Cautious Progress for Dutch Maritime Technology Sector in 2018

May 20, 2019
Cautious Progress for Dutch Maritime Technology Sector in 2018

Activity in the Dutch maritime technology sector, which consists of over 100 shipyards and 800 maritime suppliers, rose slightly in 2018. Higher turnover does not always translate into a major growth in profit, however, and price levels remained under pressure in many companies.

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Damen Shipyards Opens Engineering Centre in Finland

May 17, 2019
Damen Shipyards Opens Engineering Centre in Finland

For the first time, Damen has established a presence in Finland. The Helsinki office has been set up to take advantage of the depth of engineering expertise that exists in the country.

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First All-female Tug Crew Sails Waters in Latin America

May 9, 2019
First All-female Tug Crew Sails Waters in Latin America

(With video) As part of its gender inclusion initiatives in the nautical industry, towage operator Svitzer hired the first 100% female crew for the Dominican Republic. This is a milestone for the Latin American maritime industry.

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Oceanco Buys Former Heerema Yard in Zwijndrecht

May 4, 2019
Oceanco Buys Former Heerema Yard in Zwijndrecht

At the end of 2018, Heerema Fabrication Group was forced to close its yard in Zwijndrecht, the Netherlands, due to a lack of orders. Together with the municipality of Zwijndrecht, a buyer for the yard has been found in yacht builder Oceanco.

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NMT Disappointed about Dutch Involvement in New Minehunters

May 2, 2019
NMT Disappointed about Dutch Involvement in New Minehunters

Netherlands Maritime Technology (NMT) speaks of a lack of support for Dutch companies following answers given to parliamentary questions about the new Dutch minehunters. The order for these vessels was awarded to a consortium led by the French Naval Group.

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Fleet Expansion Jan De Nul Continues

April 29, 2019
Fleet Expansion Jan De Nul Continues

Jan De Nul's fleet expansion programme goes beyond the recently ordered mega offshore jack-up installation vessel Voltaire. The first of three water injection dredgers has now been delivered with more to follow.

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NMT Campaigns for Maritime Budget within Horizon Europe

April 26, 2019
NMT Campaigns for Maritime Budget within Horizon Europe

In recent weeks, Netherlands Maritime Technology (NMT) has pressed for budget for the maritime sector in the new Horizon Europe programme in both The Hague and Brussels.

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Dutch Inland Shipping Leading in Europe

April 25, 2019
Dutch Inland Shipping Leading in Europe

In terms of market share, the Dutch are still the biggest player in inland shipping in Europe, while also leading the way in making the industry more sustainable.

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Damen into the Red for the First Time in 15 Years

April 18, 2019
Damen into the Red for the First Time in 15 Years

Damen Shipyards Group suffers a net loss of 17 million euros for 2018. It has been 15 years since the Dutch shipbuilder announced losses.

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