Editorial of Ship&Offshore 1/2023: Harnessing the potential

2023 is only a few weeks old but for many, the turn of the year may already be only a distant memory. Too much is happening: almost every day there are new developments to which society, politics and industry must adapt. Globally, the Russian attack…


Socatra chooses Norsepower sails for MR tanker

French tanker owner and RoRo operator, Socatra, has signed a contract for Norsepower Rotor SailTM installations on board its 50,000dwt medium-range (MR) product tanker, Alcyone. The 2022-built tanker, on charter to TotalEnergies, is to have two 35m x…


Alfa Laval unveils biofuel-compatible separators

A new range of biofuel-optimised separators has been launched by Alfa Laval. Also available as upgrades to existing installations, the new separators are compatible with biofuels such as hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) and fatty acid methyl ester…


Orient Express heads out to sea

French hotel and tourism group Accor SA, has signed a letter of intent with French yard Chantiers de l’Atlantique to build two sail-assisted cruise ships of 220m length. The vessels will have luxury accommodation for 90 passengers. They will be…


Crowley/ESVAGT venture orders wind farm support vessel

U.S. group Crowley and Danish offshore company ESVAGT placed an order with U.S. yard Fincantieri Marine, part of Italian yard group Fincantieri, for a service operations vessel (SOV) under a long-term charter from Germany’s Siemens Gamesa Renewable…


MV Tennor Ocean embarks on sea trials

The 210m-long RoRo, Tennor Ocean, has left its building yard, Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG), bound for Bremerhaven. There, specialists from the shipyard will undertake last-minute work on the hull to optimise the ship’s performance. The…

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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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