C-Job Opens US Office

July 15, 2019
C-Job Opens US Office

Dutch ship design and engineering agency C-Job Naval Architects will expand its activities in the United States by opening an office in Houston, Texas, this summer. The new office is to help the firm penetrate the American market.

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Wärtsilä to Produce Scrubbers in China

July 10, 2019
Wärtsilä to Produce Scrubbers in China

The technology group Wärtsilä plans to start manufacturing exhaust gas cleaning systems in China. The company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to this effect with Chinese company COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry.

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Vydraulics Acquires Vremac Cylinders from Royal IHC

July 9, 2019
Vydraulics Acquires Vremac Cylinders from Royal IHC

To be able to focus on its core business of supplying innovative equipment, vessels and services, Royal IHC has decided to sell Vremac Cylinders. With new owner Vydraulics Group, Vremac will have more room to grow as a supplier of specialist cylinder solutions to the civil, offshore and renewable energy markets.

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The Consortia Block Exemption Regulation: Continue or Repeal?

July 4, 2019
The Consortia Block Exemption Regulation: Continue or Repeal?

The current legal framework exempts container carriers from the generally applicable EU competition rules prohibiting anti-competitive agreements between companies. The European Union must decide whether it extends the Consortia Block Exemption Regulation (BER) for the liner-shipping sector for another five years from 25 April 2020.

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South Korean Container Liner Leaves 2M and Joins THE Alliance

July 1, 2019
South Korean Container Liner Leaves 2M and Joins THE Alliance

Container liner shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) from South Korea will join THE Alliance. This was reported by Hapag-Lloyd. The Koreans will join the cooperation from 1 April 2020.

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Trade Wars and Regulations Impact Shipping Confidence

June 25, 2019
Trade Wars and Regulations Impact Shipping Confidence

Overall confidence in the shipping industry fell over the past three months. This is largely a result of ongoing concern over trade wars and increased regulation, according to accountancy and business advisory firm BDO's latest Shipping Confidence Survey.

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Anthony Veder Adds Five Gas Carriers to Its Fleet

June 24, 2019
Anthony Veder Adds Five Gas Carriers to Its Fleet

Dutch shipowner has expanded its fleet to 38 ethylene, LPG and LNG carriers with the addition of five gas carriers from GATX Corporation. The vessels will start trading in the company’s gas pool as per June 2019.

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Damen Anchor & Chain Factory Inks Agreement with Fendercare

June 17, 2019
Damen Anchor & Chain Factory Inks Agreement with Fendercare

Damen Anchor & Chain Factory (AKF) has signed a joint partnership agreement with Fendercare. Under the agreement, the partnership will build up complementary stock of anchors, chains and chain fittings and conduct installation of anchors and chains.

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Koolen Industries to Accelerate Market Uptake of Battery Containers

June 13, 2019
Koolen Industries to Accelerate Market Uptake of Battery Containers

Skoon Energy's Skoonbox, a container filled with batteries, will receive a significant boost now that Koolen Industries will make an investment. The cooperation is to help the start-up company grow and accelerate the development of an online booking platform for mobile energy storage.

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Damen Marine Components Acquires WK Hydraulics

June 12, 2019
Damen Marine Components Acquires WK Hydraulics

Damen Marine Components (DMC) has acquired the assets of WK Hydraulics, a specialist maritime hydraulics systems manufacturer located in Barendrecht, the Netherlands. The takeover fits in with DMC's ambition to become a "competence centre" in hydraulics.

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