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Shipping moves 95% of the UK’s international trade. Photo courtesy Port of Felixstowe

Shipping moves 95% of the UK’s international trade. Photo courtesy Port of Felixstowe

Rampion collaboration
UK’s MPI Offshore and its parent company, Vroon Offshore Services (Netherlands) recently collaborated to provide offshore services for the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm off the south coast of England. 26 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Autonomous mission control
Mark Garnier MP, UK Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, has opened a state-of-the-art Mission Control Centre developed by autonomous vessel technology developer, ASV Global, at its headquarters in Portchester, UK. 25 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Norshipping gong for wind propulsion pioneer
Tuomas Riski, CEO of Norsepower, has been announced as the winner of Nor-Shipping’s coveted Young Entrepreneur Award 2017. The 38 year-old Finn was chosen from a final shortlist that included Joel Spark, Co-Founder of Spire, Xeneta CEO Patrik Berglund, and Christine Spiten, Co-Founder of Blueye Robotics. 20 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
30-year relationship
The partnership between Damen Shipyards and leading crane manufacturer Liebherr was celebrated with the announcement that Damen has ordered its 110th crane from Liebherr. 20 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Marine protected areas – benefit or challenge?
A commonly held concern about Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) is that they may constrain the blue economy as it continues to grow, especially as their designation looks set to increase. 18 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
ALE breaks the 3,000 metric ton mark
A new world record of more than 3,000 metric tons has been set for the heaviest commercial load ever to be lifted by a land-based mobile crane. 13 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Trinity House joins Maritime UK
Since the publication of the Maritime Growth Study, Maritime UK has become the promotional body for the UK maritime sector, bringing together for the first time the UK shipping, ports, marine and business service sectors. UK navaids provider Trinity House has become Maritime UK's 15th member. 11 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Repair acquisition
Keppel Verolme shipyard in the Rotterdam Botlek area is being sold to Damen Shipyards Group allowing it to repair and convert larger vessels in the Port of Rotterdam 11 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
‘CWind Phantom’
Last week, at Meridian Quay in Grimsby, UK offshore wind service company CWind officially named its new vessel, the ‘CWind Phantom’. 10 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
VTP acquitted in design plagiarism lawsuit
Venezia Terminal Passeggeri (VTP), Venice’s cruise passenger terminal, has been acquitted in a passenger bridge design lawsuit. 10 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
MaRINET call
The MaRINET2 project has invited offshore energy technology developers, including wind, wave and tidal energy at system and component level, to apply for research support until 20th May 2017. 10 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
New life for underground storage tanks
Orkney Islands Council and Scapa Flow Asset Management Limited have signed an agreement providing access to the wartime oil tanks at Lyness, off the North coast of Scotland. 07 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Monitoring and safety acquisition
French navigation and positioning expert, Orolia has entered into an agreement to acquire the Dutch monitoring and safety specialist, Netwave Systems. 05 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Armitt heavy lift project
The Armitt Group has removed two 1050 metric tonne ship un-loaders from the former Tilbury power station located on the Thames in the UK. 04 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Cornish visit
A visit to Cornwall, UK by HRH The Duke of Kent focused on the county's marine industries and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, the UK’s volunteer sea rescue charity. 04 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
New management for ‘Wind Lift I’
Bremen-based shipping company Harren & Partner is proud to become technical manager of ‘Wind Lift I’. Harren & Partner’s Offshore Department headed by Robert Fowler will be responsible for managing the offshore wind installation jack-up vessel starting in April. 30 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Finning chipping in
Caterpillar Marine distributor, Finning UK and Ireland has donated parts and engineering expertise to oversee and commission the installation of Cat engines and marine gensets on the ‘MV Forth Hope’; a brand new charity ship that will enable more than two million people in the developing World to receive medical treatment. 28 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Kongsberg Kognifai
Marine technology company Kongsberg has launched Kognifai, an open and collaborative digital platform that focuses on optimizing data access and analysis for customers across maritime and energy industries, and also provides an integrated development and distribution platform for efficiency enhancing applications. 28 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Growth at The Switch
The Switch, a Finnish specialist in advanced drive train technology, has seen a sharp jump in growth over last year. The company increased its net sales by 80% from EUR 40 million to more than EUR 72 million. Moreover, profitability also returned after a few previous years of losses. 28 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Autonomous systems partnership
Rolls-Royce and Tampere University of Technology, Finland, have announced a strategic partnership to develop and test the technology to support systems necessary for autonomous navigation, enabling the first generation of autonomous ships. 27 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal