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Future Royal Navy Fleet Auxiliaries May be Partly Built Overseas

The UK Ministry of Defense said Wednesday that it will allow shipbuilders to bid for the Royal Navy’s next-generation fleet auxiliary contract with proposals that contain a foreign build component. The decision marks another reversal: the ministry allowed foreign firms to participate in the bidding in 2018, then canceled the tender amidst controversy over domestic content […]

Eco Friendly Passenger Ferry to be Equipped with Kone Elevators

The leading elevator and escalator company KONE will supply elevators for Aurora Botnia, a new passenger  ferry being built at the Rauma Marine Constructions shipyard in Finland. With three eco-efficient KONE  MonoSpace® elevators, KONE will ease the flow of passengers and goods on board.   Scheduled for completion in 2021, Aurora Botnia is a new Wasaline ferry that […]

Van Oord Buys Into Estonian Offshore Wind Farm Project

Dutch maritime contractor Van Oord announced Tuesday that it has concluded its agreement to buy a stake in Estonian offshore wind company Saare Wind Energy, the developer of the Saaremaa wind farm.  Van Oord announced its intention to participate in the project in January, with the support of the Netherlands Embassy in Tallinn and the […]

IMEC Commissions Ocean Technologies Group to Develop CMS for Ratings

The International Maritime Employers’ Council (IMEC) has commissioned Ocean Technologies Group to develop a Competency Management System (CMS) for Ratings. The CMS will be exclusive to IMEC members and is designed to be compatible with both Ocean and other competency management software solutions. The unique aspect of this CMS is that it is aimed entirely […]

Danish Effort to Develop Ammonia-Fueled Marine Engines

A Danish consortium is the latest entrant in the efforts to develop ammonia-fueled marine engines. Established by a Danish investment fund, Innovation Fund Denmark, the goal is to develop a two-stroke, ammonia-fueled engine for the maritime industry.  Seeking to complete the development of the engine in 2024, the effort which will be led by MAN […]

ABB Delivers Sustainable Shore Connection Tech for Viking Line Ferry

BB Marine & Ports latest shore connection technology is ensuring that calls by the passenger ferry Viking XPRS at Estonia’s Port of Tallinn are made quietly, efficiently and emissions-free The well-known ferry, built in 2008, is deployed on the 2.5-hour route across the Baltic Sea between Tallinn, Estonia, and Helsinki, Finland, typically docking in the […]

Derecktor Ft. Pierce Clears Hurdle with U.S. Army Corps Approval

Plans to convert the nearly 100-year-old Port of Fort Pierce into a full-service repair and refit facility for the global fleet of megayachts are moving ahead at full speed. After 11 months of review, the engineering and plans for Derecktor Ft. Pierce’s new haul-out basin have been officially approved by the U.S. Army Corps of […]

Fire Leaves Ro/Pax Ferry Stranded for 24 Hours in Humber Estuary

On Tuesday night, the ro/pax ferry Pride of Hull suffered an engine room fire while under way on a routine run from Hull to Rotterdam. The fire broke out while Pride of Hull was outbound in the Humber estuary with 264 passengers on board. Operator P&O Ferries said in a statement that the fire was safely […]

Solar Solve Supplies Worlds Largest Ethane Gas Carrier

Next month, November 2020, is expected to see the handover of PANG TIAN, the world’s largest VLEC (Very Large Ethane Carrier).  The prototype vessel is the first of three that are under construction at South Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in Busan, having been ordered by China’s Zhejiang Satellite Petrochemical, who will lease them […]

HRAS: Crew of Tanker Gulf Sky Caught in a Case of Political Intrigue

The saga of the crew aboard the tanker Gulf Sky continues according to the NGO Human Rights at Sea and the Commonwealth of Dominica Maritime Administration. According to a statement issued by the two organizations, the crew’s situation remains unresolved leaving them unpaid and unable to work due to the disputes, investigations and political intrigue […]

100th KLM Cargo-in-Cabin flight takes place

In recent months, more than 150 KLM employees have worked hard on the airline’s Cargo-in-Cabin concept. KLM has deployed this innovative, forward-looking cargo concept to transport more than 85 million face masks in the fight against COVID-19. Last Thursday, the 100th Cargo-in-Cabin flight departed for Shanghai, accompanied by Pieter Elbers, KLM president and CEO. The […]

Wozniak joins Burns & McDonnell with air cargo expertise

Facility design and construction leader Andy Wozniak has joined Burns & McDonnell to lead the Global Facilities Group in Chicago. Wozniak will spearhead the delivery and continued growth of integrated design and construction services for a diverse range of industries, including air cargo and institutional and commercial facility solutions. “In the wake of global crises, the […]

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