Classification society releases third Maritime Forecast

DNV GL has released its third edition of the Maritime Forecast to 2050. The classification society identifies fuel flexibility as essential to meeting the IMO’s future decarbonisation targets. In the deep-sea sector, regarded by many as more...


British charity plans disaster relief ship

Brittania Maritime Aid (BMA), a British charity, is planning to build a GBP 150 million disaster relief ship at Cammell Laird in the UK. The 135m-long vessel will be based on a variant of the shipbuilder’s RoPax platform, developed in conjunction...


MED-A2360 tug for growing demand in Khalifa port

Turkish yard Med Marine has signed a contract with Abu Dhabi Ports to build a tug of 60 tonnes bollard pull. It will be of the yard’s MED-A2360 series and will be used in the United Arab Emirates Khalifa port. The vessel is a Ramparts 2300-MM/60-TBP...


First X-Bow polar vessel named and delivered

The first expedition cruise vessel in SunStone’s Infinity-class series has been named Greg Mortimer at the China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) Haimen base. The 104m-long ship is built to Polar Class 6 standards for venturing in cold waters. It has...


Russian JV set up to manage LNG shipping

Russian shipowner Sovcomflot and Novatek, the country’s second largest gas producer, are establishing a joint venture, OOO Smart, to manage the year-round logistics of both current Arctic LNG transport and possible future projects. Sergey Frank,...

Companies & People

Rolls-Royce expands yacht services

Rolls-Royce has launched its upgraded Premium Yacht Service at the Cannes Yachting Festival. New services include training sessions for captains and shipyard staff, a new customer care centre dedicated to yacht customers in Italy, digital...

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