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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

New report on potential for wind propulsion
A new study on the potential market for wind propulsion technologies has identified a multitude of barriers that are preventing its development. 13 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Orca ESS sales going strong
Corvus Energy’s next generation battery solution has racked up over nine mega-watt hours (MWh) of orders since its launch six months ago. 12 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Dredging appointment
The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) has announced the appointment of Mr. Frank Verhoeven as the new President of the IADC Board of Directors. 12 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Cable repair contracts increase Briggs Marine’s turnover
UK-headquartered Briggs Marine & Environmental Services has published its new accounts for the year ending March 2016 at Companies House, which show an annual increase in turnover to £66m. 12 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Acteon Group acquires Bruce Anchor
Subsea services group Acteon has acquired Bruce Anchor in aim to enhanced its capabilities in the provision of temporary and permanent mooring systems. 11 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Atlas Elektronik wins German Navy order
Atlas Elektronik has won an order for the modernisation of three minehunting vessels which are in service with the German Navy. 10 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
LARS contract
Swedish low current tidal energy developer Minesto has contracted UK firms Holyhead Towing Co and Turbine Transfers to develop a launch and recovery system for its Deep Green 10MW subsea project in the Irish Sea off the Welsh coast. 10 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Indian centre of excellence
Sweden-headquartered marine polymers expert Trelleborg’s marine systems operation has relocated and almost doubled the size of its engineering and design centre of excellence in a new 1,000 square metre premises in Ahmedabad, India. 10 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
First turbine installed at Dudgeon
A2SEA has installed the first turbine at Dudgeon offshore windfarm, the first of 67 Siemens 6MW turbines to be installed for Statoil, Masdar and Statkraft. 09 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Open source tool for wave and tidal arrays
Wave and tidal energy design tool DTOcean has been launched as an open source software package. The tool’s developers say it will assist project developers to design wave and tidal energy arrays by identifying optimal layouts, components and procedures. 09 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
‘MPI Enterprise’ completes Nordergünde turbine installation
As 2016 drew to a close, Netherlands marine construction major MPI Offshore (a Vroon subsidiary) announced that its wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) ‘MPI Enterprise’ had completed its installation of 18 6.2M126 Senvion turbines at the Nordergründe offshore windfarm. 05 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Coast Guard LARS
Netherlands-headquartered TBV Marine Systems, part of High-Tech Solutions & Design B.V., has recently finished the commissioning for eight FRC/RHIB Launch and Recovery systems (LARS) that have been delivered for four new vessels ordered by the Kuwait Coast Guard from the Zamil Offshore Shipyard in Saudi Arabia. 05 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Woolwich ferry replacements
The three ferries that currently operate the Woolwich Ferry service across the River Thames, UK are 53 years old and are now reaching the end of their useful life. 04 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Automated fully electric ferries
Norwegian ferry operator Fjord 1 is building two pure battery ferries to meet Norwegian Government requirements for zero-emission technology. 04 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
DeepOcean investment completed
The Triton investment firm has completed its investment in DeepOcean Group Holding, a leading provider of subsea services for the oil, gas and renewables industries. 04 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Norsafe contract with Swedish Coast Guard
Norsafe has signed another contract with the Swedish Coast Guard (KBV) to deliver nine new Magnum 750 MKII boats. 03 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Algerian fish farming catamaran
Piriou has secured an order for a newbuild aluminium catamaran for the Algerian fish farm, Eurl Zizou, its first vessel built entirely in Algeria under the ECOREP-Pirou joint venture. 21 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
Vroon extends vessel contract with KVH
Vroon has extended its contract with KVH, choosing the mini-VSAT Broadband network for connectivity services onboard more than 140 of its vessels. 21 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
Acta takeover
Holland’s Acta Marine Wind Services BV has confirmed the completion of full management take-over of the operations related to the 10 unit strong Crew Transfer Vessel fleet it acquired early 2015 from Workships Contractors. 20 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
New developments for marine surveyor’s standards
An industry technical working group expects to officially launch the Workboat Code Edition 2 soon which hopes to be recognised and adopted internationally. 19 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal