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  • 3 June 2015

    A whoping € 500 million was invested in 75 Dutch startups in 2014. This high number shows the important role startups play in the Dutch economy. According to StartupDelta, a Dutch organisation which aims to support startups with former European Commissioner Neelie Kroes as figurehead, startups ‘can establish new business models, disrupt vested interests and […]

  • 29 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    A cautious recovery became apparent in the global shipbuilding industry in 2017, especially over the final months of the year. Also the Dutch maritime cluster sees a positive change. “We can be proud of the many orders that our industry has taken in 2017, despite the many challenges faced,” Bas Ort, chair of the Netherlands […]

  • 8 April 2015

    Several years ago, Stichting Masterplan Duurzame Visserij (in English: Foundation Master Plan for Sustainable Fisheries; MDV) was founded to research the possibilities for much needed innovations in the Dutch fishery industry. The objective of the foundation is to develop an economically and environmentally sustainable way to increase possible earnings in the (flatfish) fisheries. At this […]

  • 22 July 2015

    The range of offshore wind vessels owned or managed by
the Dutch is probably more comprehensive than that of any other nation. From purpose-built heavy lift semi-submersibles, ships, barges, and other unique vessels capable of lifting loads, such as transformer platform topsides weighing many hundreds of tonnes to crew transfer vessels at the other end of […]

  • 3 August 2015

    South America has shown consistent growth over the past years. Nothing extreme, but steady and increasing. Unlike Asia, which is susceptible to fluctuation, the South American economy is relatively cocooned. The maritime and offshore industry is up and coming and there is ample opportunity for the Dutch to bring their expertise. Where Brazil was the […]

  • 27 October 2015

    Flinter is one of those companies working towards a sustainable maritime industry, as described in the cooperation agreement signed by MVO Nederland (organisation for corporate social responsibility – CSR) and Maritime by Holland, the Dutch maritime network organisation, in June. Bart Otto, CEO and member of the Maritime by Holland board of directors, considers that […]

  • 6 July 2015

    On 30 April 2015 Carnival Corporation & Plc, owner of nine cruise companies such as Holland America Line, AIDA Cruises and P&O Cruises, organised a press conference to showcase the building of their new training centre in Almere in which they expect to train over 6,500 officers annually. Strikingly, the way Carnival officers are trained […]

  • 27 October 2015

    A typical working day for seamen consists of 14 long hours. Probably only because the International Labour Organization (ILO) decided this would be the maximum for seafarers, since the work on board never stops. Some decades ago, long working days were appointed as one of the main causes of high stress levels, causing employees to […]

  • 23 July 2015

    The transition of Offshore Wind Services to Acta Marine Wind Services is underway in Den Helder and Brightlingsea. The Damen 2610 and 2008 Offshore Wielingen and Offshore Waddenzee were painted at the Teerenstra painting facility in Den Helder. The Offshore Phantom was painted in IJmuiden while the crew of the Offshore Provider, based in Brightlingsea […]

  • 21 July 2015

    Workboats can be found everywhere in the maritime and offshore industry: Towing in harbours, supplying platforms or dredging a canal; it can all be done. Developments and innovations regarding these vessels therefore continue to prosper. Maritime Holland takes a look at four new work vessels designed and built by Dutch companies: Royal IHC, DutchWorkboats and […]

  • 30 October 2015

    70 percent of the earth’s surface is covered by water, and still little is known about the treasures hidden in the deep sea. One of the first known deep sea minerals, polymetallic nodules, were first discovered in 1868 in the arctic ocean off Siberia. During the scientific expedition of the H.M.S. Challenger (1872 – 1876), […]

  • 17 December 2017

    For ship owners and operators preparing for the IMO’s 2020 global sulphur cap, there are numerous options open in order to reduce sulphur levels in their exhaust emissions.

  • 2 January 2018

    The North Sea Wind Power Hub Consortium wants to construct one or more so-called ‘Power Link Islands’ in the central North Sea.

  • 8 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    Mirek Kaminski wants to improve ship design, making vessels more sustainable, effective and affordable

  • 2 June 2015

    The shipping industry aims to become greener, partly driven by governmental regulations. One of the possibilities to reduce emissions like CO2, NOx and SOx is the use of onshore power supply (OPS). During the seminar ‘Generator power versus onshore power supply in the shipping industry’, organised by Platform Clean Shipping , global developments, positive effects […]

  • 28 October 2015

    “The Royal Netherlands Navy cannot do without the golden triangle.” This statement was made by Rob Zuiddam, project manager at the Dutch Ministry of Defence and responsible for the ocean-going patrol vessel (OPV) project, during a special gathering to celebrate the official handover of HNLMS Friesland, that also marked the end of this OPV project. […]

  • 22 July 2015

    The range of offshore wind vessels owned or managed by
the Dutch is probably more comprehensive than that of any other nation. From purpose-built heavy lift semi-submersibles, ships, barges, and other unique vessels capable of lifting loads, such as transformer platform topsides weighing many hundreds of tonnes to crew transfer vessels at the other end of […]

  • 7 August 2015

    Earlier in this special we elaborated on the idea of big data. The maritime industry is not yet very familiar with the ins and outs of this kind of data use. Nevertheless, a number of projects were conducted during the last few years which focussed on the use of big data. A research project of […]

  • 29 October 2015

    Last June, the Dutch government was obliged by court to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gasses with 25 per cent by 2020 compared to 1990. Climate organisation Urgenda has instituted legal proceedings against the Dutch government. This is a unique case, as nowhere else in the world has a government been told by court to […]

  • 5 June 2015

    It is no secret that the maritime industry is in need for qualified employees. Government, companies and learning institutions are collaborating more and more to increase the number of students and lateral entries who eventually will chose a nautical or technical job. On 15 January 2015 the Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment Melanie […]

  • 25 May 2015

    The first months of 2015 have been very eventful for Dutch shipyard Amels. Both Madame Kate as well as the new Amels 180 have been launched at the company’s yard in Vlissingen and at least ten more new builds are on their way, says Amels. First, Madame Kate was revealed on 31 January 2015, which […]

  • 23 July 2015

    The transition of Offshore Wind Services to Acta Marine Wind Services is underway in Den Helder and Brightlingsea. The Damen 2610 and 2008 Offshore Wielingen and Offshore Waddenzee were painted at the Teerenstra painting facility in Den Helder. The Offshore Phantom was painted in IJmuiden while the crew of the Offshore Provider, based in Brightlingsea […]