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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Netherlands Shipping Institute News

New Ship Security Officer Training

Rood Boven Groen has increased its training portfolio by adding the third security training: Ship Security Officer according to STCW’78 including the 2010 Manila amendments. This course has been recently approved by the Netherlands Shipping Institute. Last year the IMO training Security Awareness and Designated Security Duties conducted by Rood Boven Groen were approved as well. These two trainings are included in the Ship Security Officer course as per IMO specifications. Rood…

Mansukh Mandaviya Photo: Official Twitter

Mansukh Mandavia Inspects Kolkata Port, IWAI Jetty

Indian Minister of State for Shipping, Mansukh Mandaviya inspected the facilities and ongoing projects at Kolkata Port Trust and GR Jetty of Inland Waterways Authority of India. Mandavia visited Netaji Subhas Dock at Kolkata Port Trust where he stressed upon the need for strengthening the Dry Dock facilities. He also inaugurated the renovated Birsa Munda Sarani and Sonapur Road of the Port, and  participated in the tree plantation activities organised by the Port Authorities. He later flagged off the state-of-the–art Seagoing Survey Launch (River Pearl-1) of KoPT.

(Photo: Royal IHC)

Adani Adds Two New Dredgers to Its Fleet

India’s largest private multi-port operator Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ) inaugurated two new 8,000m3 trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHDs) on January 8. Both dredgers were built by Royal IHC in The Netherlands and recently arrived at Adani’s Hazira Port in Gujarat, India, after their maiden voyage through the Suez Canal. The vessels are the 11th and 12th dredgers supplied by Royal IHC to APSEZ and are among the largest in the Indian fleet of TSHDs. “[The new dredgers] will substantially increase our capacity for dredging.

(Photo: A.P. Moller-Maersk)

Maersk, IBM to Launch Blockchain Joint Venture

The world’s largest container shipping firm A.P. Moller-Maersk is teaming up with IBM to create an industry-wide trading platform it says can speed up trade and save billions of dollars. The global shipping industry has seen little innovation since the container was invented in the 1950s, and cross-border trade still leaves an enormous trail of paperwork and bureaucracy. Success of the platform, which will be made available to the ocean shipping industry around mid-2018, depends on whether Maersk and IBM can convince shippers…

John Newell (Photo courtesy INEC)

Innovative Solutions to Global Trends at INEC 2014

The newly launched program for the 12th International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition – INEC 2014, being held at the Marine Establishment Amsterdam in the Netherlands (May 20-22, 2014) features an incomparable line-up drawn from over a dozen countries speaking to the theme ‘Innovative solutions to global trends’. The program includes keynote addresses by Vice Admirals of both the Royal Netherlands Navy and the Royal Navy, and, thanks to the support of the Royal Netherlands Navy, a networking and industrial visit program with the innovative HNLMS Tromp at its heart.

Richard Benzie (Photo: IMCA)

IMCA Plans Spring Seminar and Workout Program

During 2016 the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) announced it had changed its seminar strategy, replacing the traditional large annual event with a series of highly focused technical seminars. These proved very successful, and a commitment was made to build on this strategy in 2017. This has resulted in seven events being scheduled for Spring 2017. “Our niche events are tailored to tackle specific topics, bringing together subject matter specialists to discuss solutions to industry issues,” explains Richard Benzie, IMCA’s technical Director.

Photo: Damen

Damen PSV Delivered to World Wide Supply

Damen Shipyards Galati has delivered the World Diamond, the first of six Platform Supply Vessels for Norwegian offshore owner World Wide Supply, built to an entirely new Damen design. The World Diamond was christened by godmother Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Margarita of Romania on June 28, in a yard ceremony attended by 150 guests. “Delivery of this first PSV3300 represents a new era in Damen’s continuing offshore supply vessel story,” said Arnout Damen. Steinar Kulen, representing owner WWS…

Game Changer. Photo: Damen

Damen Yacht Support Vessel Game Changer Sold

Dutch shipyard Damen has confirmed the successful sale of its 70-meter support vessel, Game Changer. The yacht will now return to Gorinchem in the Netherlands for further customisation. Game Changer  is Damen's fourth Yacht Support vessel sold in the 70-metre segment, proving the ongoing demand for large yachting solutions for worldwide adventures, helicopter and dive operations. Damen has a total of 12 Damen Yacht Support vessels delivered or in build. The next available Yacht Support vessel is a 55-metre YS 5009 Adventure, which will be delivered before the summer this year.

Beazley Appoints Moy as US Marine Underwriter

Specialist insurer Beazley has appointed John Moy as U.S. marine underwriter within its newly- launched U.S. marine platform. Moy will report to Steve Vivian, head of U.S. marine at Beazley, and will be responsible for underwriting and building the company’s U.S. hull, protection & indemnity (P&I) and liability business for the marine and marine construction sectors. Mr Moy joins from Water Quality Syndicate in New York where he was Chief Underwriting Officer. Moy has a wealth of experience gained from a career that spans the U.S.

