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Strategic Marine launches new upgraded fast crew boat design

Singapore-based Strategic Marine has revealed design details of its latest generation of fast crew boats. Its new Aluminium 42m Gen 4 Fast Crew Boat incorporates a range of new features which can expand operating capabilities, improve safety, raise…

22.09.2021
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Route to autonomous ship safety

Autonomous ship technology can improve maritime safety according to One Sea, the industry grouping targeting 2025 as its target for the first autonomous maritime ecosystem. Some of One Sea’s leading technology company members explain why, and how.…

22.09.2021
Shipbuilding

Yanmar to supply dual-fuel engines for LNG-fuelled coal carrier

Japan’s Yanmar has received an order for dual-fuel engines that will be used to power generators on board a large LNG-fuelled coal carrier to be built at Namura Shipbuilding. The vessel will be operated by Mistui O.S.K. Lines. The high thermal…

21.09.2021
Shipbuilding

FSG to build LNG-powered RoRo ferry for Australia’s SeaRoad

German shipyard, Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG), has received an order from Australian company SeaRoad for a RoRo ferry with LNG propulsion. The 210m-long and 29.30m-wide 43,100gt newbuilding will have 3,792 lane metres for cargo…

20.09.2021
Companies & People

JDP set up to develop very large CO₂ carrier

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and ABS have established a joint development project (JDP) to work together on the design of a 70,000m3 very large carbon dioxide carrier. The move comes as carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS)…

20.09.2021
Shipping

United Heavy Lift signs up for Kongsberg vessel performance software

Hamburg-headquartered United Heavy Lift GmbH (UHL) is adopting Kongsberg’s Coach Solutions, a vessel performance and optimisation service, to increase operational efficiency and reduce its environmental footprint. UHL’s fleet of heavy-lift and…

17.09.2021
Shipbuilding

Partners in JDP to assess electric LNG carrier design

China’s Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (HZS), Wärtsilä and ABS are to work together in a joint development project (JDP) to assess scope for the design of a flexible and future-ready electric LNG carrier. In a statement, the partners said that the…

16.09.2021
Events

CMA Shipping returns “in-person” to Connecticut

The 36th edition of the CMA Shipping Expo & Conference will take place from October 13th to 15th in Connecticut, US. After a two-year absence due to the global pandemic, the show will return to an “in-person” event, organisers Connecticut Maritime…

15.09.2021
Shipbuilding

Simon Møkster opts for hybrid conversions from Vard

Two Simon Møkster Shipping platform supply vessels (PSVs), Stril Orion (built in 2011) and Stril Polar (2012) are to be converted to hybrid units with the installation of SeaQ Energy Storage Systems from Vard Electro. The ships’ conversions, which…

15.09.2021
Shipbuilding

First of four largest-ever VLECs launched in China

The first of four 99,000m3 very large ethane carriers (VLECs), designed with IMO Type B tanks, has been launched at Jiangnan Shipyard in China. The ship, Pacific Ineos Belstaff, is one of a series of ABS-classed tankers under construction for Tianjin…

14.09.2021
Shipbuilding

Kiel shipyard wins AHTS conversion contract

German Naval Yards Kiel GmbH (GNYK) has won a contract from Le Havre-based Les Abeilles International to convert two anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) ships into powerful salvage tugs. The two 91m-long vessels, Siem Diamond and Siem Garnet, both…

13.09.2021
Shipping

Replaceable batteries to transform inland waterway operation

Replaceable battery packs from Wärtsilä now enable inland waterway vessels to operate on electrical power, with no emissions. The development represents a significant breakthrough as Wärtsilä explained that, until now, battery containers have been…

13.09.2021
Shipbuilding

Incat will shortly commence construction of new Korean ferry

Incat Australia Pty Ltd, based in Hobart, Tasmania, will shortly start with the construction of a new 76m-long ferry for Taesung Marine Transport of the Republic of Korea for the Pohang – Ulleungdo service - a ferry route revolutionised by an Incat…

13.09.2021
Shipbuilding

Containerised energy storage offers plug-in battery power

ABB has developed a new containerised energy storage system (ESS). Called Containerized ESS, the new complete plug-in system is housed in a 20ft high-cube ISO container and ready to integrate with the vessel’s main power distribution system, ABB said…

10.09.2021
Shipbuilding

Fednav invests in sustainable shipping

Canada-based bulk shipowner Fednav has signed a contract with Japan’s Oshima Shipbuilding for up to ten ocean-going bulk carriers of 34,500dwt for operation on the Great Lakes. The order was signed via Sumisho Marine, part of trading house Sumitomo…

10.09.2021
Shipbuilding

More sustainable engine options for yachts

Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG is to provide more sustainable engine options for yacht owners, extending its mtu Series 4000 range. These engines are already IMO Tier III-compliant and suitable for large yachts. April 2022 will see launch of the mtu…

09.09.2021
Shipbuilding

New Jones Act LNG bunker barge to be built in US

Crowley Maritime Corporation and Shell NA LNG, LLC, have agreed a deal enabling construction of a Jones Act-compliant LNG bunker barge at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. The 128m-long barge, the second Jones Act-compliant…

08.09.2021
Offshore

Maersk Supply Service wins West African FSO contract

Maersk Supply Service (MSS) is to provide three support vessels for the second phase of a Cameroon Oil Transportation Company mooring maintenance project. The two-month contract, scheduled for the last quarter of 2022, is to be carried out on the Ko…

07.09.2021
Shipbuilding

Eidesvik and Aker BP continue supply vessel upgrades

Norwegian offshore supply vessel (OSV) operator, Eidesvik, and exploration and production company, Aker BP, are to install batteries on two OSVs, Viking Lady and Viking Prince, in a drive to continue reducing emissions. On completion, eleven of…

06.09.2021
Offshore

Aquaterra Energy pioneers renewable-powered offshore platform

British offshore engineering company Aquaterra Energy has completed the engineering design for a renewable-powered offshore platform for DeNovo Energy Limited. The type Sea Swift offshore platform is part of the development activity for the Zandolie

06.09.2021