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15 November 2017
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Vacuum Collection, Waste Treatment, Fresh Water Generation and System Automation
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Nauticast A2 and B2 AIS Transponders with Full US Approvals
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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 regulation.

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 2018.

Press Releases

Registration Now Open for China (Shanghai) International Boat Show
Register for CIBS now for free entry to the Boating and Lifestyle event of the year.

Dellner Brakes to Launch Expanded Product Range to US Marine Market at IWBS 2017
Dellner Brakes will be launching an expanded range of power transmission products to the US marine market at the International Workboat Show (IWBS) from 29 November to 1 December, following the company’s acquisition of US brake and clutch specialist Gummi USA.

ABC’s Electric and Hybrid Propulsion System receives Bureau Veritas Approval
Anglo Belgian Corporation has been issued with the Bureau Veritas approval and notations for its hybrid solutions.

Advanced Rubber Compound Mixing and Fender Production Facility for Shibata Industrial
ShibataFenderTeam is proud to announce a milestone development for their group.

Ocean Safety to Showcase Latest Superyacht Solutions at METS 2017
3Si Group member Ocean Safety has announced that the company will be appearing at the upcoming METS event in order to showcase its latest superyacht safety innovations.

Features

Digital twins in shipping: the open-source approach
A powerhouse group of industry and academic partners – DNV GL, Rolls-Royce, NTNU and SINTEF Ocean – is working to develop a new, open-source simulation platform for the design and construction of new ships. Rolls-Royce senior vice president of engineering and technology, Svein Kleven, explains more about the project and the benefits of the digital twin concept.

Protecting ports from global warming
Ports and harbours are vulnerable to extreme weather events, but they are also instrumental in the aftermath of a natural disaster for the delivery of emergency aid to the affected population further inland. So what can be done to better protect ports from global warming?

Did the Maersk cyber attack reveal an industry dangerously unprepared?
A recent survey by Futurenautics found that shipping companies are still largely unprotected from potential cyber attacks, even after the recent ransomware attack that left Maersk reeling. Joe Baker examines the current state of preparedness for protecting vessels from cyber threats and finds out what’s being done both from a technological and regulatory point of view.

Can a new financial mechanism put an end to dangerous shipbreaking?
Shipbreaking is a lucrative industry and one that is almost solely carried out in countries like Bangladesh and India, where cheap labour is used to strip ships right on the beach. Although the negative impacts of such practices are well known, current legislation is either too weak to regulate these practices, or not yet enforceable. A new method to put an end to this is on the cards – but will it work?

Last piece of the puzzle: funding the Seine-Nord Canal
A plan to build a 107km canal linking Paris to the northern European ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp has been gestating for many years, while the funding for the €4.7bn project is still uncertain. With a new French Government in place, what’s in store for this challenging infrastructure programme?

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.

Viking Star Cruise Ship
Viking Star is the first cruise ship of the Viking Ocean Cruises fleet. It was delivered in March 2015, while the second vessel Viking Sea was handed over in March 2016.

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