RINA to class China’s largest cruise ship yet

Classification society RINA has been retained to provide class services for the construction of the largest cruise vessel yet to be constructed in China. Due for delivery in 2025, the 140,000gt vessel is to be built at Shanghai Waigaoqiao…


Stena RoRo orders three further E-Flexer RoPax ferries

Gothenburg-based Stena RoRo has ordered E-Flexer number ten, eleven and twelve at China’s CMI Jinling (Weihai) Shipyard. One of them has been ordered on the basis of a new charter agreement with Canadian federal Crown corporation, Marine Atlantic, a…

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Rolls-Royce sets out decarbonisation plan

Rolls-Royce Power Systems has released details of its plan to cut greenhouse gas emission by 35% by the end of this decade, compared with 2019, and to become ‘net zero’ by 2050 at the latest. “With ‘Net Zero at Power Systems’, we’re not just taking…


Volkswagen continues to switch to low-emission fleet

German carmaker Volkswagen has placed charter guarantees which have generated orders by other shipowners for four car carriers with dual-fuel engines using liquefied natural gas (LNG). By replacing diesel ships Volkswagen aims to be the first…

Featured Article , Ship&Offshore 4/2021

Cruising prepares a steady comeback from Covid-19

More cruise ships are about to resume operations. How and when should they prepare? What new regulations should they take into consideration, and how can the quality of operations be enhanced to a new normal? Read more


JFE Steel vessel charter generates newbuilding orders

Japanese steelmaker JFE Steel Corporation has signed long-term deals with NYK Line, “K” Line and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines to charter three 210,000dwt LNG-fuelled bulk carriers for transporting iron ore and coal from overseas locations to JFE Steel’s…

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Smart Shipping

The maritime industry sees great potential in new, digitalised processes in ship design, production, ship operation and system integration for the efficiency and safety of vessels.

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Green Ship Technology

The maritime industry continues to focus on reducing its ecological footprint with a great emphasis on climate warming, harmful emissions and sustainable operation.

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Offshore Wind

The increasing importance of offshore wind energy strengthens the regional economy and secures industrial maritime value creation, e.g., the manufacturing of offshore wind turbines, converter platforms and service ships.

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