25 years in the trawl door business

It’s fifty years since a metalworking company in the Danish west coast port of Thyborøn started making trawl doors, and for half of those years Ole Kjærgaard has been selling Thyborøn Skibssmedie’s distinctive blue trawl doors as its markets around the world have continued to expand.

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Level lift is a lifesaver

George West’s QUIKSLING goes back to his time on the Peterhead pilot boat and an incident when a number of men needed to be rescued quickly from the sea. As a result of that, he developed it as a device for safe recovery of casualties in the water, and this is now in increasingly widespread use with both fishing and oil industry vessels.

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Russia’s largest fishmeal plant under construction

A&S Thai Works (ASTW), located in Samut Prakan west of Bangkok, has finalised an order for a 500 tonne per day fishmeal plant for Russia with a value of more than US$12 million. The customer is PCF Yuzhno-Kurilsky Ryibocombinat Co Ltd (YUKR) and the plant will be installed on Kunashir Island in the Kuril Islands.

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Carsoe’s China breakthrough

A complete processing plant has been ordered for one of the world’s largest krill trawlers and this represents a major breakthrough for Danish company Carsoe into the Chinese market for marine food processing.

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MacGregor acquires Rapp Marine

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has signed an agreement to acquire Rapp Marine Group (RMG) in order to strengthen its offering for the fishery and research vessel sector. MacGregor's existing portfolio includes already various deck handling equipment, such as cranes and booms, but the acquisition of RMG is expected to allow MacGregor is able to offer complete packages with advanced winches and related control systems.

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Iceland’s industry reduces fuel footprint

The Icelandic fleet’s fuel consumption has been reduced by 43% between 1990 and 2016, according to a report produced by Iceland’s vessel owners’ organisation SFS to coincide with two years having passed since the signing of the Paris Climate Change Accord.

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