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  • Wärtsilä’s hybrid solution for bulk carriers

    Wärtsilä’s hybrid solution for bulk carriers

    16th July 2019

    The technology group Wärtsilä has achieved a new technology benchmark with the introduction of the marine sector’s first hybrid installation for a bulk carrier. This innovative system will be installed on the bulk carrier Paolo Topicbuilt at Onomichi Dockyard in…

  • Damen signs maintenance contract with  Netherlands Ministry of Defence

    Damen signs maintenance contract with Netherlands Ministry of Defence

    14th July 2019

    On 11 July 2019 Damen Shipyards Den Helder signed a midlife upkeep (MLU) contract with the Netherlands Ministry of Defence. With this contract, support ship HNLMS Pelikaan, along with hydrographic survey vessels HNLMS Snellius and HNLMS Luymes, all of the Royal Netherlands Navy, are heading…

  • New Boilers Ordered for the Iconic Paddle Steamer Waverley

    New Boilers Ordered for the Iconic Paddle Steamer Waverley

    12th July 2019

    Two new steam boilers have been ordered for Paddle Steamer Waverley following the decision two months ago to withdraw the iconic steamship from service. Following the shock announcement that Waverley needs new boilers to sail again a major appeal was…

  • Damen Shiprepair completes maintenance on OSV Deep Arctic

    Damen Shiprepair completes maintenance on OSV Deep Arctic

    10th July 2019

    Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam has bid farewell to the Diving Support Vessel Deep Arctic following a significant maintenance stopover, a substantial proportion of which was spent in dry dock. It was an exceptionally complex project with a total of 2198 work…

  • New Bulk Carrier design to meet environmental targets

    New Bulk Carrier design to meet environmental targets

    8th July 2019

    The technology group Wärtsilä, Japanese ship builder Oshima Shipbuilding, and the classification society DNV GL have delivered the first results of their joint industry development project. At the recent Nor-Shipping exhibition held in Norway, the project partners announced a next-generation…

  • Multraship holds naming ceremony for two new Damen tugs

    Multraship holds naming ceremony for two new Damen tugs

    6th July 2019

    Dutch towage company and maritime services provider Multraship Towage & Salvage has carried out christening ceremonies at its home port of Terneuzen in the Netherlands for its two new Damen-built tugs – one of which is the first IMO Tier…

  • Viking Jupiter maiden call at Tilbury

    Viking Jupiter maiden call at Tilbury

    4th July 2019

    Viking Ocean Cruises’ 47,861gt Viking Jupiter, delivered on 7 February 2019 from Fincantieri in Ancona, made her maiden call at Greenwich on the River Thames on 28 June. The ship stayed at anchor until the night of 1 July as scheduled,…

  • Port of Tyne positive performance for 2018

    Port of Tyne positive performance for 2018

    1st July 2019

    The Port of Tyne in North East England saw adjusted pre-tax profits increase to £2.1 million and turnover rise by 22 per cent to £57.5 million in 2018, with almost all existing business streams seeing an improvement in performance. As…

  • Stena Line’s Able Seamen Volunteer for Mercy Ships

    Stena Line’s Able Seamen Volunteer for Mercy Ships

    30th June 2019

    After a successful volunteer program in 2018, two more employees are preparing for a three-month adventure, joining the Mercy Ships hospital ship ‘Africa Mercy’. In addition to fundraising and raising awareness for the humanitarian NGO, Stena Line also aims to…