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  • 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.

  • 6 March 2012
    Business & Finance, Rules & Regulation

    An important series of guidelines to support the uniform implementation of mandatory measures to increase energy efficiency and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from international shipping was adopted by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), when it met for its 63rd session from 27 February to 2 March […]

  • 8 July 2011
    Business & Finance

      Mandatory measures to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from international shipping will be considered for adoption by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), when it meets for its 62nd session from 11 to 15 July 2011 at IMO Headquarters in London. Also high on the agenda will […]

  • 26 November 2014

    Technologically advanced, robust and backed by solid supply chains: the German maritime industry is like the whole ‘Wirtschaft’. Dutch suppliers can find partners there, if they deliver highly specialised and innovative equipment. Well prepared, detailed and technical presentations with a formal approach will please German businessmen. Central in the European continent with only short coastlines […]

  • 1 October 2017

    As the nearshore locations for offshore windfarms grow scarcer, new developments are situated ever farther from the coast. Larger turbines, stronger winds and the absence of advocacy groups make this a solid business proposal, with the latest concession granted without subsidised energy cost. Damen Shipyards Group has built many crew supply vessels, which are used […]

  • 10 June 2011

    On June 10, 2011, Jens Stoltenberg, the Prime Minister of Norway, is expected to visit Gdansk in Poland to have bilateral meeting with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk. Norwegian Prime Minister regularly meets his colleagues in the countries that are about to take over the EU presidency, which will be the case with Poland, from […]

  • 2 July 2013

    On 18 January 2013 Damen Shipyards launched hull number 1230, to be named World Diamond, at their facilities in Galati in Romania. This platform supply vessel (PSV 3300 CD) is part of a contract from the Norwegian company World Wide Supply (WWS) for six identical vessels. These vessels are mainly built at Damen Shipyards Galati […]

  • 25 November 2013

    At the Monaco Yacht Show 2013, one of the yachts gathering the most attention was Heesen’s new flagship, called Galactica Star. It is the Dutch superyacht builder’s largest yacht to date, and also the first all-aluminium yacht with the patented Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF). The sleekness of her underwater lines is matched by a […]

  • 7 November 2012

    Tharsis, a Kaapcoaster 2300, the first of her type, specially developed for coastal sea/river trading, was built by the Dutch Shipyard De Kaap for Tharsis Shipping. The Kaapcoaster is a 2300 DWT multipurpose coaster with a very limited draught, low air draught and two electric propulsion units. Tharsis is the first of a generation of […]

  • 18 February 2010

    The development of the well-known ‘Damen Stan Tug’ range of tug-workboats has a history that dates back to the formation of Damen Shipyards as we know it today. In those early days, commencing in1969, among the most important products selected as ‘standard’ designs for serial production were the Pushy Cat and original versions of the […]

  • 25 March 2020
    Technology

    By Eize de Vries Digitalization has become a key wind industry trend impacting all products and processes from design phase and manufacturing stages up to lifetime service upkeep and support. We spoke with ZF Wind Power experts in Antwerp about digitalization’s main principles and benefits for optimized product performance, availability, operating lifetime, lifetime extension, and […]

  • 4 December 2013

    2013 has been an eventful year with ups and downs. There were some major orders and innovative projects that put the Netherlands on the map as a maritime nation once more, although, as in all industries, some companies experienced difficult times as the crisis still grips the industry. Luckily, all sectors have seen light at […]