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  • Conversion of Container Ship to Dual-Fuel Operation

    Conversion of Container Ship to Dual-Fuel Operation

    6th October 2017

    In September 2017 MAN Dr Uwe Lauber, CEO of MAN Diesel & Turbo, presented Gerd Wessels, Managing Owner of Wessels Reederei with a take-over certificate marking the formal conclusion of the Wes Amelie LNG conversion project. Gerd Wessels said: “This…

  • Damen equips Multi Cat for shallow water dredging duties

    Damen equips Multi Cat for shallow water dredging duties

    5th October 2017

    Damen Shipyards Group has delivered a Multi Cat 1908 to Murjan Al-Sharq Marine Services. Adding shallow-water dredging capacity to the abilities of this already multi-faceted platform, Damen has fitted the vessel out with a Damen DOP Submersible Dredge Pump 250.…

  • Cammell Laird welcomes shipbuilding boost

    Cammell Laird welcomes shipbuilding boost

    3rd October 2017

    British shipbuilder, and diverse engineering service provider, Cammell Laird has welcomed Sir Michael Fallon Secretary of State for Defence on a visit to the yard at the end of September 2017. The company said during the visit it intends to…

  • SAL Heavy Lift returns to German Flag

    SAL Heavy Lift returns to German Flag

    2nd October 2017

    On 25 September 2017 SAL Heavy Lift announced that six of its vessels will be flying the German flag. The first will be Svenja, followed by Trina, Anne-Sofie, Regine, Maria and Wiebka. With the home port of Hamburg, the city…

  • New cable layer of Norwegian design

    New cable layer of Norwegian design

    29th September 2017

    The profile of cable laying ships has changed significantly over the decades and a 113.1m by 21.5m vessel being built by Sri Lanka’s Colombo Dockyard for Japan’s Kokusai Cable Ship Co. Ltd is a case in point. Designed by Norway’s…

  • Saga Cruises expands fleet with second new build ship

    Saga Cruises expands fleet with second new build ship

    26th September 2017

    On 22 September 2017 Saga Cruises confirmed plans to extend its fleet of new build ships with a second new cruise ship. Spirit of Adventure is expected to be delivered in Summer 2020, joining the Spirit of Discovery which sails…

  • New maritime growth in Lowestoft

    New maritime growth in Lowestoft

    23rd September 2017

    Britain’s largest independent ship repairer and marine engineering services provider Burgess Marine has announced further growth in East Anglia as the Lowestoft maritime sector booms. The firm acquired the Small & Co shipyard on Commercial Road in Lowestoft in October…

  • ROG Ship Repair completes work FPSO Bluewater

    ROG Ship Repair completes work FPSO Bluewater

    22nd September 2017

    When a Floating Production & Storage Offshore (FPSO) vessel was being towed from Europe to the Middle East, and encountered problematic weather conditions, Holland’s ROG Ship Repair came to the rescue. The 89,184dwt 248.1 m FPSO Aoka Mizu (Japanese for…

  • Successful Conversion of Container Ship to Dual-Fuel Operation

    Successful Conversion of Container Ship to Dual-Fuel Operation

    20th September 2017

    MAN Diesel & Turbo recently announced the formal conclusion of Wes Amelie LNG conversion project. Gerd Wessels said: “This pioneering project marks a milestone in the European container feeder market, and MAN has proven that existing engines can be converted…

  • Polsteam operates narrow-beambed bulkers

    Polsteam operates narrow-beambed bulkers

    19th September 2017

    Much of the world’s maritime industry has been rushing to take advantage of the larger locks at the Panama Canal by building wider ships but one Polish company is continuing to operate narrow-beamed tonnage across the North Atlantic to trade…