Major international companies such as Unilever, Heineken and Procter & Gamble are taking action to encourage governments to help the tens of thousands of seafarers who are currently trapped on merchant ships because of the coronavirus. They have signed an open letter sent to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres.Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

BIMCO: Sharp rebound in shipping unlikely

At the Project Cargo Summit, taking place on 23 and 24 September, Peter Sand of BIMCO presented his outlook for project cargo, heavy lift and breakbulk shipping. He sees ‘an industry under pressure’. Yet, there...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

The sea battle of Artemision | Part 2

The KNVTS has a proud tradition to connect its vision on the future with a view on the historic past of shipbuilding practice. Time for the chair of the KNVTS Ship of the Year Committee...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Minister launches Dutch Smart Shipping forum SMASH!

Dutch Minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen of Infrastructure and Water Management has given the go-ahead in Rotterdam for the Dutch Smart Shipping Forum or SMASH!. In this forum, companies, knowledge institutes and government bodies will work...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Former HAL cruise ships join Fred. Olsen’s fleet

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has completed its fleet by welcoming Holland America Line’s former cruise ship Amsterdam to Rosyth, Scotland. After refurbishment, the ship is to be renamed Bolette. Two weeks earlier, its sister ship...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk