Category archives for: Europe & Eurasia

New Rope Luffing Knuckle Boom Crane from Huisman

New Rope Luffing Knuckle Boom Crane from Huisman

In order to provide reliable solutions for subsea installation in increasingly deeper water and offshore construction in severe weather conditions, Huisman, the worldwide specialist in lifting, drilling, and subsea solutions, will introduces a new patented crane type during this year’s OTC, the ‘Rope Luffing Knuckle Boom Crane’. These new active heave compensated (AHC) cranes provide […]

Video: De Hoop Launches Subsea Support Vessel Deep Helder

Video: De Hoop Launches Subsea Support Vessel Deep Helder

The new-build subsea support vessel, named MV Deep Helder, was launched at De Hoop’s Foxhol Yard in Groningen on 23rd April. Deep Helder will be equipped with Survey and ROV systems, an offshore crane and 3 moonpools. The vessel will be ready for operations by July this year. A total of 50 personnel can be […]

Konecranes Books Two Panamax-Size STS Cranes

Konecranes Books Two Panamax-Size STS Cranes

Konecranes recently received an order from the Port of Oslo, Norway, for two Panamax-size Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes with an option for one more. According to Konecranes, these should be the most silent and eco-efficient STS cranes in the world. They will be delivered in the autumn of 2015. “Silence is golden: our goal is to […]

Germany: Volkswerft Concern Acquisition OK’d by the Government

Germany: Volkswerft Concern Acquisition OK’d by the Government

Nordic Yards has welcomed the announcement from the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania government supporting the shipyard group as the buyer of the Volkswerft concern (P+S WERFTEN). “We are pleased about the decision of the state government. Our offer and concept for a future-oriented and resilient perspective for Volkswerft Stralsund have in the end proved convincing. Our commitment […]

Practical Results from SUPPORT Project to Be Presented Soon

Practical Results from SUPPORT Project to Be Presented Soon

Practical results from the SUPPORT (Security UPgrade for PORTS) project, co-ordinated by BMT Group Ltd and part-funded by the European Commission’s FP7 Security Research Programme will be demonstrated to key stakeholders at Stena Line’s ferry terminals starting at Masthuggskajen in the Port of Gothenburg on the 7th and 8th May 2014. Comprising a collaboration of […]

Madagascar Begins Salvage Operation for Grounded TROMSO

Madagascar Begins Salvage Operation for Grounded TROMSO

Madagascar authorities have begun a salvage operation off the country’s north coast to prevent a major oil spill from the grounded tanker TROMSO. TROMSO, managed by World Tankers Management Pte Ltd (WTM), Singapore, that ran aground in the Diego Suarez Bay on Apr 17th, was carrying around 10,000 mt of crude oil on board. The operation […]

Imtech Marine Expands Its Global Ku-Band VSAT Network

Imtech Marine Expands Its Global Ku-Band VSAT Network

Imtech Marine expanded its Global Ku-band VSAT network with additional coverage above Europe. Next to the Telstar 12 satellite and the Intelsat 21, the Eutelsat 10A is added to the Imtech Marine Global VSAT Network. With this extra beam Imtech Marine offers improved coverage for its customers in Europe. Especially the yachting market, where 24/7 […]

Piracy on the Seven Seas at Its Lowest

Piracy on the Seven Seas at Its Lowest

The International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has revealed that piracy on the world’s seas is at its lowest first-quarter level since 2007, but warns that the threat is still present. The latest IMB Piracy Report, published today, shows 49 piracy incidents in the first quarter of 2014 – the lowest first quarter […]

Utilisation of Prosafe’s Vessels in Q1 Reaches 76 Pct

Utilisation of Prosafe’s Vessels in Q1 Reaches 76 Pct

Utilisation of Prosafe’s semi-submersible accommodation/service vessels in the first quarter of 2014 was 76 per cent. Safe Caledonia, Safe Astoria, Safe Concordia, Safe Lancia, Jasminia, Safe Hibernia, Safe Britannia and Safe Regency were in full operation throughout the quarter. Safe Concordia was on contract in Brazil with an average effective day rate in the quarter […]

UASC Introduces New Asia – Europe Network

UASC Introduces New Asia – Europe Network

UASC has introduce its new Asia – Europe Network with three new services (AEC1, AEC3, AEC4), and two enhanced services (AEC8, AEC9). These services will broaden UASC’s market coverage providing direct services to additional Asian and North European ports whereby UASC will provide more efficient and high quality services to its existing and new customers. […]

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