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Press Releases

LJM Hydraulik to Exhibit at Marintec China 2017
LJM Hydraulik is attending this year's Marintec China 2017 from 5-8 December.

ProCurve Glass will Attend Fort Lauderdale Boat Show and the Workboat Show this Fall
ProCurve Glass Technology, manufacturer of high performance marine glass and glazing solutions, will be exhibiting at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, 1-5 November in the Superyacht and Designer Pavilion (booth 696) and at the International Workboat Show (booth 2137), November 29-December 1st in New Orleans, Louisiana, US.

Dellner Brakes Continues Expansion with Acquisition of Gummi USA
Swedish-based Dellner Brakes has acquired US brake and clutch company Gummi USA to consolidate its position as one of the world's leading suppliers of brakes and related power transmission products for the industrial and marine markets.

Martechnic Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary
In 1997 began the successful story of Martechnic. Founded by today's managing director Ingo Herholdt, at Schnackenburgallee in Hamburg, the company grew rapidly, so that they moved to the current location, Adlerhorst 4. Meanwhile, his son, Frank Herholdt, has joined the management.

DESMI Ocean Guard Launches New Ballast Water Management System
DESMI Ocean Guard is proud to announce the launch of its new CompactClean ballast water management system, which sets new standards for small footprint, reliable performance, and certainty of meeting both the international and US discharge standards.

White Papers

Nauticast A2 and B2 AIS Transponders with Full US Approvals
Both the Nauticast A2 and the Nauticast B2 are fully USCG and FCC approved in their respective class and are perfect choices to meet the US AIS carriage obligation that is in force since 1...

First Icebreaking LNG Carrier in Ice Trials
The Christophe de Margerie, the world's first icebreaking LNG tanker, has successfully completed ice trials and berthed at the gas terminal at Sabetta Port in the Yamal peninsula in Russia....

Bio-Sea Ballast Water Treatment System
BIO-SEA® by BIO-UV is the first system developed and manufactured in France for treatment of ballast water in compliance with IMO D-2 discharge standard and USCG...

Why a Measurement of Shaft Power Can Save You Money on Fuel and Maintenance
When running a system as complex as a ship, we have access to some of the information we need, such as a record of how far the ship has sailed and how much fuel we have used. We also...

Post-Show Report: The 22nd China (Shanghai) International Boat Show
This post-show report highlights key events and exhibitors at the 22nd China (Shanghai) International Boat Show, as well as provides contact details and further information for CIBS...

Features

Slowing down navigation to protect marine life
This summer the Port of Vancouver is asking ships to voluntarily slow to 11 knots, a 40% reduction in speed to help reduce noise levels for endangered killer whales. How will the trial be implemented and what does it say about the role ports can play in the conservation of endangered species? Patrick Kingsland asks Krista Trounce, manager of the Port of Vancouver’s Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation Program.

New maritime skills strategy needed as Britain looks to the future
While the UK Government promises to turn Brexit Britain into the best country in the world to do maritime business, questions arise as to whether the current curriculum does enough to equip future maritime professionals for the digital era of shipping.

One Sea: the global future for autonomous marine transport?
The One Sea ecosystem intends to achieve commercial autonomous maritime traffic by 2025. Frances Marcellin takes a closer look at this ambitious plan, as well as some of its achievements to date and challenges ahead.

Could blockchain technology revolutionise shipping?
Blockchain technology has taken many industries by storm, with everyone from financial firms to charities and NGOs jumping on the bandwagon. The technology, which works to secure data as it passes through many hands, is now slated to change the face of global trade, as shipping giants and key ports have started trialling its capabilities.

August's top stories: Abu Dhabi Ports receives $299m, Port of Long Beach Chemical spill injures 13
Abu Dhabi Ports partners with JOCIC to bring an investment worth AED1.1bn ($299m) into the Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone (KPFTZ). Twelve dock workers and a firefighter were injured following the leakage of flammable liquid from a container ship at the Port of Long Beach, US. Ship-technology.com wraps up the key headlines from August 2017.

Projects

Khankendi Subsea Construction Vessel (SCV)
Khankendi is a new subsea construction vessel (SCV) built for the Shah Deniz consortium. It was designed by Marine Technology Development, a part of Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M).

AIDAnova LNG-Powered Cruise Ship
AIDAnova will be the world's first liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered cruise ship, and is currently under construction at Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, for Carnival Corporation's German cruise line AIDA Cruises.

Balla Balla Infrastructure Project
The Balla Balla infrastructure project (BBIP) involves the construction of iron ore transportation infrastructure at the Balla Balla Port, including a 162km railway line connecting the facility to iron ore deposits in the region.

Damen SeaXplorer 75 Expedition Yacht
SeaXplorer 75 is a SeaXplorer expedition yacht being offered by Damen Shipyards Group in co-operation with its affiliate AMELS, for operations in icy conditions and remote tropical areas.

Atair II Research Vessel
Atair II is a new research vessel under construction at Fassmer shipyard in Berne, Germany, for the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie).

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