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.

Spotted: Maersk Connector Put Through Its Paces

The 9,300 dwt cable installing vessel Maersk Connector, owned and operated by Maersk Supply Service, has been ...

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Svitzer Bags 10-Year Ichthys LNG Towage Gig

LNG towage provider Svitzer Australia has won a 10-year contract to provide towage and other marine services to the ...

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Rolls-Royce Stacking Up Orders

UK-based developer and producer of marine engines Rolls-Royce has received orders from two major shipbuilding ...

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Spotted: Multraship, Damen Put Pens to Paper at Europort

Dutch towage and salvage specialist Multraship, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Novatug BV, has commissioned ...

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Qingdao Port Enters Towage JV with Svitzer

China’s Qingdao Port International has entered a towage services agreement with Maersk’s towage and ...

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Port of Barcelona to Invest in LNG Infrastructure

Spain’s Port of Barcelona plans to start promoting the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to tackle growing ...

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Tanker Ablaze after Engine Room Blast off Denmark

Liberia-flagged oil/chemicals tanker Alia caught fire in the North Sea off Denmark following an explosion in ...

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Spotted: ALP Striker Hits the Water

ALP Striker, the first of four ultra-long distance towing and anchor handling vessels built by Japan’s Niigata ...

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Svitzer Lands APMT Moin Towage Deal

Copenhagen-based towage and salvage company Svitzer will provide marine services for the new APM Terminals Moin ...

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Houston Ship Channel Partially Closed after Tug, Barge Sink

U.S. Coast Guard closed a 1,000 yard section of the Houston Shipping Channel to deep draft ship traffic at 5:58 ...

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VIDEO: Teekay Tanker Runs Aground off Lisbon

Tokyo Spirit, a 150,000 dwt crude oil tanker owned by Teekay Tankers, ran aground in the Bay of Cascais near ...

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Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference Stronger Than Ever

With 658 exhibitors, 23,000 m2 of floor space, and visitors representing 86 nationalities, Offshore Energy ...

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Mataquito Breaks Down in Mexico

German container line Hapag-Lloyd reported that the 2010-built container ship MV Mataquito suffered a main engine ...

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Bad Weather Halts Oil Removal from Flinterstar

The removal of the fuel oil from the tanks of the Dutch general cargo ship Flinterstar which sank off ...

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SAAM SMIT Orders Damen Tug at Offshore Energy 2015

SAAM SMIT Towage, the joint venture between SAAM S.A. of Chile and Dutch company Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., ...

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Update 3: Oil Being Removed from Sunken Flinterstar

Dutch salvage and towage companies Multraship and Smit Salvage on Sunday started removing heavy fuel oil and diesel ...

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Damage to Flinterstar Worse than Expected

Dutch shipping company Flinter said that damage their general cargo ship Flinterstar sustained in a collision with ...

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ABS Releases First Guide for SOx Scrubber Ready Vessels

Houston-based American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has published the world’s first guide for SOx scrubber ...

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Middle Point Reaping Fruits from Expansion to German Market

Dutch recruitment and contracting specialist Middle Point has started reaping the benefits from its expansion to ...

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Study: Half of OSV Crews Can't Say 'No' to Clients

Some 50% of crews working on offshore support vessels are willing to compromise safety rather than say ‘no’ to ...

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Spotted: Sakigake Blazes Path into LNG Territory

Japanese shipping and logistics company NYK recently took delivery of the country’s first LNG-fueled tugboat named ...

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El Condor Pas Still Stuck in Bosphorus

The 177-meter bulk carrier El Condor Pas which ran aground yesterday morning at Umuryeri Point in the Bosphorous ...

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Bulker Runs Aground in Bosphorus

A 177-meter bulk carrier ran aground at Umuryeri Point in the Bosphorus in the early hours of Wednesday, September ...

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China Turning Major Shipping Hubs into Emission Control Areas

China issued a plan to cut sulphur dioxide emissions from ships in the Bohai Sea, the Pearl River Delta, and the ...

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Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia Jointly Nab Sea Robbers

The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) has reported that one of its Fearless-class patrol vessels disrupted a ...

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New Zealand Faces Expected Ship Officer Shortages Head-On

Worldwide shortages of over 42,500 officers expected by 2019 has prompted New Zealand’s maritime industry and ...

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MSC Boxship Towed after Losing Power off Spain

Spanish maritime salvage and rescue organisation Salvamento Maritimo was called in yesterday to tow the 9,400 TEU ...

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