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  • 7 May 2012
    Business & Finance

    Costa Fascinosa, the new flagship of Costa Cruises, was delivered to the cruise line on Saturday, May 5, by shipbuilder Fincantieri in Venice, Italy. Officially handed over at the Venice Passenger Terminal, Costa Fascinosa — with sister ship Costa Favolosa — is the largest Italian-flagged cruise ship afloat. The delivery ceremony was attended by Italy’s […]

  • 13 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    As the world tries to set up targets to cut emissions, we look at what shipping sectors are doing. The US port industry adopted a number of programs, which include developing emissions inventories, clean air action plans, clean truck programs, fuel switching, yard equipment changes, changes in train locomotives and dredges, etc. The US efforts on the decrease of […]

  • 27 March 2020
    Innovation, Technology, Vessels, Vision

    Holland Shipyards Group: focus on the future Visit the Holland Shipyards Group’s yard in Hardinxveld-Giessendam and you will see employees working on different types of project. Inside a workshop, plates of steel are being cut for the construction of a new hybrid ferry. Outside, multiple vessels are being converted. Marco Hoogendoorn walks around the yard […]

  • 8 February 2013

    Originating from civil engineering, Ontop has been active in the shipbuilding industry with their exhaust gas systems since the 1990s. Although the company is from the Netherlands, their first deliveries to shipyards were in Germany. As the company gained experience in the maritime industry worldwide, now is the time to convince Dutch yards of the […]

  • 10 April 2015

    As the older offshore oil and gas production fields are approaching the end of their useful life, the industry is moving to deeper waters to find replacement fields. Significant ultradeepwater fields in water depth greater than 1,500 metres have been found off the coasts of Brazil, the Gulf of Mexico and West Africa. These fields are […]

  • 10 December 2010
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Dutch shipbuilding company Damen has launched a new Compact Stan Tug Series. With more than 40 years experience and expertise behind the three tug types, (the Stan Launch 804, Stan Tug 1004 and Stan Tug 1205), the vessels are designed to be strong, highly manoeuvrable and easily manageable for a one or two-man crew. The […]

  • 15 June 2015

    Although he reached the retirement age some time ago, and the management has been taken over, dr. Ir. Pieter van Oossanen is still committed to the company he founded 23 years ago and cannot resist looking over the shoulders of the company’s employees: “I come to the office three afternoons per week, make a round […]

  • 23 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    IMO Secretary-General Emeritus Dr. C.P. Srivastava, KCMG, Secretary-General Emeritus of the International Maritme Organization (IMO), has died in Italy, aged 93. IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu expressed his sincere condolences to the Indian Government and Dr. C.P. Srivastava’s remaining family, and also the condolences of the entire IMO membership and staff. ”It is with great sadness […]

  • 18 May 2017

    By Marcel Wiegman, Managing Director at C.U.W. Keller Gmbh & Co.Kg Customer approval in powertrain technology depends specifically and to a great extent on the reliability and robustness of the facilities and in particular on their individual components. These include first and foremost the gearbox and gear wheels of the specialist transmission manufacturer, C. u. W Keller […]

  • 16 February 2012

    In December the Expert Group on Future Transport Fuels (DG MOVE) published its second report on Infrastructure for Alternative Fuels, which includes policy recommendations and highlights the stakeholders’ view on necessary actions to develop an adequate refuelling infrastructure for alternative fuels. NGVA Europe was deeply involved in the elaboration of this report and is the […]

  • 9 October 2012

    The seismic industry is momentarily closely watching the Netherlands. Engineering company Saltwater Engineering, shipping company Rederij Groen and shipbuilder Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam are currently working on a next generation of chase vessels, which are used in the seismic industry, and it is said that this new concept might become the worldwide standard. Family-owned Rederij Groen, […]

  • 13 May 2013

    When Rederij Groen, a Scheveningen-based service supplier to the offshore industry, secured a long-term charter contract for two chase vessels for seismographic research, the question arose whether to refit two fishing cutters – as had been done in the past – or to build new ships. The scale tipped in favour of newbuilds, and together […]

  • 7 September 2012
    Vessels

    The classed fleet of international classification society Bureau Veritas has grown to 10,055 vessels totalling 93.4m gt. In addition, 1,790 inland water vessels are classed with BV. The growth is attributed to strong deliveries of newbuildings and also to a significant inflow of vessels in service attracted by BV’s range of services. Bernard Anne, managing […]

  • 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 […]

  • 9 December 2019

    The Port of Gdańsk is preparing for an important milestone of becoming the busiest container port in the region.

  • 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 […]

  • 9 August 2013

    When an owner comes back to the same builder for his third motoryacht, you know he is satisfied with the quality. But when he orders his third vessel at the delivery of his second yacht, you know he enjoys the building process as much as he does actually using the yacht. This is exactly what […]

  • 23 August 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance

    Hydrex has carried out on-site, underwater repairs and replacements on all types of seals for a number of years now. A dry environment is created underwater in which the divers can work. Several major classification societies have also awarded Hydrex certificates that accept the Hydrex revolutionary flexible mobdock technique to perform permanent underwater seal repairs […]

  • 28 March 2014

    For centuries the Dutch are fighting sea and rivers to make their country safer. Worldwide, countries approach the Netherlands for advice in the area of dredging. But this is not the only area we are active in to increase the safety in the maritime industry. Maritime by Holland Magazine takes a closer look at three […]

  • 22 June 2012

    One of the UK’s newest and most versatile ‘marine renewables support vessels’ showed off some of her capabilities at Gills Harbour on the Pentland Firth this week. The one-year-old ‘multi-cat’ vessel Orcadia, which was reported to have cost £3.5 million when she was delivered last year from Damen Shipyards in the Netherlands, was making her […]

  • 8 October 2018
    Business & Finance, Rules & Regulation

    Traver Kennedy, Chairman and CEO of Joi Scientific, speaks on the potential of hydrogen to be the fuel of the future.

  • 8 October 2019

    This was the live blog of Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference (OEEC) 2019 taking place on 8 & 9 October. Europe’s leading gathering of the entire offshore energy industry. Read all the highlights of these days.