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Caterpillar Launches 6-ton Class Cat 306 CR Next Generation Mini Hydraulic Excavator

The Cat 306 CR mini hydraulic excavator marks Caterpillar's entry in the 6-ton class offering. Designed with an improved customer experience in mind, the 306 CR mini excavator is built to exceed...

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Questions over SLLRDC’s move to buy sea sand dredger costing Rs. 6.5bn

Sri Lanka

By Namini Wijedasa The Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation (SLLRDC) is to sink billions of rupees into buying a ‘trailing suction hopper dredger’ (TSHD)–the same type of vessel...

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Neptun Werft lays keel for second AIDA LNG-fueled cruise ship

Germany

The first building-block for AIDA Cruises’ second LNG-fueled cruise ship was put in place in a ceremony held October 15 at the Neptun Werft shipyard in Rostock, Germany.Two trainees, Charleen...

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There she goes! DEME's next generation DP3 offshore..

Netherlands

There she goes! Our next generation DP3 offshore installation vessel ‘Orion’ is on the way to Europe for the final construction phase before she heads to the first offshore wind project. In a few...

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Swathe Services Echo-Sounder Training Uses Unmanned Surface Vessel

United Kingdom

Swathe Services, a hydrographic survey support company in Hayle, Cornwall, United Kingdom, ran its first multi-beam echo-sounder training courseusing a remotely operated Unmanned Surface Vessel...

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OSIL Offers Box Corer T-Bar System

United Kingdom

Ocean Scientific International Ltd (OSIL)is now offering a T-bar mini-penetrometer for in-field seabed strength profiling of box core samples.The T-bar penetrometer measures the resistance of sediment...

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New cutter suction dredger delivered to Mozambique’s Moma mine

Mozambique

A custom-built mining cutter suction dredger (CSD) has been delivered to Kenmare Resources’ Moma Titanium Minerals Mine on the northeast coast of Mozambique.Julia is the third vessel in Kenmare’s...

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Evergreen orders six giant box ships at Samsung Heavy

Korea, Republic of

South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) reports that it has won orders worth a total of $920 million from Taiwan’s Evergreen Marine Corporation for six large containerships with a...

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Wärtsilä wins order for LNG bunkering simulator

Finland

As the use of LNG as a marine fuel grows, demand for training for LNG bunkering vessel operators has been rising. Malaysia’s Kasi Group has responded by placing an order for an LNG bunkering vessel...

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NYK takes delivery of methanol-fueled methanol tanker

Japan

Tokyo headquartered Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK Group) has taken delivery of Takaroa Sun, a 49,000 dwt methanol-fueled methanol carrier funded through NYK’s green financing initiative (see earlier...

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Damen Hosts Keel-Laying for Hanson’s Marine Aggregate Dredger

Romania

On 3rd October, Damen Shipyards Galati hosted a celebration marking the keel-laying of a Damen Marine Aggregate Dredger (MAD) 3500 for Hanson UK. The event was well attended by representatives of both...

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Construction starts on Asia’s largest LNG bunkering vessel

Singapore

Asia’s largest LNG bunkering vessel has reached its first milestone with the strike steel ceremony held at the Sembcorp Marine’s shipyardA company official at Pavilion Energy, the Temasek-owned...

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Eidesvik picks Wärtsilä for hybrid upgrade project

Norway

Norway’s Eidesvik AS is to upgrade its 2015-built construction vessel Viking Neptune. It has selected Wärtsilä to engineer, supply, and commission a hybrid propulsion system for the vessel....

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Indonesian yard launches first in new Incat Crowther 42 series

Indonesia

Indonesia’s PT Cahaya Saumdra shipyard has launched the Brilliance of Majestic for Singapore operator Majestic Fast Ferry. The vessel is the first of a new class of Incat Crowther 42 design vessels...

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Hydrogen-powered tug is world first for Port of Antwerp

Belgium

Port of Antwerp has ordered construction of a tug powered by hydrogen, the first in the world. This unique “Hydrotug” is driven by combustion engines that burn hydrogen in combination with diesel....