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Wärtsilä Introduces Marine Version of 31SG Pure Gas Engine

The technology group Wärtsilä launches the Wärtsilä 31SG pure gas engine for marine market applications. It is based on the successful Wärtsilä 31 product platform. The diesel version of the engine has been recognised by Guinness World Records as being..

City of Nantes Launches Hydrogen Shuttle

A new hydrogen fuel cell catamaran is now operational as a shuttle in the French city of Nantes. The Jules Verne 2 is a French first in terms of water transport because it is powered by two hydrogen fuel cells…

Van Wijngaarden Marine Services Orders First Damen Multi Cat DP1

Van Wijngaarden Marine Services has placed an order with Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld for a Damen Multi Cat 3013, to be named KILSTROOM. Until now, the company had ordered only from the Shoalbuster range. This new order allows Van Wijngaarden Marine..

ABB Electric Propulsion Installed On Bulk Carrier

ABB enters new market segment with order to install Azipod electric propulsion on board two dry bulk carriers from Germany’s largest bulk carrier company Oldendorff Carriers. Two self-unloading dry cargo trans-shipment units will be the first bulk carriers in the..


C-Job Naval Architects Appoints VP Engineering and VP Sales

C-Job Naval Architects today announces that Mario Gitte has been appointed Vice President Engineering and Edward Verweij has been named Vice President Sales. Together they will be the executive management team that will run the company’s new branch office in..


New Cooperation Schottel and Ulstein

Ulstein and Schottel will start cooperating to take the next step in automation and digitalisation within marine operations. The former Ulstein subsidiary, Ulstein Blue CTRL, will continue as an independent company under the name Blue CTRL. Both Ulstein and Schottel..

Wight Shipyard

Wight Shipyard Breaks into the Windfarm Market

Wight Shipyard (WSC) is breaking into the Windfarm Support Vessel (WFSV) market with the launch of its new Vortisea brand. The Vortisea brand, designed in collaboration with Australia’s Incat Crowther, is specifically geared towards European and UK windfarms, particularly those..

VARD Taps TMC for Viking Cruises Compressors

VARD has awarded TMC Compressors of the Seas (TMC) to supply the marine compressed air system for two cruise ships the Norwegian shipbuilder is constructing for Viking Cruises. TMC’s scope of work is to deliver a complete marine compressed air..

Speakers Confirmed for TMS Tanker Conference 2019

Preparations for The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference, which takes place in Dubai, at The Atlantis, the Palm, on 22 October this year, are rapidly gathering momentum. A top-class line-up of speakers and panellists has been confirmed, ensuring the event will..

ExxonMobil Launches Mobilgard M420 Oil

ExxonMobil has added Mobilgard M420 to its range of marine lubricants. Mobilgard M420 is a 20 BN oil that has been rigorously tested specifically for use in medium speed engines using fuels that comply with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO)..

Oshima Shipbuilding and DNV GL Sign Strategic Cooperation

Spurred by the IMO strategy to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, Oshima Shipbuilding and classification society DNV GL have signed a long-term strategic cooperation to conduct research and development together on new bulk carrier designs. The first design to result..

JRC Europe Appoints Marineq in Russia

JRC Europe has strengthened its influence on the Russian market by concluding a partnership agreement with Marineq.  Marineq is now the official representative of JRC in Russia and other CIS countries and will supply radio and navigation equipment (including spare..

Sonihull Appoints New Non-Executive Director

NRG Marine, the manufacturer of ultrasonic anti-fouling technology, has appointed Darren R Jones as a Non-Executive Director. Jones’ appointment reflects the strong growth of the Sonihull brand within the Leisure Boating, Commercial Marine, Offshore Oil & Gas, and Aquaculture sectors as..

Fincantieri and Naval Group Sign JV Agreement

Fincantieri and Naval Group signed the Alliance Cooperation Agreement, which sets out the operational terms for the incorporation of a 50/50 owned joint venture. The agreement, which follows the approval by the Boards of Directors of the two companies, embodies the..

Sovcomflot and VEB.RF Sign Agreements for MR Tankers

Sovcomflot and VEB.RF Group announced the signing of agreements at the St.Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). VEB Leasing will finance the construction of three new LNG-fuelled MR tankers. Sovcomflot initially placed the order for these three tankers with the Zvezda Shipyard..


Nor-Shipping 2019 Sets New Records

Organisers have revealed that the latest Nor-Shipping was the most successful ever, with a record number of delegates attending the Lillestrøm-based exhibition halls and associated activities in Oslo. In all, almost 50,000 people participated in Nor-Shipping 2019 official events between..

"K" Line

“K” Line Signs for up to 50 Automated Kites from Airseas

After two years of close technical and business cooperation, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (“K” Line) announces a 20-year agreement with Airseas to install and service one ship with Seawing, an automated kite based on parafoil technology used to tow commercial ships..

European Tugowners Conference

The second Autumn European Tugowners Conference will take place during Europort 2019. On the 7th of November, the congress will focus on Europort’s theme Smart Business. The aim of this half day conference will be to investigate the business models that..

Safety4Sea Europort Awards

Safety4Sea & Europort are delighted to announce the Safety4Sea Europort Awards within the scope of fostering Safe, Smart, Green & Sustainable Shipping. The process to be employed is a combination of open nomination and vote while the winners announcement and..

Nor-Shipping 2019: Area for Ocean Solutions

From 4 to 7 June 2019, Nor-Shipping is taking place across a series of venues in Oslo and Lillestrøm. This exhibition and event programme attracts close to 1,000 exhibiting companies and around 35,000 visiting delegates from 75 different nations annually.

Subsea 7 and Royal IHC Launch Seven Vega

On Saturday 25 May 2019, Subsea 7 and Royal IHC successfully launched the fully integrated reel-lay vessel Seven Vega. The ceremony took place at IHC’s shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel, The Netherlands, and was performed by Monica Th. Bjørkmann,..

Australian shipbuilder Incat has secured a contract to build the world’s largest aluminium ship.

Incat Secures Contract For World’s Largest Aluminium Vessel

Australian shipbuilder Incat Tasmania Pty Ltd will build the 130m-long ferry for long standing customer, Buquebus to operate between Argentina and Uruguay. The completed vessel will be the largest aluminium ferry ever built and the ninth vessel for Incat’s valued South American..

3d printing shipbuilding

New Collaboration to Support Advances in 3D Printing

DNV GL and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) are supporting academic advances in additive manufacturing – the process of 3D printing – for the maritime, oil and gas and other industries, through a four-year research collaboration agreement.

Kohler Adds Powerful New Generators to its Commercial Marine Offering

Kohler, a global leader in power systems, has expanded its lineup 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,..

Maritime Charity Golf Event

Maritime Charity Golf Event Raises EUR 6,350

Thursday 16 May, around 90 international maritime professionals took part in the annual Maritime Charity Golf Event, organised by Yellow & Finch Publishers in favour of the Nationaal Fonds Kinderhulp (national childcare fund). This was the ninth edition of the..