Sustainability in the heavy lifting industry

Cost efficiency and sustainability, two topics that are frequently discussed in the offshore and maritime industry. There are many developments and innovations going on in this area.

Italian Naval Divers Set Off Explosives insde Hull of ...

Italian Naval Divers Set Off Explosives insde Hull of Cruiser Liner

Italian naval divers have set off explosives inside the hull of a cruise liner to create four small openings in the ...

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Italy: Preliminary Indications – Human Error ...

Preliminary Indications - Human Error Caused Cruise Tragedy

Owners of the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship have said “preliminary indications” suggested the ...

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UK: IMO Secretary-General Urges Rapid and Full Casualty ...

UK - IMO Secretary-General Urges Rapid and Full Casualty Investigation

IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has expressed his condolences and sympathy for all those caught up in tragic ...

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Luxury Cruise Ship Runs Aground Off Italy

Luxury Cruise Ship Runs Aground off Italy

Three people are dead and at least 69 people are still missing after 4,200-passenger cruise ship Costa Concordia, ...

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The Netherlands: Transfennica Increases Its Capacity ...

The Netherlands - Transfennica Increases Its Capacity with New Vessels

The Dutch shipowner Transfennica, which links the Port of Bilbao with Zeebrugge three times weekly, has increased ...

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UAE: ‘World’s Leading Cruise Port’ ...

  Dubai Cruise Terminal, operated by global marine terminal operator DP World and managed by Department of ...

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Germany: Seatruck Ferries’ New Ship​ Hits the Water

Germany - Seatruck Ferries' New Ship​ Hits the Water

Flensburger shipyard today, right on schedule, launched third newbuilding for Seatruck Ferries​. The name for the ...

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Croatia: Naval Architects Magazine Recognizes Piana and ...

“Orange Star“ - handy carrier

Vessels “Piana“ and “Orange Star“ will be covered in annual publication of The Naval Arhitects which will be ...

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China: Weihai Haida Ferry Orders MAN Diesel & ...

China - Weihai Haida Ferry Orders MAN Diesel & Turbo Propulsion Package

Weihai Haida Ferry Co., operating in NE China, has placed an order for a 2,200-passenger/1100-lane-metre Ropax ...

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Bangladesh: Western Marine to Deliver New Passenger Vessel

Bangladesh - Western Marine to Deliver New Passenger Vessel

Western Marine Shipyard, the country’s leading shipbuilding company, is ready to deliver a catamaran type passenger ...

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UAE: Mina Zayed Port Receives Two More Giants of The Sea

UAE - Mina Zayed Port Receives Two More Giants of The Sea

Two more giants of the sea moved into Mina Zayed this week highlighting the port’s major role in handling ...

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USA: Optifloat Module for Princess Cruises Grand Class ...

USA - Optifloat Module for Princess Cruises Grand Class Vessels

Knud E. Hansen USA LLC delivers a comprehensive Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis for trim management ...

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Six Cruise Lines Plan to Launch New Vessels this Year

Six Cruise Lines Plan to Launch New Vessels this Year

The cruise ships planned to be launched in 2012 are all new vessels. Each one is almost identical to existing ...

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Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship Leaves MEYER WERFT ...

Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship Leaves MEYER WERFT Shipyard's Dock, Germany

The new cruise ship for the U.S. cruise company Disney Cruise Line​ (Orlando), the Disney Fantasy, will leave MEYER ...

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High Speed Craft Collided with Ro-Ro Ferry Und Ege in ...

High Speed Craft Collided with Ro-Ro Ferry Und Ege in Sea of Marmara, Turkey

The 88 meter long, 470 dwt high speed Craft  Osman Gazi 1 collided with the 193 meter long, 9830 dwt ro-ro ferry ...

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Philippines Operator Gets New Ferry

Philippines Operator Gets New Ferry

After evaluating their needs and reviewing the “Sea Flyte” vessel, the Ocean Fast Ferries of the ...

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UK: Imtech Marine to Supply Hybrid Propulsion System ...

UK - Imtech Marine to Supply Hybrid Propulsion System for CMA's Ro-Ro Rerries

Imtech Marine has been awarded a contract to supply the hybrid propulsion system, consisting of diesel electric in ...

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New Zealand: Incat Crowther Announces Launch of New ...

New Zealand - Incat Crowther Announces Launch of New Catamaran Ferry

Incat Crowther announces the launch of the 24m Catamaran Ferry Titiroa by Q-west Boatbuilders in Wanganui, New ...

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Norway: Bergen Group Fosen Wins Conversion and ...

  Bergen Group Fosen has this week been awarded two contracts related to conversion and maintenance work. The ...

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STX France Secures Order for Two Luxury Cruise Ships

STX France Secures Order for Two Luxury Cruise Ships

STX France SA has received an order to build two luxury cruise ships from Viking Ocean Cruises, an affiliate of ...

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Poland: Keel-laying Cermony for Fjord Line’s ...

Keel-laying Cermony for Fjord Line's Cruise Ferry

The keel-laying cermony for the second of Fjord Line’s two new cruise ferries were marked at the shipyard in ...

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UAE: Two Maiden Visits for Mina Zayed Cruise Terminal

UAE - Two Maiden Visits for Mina Zayed Cruise Terminal

A glorious welcome ceremony to mark the maiden calls of Costa Favalosa and Aida Blu cruise ships to Dubai was ...

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France: Chantiers Piriou Shipyard Delivers New Vessel

France - Chantiers Piriou Shipyard Delivers New Vessel

CHANTIERS PIRIOU’s shipbuilding subsidiary in Concarneau (France), has just delivered the new ship, ordered in 2010 ...

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Action Plan for East Asia Domestic Ferry Safety Adopted

Action Plan for East Asia Domestic Ferry Safety Adopted

A detailed action plan addressing domestic ferry safety in the East Asia sub-region was agreed by participants in a ...

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STX Finland Starts Construction of Double Ended Ferry

STX Finland Starts Construction of Double Ended Ferry

STX Finland Oy’s Rauma Shipyard started a production of a Double Ended newbuilding no. 1380 for Finferries, ...

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USA: Vigor Industrial Terminates Ferry Contract with ...

USA - Vigor Industrial Terminates Ferry Contract with J.M. Martinac Shipbuilding

Vigor Industrial, headquartered on Swan Island in Portland, Oregon, upon building a new 144-car ferry has ...

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Germany: Wyker Dampfschiffs-Reederei Puts New Ferry ...

Wyker Dampfschiffs-Reederei Puts New Ferry into Service

Wyker Dampfschiffs-Reederei (W.D.R.) puts the second double-ended ferry into service on the Föhr-Amrum line in only ...

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