Cruise Arabia eyes Indian Subcontinent for cruise tourism growth

Cruise Arabia ­- a unified partnership that brings together six GCC tourism authorities with the aim of promoting the region as a preferred winter destination for cruise travel – is looking to expand its reach to the Indian Subcontinent and has started discussions with relevant tourism bodies, delegates were told on the last day of […]

Three weeks left to enter Mersey Maritime industry awards

The deadline for the Mersey Maritime awards is fast approaching so businesses connected to the maritime industry in the North West and Isle of Man are being encouraged to get their entries in by the 6th January, 2017. For the third year running popular television presenter Louise Minchin (pictured) will be hosting the Awards Ceremony. […]

Maersk Supplier and Maersk Seeker sold

As part of Maersk Supply Service’s recently announced divestment plans, Maersk Seeker and Maersk Supplier have officially been sold as of 9th December 2016. Both vessels are Anchor Handler Tug Supply Vessels (AHTS) and joined the fleet in the late ‘90s. Maersk Supply Service announced in August 2016 that it is reducing its fleet by […]

Stena Line extends its trust in MacGregor’s planned maintenance agreements for 39 ferries

Swedish ferry operator Stena Line has renewed its planned maintenance agreement with MacGregor, part of Cargotec. Stena Line has held MacGregor Onboard Care (MOC) agreements since 2008 and its latest contract takes the number of RoRo vessels covered to 39. “Our preventative and planned service products, such as MOCs, make it easier to schedule services; […]

Vroon extends 140-plus vessel contract for KVH mini-VSAT Broadband solution

KVH Industries has announced that Netherlands-based Vroon has extended its contract for KVH’s maritime satellite communications solution, choosing the mini-VSAT Broadband network for connectivity services onboard more than 140 Vroon vessels. “In working with KVH during the past five years, we realised that having a reliable communications partner is essential to the smooth operation of […]

Thuraya named Satellite Operator of the Year in Telecom Review Awards

Thuraya Telecommunications Company has won Telecom Review’s Satellite Operator of the Year Award at the seventh annual It’s All About Smart Networking Summit in Dubai. The award recognises a successful year of innovation, extension into new markets, and the declaration of unique and progressive next generation capability plans. With FUTURA, and its clear roadmap for […]

Marine and Offshore to support ACO Marine’s projects in Canada

ACO Marine has appointed a new distributor in Canada to help meet increasing demand in the region for wastewater treatment solutions capable of exceeding stringent environmental protection requirements. Ontario-based Marine and Offshore (MAO) Canada will provide sales and technical  support across ACO Marine’s range of products, including the MEPC227(64) compliant Clarimar MF and Maripur NF […]

RoPax ferry takes shape at Niron Staal

Niron Staal, part of Damen Shipyards Group, has performed a keel-laying ceremony of the hull of a passenger ferry. On completion, Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld will carry out the final outfitting work of the 5212 RoPax for an African client. “We are very proud to be working on this hull fabrication – this project really displays […]

Rickmers Group wins new customer Samudera Indonesia and shipmanagement of further vessels

Samudera Indonesia has appointed Rickmers Shipmanagement, which belongs to the Rickmers Group, as the new Technical Manager of two supramax bulk carriers including their crewing. Samudera Indonesia is one of Indonesia’s largest liner companies; besides its container vessels and LPG tankers it also owns two bulk carriers, and has now awarded the technical management contract […]