ROC Kop van Noord-Holland acquires bridge and engine room simulators for its Nautical College located in Den Helder, the Netherlands

ROC Kop Van Noord-Holland Installs VSTEP Simulators

Maritime training school ROC Kop van Noord-Holland has purchased a full simulator center from VSTEP for its Nautical College in Den Helder. The deal includes three NAUTIS DNV Class B simulators, three NAUTIS Desktop Pro simulators including instructor station and a full engine room simulator classroom with 15 trainee stations. The ROC Kop van Noord-Holland provides vocational courses and training for companies and individuals in the northern part of the province of North Holland, including maritime courses.

Captain Peter Kortenoeven accepting his award.

Kortenoeven Wins UKHO Award

Captain Peter Kortenoeven, Hydrographer of the Royal Netherlands Navy, has been presented with the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office’s (UKHO’s) Alexander Dalrymple Award at a ceremony in London. The award is dedicated to Alexander Dalrymple who was the first Hydrographer of the Navy when the office was founded in 1795. The award was instituted in 2006 to coincide with the annual World Hydrography Day and is made to an individual who, in the opinion of the Senior Leadership team at UKHO, has shown outstanding dedication and delivered major contribution to world hydrography.

Visitors at the China shipyard: Photo courtesy of Afai Shipyard

China Shipbuilding News

Afai Southern shipyard visited by Dutch diplomat, and elsewhere, Chengxi Shipyard gets order for 2 bulk carriers. Mr. Karel Hartogh, Director of Department of Asia and Oceania at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands and Ms. Anne Luwema, Consul General of Netherlands Consulate in Guangzhou visited Afai. the Director of Damen Fast Ferry, Mr. Henk Grunstra , Damen Site Manager, Mr. Bert and General Manager of Afai, Mr. Wu Mingyi met the guests. Mr. Henk Grunstra introduced the layout and developing situation of Damen in China…

Top Employer 2016 Courtesy Technip

Technip Certified Global Top Employer

Technip has been certified as a Top Employer Global 2016 for the second year in a row. The Global certification is a recognition launched last year for the first time by the Top Employers Institute. Out of the eight global organizations rewarded this year, Technip remains the only company of the energy sector. This independent certification underlines the quality and consistency of Technip’s human resources (HR) practices and policies around the globe. It also recognizes that the company strives to improve continuously its global employment practices.

Award Presentation: Photo credit Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce's Technology Management Skills Recognised

Rolls-Royce recognised as one of the best in Europe for 'Technology Management' by the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology. The 'Successful Practice Award' was presented recently at a ceremony held in Vaals, the Netherlands. Rolls-Royce, which has invested over £7.5 billion in the last ten years on Research and Development, was commended for its long-term strategic approach to technology development. Also highlighted were its network of University Technology Centres…

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Dutch Joint Initiative: Onboard Vibration Training Course

The well-known Dutch research institutes MARIN and TNO offer a 2-day course – 'Onboard Noise & Vibration'. The organisers believe that the entire maritime industry can benefit from this training course, and claim it is the only training course in the world specialised in the details of noise and vibrations at an advanced level. The program has been developed and adjusted to the needs expressed by the industry and deals with the origin and prevention of noise and vibrations on board. The two-day training course takes place in Delft, the Netherlands, on 28 and 29 May.

AKD: Chapter 11 Protection is Not Enforceable in The Netherlands

Netherlands law firm AKD says that, while beleaguered shipowners may be looking increasingly to Chapter 11 filings in the United States to protect their financial interests, the fact is that Chapter 11 does not enjoy the force of law throughout the world, and certainly not in The Netherlands. Haco van der Houven van Oordt, head of the shipping & offshore team at AKD’s headquarters in Rotterdam, says, “Nobody – and that includes the banks - wants to see shipping companies forced out of business.

Julie Lithgow, Director of ICS and Ms. Lei Xiao Fang, Director of Jiaotong International Cooperation Service Center sign the agreement on behalf of both parties. Standing behind are Mr Zhu Chuan Sheng, Vice Director of Professional Qualification Authority, Mr Xu Guo Yi,  Deputy Head of Shanghai Composite Port Management Committee, Mark Garnier MP and Doug Barrow, Chief Executive of Maritime London. (Photo: The Institute)

The Institute Increases Access to Resources in China

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (The Institute) has signed a strategic agreement with China's Ministry of Transport & Shanghai International Shipping Center to expand the delivery of its professional education services. It promotes co-operation between The Institute and the Ministry of Transport which is designed to improve professional standards for shipping personnel in China and increase opportunities for international exchange in educational excellence. The Institute…

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Damen Coordinating European Innovation Project LeanShips

The European Innovation Project LeanShips – Low Energy And Near To Zero Emissions Ships – will demonstrate the effectiveness and reliability of energy saving and emission reduction technologies at real scale. LeanShips is one of the first projects funded under the new European Research and Innovation Framework Program HORIZON 2020. The project is coordinated by Damen Shipyards Group and jointly managed by the Netherlands Maritime Technology Foundation (NMT), the Center of Maritime Technologies (CMT) from Germany and Cetena, the Italian Ship Research Centre.

