Designing in Virtual Reality

"The challenge is to break the stereotype of the shipbuilding industry being a traditional craft”

RT Borkum

Rotortug is a spin-off company from Rotterdam-based towage operator Kotug. Rotortug BV develops and markets the ...

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Weather Routing

Seamen must be the first group of people who had an extensive knowledge of the weather. They recognised cloud ...

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BigRoll Is Taking It a Step Further

“BigRoll has delivered on its promises, we have grown from an ambitious newcomer to a reliable partner in the ...

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Interview: BWM Rules Threaten Small-Sized Ships

An amended implementation scheme for ships to comply with the D-2 biological standard under the Ballast Water ...

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A Lecture about Speed versus Safety at Sea

Is it possible for ships to sail faster through rough water and keep the safety of the crew a priority? Lex ...

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Interview: Things to Know about BWTS Installation

The implementation of the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) has been a hot topic these days, especially ...

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Furuvik

Commissioned by Eureka Shipping of Oslo, Norway, Royal Bodewes has developed and built a 6,145 DWAT cement carrier ...

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Digitalization: Future's Cornerstone - But at What Cost?

In the aftermath of the Petya cyber attack that hit one of the major industry players A.P. Moller-Maersk, shutting ...

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Goulphar

Along with South-East Asia and Japan, Europe has an infrastructure which relies heavily on ferries and RoRo vessels ...

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Interview: Owners Favor Delaying of BWMS Installation

The fast approaching implementation date of the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) has stirred up a number ...

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Dutch Ingenuity at Work with Expansion of Panama Canal

Last March, it was announced that the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) ordered a vessel scheduling and maritime ...

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Circular Economy

There is a popular game to play during team building – try to get a bucket full of water across an obstacle ...

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The Vision of Jan Kees Pilaar

The yard Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam is located next to the river the Nieuwe Maas. The area, part of the Port of ...

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Oversupply of Ships: Industry Should Sort Out Itself

The oversupply of tonnage in the shipping industry should be left to sort out itself, it was concluded at a panel ...

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EU MRV: Friend or Foe?

The implementation of the EU MRV is fast approaching, mandating the monitoring, reporting and verification of the ...

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Interview: Smart Ships Are Coming!

In a time dominated by smart technology and automation being applied across the board, from industrial production ...

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Tapping into Potential of Booming Asian Cruise Market

The recent booming of the cruise industry in the Asian market has proved to be a great business opportunity for ...

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Port of Virginia Readies for Biggest Ships in Atlantic Trade

The Port of Virginia is set to benefit from an increased trade especially as bigger ships start bringing in more ...

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Megaships to Call on Brisbane's Cruise Terminal by 2019/20

Cruising ‘Down Under’ is yet to be given a new flavor as Queensland readies to attract giant cruise ...

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The Re-Emergence of Wind Power

A recently published report entitled “Study on the Analysis of Market Potentials & Market Barriers for ...

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Standard Coaster Converted into Cement Carrier

There’s a saying that out of the following three items on the shipyard’s menu, a client can only choose two: low ...

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Gate Terminal Makes Rotterdam the LNG Hub of Europe

Sometimes, it is easy to implement the sustainable alternative in the maritime industry. When it is time for a new ...

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A Matter of Measurement

Efficient ships are inherently more sustainable. As such, to reach sustainability targets, the maritime industry is ...

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New Sanctions on Iran Would Have Chilling Effect on Business

Following the easing of sanctions against Iran by the US and five other world powers, Europe has been eager to ...

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The Dutch Maritime Cluster Monitor 2016

The Netherlands is a maritime nation. This fact is proven by the numbers recently released by Maritime by Holland, ...

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All Hands on Deck

Looking back, I have to conclude that it has been a turbulent year for the Dutch maritime industry. We’ve had both ...

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Digital Optimisation

Taking a look at the world around us, it is clear that technology is making boundless industrial and societal ...

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