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Shipbuilding

Wärtsilä LPG fuel supply systems for four more ships

Following successful full-scale tests of Wärtsilä’s LPG fuel supply system (LFSS) with a two-stroke engine burning liquid petroleum gas, the company has won an order to supply LFSS for four very large gas carriers, owned by Oslo-listed BW LPG, which...

28.02.2020
Shipbuilding

TT-Line Company's ferry order transferred to Rauma Marine Constructions

Australian ferry operator TT-Line Company said it has transferred the order for two large passenger/RoRo ferries to Finnish Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) shipyard. The vessels were originally ordered from German yard Flensburger...

27.02.2020
Shipping

Nauticor and Fassmer to cooperate on LNG fuelling projects

Hamburg-based Nauticor, an LNG supplier, and Fr. Fassmer, a builder of specialist vessels with its headquarters in Berne, are to cooperate on providing LNG for new and retrofitted vessels. The two companies initiated their collaboration early in...

27.02.2020
Shipbuilding

BW LPG opts for more dual-fuel engines

Singapore-based BW LPG has exercised its option to retrofit dual-fuel LPG-powered engines supplied by MAN Energy Solutions on four more vessels. The contract follows its initial order with the engine maker for retrofits on four vessels announced in...

26.02.2020
Shipbuilding

Jan de Nul’s latest dredger arrives in Belgium

The 6,000m3 trailing suction hopper dredger Sanderus for Luxembourg-based Jan de Nul Group has arrived in Belgium. Sanderus is Jan De Nul's fourth ultra-low emission dredger launched within the past year. The vessel was built in Singapore at Keppel...

26.02.2020
Shipbuilding

Scarlet Lady leaves Genoa for Miami

The 2,750-passenger Scarlet Lady, Virgin Voyages’ first cruise ship to enter service, has left shipbuilder Fincantieri in Genoa and is now sailing for its home port of Miami. The 278m-long vessel is due to embark on its maiden voyage from there on...

25.02.2020
Shipbuilding

Austal’s Philippines subsidiary launches aluminium ferry

Austal Limited’s recently expanded Balamban Shipyard in Cebu, Philippines, has launched the 109m-long aluminium vehicle passenger ferry, FSTR, which is now undergoing final outfitting prior to delivery to Norway’s Fjord Line during the second...

24.02.2020
Shipbuilding

Damen to supply five coastal ferries to Zanzibar

Dutch yard group Damen has signed a contract with the Government of Zanzibar for five ferries of 8m and 12m length. They will be used to transport tourists visiting the Zanzibar archipelago. Delivery is scheduled for July 2020, when they will begin...

24.02.2020
Shipbuilding

Havila continues contract with Tersan

Turkey’s Tersan Shipyard has won a contract for two more coastal route vessels to be operated by Havila Voyages on the route between Bergen and Kirkeness from 2021. Tersan is now building all four of the ships to be operated by Havila, following the...

21.02.2020
Companies & People

US yard buys marine robotics company

U.S. yard Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc has signed an agreement with Norway-based technology enterprise Kongsberg Maritime AS to buy the U.S./ Norwegian company Hydroid Inc, a provider of advanced marine robotics to the defence and maritime...

20.02.2020
Shipping

Hapag-Lloyd and HHLA renew collaboration agreement

Hapag-Lloyd AG, one of the world’s largest container lines, and terminal operator Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) are to continue their existing agreement to collaborate for another five years, the companies have announced. This will provide...

19.02.2020
Shipbuilding

Schottel to supply azimuth thrusters for Chinese tug

A new tug, under construction at China’s Tongfang Jiangxin Shipbuilding for the Taizhou Maritime Safety Administration, is to have Schottel Rudderpropellers and high-performance nozzles. The 45m-long vessel, which will be used for a range of...

18.02.2020
Shipbuilding

Total LNG carrier named at Hyundai Samho

A high-powered delegation of Sovcomflot (SCF Group) executives and senior personnel from Total attended the recent naming ceremony of SCF Group’s latest LNG carrier, the 174,000m3 SCF La Perouse, at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries in South Korea. The...

17.02.2020
Shipbuilding

Autonomous ferry completes Oslo Fjord sailing

A fully integrated digital system enabling autonomous operation has allowed the passenger and vehicle ferry, Bastø Fosen VI, to complete an autonomous voyage, including docking, between Horten and Moss on the Oslo Fjord. The vessel, which also had a...

14.02.2020
Companies & People

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...

13.02.2020
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...

12.02.2020
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...

12.02.2020
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11.02.2020
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...

11.02.2020
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...

11.02.2020