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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

Small commercial marine research
British Marine has published key findings for the UK’s small commercial marine sector in response to an industry call for a clear performance measure of the industry. 22 Jun 2017 - Maritime Journal
Successful remotely operated workboat demonstration
As another key step down the long road to fully autonomous workboats, Rolls-Royce and global towage operator Svitzer have successfully demonstrated what they believe to be the world’s first remotely operated commercial vessel in Copenhagen harbour. 22 Jun 2017 - Maritime Journal
Scoping exercise on autonomous vessels
As another indicator of the speed at which maritime autonomy is gathering pace, the June Maritime Safety Committee of the IMO agreed to include the issue of marine autonomous surface ships on its agenda. 21 Jun 2017 - Maritime Journal
19 vessel order for Damen
Netherlands-headquartered Damen Shipyards Group has secured an order with German heavy lift company Combi Lift to build a total of 19 specially customised shallow draught vessels. 21 Jun 2017 - Maritime Journal
First of two new Thames Clippers
The newest addition to London’s river bus transport network has made its almost 200 nautical mile maiden journey to the Capital from the Isle of Wight. Joining the MBNA Thames Clippers fleet, ‘Mercury Clipper’, is the first of two new boats that will enter service in London this summer. 21 Jun 2017 - Maritime Journal
A&P Group partners with Peel Ports Group
UK-based ship repair and conversion specialist A&P Group has partnered with Peel Ports Group at the latter’s site in Great Yarmouth to serve the East of England’s offshore sector. 09 Jun 2017 - Maritime Journal
Garmin’s transducer will not be sold in the US
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has ruled that a transducer product should not admitted into the country, following a patent dispute between two marine electronics manufacturers. 08 Jun 2017 - Maritime Journal
Multi-purpose ship for Belgium
The Belgian DAB Vloot Group has taken delivery of a multi-purpose ship that will fulfil a variety of roles in the Belgian section of the North Sea. 08 Jun 2017 - Maritime Journal
Approved partner status
UK-based marine systems integrator Ocean Scientific International Ltd. (OSIL) has awarded Norway-headquartered Nortek AS status as an approved partner. 08 Jun 2017 - Maritime Journal
Liverpool investigation
Global infrastructure services firm Aecom has been appointed to manage and supervise the site investigation works for a new cruise liner terminal in Liverpool, UK. 07 Jun 2017 - Maritime Journal
ChartCo acquires Marine Position
UK-owned navigational data distributor ChartCo has acquired Swedish environmental navigation specialist Marine Position, to extend its digital platform onboard vessels. 07 Jun 2017 - Maritime Journal
Arleigh International acquires A.S.A.P. Supplies
UK-based marine equipment and spare parts distributor ASAP Supplies has been acquired by Arleigh International, a Euro Car Parts Company. As a business, it will continue to trade as ASAP Supplies and it is very much business as usual for its customers and suppliers. 02 Jun 2017 - Maritime Journal
Tessilmare turns 70
Italian-owned marine fabrics and nautical accessories company Tessilmare is celebrating its 70th anniversary. 01 Jun 2017 - Maritime Journal
Sail cargo opportunity
A young cargo shipping company is seeking investors to take part in a small-scale sail cargo network in Costa Rica’s ecologically friendly corridor. 30 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
GPS vulnerability questioned after cyber attacks
The recent spate of cyber attacks around the World has focussed attention on how vulnerable GPS could be from similar attacks. GPS is considered to be a public utility these days ranking alongside gas and electricity supplies and it is now a vital component of transport and financial markets. 30 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Investment brings larger vessels to Grimsby east port
A £1.85m investment into the refurbishment of the slipway at Port of Grimsby east includes a boat hoist able to accommodate vessels up to 600 tonnes. 26 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Production begins for low-emission London ferries
Production of two low-emission Woolwich ferries for Transport for London (TFL) has begun at the Rementowa shipyard in Gdansk, Poland. 24 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Government funded retrofit finance
Following the IMO ratifications of the ballast water and exhaust gas treaties, government-owned Export Credit Norway is offering financing to international vessel owners who purchase retrofit equipment from Norwegian suppliers. 24 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Strong throughput at Hamburg
In the first quarter of 2017, Germany’s Port of Hamburg’s total throughput was up by 1.7 percent at 35.4 million tons. Growth in Germany’s largest universal port was therefore slightly above the average 1.6 percent for the other major North Range ports of Rotterdam, Antwerp and Bremen/Bremerhaven. 24 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Safety kit initiative for UK fishermen
A new initiative aims to provide local fishermen operating out of coastal locations in the UK with essential safety equipment in line with Marine and Coastguard Agency guidance for fishing vessel operators who fish near windfarms. 23 May 2017 - Maritime Journal