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€7.9 Million Funding Secured By USV Company

United Kingdom

An ocean data company specializing in unmanned surface vessels has announced the successful completion of a €7.9 million funding round to help support its international expansion.XOCEAN collects...

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Royal IHC launched DRAGA 20: BIJAO

Netherlands

Recently we launched DRAGA 20: BIJAO, an electric, dismountable wheel dredger for Mineros Aluvial SAS, a gold mining company in Colombia. The dredger is designed to remove overburden by dredging to...

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Boskalis: Long-Term Potential In The Lumpy Business

Netherlands

SummaryBoskalis is the leading global dredging and maritime expert.The company is going through a difficult time in the cycle due to the volatile nature of its business operations.The difficult...

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Danfoss Editron appoints new Marine Director

Finland

Danfoss Editron has appointed Erno Tenhunen as its new Marine Director. He will lead the company’s marine business, with overall responsibility for sales, the delivery of projects and developing new...

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Søren Toft packs his bags for Geneva and new job at MSC

Switzerland

Earlier this month, Maersk Line parent company A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S reported that Chief Operating Officer Søren Toft had decided to “pursue an opportunity outside of the company.”Now we know what...

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UAE-based Albwardy Damen signs a service agreement with Heila Cranes

Netherlands

UAE-based Albwardy Damen has signed a service agreement with Heila Cranes. Many of the vessels that Damen builds and maintains are fitted with cranes manufactured by the Italian company. The new...

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DEME’s brand new trailing suction hopper dredger ‘Meuse River’ was launched from IHC’s shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel

Netherlands

On Saturday, 16 November 2019, DEME and Royal IHC successfully launched the 7,950m³ trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) MEUSE RIVER. The ceremony took place at IHC’s shipyard in Krimpen aan den...

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British Shipbuilder Takes On 20 Apprentices

United Kingdom

A British shipbuilding company has recruited 20 new apprentices to help secure its future workforce and stronghold in the maritime industry.Cammell Laird, based in Birkenhead, Merseyside, said the...

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AG&P Makes Strategic Equity Investment in Kanfer Shipping

Singapore

AG&P makes a strategic investment in Norway-based Kanfer Shipping to make LNG more accessible and commercially viable for downstream customers. Kanfer has captured the attention of the global...

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Taiwan’s Hung Hua Construction orders a third Damen Fast Crew Supplier (FCS)

Netherlands

Hung Hua Construction of Taiwan has ordered a third Damen Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) to add to the two it ordered at the start of the year. This latest vessel will be a Damen FCS 2610. The contract...

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Damen FCS Demonstrates Versatility Again In Collaborative Technology Project

Netherlands

Delft Dynamics, Next Ocean and Damen perform qualification test in North SeaDamen Shipyards Group, in collaboration with Delft Dynamics and Next Ocean, has trialled a new approach to search and...

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Cornes Chart Group Makes Acquisition

Japan

Japanese chart provider Cornes Chart Group has acquired a UK-headquartered maritime technology company in a deal that aims to build on its innovation potential.Cornes’ acquisition of GNS is a...

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Arista and ABS in ocean data agreement

Greece

Athens-based Arista Shipping has reached an ocean data agreement with ABS. Arista’s fleet and managed vessels will use processed data from the ABS Metocean Hindcast Data application to guide...

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Wärtsilä and PSA Marine ink LOI on smart technology

Finland

L to R: Her Excellency Jaya Mohideen, Ambassador of Singapore to Finland; His Excellency Antti Vänskä, Ambassador of Finland to Singapore; Ms Katri Kulmuni, Minister of Economic Affairs of Finland;...

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Dredging Pioneer William G. Gahagan: Fair Winds and Following Seas

FL, United States

William G. Gahagan, P.E. passed away on November 14, 2019. Bill was one month shy of his 90th birthday.Bill Gahagan was a dedicated lifelong pioneer and leader in the dredging industry. An engineer...