‘Vertical transport over a five- to six-kilometre vertical distance has its challenges,’ admits Laurens de Jonge, Manager Marine Mining at Royal IHC. As part of the EU subsidised programme Blue Mining, the company developed a riser system with oil-free electric motors that can reach the polymetallic nodules on the ocean floor. Deepsea mining requires a full mining value chain to take...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Unacceptable Practices Lead to Grounding

Performing other tasks than navigation during the watch, fatigue and alcohol all contributed to a car carrier grounding. To top it off, the Bridge Navigation Watch Alarm System was not functioning. The result: a total...Read more
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26 Yacht Projects Underway at Amels and Damen

Damen Shipyards Group’s yachting division Amels is working on 26 yacht projects at its new build and hull building facilities in Vlissingen. This includes the hull of a 78-metre Full Custom yacht. When completed in...Read more
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Zeamarine Is Disposing of Vessels

Zeamarine is reportedly disposing of vessels to deal with its financial losses. The fast-growing shipping company last month announced that it has hired a restructuring specialist to take over the management of the company and...Read more
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Is the Bar Being Raised to 26,000 TEU?

The design for an LNG-powered container ship of the Chinese shipbuilder Hudong-Zhonghua (HZ) of 25,000 TEU could in reality yield a ship of 26,000 TEU. German analyst Jan Tiedemann of Alphaliner came to this conclusion...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk