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Companies news
March 16, 2018

VIKING sees a slight improvement in cargo and offshore

For the second consecutive year, revenue and earnings remained stagnant for 2017 at VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S. Two of the largest customer segments, the cargo ship market and offshore industry, remain in turmoil and continue to impact the top and bottom lines. Signs of a slight improvement in the economy are encouraging, as well as VIKINGs gain in market share.

Removing oily water discharge risks with the Alfa Laval BlueBox SA

Non-compliant discharge of oily water continues to be an environmental threat and an expensive headache for the marine industry. With the tamper-proof Alfa Laval BlueBox SA, a stand-alone oil content monitor and data recorder, Alfa Laval is providing peace of mind to ship owners and operators.


This optimised HLCV has been designed together with Ulstein Design and Solutions B.V. to
combine economic and technical efficiency with the highest quality and safety.
Environmental considerations and improved fuel efficiency have also been factored into the design
where the vessel will be powered by dual fuel engines and has the ability to run on natural gas

Karachi Shipyards & Engineering Works delivers two Damen Stan Patrol 1605 FRP patrol boats to Pakistan Customs

Pakistan Customs has taken delivery of two Damen Stan Patrol 1605 FRP patrol boats. The handover ceremony took place on 10th March at Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works Ltd (KS&EW). The celebration was attended by distinguished guests including Dr Miftah Ismail, advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance, Revenue & Economic Affairs, Mr. Iftikhar Ahmed, Collector Pakistan Customs, Rear Admiral Syed Hasan Nasir Shah, Managing Director of KS&EW and Mrs. Ardi Stoios-Braken, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

Sanmar orders 42 Rolls-Royce thrusters in novel supply agreement

Rolls-Royce has secured an extensive supply order from long-time collaborator Sanmar Shipyards for propulsion and deck equipment for tugboats the Turkish shipyard is building for various customers.

ICS Publishes Latest Flag State Performance Table with New Criteria Included

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published the latest version of its Flag State Performance Table, which can be downloaded free of charge via the ICS website.

Damen unveils Multi Cat Water Injection Dredger

Damen Shipyards Group has recently unveiled a Water Injection Dredger (WID), courtesy of a plug & play system aboard a Damen Multi Cat. Such capabilities are typically found only on dedicated platforms, though Damen realised that the Multi Cats forward propulsion and manouevrability made it a suitable platform for this type of dredging.

ITF recommends shareholders vote against ICTSI directors

The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) today released a shareholder advisory note detailing governance issues at International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI).

How HTS Technology and Connectivity as a Service (CaaS) are Changing Maritime SATCOM

Speakers from KVH and Intelsat present the advantages of HTS technology and Connectivity as a Service (CaaS) at the CMA conference in Stamford, CT.

March 15, 2018


Water microbiology expert aqua-tools will present a paper to Asian tanker owners on the importance of taking onboard analysis of ballast waters in verifying system performance and compliance with the Ballast Water Management Convention.

Gibdock maintains on-time delivery track record

Gibdock has once more vindicated its reputation for delivering maintenance and repair services on time and to the highest stands in the ro-ro and container ship markets. The Gibraltar yard has completed two projects in recent weeks that demanded ships re-entry into service without delay.


Evoqua Water Technologies SeaCURE Ballast Water Treatment system has been nominated in the technology category of the GST & Shipping2030 Europe Conference and Awards, which takes place in Copenhagen later this month.

March 14, 2018

Chairman Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen sets out transformation of IACS at CMA Shipping 2018

Stamford, 14 March 2018: Speaking at Shipping 2018, the Connecticut Maritime Associations (CMA) annual conference, Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, IACS Chairman and CEO of DNV GL Maritime, looked at some of the initiatives taken at the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) that were changing the organisation.

15th International Conference Offshore Upstream Development in Russia and CIS 2018 May 18, 2018, Baltschug Kempinski, Moscow

Offshore Upstream Development in Russia and CIS 2018 has a reputation of one of the leading events in the Russian oil and gas industry. The caliber of the attendees and the sponsors, coupled with excellent networking opportunities and a high-level program have earned Offshore Upstream Development in Russia and CIS 2018 the status it deserves.

March 06, 2018

Wärtsilä introduces Eniram Mobile to offer real-time decision-making support for voyage efficiency and safety management

Eniram, a Wärtsilä company, has launched Eniram Mobile to offer real-time decision-making support via mobile notifications. Eniram Mobile, which has been co-developed together with Royal Caribbean Cruises, ensures that key personnel receive important information in a timely fashion, both onboard and shoreside.

Industry news
February 26, 2018

DP World slams Djibouti Port seizure, commences arbitration proceedings

DP World has strongly responded as it accused the Government of Djibouti of illegally seizing control of the Doraleh Container Terminal from its operating unit there.

