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  • UK tax charge could hit offshore sector

    International accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens says companies in the offshore maritime sector could be among those hit by a 25 percent Diverted Profits Tax (DPT) charge under draft UK legislation scheduled to enter force in April 2015. 30 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • High tech Thames cat

    The UK’s Port of London Authority (PLA) has ordered a new purpose-built survey catamaran for the river Thames. The CTruk MPC19 is set to replace the PLA’s current ‘Yantlet’. 30 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • A new approach to workboat building

    A German company has developed a new approach to building workboats. Instead of doing the whole of the construction in a boat yard, Ophart Maritim builds a range of hulls in aluminium and supplies these to owners or other shipyards for completion and fitting out. 30 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • IADC celebrates 50 years

    The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. 30 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • TOWLINES (February 2015)

    Fairmount Marine (part of Royal Boskalis Westminster) have reported a safe conclusion to two towage contracts including the marathon 14,800 mile tow of a large cargo barge, part of the 'Pieter Schelte' project. 30 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Two smaller deliveries from Damen

    It is often larger vessels from the stable of Damen Shipyards that catch the eye but their range of smaller tugs are equally in demand as with two recent 19m and 16m deliveries including an ice-classed example. 30 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Better satellite tracking

    A space scientist at the UK’s University of Leicester, in collaboration with the New Zealand Defence Technology Agency and DMC International Imaging, has been trialling a concept for using satellite imagery to significantly improve the chances of locating ships and planes, such as the missing Malaysian flight MH370, lost at sea. 30 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • A new normal?

    Following its Winter Meeting in London the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) has announced its common theme for 2015 conference in Berlin (13th – 16th September): “Technical, Financial & Human Factors – is there a new normal?” 30 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • KT Marine Rotortug details revealed

    Rotterdam based Rotortug BV are set to play a significant role in a project currently attracting media interest with development of Shell’s Prelude FLNG floating LNG production plant off Australia’s north west coast. 29 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Svitzer bags two Middle East contracts

    Copenhagen based Svitzer A/S have increased their presence in the Middle East with the signing of a twelve year contract in Oman and a five year extension to an existing towage provision arrangement in Egypt. 29 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Nippy duo for German police

    Two fast and manoeuverable Finnish-built auxiliary patrol boats have joined the fleet operated by Hamburg’s Wasserschutzpolizei to monitor movements in Germany’s biggest and busiest universal seaport. 29 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Motorship Propulsion & Emissions Conference

    The 37th Motorship Propulsion & Emissions conference will give operators the lowdown on new fuels available together with the latest in engine design, ways to reduce running costs and improve fuel efficiency. 29 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Weser Operator gets new ferry

    Now in service on the Weser is the new 59m long river commuter ferry 'Stedingen' - the latest in a series of unusual German small ferry developments at prominent Bremen operator FBS in recent years. 29 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Maasvlakte 2 gets into full swing

    The container terminals are ready, tankers are transferring oil between each other and the world’s biggest ship has arrived - Port of Rotterdam Authority’s flagship development Maasvlakte 2 is ready for service 29 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Developing the UK wind sector

    UK-based GEV Wind Power was among the energy industry leaders to meet with the RT Hon Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, to discuss new opportunities for growth in the sector. 29 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • ‘Höegh Osaka’ discharged from Solent

    Höegh Autoliners’ pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) ‘Höegh Osaka’ has been righted and towed back to the UK Port of Southampton, after nearly three weeks of sitting on the Bramble Bank. 28 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • SeaKing addresses the skills gap

    UK based marine electrical marine engineering expert, SeaKing Electrical, is experiencing an upsurge in work following increased demand overseas to fill holes created by the global engineering skills gap. 28 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Great escaper’s final gift

    A D-Day veteran who warmed hearts the world over when he ‘escaped’ from his care home to attend the 2014 commemorations in France has left his entire estate to UK marine lifesaving charity; The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). 28 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • New German daughtercraft lifeboat system

    Nearing completion in the Fassmer shipyard in Germany is a new design of lifeboat. Destined for the German Lifeboat Association, the DGzRS, this new lifeboat will be a replacement for their Berlin Class that has been in service for the past 30 years. 28 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Port of Tyne Riverside Quay developments

    The UK's Port of Tyne is stepping up the pace in the race to provide clean, green renewable fuels for the future with investment plans priced at £180 million for its south bank estate in South Tyneside. This follows several years of record growth in which the Port has focussed its business strategy for further growth on renewable energy. 28 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Japanese alliance

    Classification society ClassNK has agreed to form a capital alliance with the Wind Energy Institute of Tokyo Inc. (WEIT). Based on the agreement, ClassNK will acquire around 30% of WEIT’s shares through a third-party allotment and a nonexecutive director will represent ClassNK on the Institute’s Board of Directors. The partnership enables both parties to leverage their experience and knowledge to develop solutions to issues currently faced by the renewable energy industry. 28 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • E-compliance milestone

    e-Compliance, a partly EU funded research project on maritime regulations, has announced the delivery of its first major milestone: The Maritime Thesaurus and Ontology. 28 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal