Two Sides to Every Story

Positive results from Dutch ship owners while global shipbreaking industry still slow to react The NGO Shipbreaking ...

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Superyachts Return Home for Upgrades

While the newbuilding market in superyacht construction was severely hit by the recession, the refit activity ...

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Ratification Just Around the Corner

Ballast Water Management Convention needs just 0.18% more global tonnage With several countries signing the IMO ...

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Hidden Treasures in the Deep Sea

70 percent of the earth’s surface is covered by water, and still little is known about the treasures hidden in the ...

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Offshore Wind Farms in the Netherlands

Last June, the Dutch government was obliged by court to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gasses with 25 per cent ...

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Golden Triangle Key for Ocean-Going Patrol Vessels

“The Royal Netherlands Navy cannot do without the golden triangle.” This statement was made by Rob Zuiddam, project ...

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The best Pictures are Taken Unexpectedly

For more than 30 years Flying Focus has been a household name in the area of maritime aerial photography. Vessels ...

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Stress – Sink or Swim!

A typical working day for seamen consists of 14 long hours. Probably only because the International Labour ...

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Dutch Offshore All-Rounder Launched in Romania

Damen’s shipyard Galati in Romania was the scene of the launching ceremony of the Maersk Connector on 23 July 2015. ...

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Successful Business Model

Flinter is one of those companies working towards a sustainable maritime industry, as described in the cooperation ...

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The vision of Pieter van Oord

A turnover of € 2.104 billion in 2014, an increase of 28 per cent compared to 2013 and the first time exceeding € 2 ...

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Eat Your Greens!

Eat your greens! Probably something your mother always told you to do. These greens have evolved over the years ...

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Preparing for Optimal Safety at Sea

At the moment the offshore wind activities in Dutch waters are buzzing. Dutch utility Eneco is in the final phase ...

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Greening Up the Superyacht Industry

The first week of June was marked by the HISWA Holland Yachting Group Press Tour. 15 international journalists of ...

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Dutch Production as a Guarantee for Quality

To be able to compete with the lower labour costs in Asia, Africa and the outer regions of Europe, we simply have ...

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Naming Ceremony of Pilot Tender Libra

Sunny weather and a gentle breeze: perfect circumstances for the naming ceremony of the pilot tender Libra that ...

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The Vision of Erik de Neef

A modern fleet of 60 mooring boats, 300 fully qualified boatmen, 32 winch trucks, manual work, mainly outdoors, ...

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Save the data!

Interesting times are ahead of us. Technology is rapidly getting more advanced, digitalising all aspects of our ...

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Combining the Data to Gain the Most

Earlier in this special we elaborated on the idea of big data. The maritime industry is not yet very familiar with ...

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Holland goes South America

South America has shown consistent growth over the past years. Nothing extreme, but steady and increasing. Unlike ...

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It’s All Connected

Big data. What is it? What can you do with it? Do you actually need it and why? Just a few of the questions that ...

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Sensory Deprivation

One of the most memorable trips I made was some twenty years ago on the ocean. As a young Dutch backpacker I ...

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Rebranding of Offshore Wind Services underway

The transition of Offshore Wind Services to Acta Marine Wind Services is underway in Den Helder and Brightlingsea. ...

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Imagination, Innovation & Investment

The range of offshore wind vessels owned or managed by
the Dutch is probably more comprehensive than that of any ...

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A New Litter of Workboats

Workboats can be found everywhere in the maritime and offshore industry: Towing in harbours, supplying platforms or ...

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Big results. Minor changes.

Nowadays, a lot of research and projects involve the environment and sustainability. The workboat industry is no ...

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New Bridge Organisation Increases Safety & Efficiency

On 30 April 2015 Carnival Corporation & Plc, owner of nine cruise companies such as Holland America Line, AIDA ...

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