February 23, 2018

Dry Bulk Market Looks Up: J. Lauritzen

Both the dry bulk market and the market for small gas carriers are anticipated to benefit from the expected rise in economic activity in 2018, more so as supply growth will be rather limited in both segments, says J. Lauritzen, the Danish shipping company with worldwide operations.

February 22, 2018

U.S. Oil Boom Tempts Saudis to Consider Exporting American Crude

The kingdoms state oil firm considered the possibility of sending American crude to Asia in February via a U.S. unit before determining it wasnt economically viable, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. It also asked potential buyers in Asia if they would be interested in U.S. supply, according to officials at two regional refiners. The people asked not to be identified because the information is confidential.

February 16, 2018

Jan De Nul Group will install 32 Wind Turbine Generators (WTG) at the 1bn Trianel Borkum II offshore wind farm

The project has been awarded by wind turbine maker Senvion GmbH and will feature Senvion 6.3M152 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 6.33MW. Jan De Nul said it will also undertake offshore mechanical completion works as part of the project.

February 13, 2018

Union of Greek Shipowners upbeat on 2018

Union of Greek Shipowners leader, Theodore Veniamis is confident, 2018 looks like being a year in which all shipping sectors will be able to return to growth and profitability.

February 06, 2018

'No turning back!' on 0.5% sulphur cap states IMO sec-gen

IMO secretary-general Ki-Tack Lim underscored the organisations commitment to enforcing the 0.5% sulphur cap on marine fuel from 2020, and in a warning for those hoping for a reprieve said There is no turning back!

February 03, 2018

Could Wartsila buy Rolls-Royce's marine business?

With Rolls-Royces marine business potentially on the block the question came up this week as to whether Finnish Wartsila rival could be the buyer.

February 02, 2018

World's first electric container barges to sail from European ports this summer

The worlds first fully electric, emission-free and potentially crewless container barges are to operate from the ports of Antwerp, Amsterdam, and Rotterdam from this summer.

January 15, 2018

Gulf Navigation to raise capital through IPO

Dubai-based Gulf Navigation Holding is to increase the companys capital by over AED 448 million (US$121.9 million), taking the groups total share capital to AED 1 billion (US$ 272.6 million). This will be achieved through an Initial Public Offering (IPO) that will be launched in the first quarter of this year, to enable Gulf Navigations expansion plans to progress.

January 10, 2018

Societe Generale joins SEALNG

Societe Generale will be the first financial institution to join the SEALNG coalition, joining a growing band of industry leaders from across the LNG value chain.

December 23, 2017

Denison Expands Cryptocurrency Use Following First Bitcoin Yacht Deal

Denison Yachting has announced that it will accept Bitcoin as payment for new yachts, following the completion of its first ever sale of a yacht involving Bitcoin.

December 22, 2017

Naval Dome exposes vessel vulnerabilities to cyber attack

More onboard cyber vulnerability has been revealed, with maritime cyber defence firm Naval Dome demonstrating yet more ways hackers can compromise ship safety.

Exmar takes delivery of world's first barge-based FSRU from Wison

Wison Offshore & Marine has delivered the world's first barge-based FSRU to Exmar. The 25,000 cu m FSRU barge built at Wison Nantong shipyard has a re-gasification capacity of 600MMSCFD.

Alabama port authority, APM Terminals approve container facility expansion

The Alabama State Port Authoritys (ASPA) and APM Terminals' boards recently approved a $49.5 million expansion of the Port of Mobile container facility.

December 15, 2017

Quebec port to construct container terminal

The Quebec Port Authority (QPA) on Tuesday announced plans to build a container terminal that could serve as a new international economic hub geared toward logistics facilities, distribution centers and other new businesses.

Coming Events
Posidonia 2018
Maritime Vortal
March, 2018

GST & Shipping2030 Europe

20-23 March 2018 Tivoli Congress Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark


Mar. 30 2018 Saint-Petersburg, Russia


Mar. 28-30, 2018 Saint-Petersburg, Russia

World Maritime Week 2018

Mar. 27-31, 2018 • Bilbao, Spain

Direct Email
June, 2018

6th International Maritime Business Forum & Exhibition SIMBF

June 6-7, 2018 Sevastopol, Russia

Posidonia 2018

June 4-8, 2018 • Athens, Greece

Caspian International Boat and Yacht Show

June 11-13, 2018 • Baku, Azerbaijan

September, 2018


Sept. 04-07, 2018 • Hamburg. Germany

October, 2018

Offshore Marintec Russia

Oct. 02-05, 2018 St-Petersburg, Russia

December, 2018

INMEX China - Cruise Build

Dec. 05-07, 2018 Guangzhou, China

March, 2019

INMEX Vietnam 2019

Mar. 27-29, 2019 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

June, 2019

Nor-Shipping 2019

June 4-7, 2019 • Oslo, Norway

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