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Dutch Company Floorganise B.V. Uses AI to Design More Efficient Shipbuilding Processes

Dutch Company Floorganise B.V. Uses AI to Design More Efficient Shipbuilding Processes

Netherlands

Shipyards that build large and complex ships are dependent onaccurate project management. New techniques such as artificial intelligence and machine learning make it possible to design more efficient processes by making use of historical data. That is exactly what the Floor2Plan tool developed by the Dutch company Floorganise does, making artificial intelligence a key element… Read More

Autonomous tug from Damen embarks on 1,000 mile remote controlled trip around Denmark

Autonomous tug from Damen embarks on 1,000 mile remote controlled trip around Denmark

Denmark

Who on board is steering? Well soon it will be nobody actually! This is not your regular Damen Stan Tug 1004. This yellow coloured adventurer is going to embark on a 1,000 nautical mile fully autonomous and remotely commanded journey around Denmark later this month. Built by us and armed with an autonomous system by… Read More

Why Australia wanted out of its French submarine deal

Why Australia wanted out of its French submarine deal

Australia

BY ZOYA SHEFTALOVICH Canberra has signaled for months it was seeking to walk away over cost blowouts and delays. SYDNEY — “A stab in the back” is how French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian described Australia’s move to tear up a submarine deal worth more than €50 billion to instead acquire nuclear-powered subs from the United States. France… Read More

Boskalis completes EUR 100 million share buyback program

Boskalis completes EUR 100 million share buyback program

Netherlands

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) announces the completion of its EUR 100 million share buyback program. During the program, a total number of 4,742,928 shares were repurchased at an average price of EUR 21.08 per share. The program commenced on 18 March 2019 and was completed on 15 September 2021 including a temporary suspension in 2020 due to… Read More


Company & People News/Dredge Mining

Arcadis Research: 6 trillion euros needed to move energy…

Netherlands

To keep global warming within 1.5 degrees, an investment of at least 6 trillion euros is required in renewable energy worldwide. This represents 7 percent of global GDP. The funds should be used, among other things, to expand networks, but also for energy technology. Consulting and engineering firm Arcadis has calculated this in a new… Read More

Dutch Company Floorganise B.V. Uses AI to Design More Efficient Shipbuilding Processes

Netherlands

Shipyards that build large and complex ships are dependent onaccurate project management. New techniques such as artificial intelligence and machine learning make it possible to design more efficient processes by making use of historical data. That is exactly what the Floor2Plan tool developed by the Dutch company Floorganise does, making artificial intelligence a key element… Read More

Arcadis commits to achieving Net Zero across its global operations by 2035

Netherlands

Amsterdam, September 21, 2021 – Arcadis (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the leading global Design & Consultancy organization for natural and built assets, today announced the commitment to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions (Net Zero) in 2035 within its global operations. The step is part of the ambition the company set out last year in its three-year… Read More


Events & Conferences

Wisdom’s Smart Ports 4.0 Summit is a Strategic Event to Assist Global Ports and Terminals in Accelerating Their Digital Initiatives

Netherlands

Wisdom’s much-awaited Smart Ports 4.0 Summit, to be held virtually on 29 and 30 September 2021, promises to present a remarkable platform to the stakeholders of the maritime industry, striving to make their digitalisation journey more rewarding and successful. Rotterdam, Netherlands, September 06, 2021 –(PR.com)– The virtual summit is aimed at helping the ports and terminals… Read More

ENVIROTECH FOR SHIPPING FORUM: Biggest maritime gathering in 2021 | Rotterdam | opens in 1 week

World ,

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IADC reveals the fifteen nominations in the running for the IADC Safety Awards 2021

World ,

30 August 2021 –  IADC is proud to announce fifteen nominations in the running to receive one of the two Safety Awards 2021. IADC will announce two nominations every week, starting from 19 July, 2021. The winner will be announced on 16 September 2021. As of 2021, two safety awards will be given: one to… Read More

Shipping set to debate “code red” climate change issues ahead of COP26

Scotland , United Kingdom

As a landmark United Nations climate study declares “code red for humanity”, maritime leaders are set to discuss how the shipping industry can play its part in meeting global targets, just two months ahead of the crucial COP26 talks in Glasgow, Scotland. Examining the core question: “Is shipping ready for the outcomes of COP26?” industry… Read More


Maritime hires and promotions

Transnet National Ports Authority has appointed a new female Durban port manager

South Africa

DURBAN – Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has appointed Nompumelelo Dweba-Kwetana as the new manager of the Port of Durban. Dweba-Kwetana will leave her current post as manager of the Port of Cape Town before taking up her new position in Durban from October 1. TNPA said the appointment formed part of the port authority’s… Read More

