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Voyage monitoring company acquires FleetWeather Group

StratumFive, a voyage monitoring and prediction firm, has completed the acquisition of US-based weather routeing and analytics company, FleetWeather Group. The deal means that StratumFive now services more than 12,000 vessels trading worldwide. The...

Shipping

Kiel commissions Germany’s largest shore power system

The Port of Kiel has introduced Germany’s largest shore power system capable of supplying two ships simultaneously. The new set-up, called Siharbor supplied by Siemens, will go into test mode during this year’s cruise season at the port, a key...

Shipbuilding

NYK places order for second LNG-fuelled car carrier

Japanese shipping group NYK said it has placed a contract with Japan’s Shin Kurushima Dockyard to build a second pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) fuelled with liquefied natural gas (LNG). With this new vessel, NYK will be able to provide more...

Shipbuilding

Construction start of fourth serial ferry for BC Ferries

Canadian shipping company BC Ferries has awarded Remontowa Shipbuilding a contract with a total investment of US$69.3 million to build another liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fuelled passenger/vehicle ferry. Construction has already started at the Polish...

Shipping

Damen launches filter barge to aid BW operations

International shipyards group Damen has designed a ballast water pre-filtration barge (BWPF) to help ship operators manage ballasting operations in waters of high sediment. The barge, which is designed to go alongside a vessel berthed in port and...

Shipbuilding

Hybrid propulsion for Swedish rescue craft

A new hybrid propulsion system has been supplied by Germany’s Torqeedo for a search and rescue vessel launched recently by the Swedish Sea Rescue Society. The 14m-long composite vessel, Rescue Mercedes Eliasson Sanne, has a pair of 478-kW diesel...

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