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Ship and Boatbuilding

Dredger in time for Elbe deepening
Being built at home for Germany’s Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration (WSV) is its biggest trailing suction hopper dredger to support future operations on the busy River Elbe. 12 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Maritime Partner delivers workboat to The Norwegian Coastal Administration
The Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) and Norwegian boatbuilder Maritime Partner have celebrated the delivery of the last of two all-round workboats ordered by the NCA last September. 11 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Stormer Marine wins Dutch Police tender
After a long and intensive tender process, Netherlands-based boatbuilder Stormer Marine has won a 20 boat order for the Dutch Police in the IPC-category. 10 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Hamburg firefighter is biggest ever
The keel has been laid in north Germany for what officials say will be “a ship of superlatives” and the biggest specialist fire-fighting vessel in the history of the Port of Hamburg. 09 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
New launches join Hamburg tour fleet
A second new port passenger launch with advanced eco-friendly features was entering service on Hamburg’s more than 40 square kilometer port network in June. 09 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Metal Shark stocks up
A US-based boat builder has launched a stock boats programme in a bid to reduce lead times. 03 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
VPLP design launches Oceanwings
Drawing on extensive experience in the field of rigid sail development, France’s VPLP Design has developed a two-element wingsail for commercial craft which is furlable, reefable and entirely automated. 03 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Maritime Partner enters tour boat market
Norwegian boatbuilder Maritime Partner has signed a contract with Geiranger Fjordservice (GFS) to deliver an Alusafe Cat 24 developed for sightseeing in the Geiranger fjord. 24 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
From Hobart to Denmark
A new generation fast ferry has left Incat Tasmania’s yard in Tasmania on her delivery voyage to Denmark via the Panama Canal. 21 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
'Texelstroom' award
The Dutch hybrid CNG-Electric passenger ferry ‘Texelstroom’ has won the 2017 Shippax Award. The vessel marks the successful collaboration between owners TESO (Koninklijke N.V. Texels Eigen Stoomboot Onderneming), C-Job Naval Architects and Vripack. 20 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Versatile duo complete Hamburg quartet
Two newbuildings designed mainly for ice-breaking but also capable of a range of other jobs have gone into service with the Port of Hamburg Authority (HPA) completing a €15.4 million four-ship renewal programme. 19 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Germans go abroad for new research ship
For the second time in less than six months the German Government has ordered a new state-of-the-art research vessel - only this time, unusually, the order has gone to a foreign shipyard. 19 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Fish farming catamaran workboat
Danish composite vessel specialist builder, Tuco, has introduced a new 14.99m catamaran workboat for the fish farm market. 19 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Modular waterjets for Med’s largest fast cat
The Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to provide the waterjets for a new high speed ferry being built by the Incat Tasmania yard in Australia for Malta based Virtu Ferries. 19 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
French shipyard invests in laser-hybrid technology
STX France SA, French maritime construction and fleet service company, has invested in new PEMA laser-hybrid technology to increase its capacity for larger cruisers and highly complex ships and also offshore installations. 11 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Polar growth prevention
UK-based Cathelco is supplying marine growth prevention systems for the ‘RSS Sir David Attenborough’, a state-of-the-art polar research vessel commissioned by Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) which is being built by Cammell Laird and will be operated by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS). 10 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Goodchild ORC for London and Medway
Estuary Services Limited (ESL), a joint venture between the UK’s Port of London Authority (PLA) and Peel Ports London Medway, is continuing its fleet replacement plan and buying another new Goodchild Marine constructed ‘beak bow’ pilot boat for its pilot transfer operations serving the ports of London and Medway. 07 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Falmouth’s new ‘Aberfal’
Falmouth Harbour Commissioners of Cornwall, UK have welcomed a new mooring maintenance vessel to the Port. 07 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Havyard results
Norwegian shipbuilder Havyard Group has reported operating profits of NOK 112 million in 2016, although large write-downs have weighed down the financial results. 03 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Second new pilot boat for Algeciras
Ireland-based boatbuilder Safehaven Marine has delivered a second pilot vessel for the Port of Algeciras in Spain. 03 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal