Texelstroom

The largest of the Dutch Wadden Sea Islands, Texel, is connected by a modern ferry service from Den Helder. The ...

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‘Here Comes The Sun’ Joins the Amels Fleet

Amels launched Here Comes The Sun, the first yacht in the Limited Edition (LE) 272 series. The first 83-metres, and ...

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Holland Goes Paraguay

A country that is landlocked can be a market for maritime companies. Take Paraguay. It has no seaport, but 70 ...

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Arklow Valiant

In mid-May 2016, Arklow Valiant left the harbour of Delfzijl, in The Netherlands, for her sea trials. In that same ...

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SeaDarQ: Chasing Oil Spills with the Latest Technology

A lot of green technologies revolve around efficiency. Normally it is about making more with the same amount of ...

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Prevention is Better than the Cure

With extensive training programmes and a drive to constantly improve safety procedures the cruise industry tries to ...

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Taking the Maritime Industry to the Next Level

Certainty is a scarce good in a continuously changing world. The speed with which new developments arise, seems to ...

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To Boldly Go Where No Cruise Ship Has Gone Before

When a market grows, it often creates room for a niche. That is true for the cruise industry. For those who have ...

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First DP2-Classed Feeder Vessel for CFL

On the 20th of April, CFL launched the first out of a series of ‘Joint Runner’ type DP2 Feeder vessels named Joint ...

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On Course for Autonomy

The moment when we finally see unmanned ships in our harbours and seas is still some way off. Yet, the technologies ...

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Computational Power Leads to Improved Ship Designs

In the last 15 years, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software has made big leaps. What was once merely ...

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The General Cargo Fleet

You will never see a seagull following a ship from Groningen. This funny line refers to the tradition of never ...

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Mark Verhaar & Dick-Jan de Blaeij

Quickly responding 24/7 is very important in the maritime industry as well as within inland shipping, directors ...

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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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