaft Bearing

Thordon Bearings has received an order to supply a water-lubricated propeller shaft bearing solution to Fincantieri’s Monfalcone shipyard for installation to MSC Seashore, the third Seaside Class cruiseship to which Thordon’s COMPAC system has been specified. As part of a..

IADC Safety Award 2019 for Boskalis’ Floating Line Connecting System

During the International Association of Dredging Companies AGM in New Delhi, IADC President Frank Verhoeven announced the Safety Award 2019 winner: Boskalis with its Floating Line Connecting System. Boskalis was one of fourteen nominees. Connecting floating pipes is an operation..

PSA Marine signs frame agreement with Hydroniq Coolers

PSA Marine has awarded Hydroniq Coolers a frame agreement which makes the Norwegian technology company the shipowner’s supplier of seawater cooling systems. Under the frame agreement, which is valid for two years, Hydroniq Coolers will supply its Pleat seawater cooler..

Boskalis Dredger to Test Bio-Fuel Oil

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) and biofuels supplier GoodFuels are set to take the next key step in the ‘Boskalis on Bio’ program for the testing of sustainable bio-fuel oil. Following earlier successful tests with ‘drop-in’ blends of light biofuel..

Spliethoff Orders TWO DP2 B-Types

Spliethoff has recently signed a contract with Mawei Shipyard for the newbuild of two DP2- B-type vessels. The versatile characteristics of Spliethoff’s new B-Type make this vessel unique in the market. This state-of-the-art ship combines the intake of a multi-purpose vessel..

Combi Freighter Bandura Gets Innovative Scrubber from Value Maritime

Noordwijk Ocean Services has signed a contract to outfit their freighter Bandura with the new exhaust gas cleaning system (EGCS) from Value Maritime. Installation will take place in February 2020. Noordwijk Ocean Services has been operating mv Bandura since December..

18m Fire-Floats For Bangladesh

Robert Allan Ltd. has delivered a design of two unique fire-floats to Khulna Shipyard Ltd in Bangladesh. The boats will measure 18.9m by 5.3m with a special hard chine semi-displacement hull designed for river service and fitted with twin open..