• Europort 2017 Programme

    Europort 2017 Programme


    Europort, from 7-10th November 2017 in Rotterdam is a must attend event for ship owners, shipyard managers, ship designers, marine superintendants, fleet managers, ship brokers, technical engineers, naval architects and all other maritime READ more

  • Robin van der Bij: KML

    Robin van der Bij: KML


    “There’s an upward curve to negotiate when you start a new kind of pioneering project, you only have the existing kit of the time – and your ingenuity,” Robin van der Bij of KML told 'MJ'. READ more

  • Steve Cha: Intellian

    Steve Cha: Intellian


    Originally from another tech house, the concept for a new type of antenna had been a victim of takeovers Steve Cha of Intellian told 'MJ': “We thought of it as our baby and didn’t want to kill it.” READ more

  • Jayesh Vir: SAFT battery systems

    Jayesh Vir: SAFT battery systems


    Over the last couple of years French specialist company SAFT has supplied battery systems for a number of hybrids, including, notably, the 'Sir David Attenborough' research ship, CalMac’s ro-ro ferries and even megayachts “where you can’t ask READ more

  • The future of WFSVs

    The future of WFSVs


    What will the wind support vessels of the future look like? Stevie Knight finds out that it’s all surprisingly close. READ more

  • Guillaume Gautier: AXYS Technologies

    Guillaume Gautier: AXYS Technologies


    One thing Guillaume Gautier of AXYS Technologies has learned from managing teams at a distance is - close that distance as soon as possible. “If you send an email and there’s some kind of misunderstanding, if you’ve met they’ll probably just READ more

  • Looking for a place of refuge

    Looking for a place of refuge


    The recent episode off Lands End, UK, in which a disabled coaster was taken in tow by two RNLI lifeboats in the absence of a dedicated salvage tug points up the continuing demands to reinstate the four Emergency Towing Vessels (ETVs) that were once READ more

  • The unbreakable dreams of Bruno Tideman

    The unbreakable dreams of Bruno Tideman


    “There we were, three of us, trying to break up this old fuel tank with a sledgehammer. We even took a forklift to it,” said Bruno Tideman, of Tideman boats. “I thought, ‘if after all that we’ve only managed a few dents and scratches, this READ more

  • Chris Loizou: Orolia

    Chris Loizou: Orolia


    According to Chris Loizou of Orolia, the France-headquartered parent of the McMurdo brand, the central issue is no longer a lack of trust in technology: times have changed so much that the problem is often quite the reverse. READ more

  • Peter Robinson: MPI Workboats

    Peter Robinson: MPI Workboats


    “Back in wind’s early days we’d go merrily putting the jackup’s feet down with just a few borehole samples taken here and there to tell us what we were standing on - like a farmer tramping round a cow-field, lucky to avoid the obvious hazards READ more