Damen Shipyards Group has signed a contract with Svitzer for the delivery of an ASD Tug 3212. The vessel, to be named Svitzer Thames, will operate in the Port of London. She will be the fourth Damen ASD Tug 3212 in the company’s UK fleet.
DNV GL, the assurance and risk management company, will change its name to DNV on 1 March 2021. The move comes after a comprehensive review of the company’s strategy as it positions itself for a world in which many of DNV’s markets are undergoing fundamental change.
Marine technical services provider Kilo Marine will offer KVH Watch connectivity to monitor and troubleshoot vessel equipment in real time
SCHOTTEL has been awarded a contract to deliver SCHOTTEL EcoPellers and PumpJets for two new autonomous RoRo ships. They will be operated by ASKO Maritime AS, Norway’s largest grocery wholesaler, and built at Cochin Shipyard (CSL) in India. Both vessels will have full battery-electric propulsion and are designed for transporting trailers across Oslo Fjord between two of ASKO’s distribution centers.
At the German SCHOTTEL GmbH Wismar subsidiary, a new crane system has been put into operation at an investment of 500,000 euro. The new system ensures a faster and more efficient production process and replaces an old system from 1979.
Damen Shiprepair and Conversion (DSC) has recently carried out a series of works on seven vessels owned by CMA CGM, a world leader in shipping and logistics. The projects took place between June and December last year at Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam (DSAm) in the Netherlands and Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque (DSDu) in France. The last vessel is scheduled to leave DSDu later this month.
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed a contract with Piattaforma Logistica Trieste S.r.l (PLT) to supply four Kalmar Eco Reachstackers for its new terminal in the Port of Trieste. The order was booked into Cargotec’s Q4 2020 order intake and the delivery is scheduled for the beginning of Q2 2021.
e5 Lab Inc. (hereinafter, e5 Lab) and ClassNK have signed a joint research agreement on cyber security. For their first joint research project, they will conduct a proof of concept (PoC) on “Marindows”, a comprehensive digital platform for ships being developed by e5 Lab.
ABB Marine & Ports’ cyber security laboratory opens at key moment in shipping’s digital development as stricter maritime cyber security rules enter force on January 1, 2021
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. LLC (GLDD) contracted Ulstein Design & Solutions BV to design the first U.S.-flagged Jones Act compliant, inclined fallpipe vessel for subsea rock installation. The vessel is considered to be critical in building the future of the U.S. offshore wind industry, including establishing a U.S.-based rock supply chain network.
Electric propulsion drive train and automation technologies will help provide safe, cost-effective, reliable vessel operation
Ten new crab-catching vessels for the Russian crab-catching companies Antey, Merlion and Aqvainvest will be propelled by SCHOTTEL. They will be built at different shipyards in Russia and are designed by Damen as design type CC 5712. Eight will be constructed at Nakhodka and a further two at Brothers Nobel shipyard. They are scheduled to enter operation from 2020 to 2024.
On 3rd December in Hamburg, Damen Shipyards Group signed a contract with Opus Marine for the delivery of a Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2710, to be named Allegro. The company will operate the vessel in support of its charterers, serving the offshore wind industry in the German section of the North Sea.
Collaboration between leaders in navigation technology and classification services will enable digital class and assurance services for seagoing vessels. Sperry Marine and DNV GL have signed a strategic agreement to enable vessels to securely share their navigation data for use in DNV GL's digital classification services and obtain real-time class status of the navigation solutions.
The ‘Enkhuizen Nautical College’, founded in 1978, is the only nautical college in Europe where the focus lies on teaching students to navigate vessels under sail. Regular subjects like (astronomical) navigation, collision regulations and marine engineering are supplemented with specialized subjects such as square-rigged sailing, sailing vessel design and sailing vessel stability.