The renewal of Europe’s ageing short sea fleet finally seems to be really taking off. Scandinavian and, over the last year in particular, German shipowners are investing heavily in newbuild dry cargo vessels for short sea. In addition to our Northern Dutch...
The sailing freighter Canopée can finally start using the power of the wind now that it has been equipped with four Ayro masts and Oceanwings sails. The 121-metre, 10,699-GT RoRo vessel, designed to carry rocket parts from Europe to South America, was launched in...
On 10 July, the first vessel of the Groot Ship Design 5200XL series, MV JSP Lᴓjt, was christened in Germany. The vessel is a joint development of Toepfer Transport, Groot Ship Design, Lubeca Marine Germany and Jebsen Shipping Partners. More than twenty units of this...
Blue Wasp Marine and Groot Ship Design have signed a principal collaboration agreement to work on the design of wind-assisted vessels. Both companies will remain independent, bringing their skills together for mutual benefit. The two companies are convinced that this...
Where in the Netherlands is there a network where government and industry work together to keep the maritime sector going? In The Hague, the government is failing badly. In Amsterdam, they prefer to fill up the port with new buildings. In Rotterdam, they are mainly...
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