Gagarin Prospect wins Next Generation Ship Award at Nor-Shipping

A Sovcomflot tanker, Gagarin Prospect, the first in a series of ‘Green Funnel’ 114,000-dwt Aframax tankers designed to operate on LNG as a primary fuel, was awarded the Next Generation Ship Award last week at Nor-Shipping. Together with other vessels...


Kongsberg targets cruise, ferry, RoRo and container ship sectors with new thruster range

Kongsberg Maritime has launched a new series of tunnel thrusters which, it claims, will be particularly suitable for cruise ships, ferries, RoRo vessels and container ships. Designed with ease of installation, maintenance and cost as priorities, the...


Customised supply chain monitoring

German shipowner Hapag-Lloyd recently introduced its new real-time container monitoring programme“Hapag-Lloyd LIVE”. In an initial step, the company will outfit its entire reefer fleet of some 100,000 containers with the monitoring system.  Real-time...


Order placed for environment-friendly Norwegian ferry project

A contract to build to two environmentally friendly car ferries with hydrogen and battery propulsion has been signed by Norwegian yard Westcon with Norwegian ferry company Norled. They will carry 299 passengers and 80 cars. Earlier this year, Norled...

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Palfinger signs joint venture with Chinese lifeboat manufacturer Neptune

Palfinger Marine GmbH, headquartered in Salzburg, Austria, and Jiangyin Neptune Marine Appliance Co. Ltd, headquartered in Jiangyin, China, have entered into a global sales and service cooperation agreement. One of the main pillars of the agreement...


Cammell Laird reveals plans for a RoPax ferry design

British shipyard Cammell Laird has plans to expand into the ferry market with a new design of a RoPax ferry, as the company revealed at Nor-Shipping. Cammell Laird is working on the design now with an international design house ahead of the formal...

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