The first unique LNG powered ship that Ferus Smit has on order for Erik Thun A.B. will be built and equipped as a dedicated cement carrier. The ship will be delivered to the joint venture JT cement, in which Erik Thun AB cooperates with KG Jebsen Cement from Norway.
The majority of ships in the global tanker fleet have yet to adopt ECDIS, according to data published for the first time by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO). The SOLAS regulations on the mandatory carriage of ECDIS will come into force from 1 July 2015 for all tankers over 3,000 gross tonnes, apart from permitted exemptions.
The innovative KO-LINK towing ring, developed by international maritime service provider KOTUG International BV, is now available exclusively from leading maritime ropes supplier, Lankhorst Ropes. The KO-LINK ring significantly increases synthetic towing line service life by preventing the HMPE pennant from cutting through the line.
Holland America Line revealed the name of its new 99,500-ton cruise ship slated for delivery in February 2016 will be ms Koningsdam. While the name pays homage to the company’s rich heritage and deep roots in the Netherlands, it also reflects a new era with a bold name that is an original in Holland America Line’s 141-year history.
The MacArtney 11 kV wet mate connector system is a fully tested connector solution specifically designed to meet the needs of the marine renewables industry. The wet mate connector eliminates the need to bring cables to the surface by wet mating and de-mating cable infrastructure, wave energy converters (WECs), tidal energy converters (TECs) and floating wind turbines.