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Speaking at a breakfast workshop held by Thomson Ecology on the subject of Marine Consents, Daniel Bastreri, Principal Marine Consultant at leading independent ecology consultancy, Thomson Ecology, said that marine developers could avoid lengthy delays in obtaining marine licences by working more closely with regulators. Scoping the project in advance,

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Following the recent arrival of two new high tech passenger boats to the MBNA Thames Clippers fleet, the masters and crew of the fleet have been completing their extensive training of the new systems incorporated on the 150-seat Galaxy Clipper and Neptune Clipper – the most technically advanced inland river

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Five shipping companies have tasked Verifavia, the world’s leading emissions verification company for the transport sector, with performing a pre-verification gap analysis against the European Commission’s (EC) Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) rules. DFDS Seaways, Euronav Ship Management, NEDA Maritime Agency, Seaspan Ship Management and Synergy Maritime, have all appointed

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After a successful period of detailed testing with a number of key clients, Mojo Maritime, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has launched its innovative marine operations planning and risk optimisation system, Mermaid. Mermaid (Marine Economic Risk Management Aid) gives companies involved in marine operations increased understanding of the

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Sparrows Group and Norwegian firm OptiLift have formed a strategic partnership to deliver cutting-edge robot vision laser technology, which will dramatically improve the up time of lifting operations. Traditionally decisions about lifting in harsh weather are based on significant wave height but OptiLift’s Motion Reporter collects real time vessel movements

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Britain’s largest independent ship repairer Burgess Marine has secured a long-term lease from ABP Southampton for two slipways at the top of Southampton Water. Currently occupied by Marchwood Slipways, the footprint will be renamed Burgess Marine Marchwood. It came under Burgess Marine’s management on October 1, 2015. Brian and Rossalyn

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Norwegian operator, Umoe Mandal, has purchased six External Panorama Pantograph heavy duty windscreen wipers from UK based DuroWipers to equip a newbuild Surface Effect Ship (SES). Statkraft has entered into an initial six-month charter agreement for the new WaveCraft vessel to transport its O&M turbine technicians to and from the

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To support digital transformation in the shipping industry, Orange Business Services has developed Maritime Connect. The fully industrialised product delivers the key communications functionality and connectivity required at sea. It allows shipping companies to seamlessly integrate their fleet into the corporate network and provide Internet access for crew and applications.

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The laying of four subsea cables has been completed at MeyGen, Atlantis, the majority owner of the project has revealed. The four cables are housed in individual bore holes of approximately 0.5km each, drilled earlier this year, which run from the foreshore into the Inner Sound of the Pentland Firth

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Unveiled at the Monaco Yacht Show, the innovative 57.70-metre AMELS 188 (970 GT) combines advanced solutions including hybrid electrical power with the modern elegance and timeless pedigree of designer Tim Heywood. The Dutch luxury yacht builder’s completely new superyacht joins the 55 to 83-metre Limited Editions range, now with six

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