Ørsted Appoints Neil O’Donovan as CEO of Ørsted Onshore

Denmark

Since the former CEO of Ørsted Onshore, Declan Flanagan, resigned from his position in the beginning of August this year, Neil O’Donovan has been acting as interim CEO. Simultaneously, Ørsted has conducted a thorough recruitment process, evaluating both internal and external candidates, and have concluded that Neil O’Donovan is the best candidate for the permanent… Read More

Oleg Nesterets takes helm of Sevastopol Marine Plant

Russian Federation

The new Director has been introduced to the shipyard personnel Oleg Nesterets takes helm of Sevastopol Marine Plant (Sevmorzavod shipyard, branch of Shiprepairing Center Zvyozdochka of the United Shipbuilding Corporation). According to the press release of the company, the new Director has been introduced to the shipyard personnel. Oleg Nesterets is a graduate of Sevastopol… Read More

Gasum Appoints Kai Laitinen as Interim CEO

Finland

Johanna Lamminen will leave her position as the CEO of Gasum. The Board of Directors has appointed Kai Laitinen, Gasum’s current CFO, as interim CEO effective September 1, 2021. The recruitment process for a new CEO will begin immediately, according to the company’s release. Johanna Lamminen has held the position of CEO of Gasum since… Read More


Port News

Corruption: How NPA, TTP, others unholy alliance causing gridlock along Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, environs

Nigeria

By Olasunkanmi Akoni, Kingsley Adegboye, Godwin Oritse, Godfrey Bivbere, Providence Adeyinka, Prisca Achonu, and Nelson Alu Despite several interventions by relevant authorities, persistent gridlock along Apapa Expressway, inward ports access roads, and environs, occasioned by activities of truckers and other articulated vehicles has been attributed to corrupt practices and policies by Nigerian Ports Authority, and its agent,… Read More

Transnet National Ports Authority has appointed a new female Durban port manager

South Africa

DURBAN – Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has appointed Nompumelelo Dweba-Kwetana as the new manager of the Port of Durban. Dweba-Kwetana will leave her current post as manager of the Port of Cape Town before taking up her new position in Durban from October 1. TNPA said the appointment formed part of the port authority’s… Read More

Port of Melbourne CEO announces retirement

Australia

Brendan Bourke, CEO of Port of Melbourne has announced his retirement, according to the company’s release. Mr Bourke joined the Port as CEO in 2016, just after the awarding of the 50 year port lease to the Port of Melbourne Group (PoM). Since that time, Mr Bourke has led significant programs and projects including the… Read More

Deep port construction rescheduled for mid-2022

Cambodia

The listed company Sihanoukville Autonomous port has rescheduled its construction plans for the deep water port terminal to mid-2022, with construction set to take three years. The construction was previously set to break ground in mid-2021. “The construction is set to take place in mid-2022 due to the changes to the layout of the deep… Read More


Product and Technical Innovation

NAVTEK Proves First Zero-Emissions Tugboat Performance

Turkey

Reaching beyond the one-year operational milestone of their zero-emissions tugboat, NAVTEK Naval Technologies, a leading designer of battery-powered tugboats, has proven the design and operational performance of their ZEETUG, Gisas Power, with consistent results over the past 18 months. NAVTEK developed, designed, built and delivered ZEETUG (zero-emission electric tugboat), the world’s first rechargeable and fully… Read More

Wärtsilä and SHI agree to collaborate on ammonia fuelled engines for future newbuilds

Finland

The technology group Wärtsilä and the Korean shipbuilding company Samsung Heavy Industries have signed a joint development programme agreement aimed at developing ammonia-fuelled vessels with 4-stroke auxiliary engines available for future newbuild projects, according to the company’s release. Both parties recognise the importance of future carbon-free fuels in the marine industry’s drive towards decarbonisation. The… Read More

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Netherlands

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Project Updates & Industry Developments

Able to power 50,000 homes, the ‘world’s largest floating wind farm’ takes another step forward

Norway

Key Points Statkraft is one of several major companies involved with floating offshore wind projects. One advantage of floating turbines is that they can be installed in deeper waters compared to bottom-fixed ones. Norway’s Statkraft said Tuesday that a long-term purchasing agreement related to a floating offshore wind farm dubbed “the world’s largest” had started,… Read More

Additional EUR 90 million to be invested in Saimaa Canal infrastructure development