Photo: Netherlands Maritime Technology Association

Netherlands Maritime Technology Association Launched

The Netherlands Maritime Technology association has been officially launched on the international stage during the Holland Day at SMM on September 9. Sjef van Dooremalen, Chairman of Netherlands Maritime Technology, unveiled the new name onboard the LCF Zr. Ms. Evertsen in Hamburg to an audience of 250 guests. A new promo video about the Dutch maritime technological sector was also shown. On a national level, the association, company and foundation for the maritime technological sector have been operating under this new joint name since May 8, 2014.

The inauguration of new Nautical Institute (Singapore) Branch Photo Nautical Institute

Nautical Institute (Singapore) Branch Inaugurated

The inauguration of new The Nautical Institute (Singapore) Branch was hosted by the Singapore Shipping Association and sponsored by the Shipowners’ Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association (Luxemburg), Singapore Branch, during Singapore Maritime Week. Members of the Institute attending were welcomed by the President of The Nautical Institute (Singapore) Branch, Capt. Duncan Telfer FNI and the Honorary Secretary Capt. Venkat Padmanabhan. Capt. Robert Mc Cabe FNI MSc Mgmt, President of the Nautical Institute…

Inauguration of Renovated HQ of NMIS

Narottam Morarjee Institute of Shipping's Premises Get a Facelift

Narottam Morarjee Institute of Shipping (NMIS) held a simple ceremony yesterday to celebrate the upgradation of its premises in Mumbai and for having updated the study material in line with the latest developments. Set up in 1969 under the joint auspices of the Ministry of Shipping, government of India and the Indian Shipping Industry, the institute continues to be the only center in the country conducting a course in commercial shipping. The Director General of Shipping Gautam Chatterjee was the chief guest, the Chairman of JNPT, N.N.

Photo: Foss Maritime Company

Foss Ships Utility Trucks to Puerto Rico

At the Port of Virginia in Norfolk and the Port of Lake Charles in Louisiana, Foss Maritime is loading hundreds of utility trucks onto barges bound for Puerto Rico this week. It’s all part of the on-going effort to restore power to nearly half of the population who are without electricity. Last Friday, Ricardo Rosselló, governor of Puerto Rico, announced that 1.5 million Puerto Ricans are still without power 100 days after Hurricane Maria hit Sept. 20. As part of the on-going power restoration effort, Foss is working with a coalition of 19 U.S.

Nautical Institute Strategic Plan 2016-2020

Sustainable Future for Maritime Professionals

Sustainability features strongly in The Nautical Institute’s latest Strategic Plan, which has just been published and will run to 2020. It incorporates the views of 1,400 members who responded to a call to help guide the Institute’s work. “Sustainability can also apply to professions,” pointed out Captain McCabe. “A cornerstone of sustainability is knowledge, and knowledge in a rapidly changing environment can only be gained by sharing. * Offshore-focused operations. “Sustainability…

New GL Garrad Hassan Representative in India

GL Garrad Hassan has appointed Mr Rajsekhar Budhavarapu as the new Country Manager of GL Garrad Hassan India. Mr Budhavarapu will be based in Bangalore, India and will develop local services and support for designers, manufacturers, developers and investors of renewable energy projects. Budhavarapu has 19 years of experience providing technical, operational and strategic leadership for the renewable energy industry. Before joining GL Garrad Hassan he worked for TERI, Asian Wind Turbines (NEG-Micon…

STC Buys NAUTIS Simulator Classroom

The Egyptian River Transport Authorities (RTA), receiving party in The Netherlands Initiative for Capacity development in Higher Education project funded by the Netherlands, and STC Group as delivering party, purchased a classroom of NAUTIS Desktop Simulators to enhance the curriculum for its inland waterways training at the Regional Institute for River Transport (RIRT). The six NAUTIS simulators were delivered and installed by VSTEP at the RIRT headquarters in Caïro. The River…

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE PINNACLE CLASS SHIP

Holland America Line's New Ship is ms Koningsdam

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. Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard. Since 1883 every Holland America passenger vessel has borne the “dam” suffix, and ms Koningsdam carries on that tradition. The word koning means “king” in Dutch, and the name celebrates the majestic new ship.