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May 22, 2017

Start-up containership company buys its first seven ships

MAY 22, 2017 — Norwegian OTC listed start-up MPC Container Ships AS today reported that it has acquired seven container vessels for a total investment of $38 million. The company was formed this April by Hamburg headquartered MPC Capital AG,...
May 22, 2017

MTU to power largest high speed cat operating in Med

MAY 22, 2017 — Rolls-Royce is to supply Australian shipbuilder Incat Tasmania with four 20-cylinder Series 8000 MTU engines. They will power the new high-speed ROpax catamaran ferry that Incat is building for Virtu Ferries for operation on...
May 22, 2017

Remote controlled ships could sail Baltic within three years

MAY 22, 2017 — Fully remote controlled vessels could be operating in the Baltic Sea in three years, with autonomous commercial traffic following by 2025. That's the vision of the One Sea Autonomous Maritime Ecosystem. Founded last year, One...
May 22, 2017

Canada issues ship safety bulletin on drone use

MAY 22, 2017 — Transport Canada has issued a ship safety bulletin intended to make the marine community aware of the rules and regulations that apply to Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs), or drones. Drones are used for commercial and recreational...
May 22, 2017

Denmark eyes blockchain path to digitizing ship registration

MAY 22, 2017 — The Danish Maritime Authority is launching a pilot project looking at blockchain technology as a possible path to digitalization of the entire ship registration process. When they want to register ships today, shipowners are...
May 22, 2017

Marine Jet Power names Natoce President

MAY 22, 2017 — Waterjet manufacturer Marine Jet Power, Inc. reports that Douglas Natoce has joined the company as President and Regional Director responsible for the Americas. With over 37 years of experience in the commercial watercraft...
May 21, 2017

Marco Polo shipyard makes Indonesian bankruptcy law filing

MAY 20, 2017 — Singapore listed Marco Polo Marine Ltd reports that its Batam. Indonesia, shipyard subsidiary, PT Marcopolo Shipyard (PTMS), has filed for protection from creditors under Indonesian bankruptcy laws. The shipyard has filed an...
May 20, 2017

LNG ship fuel supply to be available in Port of Montreal

MAY 20, 2017 — Quebec's largest distributor of natural gas, Gaz Métro, and the Port of Montreal report that an LNG solution for marine transportation will now be available in the Port. The news follows the delivery of the M/T Damia Desgagnés,...
May 19, 2017

Fincantieri signs STX France share purchase agreement

MAY 19, 2017 — Fincantieri S.p.A. reports that it has now signed today a share purchase agreement for the acquisition of 66.66% of the share capital of shipbuilder STX France from its current shareholder STX Europe AS . It says that the...
May 19, 2017

Unix Line signs maintenance contract with Alphatron Marine

MAY 19, 2017 — Singapore based ship management company Unix Line Pte Ltd has signed an extensive shore based maintenance contract with Alphatron Marine covering support of all navigation and communications systems onboard its fleet of 42...

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