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Shipbuilding

New green fishing vessel for Denmark

Spanish yard Zamakona has an order to build one 87m-long and 20m-wide fishing vessel for Danish company Gitte Henning. The vessel was developed by Salt Ship Design and Henning. The design has a focus on reducing emissions through cutting energy...

05.12.2019
Shipping

Marlink launches OT interface

Satellite communications company Marlink has unveiled BridgeLink, a new technology-agnostic and compatible operational technology (OT) interface. With that shipboard data from different sources – including navigation, automation, power and propulsion...

05.12.2019
Shipping

Biofuel successfully tested on container ship

The 5,095-TEU container ship, CMA CGM Alexander Von Humboldt, has successfully completed a voyage between North Europe and Asia using a blend of heavy fuel oil-equivalent biofuel and conventional marine fuel. The initiative, one stage in CMA CGM’s...

04.12.2019
Shipbuilding

RoPax ferry 6716 choosen for new route

The Republic of Timor-Leste in Asia and Damen Shipyards Group have signed a contract for a new RoRo/passenger ferry. The vessel will operate a route between the Timor-Leste capital Dili, the Oecusse enclave and the island of Atauro, providing...

03.12.2019
Offshore

Jan de Nul orders second next-generation offshore installation vessel

Jan De Nul Group has ordered a floating installation crane vessel from the China Merchants Heavy Industry Haimen shipyard in China. It is the second such vessel the Luxembourg-based dredging and offshore service company has ordered in six months. Th...

02.12.2019
Shipbuilding

Volkswagen charters first two LNG-fuelled car carriers

Volkswagen Group Logistics has fixed two new Chinese-built vehicle carriers for operation on its North Atlantic service between Europe and North America. The 200m-long ships, Siem Confucius and Siem Aristotle, are owned by Kristiansand-headquartered...

02.12.2019
Shipping

Svitzer signs ten-year service deal with Rolls-Royce

Maersk group subsidiary, Svitzer AS, has signed a ten-year preventive maintenance agreement with Rolls-Royce, covering spare parts planning and delivery for 17 tugs operating in six countries, powered by MTU-brand Series 4000 engines. The cost of the...

29.11.2019
Shipping

RINA adopts VR to enhance surveys

Italian classification society, RINA, has teamed up with VRMedia, a virtual reality (VR) specialist, to hasten the development of ship inspections with remote input using augmented reality technology. VRMedia’s Kiber system, which comprises a headset...

28.11.2019
Shipping

OSV owner notches up 20% fuel savings with batteries

Ålesund-based Golden Energy Offshore has revealed fuel savings of 20% by using Kongsberg Maritime’s SAVe Energy battery system on board the two platform supply vessels, NS Orla and NS Frayja. Golden Energy and Kongsberg have been monitoring and...

27.11.2019
Shipbuilding

Rhenus-Arkon-Shipinvest to establish Eco-Shortsea fleet

Germany’s Rhenus-Arkon-Shipinvest shipping company said it has placed orders with an unnamed yard for four environmentally friendly short sea freighters called Hanse Eco Short Sea Coasters. The company said they will be built by an undisclosed yard...

26.11.2019
Shipping

New VSAT antenna to enhance connectivity

Intellian has launched a new VSAT antenna which supports both Ku-band and Ka-band networks and is compatible with geostationary, medium- and low-earth orbit constellations. The v130NX, the company said, is the world’s first Ku-Ka convertible VSAT...

26.11.2019
Companies & People

Finnish naval architects target German market

Helsinki-headquartered naval architect and marine engineering company, Foreship Ltd, is preparing to open an office in Hamburg’s Hafen City. Foreship GmbH, led by the company’s current head of Machinery, Olli Somerkallio, will aim to strengthen links...

26.11.2019
Shipbuilding

AI to enhance Wärtsilä predictive maintenance product

Technology group Wärtsilä has unveiled its latest predictive maintenance package which is now available in combination with a Lifecycle Solutions agreement. Wärtsilä Expert Insight now incorporates artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced...

25.11.2019
Offshore

Dutch offshore wind parks to be served by new hybrid crew transfer vessel

Britain’s Wight Shipyard has a contract from offshore wind park service provider CWind to build a hybrid crew transfer vessel (CTV). The vessel will have a hybrid surface effect ship (SES) concept. The new CTV will operate from the Dutch port of...

25.11.2019
Shipbuilding

Senegal purchases three offshore patrol vessels

French yard Piriou has signed an order with the defence ministry in Senegal to build three offshore patrol vessels for the Senegalese navy. As soon as the contract is in force, which is planned for early 2020, Piriou will start construction. The...

22.11.2019
Shipping

Shell wins another Chinese lubricants deal

Shell Marine has made further advances in China, with the signing of a contract to supply lubricants for five new Cosco 62,000dwt multi-purpose pulp carriers. The contract, signed with Cosco Shipping Specialized Carriers Co Ltd, involves the supply...

22.11.2019
Shipbuilding

Ulstein’s first hydrogen-powered design “now market-ready”

Ulstein subsidiary, Ulstein Design & Solutions BV, has developed a hydrogen-powered DP2 construction support vessel, using a Nedstack fuel cell power system which, it claims, can be delivered within three years. The Ulstein SX190 Zero Emission DP2...

21.11.2019
Shipbuilding

A diverse range of fireboats for multiple customers

U.S. shipyard Metal Shark has orders for several fireboats for different customers in the United States. The yard has an order for a 23.3m-long type 70 Defiant fireboat for Canaveral Fire Rescue in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The aluminium monohull...

20.11.2019
Shipbuilding

Autonomous maintenance dredger unveiled

The conceptual design of a battery-powered autonomous underwater maintenance dredger (AUMD) has been unveiled by ship design and engineering firm, C-Job Naval Architects. The AUMD design, developed by the firm’s R&D department, has demonstrated a...

19.11.2019
Shipbuilding

IntelliTug project moves up a gear

Technology group Wärtsilä and PSA Marine, a harbour and terminal towage operator in Singapore, have achieved a breakthrough in their joint IntelliTug project with the installation of a dynamic positioning (DP) system approved by Lloyd’s Register on...

18.11.2019