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Fitch: US Ports Exposed to Carriers Via Terminal Operators

US ports are exposed to shipping companies via terminal operators, which are often structured as joint ventures between carriers and do not have remoteness... read more

AG&P Unveils Ultra-Shallow Draft LNG Carrier

The Philippines-based infrastructure solutions provider AG&P (Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific Company) has launched its ultra-shallow draft 4000 –... read more

Two More LNG-Powered Tankers for Gothia Tanker Alliance

Sweden-based shipowner Furetank Rederi AB and its compatriot Rederi AB Älvtank have contracted two additional product/chemical tankers with LNG propulsion... read more

GulfNav Orders Six Chemical Tankers from Wuchang

Dubai-based shipping company Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC (GulfNav) has placed an order for six chemical tankers at China’s Wuchang Group as... read more

Spotted: MT Acadian First Ship at Rebuilt Irving Terminal

In today’s spotted we present you MT Acadian, a product/chemical tanker owned by Dutch shipping company Vroon, which has been the inaugurating... read more

Navig8 Chemical Tankers Adds New Vessel

Chemical shipping company Navig8 Chemical Tankers Inc. has expanded its fleet as it took delivery of a 25,000 dwt stainless steel chemical tanker,... read more

Arcadia Shipmanagement’s Entire Fleet Goes Green

After its latest fleet addition received the Green Award certificate, the Greece-based Arcadia Shipmanagement’s whole tanker fleet is now green,... read more

Clarksons: World Fleet Growth Returning to ‘Pre-Boom’ Levels?

The pace of world fleet growth has slowed down with the fleet expanding by 3.1% over the last 12 months, representing the lowest level of monthly year-on-year... read more

LR Joins Collision Avoidance Research for Autonomous Ships

British classification society Lloyd’s Register (LR) is taking part in the MAXCMAS project, a GBP 1.27 million (USD 1.55 million) collaborative... read more

Magazine articles

Prevention is better than the cure

The accident with the Costa Concordia in 2012 put safety measures on top of everyone’s agenda that worked in the cruise industry. Since then giant... read more

Jobs, innovation and sustainability

On the recent publication of its 2015 Annual Report, Netherlands Maritime Technology (NMT) chairman Hans Voorneveld highlighted the importance of innovation,... read more

A long tradition of survival within the Dutch-German niche market

You will never see a seagull following a ship from Groningen. This funny line refers to the tradition of never throwing anything overboard and consuming... read more

Two sides to every story

Positive results from Dutch ship owners while global shipbreaking industry still slow to react  The NGO Shipbreaking Platform recently published... read more

Holland goes Indonesia

Maritime is high on Indonesia’s agenda. The programme focussing on the country’s maritime industry, the Global Maritime Fulcrum, aims... read more

Adventurous people-manager who enjoys making an impact

The vision of: Kim Bybjerg “Being Danish, it is a special feeling to work for Falck. When I grew up, Falck was a household name for safety:... read more

Maritime industry commits to reducing emissions (included in COP21 text or not)

A historical moment: on 12 December 2015, the representatives of 195 countries signed the Paris Agreement, after negotiating for almost two weeks at the... read more



The world of offshore energy is in transition. Because of the low oil prices and the Paris Agreement the focus is shifting from oil and gas to renewable energy. In current issue of Maritime Holland we focus on these developments with an article about the decommissioning of North Sea platforms and with an interview with the captain of the offshore installation vessel Aeolus. Furthermore, we take a look at the Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference, held on 25 and 26 October in Amsterdam RAI.

Next to that, the guest column of this issue is provided by Peter Scheijgrond, director of MET-support. Also there is an article about the design of a Flettner Freighter, a wind assisted propulsion concept. Lastly, the vessel reviewed are Eeva VG, built by Royal Bodewes, the Plug-in Hybrid Watertaxi built by Alumax Boats and Thecla Bodewes Shipyard Harlingen built Terra Plana.

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