The heatwave experienced in parts of the world has seen temperatures of between 40-42°C recently – and according to an article in TradeWinds, ‘Shipyard work has become nearly impossible in the sweltering temperatures and workers have had to take unscheduled breaks’...
PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) and objects in the soil and Covid-19 have pushed back the delivery date of the Terneuzen sea lock. Originally, this was scheduled for March 2023, but the Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management Mark Harbers has...
The construction of the new sea lock at Terneuzen will take at least three months longer than planned. Dutch Minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen of Infrastructure and Water Management has informed the Lower House of this. She said the delay is the result of...
The Dutch Government’s organisation for public works Rijkswaterstaat has taken delivery of its first MPV-30, the Merwestroom, but with a deeper draught than intended. The project was characterised by delays once it became apparent the ships did not comply with...
When delays occur in shipbuilding, a ship may have to comply with new regulations not taken into account in the design. As the corona pandemic classifies as an unforeseen circumstance, IMO says member states can still accept ships under the regulations that applied...
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