We can choose. Share our maritime data, prosper, create value and safeguard our oceans. Or keep it to ourselves and slowly stagnate, both commercially and environmentally. Steven Adler says it’s time to act.
Meyer is boosting and harmonizing the outfitting design and construction of its cruise vessels by taking CADMATIC software into expanded use at its shipyards in Finland and introducing it in Germany.
Meyer has acquired CADMATIC’s design and information management software for all three its shipyards: in Papenburg and Rostock in Germany, as well as in Turku, Finland.
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed an agreement with Deepwater Container Terminal (DCT) Gdansk to supply three electrically powered rail-mounted gantry cranes (RMGs) with DCT specific customisation. The order, booked in Cargotec's 2018 third quarter order intake, follows a recent DCT order of five Rubber-Tyred Gantry Cranes (RTGs) that took place in the first quarter of 2018.
Rolls-Royce has signed an agreement with Associated British Ports (ABP), the UK’s leading port operator, and global towage operator Svitzer, to develop the next generation of technologies which will keep Britain trading.
Brave Tern, the 132-metre jack-up operated by Fred. Olsen Windcarrier AS, has completed a major crane refit at Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam. The main operation was the insertion of a 20-metre section into the main boom of the 800-tonne crane, allowing it to reach a height of 120 metres.
Fugro is introducing a new bathymetric lidar system that delivers industry-leading depth penetration and point densities for nearshore and coastal mapping. Known as RAMMS (Rapid Airborne Multibeam Mapping System), the field-proven technology promises to deliver an efficient and cost-effective solution.
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has concluded a deal with Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), the leading European port and transport logistics group, to supply a total of 10 new straddle carriers.
The SAR system, incorporated to both the Aquarius and Neptune ranges of Rolls-Royce retractable stabilisers, employs active fin control technology and advanced hydrodynamic design to deliver higher levels of roll reduction when the vessel is at rest, and also maintaining stabilisation performance whilst underway.
Damen Marine Components has won a contract to supply steering gear, rudders and stern tube parts for an Antarctic Research vessel of the Chilean Navy, under LRS -Polar 5 Class notation. The contract was awarded by ASMAR Talcahuano Shipyard, Chile. Design of the vessel was done in collaboration with VARD Canada.
Project partners Eidesvik Offshore, Wärtsilä Norway and DNV GL have announced the closure of the FellowSHIP research project. The cooperation has explored the use of battery, hybrid and fuel cell technology in the maritime industry for over 15 years.
Damen Verolme Rotterdam (DVR), one of Damen Shipyards Group’s most experienced yards in the repair and refit of complex offshore structures, has been awarded a contract by Stena Drilling for a refit of its drilling rig Stena Don.
A series of 12t and 25t capacity wireless Straightpoint (SP) load shackles are monitoring loads on wire ropes supporting a 2t steel ship, suspended above the city of Linz in Austria, to symbolise the water-themed Höhenrausch cultural project, which runs from May to October this year.
Attending the contract signing event was Cyprus’ Minister of Transport Ms. Vassiliki Anastassiadou, who congratulated VTS Vasiliko Terminal Services on its high standard of service, which concurrently enhances Cyprus’ image in the marine services sector.
“Private Sector Leadership in Climate-Proof Ports for Small Island Developing States”, an official event organized by the World Ocean Council (WOC) at the Global Climate Action Summit (12-14 September, San Francisco), will tackle the need and opportunity for business action to improve the resilience of ports and coastal infrastructure in islands.
Interest in FSRUs and FSUs is growing. Floating gas terminals offer operational flexibility, reduced timescales - from concept to operation, and cost effectiveness in comparison with onshore terminals. Additionally, converting existing LNG carriers offers a fast route to operational availability.