Damen Shipyards Group has unveiled its first electric cutter suction dredger (ECSD) 650. With electric motors powering the dredge system, the ECSD 650 makes possible zero emissions dredging projects. The electric power provides a significant reduction in noise, adding an extra tier of sustainability and ensuring the dredger’s suitability for projects in densely populated and environmentally sensitive areas. The ECSD is a...Read more
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Wagenborg opens new office in Terneuzen

Royal Wagenborg has opened a new office in Terneuzen, the Netherlands, to expand its services in the southwest part of the country as well as in Belgium. The office will among other things support the...Read more
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Busy shipping lane by Karl Baron

Open-loop scrubbers acidify North Sea

The water in the English Channel and the Southern North Sea is becoming more acidic due to SOx discharges from open loop scrubers. This follows from a study conducted by the Royal Belgian Institute of...Read more
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Passenger ship has parking problem

The marine industry is unusual in that up to five people have to coordinate their movements and actions to manoeuvre a massive floating object safely to berth. Working as individuals, each in their own bubble,...Read more
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Damen and Verolme join forces to service scrubbers

Damen Shiprepair Harbour & Voyage and Verolme Special Equipment plan to provide services together to exhaust gas cleaning systems, widely known as scrubbers. The agreement seeks to improve availability of services for on board scrubber...Read more
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Airline KLM comes to the rescue of seafarers

KLM has responded to the request of the Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners (KVNR) to set up air bridges. These will allow seafarers to be flown in again to relieve their colleagues, who have been...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk