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Valmet to Supply Automation for Expedition Cruise Pair

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Valmet will supply automation and information systems for two luxury expedition vessels being built by Helsinki Shipyard Oy in Finland for Russia’s largest river cruise company Vodohod Ltd.The 113-meter-long and 20.2-meter-wide vessels will have an ice class of PC5 and a passenger capacity of 157 persons.

Stena Line To Close Trelleborg-Sassnitz Route

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Stena Line will permanently suspend operations on its ferry route between Trelleborg, Sweden and Sassnitz, Germany due to the coronavirus pandemic, the European operator announced on Wednesday.The cancellation comes after Stena Line announced in March it would temporarily suspend operations on the route.

NAVSEA's Sarkis Tatigian Passes Away

File photo: Sarkis Tatigian delivers remarks during a celebration of his 75 years of federal service at the Washington Navy Yard in 2017. (U.S. Navy photo by Jackie Hart)

Sarkis Tatigian, who began his Navy career at the age of 19 during the Second World War, passed away earlier this week, leaving behind a nearly 78-year legacy of service to the Department of Defense.At the time of his death, Tatigian, the longest serving civil servant in the history of the DoD, was

Duluth Seaway Port Authority Officers Elected

During its annual meeting held March 25, the Duluth Seaway Port Authority Board of Commissioners elected officers for the fiscal year beginning April 1, 2020.The board re-elected Rick Revoir to serve his second year as president. Other appointments included Tony Sertich as vice president, Patrick Boyle as secretary,

Shipping Industry Urges Free Movement of Crews to Keep Trade Moving

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Ships must be allowed to change over overworked and exhausted crews to help to keep trade flowing as coronavirus lockdowns shut many transit points across the globe, shipping industry officials said on Tuesday.About 90% of world trade is transported by sea but a deepening lockdown in many countries

Golden Ocean Names Andersen CEO

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Dry bulk shipping company Golden Ocean Group said its board has appointed Ulrik Uhrenfeldt Andersen as the new Chief Executive Officer of Golden Ocean Management AS with effect from Tuesday April 14, 2020.Andersen comes from a position as Chief Executive Officer of Avance Gas AS and previously worked as Head of Shipping for Petredec,

IADC Postpones June Events to Late 2020

In line with many maritime and offshore organizations and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) announced that it was postponing two June 2020 events until the autumn of 2020.-- The Seminar on Dredging and Reclamation in Delft, initially planned for June 8-12, will be moved to September.

Schottel EcoPeller Deployed For Norwegian Ferry Refit

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German maritime propulsion specialist Schottel announced that its Schottel Rudder Eco-Peller (SRE) is set to be installed for the first time in a retrofit project.For the project, a pair of four-bladed SREs type SRE 340 L CP, with an input power of 750 kW each, will be featured in a double-ended ferry

Stena Line Announces More Job Cuts Due to COVID-19

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Swedish ferry company Stena Line said Monday it will furlough 600 employees and make 150 redundant in UK and Ireland due to the COVID-19 pandemic's damaging effect on travel and transport across Europe.The announcement comes several weeks after the company laid off hundreds in Scandinavia and the

SevenCs Upgrades Chart Validation Tool

3rd party application displays 7Cs Analyzer validation log on top of ENC (Photo: SevenCs)

SevenCs has released a new version of the chart validation tool, 7Cs Analyzer. 7Cs Analyzer Version 4.2. comes with new features to make chart validation more flexible and customizable.Shape File ExportMost chart production tools have a built-in shape file reader. Therefore, we have included a new module in Version 4.

Vitol Marine Fuels Acquires Sinanju Tanker Holdings

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Vitol Marine Fuels Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of the Vitol Group, has acquired 100% of Singapore-based bunkering specialist Sinanju Tankers Holdings.The Singapore Bunkering license holding entity has been renamed Vitol Bunkers (S) Pte Ltd and from 1st April 2020 all bunker deliveries will be carried out by Vitol Bunkers (S) Pte Ltd.

TFG Marine Names New CEO

Trafigura's marine fuels joint venture TFG Marine said on Wednesday that Anders Gronborg had been appointed as its chief executive to oversee expansion efforts.Gronborg ended 27 years at World Fuel Services in 2018, most recently as global head of marine fuel supplies.He also served as senior vice

ChartWorld Acquires Maritime Services

ChartWorld’s Oliver Schwarz and MSL’s Sumita and Shankar Roy are excited to start the collaboration and shape a new era for Maritime Serv (Photo: ChartWorld)

ChartWorld announced the acquisition of Maritime Services Ltd. in Vancouver as the latest addition to the maritime digital navigation group.Steven van de Schootbrugge, ChartWorld’s CEO, commented, “We have seen double-digit growth in the North American region in recent years due to our navigation solutions

V.Group Names Traaholt CFO

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Ship management and marine services company V.Group announced it has appointed Petter Traaholt as Chief Financial Officer and a member of the V.Group Board.Traaholt joined V.Group from Eltel Group where he was Group CFO, based in Stockholm. Prior to joining Eltel in 2017, he held a number of senior

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