• Tony Slinn

    Formerly editor-in-chief of IHS Maritime, Tony Slinn is an independent maritime journalist.

    Making its official debut at the Miami International Boat Show was the SV Yachts Alpha, which is capable of over 80 knots. Founded only last year, Miami-based SV Yachts (SVY) is a new manufacturer focussing on high performance luxury boats. Alpha is its first vessel. Just over 38 ft long, Alpha’s power comes from twin...

    Rotterdam is Europe’s largest port, handling 465 million tons of cargo annually. Its appropriately named Innovation Dock is now home to RAMLAB, the first field lab equipped with 3D metal printers to serve maritime and port-related industries.   RAMLAB—Rotterdam Additive Manufacturing Laboratory—carries out research and...

    The Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show (MIBS), February 16-20, introduced a “VIP Experience” and put 100 luxury yachts on display. A MIBS spokeswoman told NauticExpo e-magazine, “To accommodate the increasing demand for large boats, we are showcasing a broader selection of yachts than ever...

      Called Vision of the Fjords and built by Brødrene AA under its Seasight branding, the carbon fiber, dual-fuel hybrid passenger ferry won the 2016 Ship of the Year award at SMM in Hamburg in September. Now in operation on the west coast of Norway between Flåm, in the Aurland fjord, and Gudvangen, in the UNESCO World...

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    Rostock-based German manufacturer Liebherr is one of the first maritime companies to use big data as an IT tool. With the introduction of the LiDAT smartApp and a big data platform, which optimizes the performance of its cranes at ports and terminals globally, Liebherr has made it possible to quickly analyze operating...

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    Initially designed for Groningen Seaports, Damen Green Solutions’ innovative InvaSave has successfully completed shipboard testing aboard containership Henrike Schepers. InvaSave is a containerised ‘plug & play’ unit designed for ports and able to treat ship’s ballast water. It can be placed aboard a service barge or...

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    Hybrid superyachts are no longer novelties, yet they are still scarce enough that their technological features are highly specialized and unique. According to the First Export Association of Dutch Shipbuilders (Feadship), Savannah is the first hybrid superyacht, and the first to feature an eco-friendly blend of single...

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    “There is a real and pressing need to decarbonize the shipping industry, and HullWiper is one way that vision can be achieved.” That was the comment from Port of Rotterdam senior manager Peter Mollema as Europe’s largest port adopted the Gulf Agency Co (GAC) EnvironHull’s diver-free HullWiper hull-cleaning...