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  • 2 December 2013

    Over the years the Dutch maritime industry has gained a worldwide reputation for quality and reliability. Within this sector a large number of companies is active in the field of’marine electronics’ and their reputation confirms my opening statement on a daily basis. And for good reason. Despite the difficult business climate in the maritime world, […]

  • 9 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    FSUE “Rosmorport” on July 30, 2013 signed an agreement with Norwegian Cruise Line Ltd company on time charter of the “Norwegian Jade” cruise liner. A similar agreement was signed by the enterprise on August 1, 2013 with the Grandi Navi Veloci company in respect of the “Snav Toscana” vessel. Norwegian Cruise Line Ltd and Grandi […]

  • 3 June 2013

    Isn’t that an overoptimistic title for a column about the state of the Dutch economy? What about the daily gloomy articles in the newspapers? Negative growth figures, a high budget deficit, record numbers of business going broke. It is true. The current economic situation is not a good news show. But if we look at […]

  • 8 October 2012

    Yesterday I was asked whether I could ‘dash off’ a ‘quick column’ of 450 words discussing multi-purpose vessels and the worldwide market while still managing to inspire the reader, impart that special ‘Orange-y feeling’ and be a subtle plug for Damen…oh, and could I deliver as soon as possible? The problem is, I’m no expert […]

  • 16 December 2014

    In the recent past, international subsea and installation contractors have had to reduce their expectations of the offshore market. The activities of the oil companies are significant, but too many construction vessels have entered the subsea installation market, which creates an overcapacity. However, contractors with superior equipment and a very good engineering and project organisation are doing fairly well. The backlog in EPIC (engineering, procurement, fabrication, installation and commissioning) contracts is […]

  • 3 December 2012

    If Steve Jobs chooses to have the yacht of his dreams built by a Dutch shipbuilder, you know that you’re the world’s finest in your field. The late Apple-icon and his brand represent top quality, top innovation and the utter must-have. Way to go, Dutch yacht building industry. Unfortunately, a Steve Jobs doesn’t walk into […]

  • 2 September 2013

    It has been a good past fewyears in the oil and gas sector. The industry is still growing and technological advancements are being made, creating more and more demand for innovative offshore equipment and solutions. The increase in demand is definitely noticeable at Huisman: our order portfolio is well stocked, we are currently building a […]

  • 24 February 2015

    Real-time reporting and data analysis are key tools to understanding and improving complex operating environments of today’s companies where the overall effects of any individual action can be very difficult to identify without a proper tool set at hand. Identifying and continuously improving best practices are also best served by the same process which then […]

  • 1 February 2013

    Developments in the maritime sector are ever changing. One of the most likely future developments is increased use of LNG as a fuel in the maritime sector. Norway is a pioneer in this area. The first ferry powered by LNG was put in operation in 2000. Since then more than 30 LNG fuelled vessels, mainly […]

  • 3 February 2014

    A special feature spotlighting Dutch seaports makes perfect sense when you consider that the Netherlands is home to two major European ports. The Port of Rotterdam plays a key role in the transhipment of containers and mass cargo, while Amsterdam has built a leading position as a cocoa port and an energy port. And while […]

  • 12 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Today, Royal Caribbean International recognizes an important milestone in its 45-year company history as it welcomes its 50 millionth guest onboard its fleet of 21 ships. The momentous occasion kicks off a year-long celebration honoring the cruise line’s guests, business partners, employees and crew. “For more than 45 years, Royal Caribbean’s guiding principle has been […]

  • 23 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    MSC Cruises informed that a Mexican guest onboard MSC Divina went overboard on 18 June at approximately 5pm, when the ship was sailing in Brazilian waters between Fortaleza and Recife. “MSC Divina’s crew immediately raised the alarm while the Master alerted the Brazilian authorities to launch the appropriate procedures and to ask for assistance while […]

  • 16 April 2019

    In the previous Newsflash Guest Column, Philippe Kavafyan, CEO of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, shares his views on exploring the symbiotic relationship between offshore wind and hydrogen.

  • 2 August 2017

    The facts: there are 155 platforms and 1,200 wells in the Dutch part of the Southern North Sea. More and more fields are reaching the end of their economic life, which means that according to convention the infrastructure must be cleaned up or made suitable for re-use.

  • 11 May 2007

    A luxury superyacht is to dock at Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, on Monday. The Motor Yacht Anna has been bought by an unnamed billionaire businessman, thought to be European. He has allowed its designers to show it off to their families for the day before it heads off to the Mediterranean.

  • 17 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    The 189-room five-star floating hotel Sunborn Gibraltar is due to welcome its first guests in February 2014, after Gibraltar shipyard Gibdock drew on its extensive cruise ship expertise to undertake hull blasting and coating work. Despite its role as a tourist and business travel destination Gibraltar does not have a five-star hotel. The 142m long, […]

  • 4 November 2013

    The Netherlands traditionally has a very strong maritime sector which operates worldwide. The country offers Rotterdam as the largest port in Europe (and in addition Amsterdam ports as number 4), a large international and domestic fleet, an innovative offshore industry, leading dredgers, a highly efficient shipbuilding industry with innovative equipment suppliers, a modern navy and […]

  • 24 December 2009

    Silversea Cruises’ newest ultra-luxury ship, Silver Spirit, today welcomed guests aboard its maiden voyage, an 11-day “Holiday Spirit” cruise departing from Barcelona tomorrow and concluding in Lisbon after visiting Malaga, Gibraltar, Cadiz, Casablanca and Tangier. “The delivery of Silver Spirit is an important milestone for our company and represents our commitment to the development of […]

  • 2 May 2014

    The first offshore operation started end 1940s and looking back many developments have been materialised and plenty more innovations will come to fruition. Workfox joined in over 20 years ago, gaining experience and expertise within the services side of the offshore industry. Our track record and competence is, I proudly say, reflected in our people, […]

  • 4 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    On August 27, the container ship NYK Orion received an emergency call from the Maritime Rescue Coordination Center (MRCC) in Malta to help a vessel carrying presumably African immigrants, while the container ship was sailing from Valencia, Spain, to Port Said, Egypt, the company says in a release. NYK Orion immediately headed for the position given […]

  • 6 March 2020

    Samples from 45 people onboard Grand Princess collected for coronavirus testing.

  • 23 April 2020
    Collaboration, Innovation

    In this Guest Column, Stephen Bolton, Managing Director of Bibby Marine Services, shares his views with our readers. As an industry driving improved efficiency and effectiveness, it is my firm belief that we as service providers have a responsibility to provide information not only on what the equipment does but in addition on how the […]