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Two Greek Firms to Pay USD 1.3 Mn for Dumping Oily Waste

The ship operator Angelakos Hellas SA and ship owner Gallia Graeca Shipping were ordered by U.S. District Court in Seattle to pay a USD 1.3 million... read more

Readers’ Picks of the Week (October 17 – 21, 2016)

Maersk Admits to Duplicity in Vessel Recycling Danish shipping giant Maersk Line has admitted that its own contracts from divestments “have not always... read more

Crewman Dies in Fall aboard Ship off Tynemouth

A man died after falling from a great height aboard a vessel anchored near Tynemouth, UK, on October 20, according to Northumbria Police department.... read more

Ferus Smit Splashes Second Arklow Ship

Dutch shipbuilding company Ferus Smit has launched the second in a series of ten vessels being built for Ireland’s Arklow Shipping, the Arklow... read more

Dutch Firms to Visit Iran, Explore Economic Opportunities

Port development and maritime technology will be in focus of the visit of the Netherlands’ Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment Melanie... read more

Liberia Proposes More Time for Shipowners to Adjust to BWMS

The Liberian Maritime Administration is to introduce a proposal to the meeting of the IMO Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC70) in London... read more

EESC Pushes for Polluter Pays Principle in Shipbreaking

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) adopted an own initiative opinion that calls on the European Commission to introduce an incentive that... read more

Evergreen Upgrades Asia-Australia Network

Taiwanese container carrier Evergreen Line has teamed up with its compatriot Yang Ming Marine Transport (YML), China’s Orient Overseas Container... read more

Denmark to Initiate Study on Unmanned Ships

The Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) has taken a step toward the masterless ships as it is launching a pre-study on autonomous ships together with the Technical... 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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