Topic: Maritime Markets

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Van Oord joins Estonian offshore wind development

Van Oord and Saare Wind Energy join forces and will mutually develop the Saaremaa offshore wind farm. Saare Wind Energy is an Estonian developer involved in developing the offshore wind farm, covering 154 square kilometres,...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

45 Companies Join NMT’s Superyacht Platform

So far, 45 superyacht companies have joined trade association Netherlands Maritime Technology’s (NMT’s) newly formed Holland Superyacht Platform. At the end of September, the trade association managed to separate the companies from Hiswa’s Holland Yachting...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk
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Indian Register of Shipping Enters Dutch Market

To further strengthen its presence in Europe, classification society the Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has opened an office in the Netherlands. The office is located in Leiden and is being managed by the IRClass’...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

DFDS-Moby Ferry Swap Falls Through

On 6 September, Danish ferry company DFDS and its Italian counterpart Moby agreed to each acquire two of the other’s ferries. DFDS would deploy the two ferries on the Amsterdam-Newcastle route to expand capacity. Yet,...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Shipping Company Spliethoff Orders Ten New Vessels

Shipping company Spliethoff Group, Amsterdam, has recently ordered no less than ten new ships from Chinese shipyards. The vessels include a submersible vessel, Roll-on/Lift-off (RoLo) and Lift-on/Lift-off (LoLo) vessels and two of the new DP2...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

French Banks Want to Buy Troubled Bourbon

A group of French Banks has placed a takeover offer to buy the also French and insolvent offshore service vessel (OSV) giant Bourbon. On Wednesday 9 October, the financially troubled company asked Euronext Paris to...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Dutch Shipbuilding in 2018

After the dramatic year 2016, the maritime sector finally recovered slightly from the beginning of 2017, but 2018 remained a rather difficult year for Dutch shipbuilders. SWZ|Maritime’s editor Gerrit J. de Boer has gathered a...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

NMT Brings in Holland Yachting Group Members

A group of prominent Dutch superyacht companies will join forces with trade organisation Netherlands Maritime Technology (NMT) in the newly established Holland Superyacht Platform. Previously, these companies were united in Hiswa’s Holland Yachting Group. This new...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk