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Experimenting with maritime vibration and noise issues during training course

Limiting the nuisance caused by noise and vibrations on vessels is a key challenge in maritime design and engineering. Excessive vibrations can lead to equipment…

First autonomous manoeuvring vessel trials held on North Sea

A unique series of autonomous operations trials were held on the North Sea on 19 and 20 March, about five nautical miles off the coast…

The Dutch and Belgian dredging industry: exploring the future

Increasing protectionism and differences in sustainability requirements and enforcement across countries challenge the competitive position of the Dutch and Belgian dredging sector. During the symposium…

Winners of the Maritime Awards 2018 excel at innovation

In Zaandam on the 12 of November, the winners of the Dutch Maritime Awards 2018 were announced. At the Maritime Awards Gala, an annual exclusive…

Only a few days left; Big representation of the Dutch at SMM 2018

The world’s largest maritime fair, SMM, is about to start! From 4 to 7 September 2018 this huge maritime event will take place in Hamburg….

Nominees for the Dutch Maritime Designer Award 2018 have been announced

The nominees for the Dutch Maritime Designer Award 2018 have now been announced. Out of the many submissions the jury nominated the following two designers:…

Nominees for the Maritime Innovation Award 2018 announced

The nominees for the Maritime Innovation Award have been announced. Three nominees were chosen from a record amount of submissions this year: Mampaey Offshore Industries…

Dutch maritime sector recovers after difficult years

“We can be proud of the many orders that our industry has taken in 2017, despite the many challenges faced,” says Bas Ort, chair of…

Maritime sector shows resilience in heavy weather

The global shipbuilding and repair sector has experienced a major crisis since late 2015. The order intake dropped dramatically in 2016 to a level not…

Roel de Graaf appointed managing director of Netherlands Maritime Technology

Roel de Graaf (58) will take on the position of managing director of Netherlands Maritime Technology (NMT) on 1 July 2016. With his extensive knowledge…