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NYK opts for car carriers with LNG propulsion

Japanese shipping group NYK (Nippon Yusen Kaisha) has agreed a memorandum of understanding to build 12 pure car truck carriers (PCTCs) with liquefied natural gas (LNG) propulsion. Six ships each with a capacity of 7,000 vehicles will be built by a…

18.06.2021
Shipbuilding

Wärtsilä and RINA present new propulsion arrangement

Technology group Wärtsilä and classification society RINA have announced a new propulsion arrangement that, they say, offers full redundancy, less machinery, lower capital expenditure, reduced operational complexity, and optimised fuel consumption. …

17.06.2021
Shipbuilding

Construction of first, fast, zero-emission ferry starts in Norway

A zero-emission, twin-hulled fast ferry is now being built at Fjellstrand Shipyard in Norway. The 31m-long catamaran, Medstraum, has capacity for 150 passengers and will be equipped with two electric motors and a 1.5-MWh capacity battery with…

16.06.2021
Shipbuilding

Second Lindblad cruise vessel commences final outfit

Lindblad Expeditions’ National Geographic Resolution left Ulstein’s construction hall last week and is now berthed alongside for final outfit. The vessel is a sister to National Geographic Endurance, delivered in 2020, and will be handed over to the…

15.06.2021
Shipbuilding

Sea trial of Aurora Botnia

The car and passenger ferry Aurora Botnia has completed its first sea trial. Built by Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC), the vessel will be operated by Wasaline on the route between the Finnish city of Vaasa and the Swedish city of Umeå. Aurora…

14.06.2021
Shipbuilding

Two new zero-emission ferries for World Heritage fjords

Norwegian ferry operator, Fjord1, has signed a contract for two new zero-emission ferries, developed by HAV Design, to be built at Tersan Shipyard in Turkey. The two HAV 934 ferries, with capacity for 80 cars and 249 pasengers, will operate on two…

11.06.2021
Shipbuilding

GEV starts working on pilot-scale C-H2 Ship

Australian company Global Energy Ventures (GEV) has announced a plan to build a hydrogen transport vessel of about 430 tonnes capacity. The 430-tonne ship specification will be a scaled version of the 2,000-tonne C-H2 ship, that received AIP in March…

11.06.2021
Shipbuilding

Japanese partners plan wind power for Capesize bulkers

Osaka-based Namura Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. and Tokyo ship operator, NS Kaiun Kaisha Ltd., are collaborating in a joint research project aimed at using wind energy to raise efficiency on board a 183,000dwt Capesize bulk carrier.   Shipbuilder Namura is…

10.06.2021
Companies & People

Greek ballast water company buys RWO

Erma First, a Greek ballast water equipment manufacturer, has acquired German marine water specialist, RWO GmbH. The Bremen-based company, established in 1975, supplies a range of water treatment systems for ships, ports and offshore installations,…

09.06.2021
Shipbuilding

Cooperation in icebreaker design

Canadian marine architect Vard Marine Inc, owned by Italian group Fincantieri, has agreed cooperation with Finland’s ILS Oy to develop designs for the world icebreaker market and to address the challenges of ice-capable shipping worldwide. They aim…

09.06.2021
Shipping

D’Amico heads biofuels comparison initiative

The d’Amico Group is leading a joint industry project (JIP) to test the performance of B30 biofuel blends derived from advanced second-generation feedstock on board its 74,999dwt product tankers, Cielo Bianco and Cielo di Rotterdam. The aim of the…

08.06.2021
Shipbuilding

Nexans Aurora to be named in Ulsteinvik

The DP3 cable lay vessel, Nexans Aurora, has been delivered by Norwegian builder Ulstein Verft and will be formally named at a ceremony on Tuesday. The vessel, billed as the new flagship of the Nexans fleet, will transport and install subsea high…

07.06.2021
Shipbuilding

BSB orders green passenger ferries

Ferry company Bodensee-Schiffsbetriebe (BSB), which operates sailings on Lake Constance (Bodensee) in south Germany, has ordered two passenger ferries with electric propulsion from German yard Ostseestaal. BSB said the first of the catamarans will…

07.06.2021
Companies & People

Kotug to set up new division to provide electric pusher tugs for inland waters

Rotterdam-based Kotug International BV has set up an Inland Shipping division to provide electric pusher tugs for operation on inland waters. The company will also use AI-driven dispatch and route planning software to support the transfer of cargo…

04.06.2021
Shipbuilding

Wärtsilä develops green autonomous port barge

Finnish group Wärtsilä is to develop an autonomous, zero-emission barge for internal port logistics including container transport in the port of Rotterdam. The company is part of an international alliance, headed by the Port of Rotterdam Authority,…

04.06.2021
Shipbuilding

Hydrogen-ready CSOV takes to the water at Gondan

A hydrogen-ready commissioning service operation vessel (CSOV) being built at the Spanish shipyard, Gondan, in Figueras has just been launched. Under construction for Norway’s Edda Wind AS, the CSOV is the fourteenth ship built for companies related…

03.06.2021
Shipbuilding

Alfa Laval’s deckhouse BWTS awarded DNV design approval

A containerised Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 Ex ballast water treatment system (BWTS) for installation on deck has been issued with a type approval design certificate by DNV. Alfa Laval said that the first design approval for a ‘plug-and-play’ BWTS…

02.06.2021
Shipbuilding

Ulstein designs research vessel for KIGAM

Ulstein has entered into an agreement for construction of an Ulstein SX134 design for Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM). The vessel will be built at Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Co in South Korea and be 92m long…

01.06.2021
Shipbuilding

Latest Damen crew supply vessel commissioned by Opus Marine

Hamburg-based Opus Marine GmbH has named and commissioned the latest addition to its offshore service fleet, Allegro, a Damen Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2710. Built at Damen’s Turkish shipyard in Antalya, the FCS is the first of its kind to fly the…

01.06.2021
Shipbuilding

Maersk Supply Service to install first hybrid battery on AHTS

Maersk Supply Service has chosen a hybrid battery pack from Wärtsilä to retrofit the Maersk Minder, a diesel-electric anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) ship built at Kleven Werft in Norway and delivered in 2018. One of six M-class vessels, the Maers…

31.05.2021