Finland

There is a plan for the coming 5 years to invest in construction of icebreaking ships Additional EUR 90 million will be invested in the Saimaa Canal infrastructure development and modernization in the coming years, IAA PortNews correspondent cites Pekka Koskinen, the vice chairman of the Finnish Waterway Association, as saying at the international conference “Inland… Read More

LNG bunker terminal construction begins in Bilbao

Spain

Brittany Ferries welcomes the start of construction of LNG bunker facilities in Bilbao. Fuel giant Repsol has confirmed the news which paves the way for the arrival of Brittany Ferries’ first LNG powered-ship Salamanca. Work on the bunker terminal be completed in the first half of next year, coinciding with the ship’s arrival, according to… Read More

More than 300 ships to be built by 2032 under subsidized leasing programmes

Russian Federation

RUB 108 billion to be obtained from the National Wealth Fund The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation plans to build over 300 ships by 2032 under subsidized leasing programmes, IAA PortNews correspondent cites Oleg Ryazantsev, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, as saying at NEVA 2021, the International Maritime Exhibition and… Read More


Upcoming Projects/Contracts/Tenders

Dockwater BV partners with Clearwater JV to Deliver the World-Class Dockwater Desalination Facility

Belgium

ANTWERP, Belgium, Sept. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Dockwater BV  is pleased to announce that is has partnered with ENGIE Fabricom and DENYS NV, to design and build the Dockwater desalination facility that will provide sustainable process water in the Port of Antwerp. Fabricom and Denys have formed a joint venture  to build the desalination project… Read More

BW Ideol to Build Floating Wind Foundations in Scotland’s Ardersier Port

Scotland , United Kingdom

Floating wind technology developer BW Ideol has gained access to the Ardersier Port in Scotland for the construction of its concrete floaters for floating wind turbines. Under the agreement signed between BW Ideol and Ardesier Port authorities, the parties will explore the set-up of a serial production line dedicated to the delivery of locally manufactured… Read More

Going big on bubbles, MSC orders 30 air lubrication systems

United Kingdom

Hull air lubrication specialist Silverstream Technologies has won orders for more than 30 of its systems for installation on large containerships on order for MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company). The order relates to a substantial portion of MSC’s newbuild pipeline, with a number of the vessels expected to be deployed on routes between Asia and Europe…. Read More

Thousands of truckloads of sand are being stockpiled to restore Dunedin’s beaches

New Zealand

It’s part of a deal to provide dune restoration and beach replenishment on the St Clair-St Kilda coast. From Wednesday, about eight and a half thousand cubic metres of sand will be stockpiled at the western end of Kettle Park. A fence to surround the sand will be constructed today. Willowridge Developments offered the sand… Read More


USACE

USACE Vicksburg District’s Holly Porter named 2021 Program Manager of the Year

United States

Success comes in many forms, and many attribute their personal success to those who have helped them achieve it. Holly Porter, Project Manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District, credits her success to those who helped pave the way for her. Porter was recently named the 2021 USACE Program Manager of the… Read More

Japan Engineer District Prepares For Devolution

Japan

SAGAMI GENERAL DEPOT, JAPAN – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Japan District went through the motions of a simulated disaster April 27 as a way to stay current in continuity of their emergency operations protocol. According to the disaster scenario, a large earthquake rattles Tokyo damaging Japan Engineer District Headquarters on Camp Zama,… Read More

Scottish Ports Group Publishes 2021 Scottish Election Priorities

MA, United States

The Scottish Ports Group has today published its six key policy priorities for the 2021 Holyrood Election, focussing on connectivity, energy transition, consenting and the environment, cruise, Freeports and fishing, BPA said in a media release. The ‘Scottish Ports Manifesto’ includes a number of key requests of the Scottish Government, including; A new road investment… Read More

374 CES and USACE Partner to Remove Abandoned Fuel Tanks

Japan

In 2019, the US Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) awarded a $63 million contract to the NIPPO Corporation, a Japanese contractor, for the construction of a new Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) complex at Yokota AB, Japan. The project would add a new airfield apron and six accompanying ramp spaces to house the CV-22… Read More


Videos/C-Suite Interviews

Measure twice, Cut once; amazing one minute video of 300 ft super yacht

Denmark

 A Dutch superyacht has completed its four day passage through a narrow canal while passing through to the North Sea for testing. At 94 metres long, it is the largest possible vessel which can pass through. Tom van Oossanen, a superyacht photographer who captured the footage, said: “The designers face limitations due to the… Read More

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