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14 December 2018
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Maintenance and Service Solutions for Marine Equipment
Sulzer provides maintenance services for cruise liners, dredgers, passenger and naval ships, offshore production, tankers, and support vessels. We help you to minimise disruption and extend the lifetime of your equipment.

Access Gangway Systems, Cranes, and Hose Loading Arms and Towers for Ships
Buitendijk Techniek provides a range of advanced gangway systems, cranes, hose loading arms, and hose towers for use within the shipping industry.

Dynamic Speed Optimisation for Vessels
Most shipping companies still rely on simplified assumptions to set out routes for voyages, leading to unoptimised fuel consumption

DESMI Ocean Guard CompactClean: Ballast Water Management System
DESMI Ocean Guard A/S is part of the DESMI Group, which was founded in 1834 by Henning Smith and is one of Denmark's oldest companies.

Panels, Ceiling and Flooring Solutions for Vessels
Dutch Outfitting Group (DOG) offers high-quality, cost-efficient panels and ceiling systems for vessel interiors.

Press Releases

Arctic Condensate Tanker Named at Ceremony in Guangzhou
A naming ceremony has been held for Arctic condensate tanker Boris Sokolov at Guangzhou Shipyard International in China.

Southerly Designs RHIBs Delivered to Indonesian National Search and Rescue
Strategic Marine shipyards in Singapore has handed over ten rigid-hulled inflatable boats (RHIB) to Indonesia’s national search and rescue agency, Badan Nasional Pencarian dan Pertolongan (BASARNAS).

Q&A for Ballast Water Management within Yachts or Ships
Ballast water can be either fresh or salt water, which is held in tanks and cargo holds of ships to increase their stability and manoeuvrability during transit.

New Geometry Modelling and Optimisation Solution from Friendship Systems
FRIENDSHIP SYSTEMS AG has released the latest version of its CAESES® geometry modelling and optimisation programme.

Nauticast Named Best Maritime AIS Technology Specialist
International Transport News has named Nauticast as 'Best Maritime AIS Technology Specialists 2018'.

Features

Life at sea: the longest cruise journeys in the world
With the popularity of cruises growing, some companies are offering increasingly longer journeys to capitalise on this heightened interest. What are the longest cruises available on the market right now?

Rothera: giving berth to a revolution in polar shipping
Rothera Research Station, the UK’s Antarctic research hub, is building a new wharf to accommodate the RRS Sir David Attenborough. What are the challenges of this continent-spanning logistical effort, and how will the new wharf enhance the Antarctic station? 

Independence gets the Royal Amplified treatment
The latest $100m make-over of Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas is a thing to behold. The revamped ship aims to cate to a new, younger generation of cruise enthusiasts.

Shipbreaking Platform: fighting to stop boats being broken up on beaches
Shipbreaking is still a major problem, both due to unsafe working conditions and damage caused to coastal ecosystems in countries such as Bangladesh. In this Q+A, NGO Shipbreaking Platform speaks about the impact of shipbreaking, the progress that has been made to change the landscape of this activity in recent years, and the steps it is taking in the future.

How should ports prepare for autonomous shipping?
The British Ports Association recently published a report in which it encouraged UK ports to consider the implications of autonomous ships on their operations. What challenges will ports face in preparing for autonomous ships in the future and what benefits they stand to gain from their adoption?

Projects

Bibby WaveMaster 1 Service Operations Vessel
Bibby WaveMaster 1 is the first walk-to-work service operations vessel (SOV) built by Damen Shipyards Group. The custom-designed vessel was delivered to UK-based Bibby Marine Services in August 2017.

Ibom Deep Seaport, Akwa Ibom
Ibom deep seaport (IDSP) is being developed in the south-east region of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, and is a key component of the state’s economic empowerment plans.

Aberdeen Harbour Expansion Project
Aberdeen Harbour expansion project aims to expand and diversify the existing capabilities of the harbour to transform the marine support facilities available in Scotland.

Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas Facility
Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility is being developed by Shell for its Prelude and Concerto fields in the Browse Basin, offshore of Western Australia.

R/V Taani Regional Class Research Vessel
R/V Taani is a regional-class research vessel (RCRV) being built by Gulf Island Shipyards in Houma, Louisiana, for the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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