Luxembourg Maritime Administration


LUXSPACE awarded multi-year contract with European Maritime Safety Agency

LuxSpace Sarl, an affiliate of OHB AG and partner of Orbcomm Inc. announced the award of a multi-year framework contract with the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). The framework contract is funded for up to 500.000 € (US $625.000) for the first year plus options for an additional two years with funding levels yet to be determined.

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Limassol declaration on EU Integrated Maritime Policy adopted

On October 7th 2012, EU Ministers responsible for maritime affairs agreed and adopted a political declaration which aims at re-energising the EU’s Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP), five years after its initial launching in Lisbon. The Limassol Declaration was presented on October 8th at a special ceremony in Limassol by Cyprus’ Communications and Works Minister, Mr. Efthemios Flourentzou, in the attendance of the President of Cyprus Mr. Demetris Christofias and the President of the European Commission, Mr. José Manuel Barroso. The Limassol Declaration is expected to mark a milestone for the future implementation and development of the EU’s IMP, by providing guidelines for a comprehensive and coherent approach to the maximum sustainable exploitation of the EU’s seas and oceans for achieving economic growth.

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Luxembourg at the Monaco Yacht Show (19-22 September 2012)

In 2012 Luxembourg will again participate with an official booth at the Monaco Yacht Show, the most prestigious pleasure boat show in the world. From September 19 to 22 this event will bring together 500 major companies in the luxury yachting and a hundred super and megayachts afloat as well as an expected 28 000 professional and private visitors.

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STCW agreement signed between Mexico and Luxembourg

On the 7th September 2012, a Memorandum of Agreement concerning the recognition of the training and certification of seafarers from Mexico, for service on Luxembourg flagged vessels was officially finalized between the Mexican Ministry of Communications and Transports and the Luxembourg maritime Administration.

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Cluster Maritime Luxembourgeois

The report covering three years of Maritime Cluster Activity (2009-2010-2011) has been published.

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Minister of the Economy and Foreign Trade visits HQ of Jan De Nul Group, Luxembourg

On June 28th2012, Mr. Etienne Schneider, Minister of the Economy and Foreign Trade was received for a visit at the headquarters of Jan De Nul Group in Capellen just outside Luxembourg-City.

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Jan De Nul Group wins prestigious award in Australia

At the yearly convention of the industry organisations Australian Constructors Association and Engineers Australia, Jan De Nul Group together with its local partner Baulderstone received the prestigious “Australian Construction Achievement Award 2012”.

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Entry into force of a new legal texts related to maritime affairs in Luxembourg

New maritime related grand-ducal regulations have been published in the Memorial, the official journal in Luxembourg.

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Successful launch of VesselSat2

A micro satellite « made in Luxembourg » by LuxSpace


The company LuxSpace, based in Luxembourg, announced on 9 January 2012, the successful launch of VesselSat2, an Automatic Identification Service (AIS) enabled satellite. VesselSat2 was launched by the China Great Wall Industry Corporation from the Tiayuan Satellite Launch Center (TSLC) in the Shanxi Province of the People’s Republic of China on 8 January 2012 at 10:17 PM EST.

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