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  • Three new tugs for Multraship

    Dutch towage and salvage company Multraship and Damen Shipyards Group have announced details of a major order that will see delivery of three new ASD tugs including a hybrid version. 30 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Lloyds approves Lloyds

    Birmingham, UK-based international lifting equipment specialist Lloyds British have received Lloyds Register Approval as an independent service provider for the Examination and Testing of Lifeboat, Rescue Boat and Liferaft launching appliances, along with surveying, servicing, and testing of lifting appliances in accordance with the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) MSC.1/Circ.1277; MSC.1/Circ.1206 and SOLAS. 30 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • UK training boost

    Clyde Marine Training (CMT), together with the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) has announced a partnership to support the Initial Professional Development of all CMT’s cadets. 30 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Safe area LED floodlights

    Norwegian lighting solutions specialist Glamox has launched a range of LED floodlights specifically designed for installation and use in safe areas on marine vessels, as well as general industrial environments. Glamox claims that the floodlights provide instantaneous, high intensity light, as well as offering excellent heat management and low energy consumption. 30 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Beacon receiver for marine construction

    Trimble, a US specialist in civil engineering technology, has introduced a beacon receiver specifically designed for marine construction. The company has claimed that this dedicated marine receiver allows contractors to achieve ‘sub-meter accuracy’ using DGNSS or MSK Beacon station corrections for robust, multi-constellation positioning. 30 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • 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