Sea trial of Aurora Botnia

The car and passenger ferry Aurora Botnia has completed its first sea trial. Built by Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC), the vessel will be operated by Wasaline on the route between the Finnish city of Vaasa and the Swedish city of Umeå. Aurora…


Two new zero-emission ferries for World Heritage fjords

Norwegian ferry operator, Fjord1, has signed a contract for two new zero-emission ferries, developed by HAV Design, to be built at Tersan Shipyard in Turkey. The two HAV 934 ferries, with capacity for 80 cars and 249 pasengers, will operate on two…


GEV starts working on pilot-scale C-H2 Ship

Australian company Global Energy Ventures (GEV) has announced a plan to build a hydrogen transport vessel of about 430 tonnes capacity. The 430-tonne ship specification will be a scaled version of the 2,000-tonne C-H2 ship, that received AIP in March…


Japanese partners plan wind power for Capesize bulkers

Osaka-based Namura Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. and Tokyo ship operator, NS Kaiun Kaisha Ltd., are collaborating in a joint research project aimed at using wind energy to raise efficiency on board a 183,000dwt Capesize bulk carrier.   Shipbuilder Namura is…

Companies & People

Greek ballast water company buys RWO

Erma First, a Greek ballast water equipment manufacturer, has acquired German marine water specialist, RWO GmbH. The Bremen-based company, established in 1975, supplies a range of water treatment systems for ships, ports and offshore installations,…


Cooperation in icebreaker design

Canadian marine architect Vard Marine Inc, owned by Italian group Fincantieri, has agreed cooperation with Finland’s ILS Oy to develop designs for the world icebreaker market and to address the challenges of ice-capable shipping worldwide. They aim…

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Smart Shipping

The maritime industry sees great potential in new, digitalised processes in ship design, production, ship operation and system integration for the efficiency and safety of vessels.

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Green Ship Technology

The maritime industry continues to focus on reducing its ecological footprint with a great emphasis on climate warming, harmful emissions and sustainable operation.

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Offshore Wind

The increasing importance of offshore wind energy strengthens the regional economy and secures industrial maritime value creation, e.g., the manufacturing of offshore wind turbines, converter platforms and service ships.

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