The need for the global shipping industry to reduce its carbon footprint has become a high priority in recent years, especially given the projected growth in shipping decades to come as maritime transport continues to be a key driver of global economic development.
Damen Shipyards Group and VSTEP Simulation, a leading provider of training simulation technology, have joined forces to establish a laboratory to explore innovative new simulation solutions. The aim of the partnership is to develop software that will extend the capabilities of VSTEP’s existing NAUTIS Maritime Simulation platform into engineering applications and so open up new research and development possibilities for Damen’s numerous R&D programmes.
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has concluded an agreement with Harsco Environmental to supply three Kalmar Super-Heavy Forklifts for use in a specialist steel-slag handling application. The order was booked in Cargotec's 2019 Q3 order intake, with delivery scheduled to take place during Q1 of 2020.
As the maritime industry looks to reduce emissions to air and work towards the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) greenhouse gas reduction strategy, alternative fuels are coming to the fore. Classification society DNV GL, recognizing that, with the exception of LNG, international regulations for such fuels are absent, developed new class rules and a class notation “Gas Fuelled LPG” for using liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as fuel in anticipation of growing industry interest.
Norwegian boat yard GS Marine Production AS is in the process of building three hybrid and hybrid-ready ferries – all powered by Volvo Penta.
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has concluded an agreement with Steveco to supply a total of six diesel-electric straddle carriers for use at the Mussalo terminal in Kotka, Finland. The order was booked in Cargotec's 2019 Q4 order intake with delivery scheduled to be completed during Q2 2020.
The technology group Wärtsilä, and Silverstream Technologies, the leading air lubrication solution provider, today announced the signing of a Licence and Co-operation Agreement for future sales and servicing of the Silverstream System. As an authorised sales and service partner, Wärtsilä intends to fully integrate Silverstream’s air lubrication system within its propulsion solutions.
Inmarsat and ABB Marine & Ports, two driving forces behind maritime digitalisation, have signed a milestone Master Supply Agreement. The implementation of the agreement tackles an obstacle identified by ship owners themselves which has stopped them using IoT (Internet of Things) technology
Mobile ballast water treatment system will protect the Elbe from invasive Species. German maritime waste specialist Jongen GmbH has taken delivery of a Damen InvaSave 300 mobile ballast water treatment system.
SCHOTTEL has once again been awarded orders in the Norwegian fishery segment. Thus, the world’s largest live fish carrier (LFC) as well as a 67-metre state-of-the-art longliner will feature thrusters from the German propulsion expert. Both vessels are under construction in Turkey and will be delivered to Norwegian owners.
Survitec has taken lifejacket safety and performance beyond the regulatory requirement with the introduction of a lifejacket range that has a minimum 150 Newton buoyancy.
Leading Classification Society ClassNK has concluded a joint research agreement for developing advanced condition-based maintenance (CBM), a new maintenance and management process for engine machinery plants, and establishing a new classification survey scheme based on CBM.
Rolls-Royce has signed a 10-year service agreement with leading global towage and marine services operator Svitzer A/S. The agreement – named Global Frame Value Care Agreement (VCA) – covers spare parts deliveries in 6 countries for a fleet of 17 tugs powered by MTU-brand Series 4000 engines.
Recently, the Republic of Timor-Leste and Damen Shipyards Group signed a contract agreeing provision of a new RoPax Ferry 6716. The vessel will operate a route between the Timor-Leste capital Dili, the Oecusse enclave and the island of Ataúro, providing regular transportation of passengers, vehicles and goods on the north coast of the island.
Ecochlor is excited to announce the formalization of an agreement to represent NanoVapor in the maritime industry. The product launch will be at Marintec China with a NanoVapor unit on display at the Ecochlor Stand N3D5N.