• Ambitious ‘return to commercial sailing’ plan gets boost March 22, 2019
    A Belfast-based bid led by America’s Cup spin-off Artemis Technologies has received funding for its plans to decarbonise maritime transportation.
  • Incat Crowther ferry with efficient design March 22, 2019
    Incat Crowther is constructing a 35m long catamaran passenger ferry for Samso Rederi that is optimised for high durability, low maintenance and efficient operation.
  • Salvage round-up March 22, 2019
    During a busy period for the salvage industry we examine three operations including the salvage of a Norwegian frigate, a capsized pipe-layer and another container ship fire.
  • TOWLINES March 22, 2019
    Coinciding with International Woman’s Day Svitzer provided news of its hiring of the first 100% female tug crew for the Dominican Republic.
  • Schottel’s simple hybrid propulsion solution March 22, 2019
    Propulsion system manufacturer Schottel and towage service provider Svitzer have developed a new hybrid propulsion concept distinguished by its simplicity.

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