Iskes Towage names twin Damen ASD Tugs 3212 ‘Mars’ and ‘Mercurius’

Iskes Towage names twin Damen ASD Tugs 3212 ‘Mars’ and ‘Mercurius’

Two of Iskes Towage’s vessels, the Damen ASD Tugs 3212 Mars and Mercurius, have been officially named at a ceremony held at IJmuiden Port, Amsterdam. The naming formed part of an event held to mark the 50th …
Sep 20, 2018 /  Vessels
Port Amsterdam: Possibility of special passage regime at sea lock due to drought

Port Amsterdam: Possibility of special passage regime at sea lock due to drought

The National Water Distribution Committee has issued a request for measure scenarios to be formulated, with the aim of limiting saltwater intrusion via the locks at IJmuiden as a result of the drought in the Netherlands. …
Jul 20, 2018 /  Curious
Iskes Towage & Salvage signs contract for two Damen ASD Tugs 2312

Iskes Towage & Salvage signs contract for two Damen ASD Tugs 2312

Jim Iskes, owner of Iskes Towage & Salvage, the leading maritime service provider based in the port of IJmuiden / Amsterdam, has signed a contract at the ITS 2018 event in Marseille with Damen for the supply of two …
Jul 3, 2018 /  Vessels
Transhipment at North Sea Canal ports hits record of 100 million tonnes

Transhipment at North Sea Canal ports hits record of 100 million tonnes

The positive economy led to a 2.5 percent increase in the transhipment of goods at the Port of Amsterdam to 81.3 million tonnes in 2017. Together with the other seaports in the North Sea Canal Area, transshipment rose to …
Jan 16, 2018 /  Curious
Cargo ship SARDIUS rammed a dike in Ijmuiden, Netherlands

Cargo ship SARDIUS rammed a dike in Ijmuiden, Netherlands

The 100 meter long, 5265 dwt general cargo ship Sardius ran aground Wednesday morning (Nov 25) on the North Sea Canal at Ijmuiden, Netherlands. The Sardius had veered onto a shoreline dike, but was able to …
Nov 27, 2015 /  Accidents
Funding found to build world’s biggest sea lock at IJmuiden

Funding found to build world’s biggest sea lock at IJmuiden

Funding has been completed to build what is being billed as the world’s biggest sea lock complex at IJmuiden, North Holland. The current system, used by ships heading up the North Sea canal to Amsterdam, dates …
Oct 21, 2015 /  Finance