News

Shipbuilding

World’s first towboat fuelled by methanol to be commissioned in 2023

A towboat designed by Elliott Bay Design Group in the United States and due to be commissioned in 2023 will be powered by a methanol-to hydrogen fuel cell. Hydrogen One will join Maritime Partners’ 1600-vessel fleet equipped with a fuel cell from e1…

02.12.2021
Shipbuilding

First of three battery hybrid PCTCs commissioned by UECC

European shortsea RoRo company, UECC, has taken delivery of the first in a series of three dual-fuel LNG battery hybrid pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs) from China’s Jiangnan Shipyard. The ship’s design has been developed together with the…

01.12.2021
Shipbuilding

Baffin Fisheries opts for Arctic factory freezer trawler

Canadian fishing company Baffin Fisheries has ordered an Arctic factory freezer trawler from Turkey’s Tersan Shipyard based on the Skipsteknisk ST-119 design. Skipsteknisk has through the last ten years designed a large number of factory freezer…

01.12.2021
Shipbuilding

Damen awarded EU Stage V certification for emissions reduction system

Damen Shipyards has become the first shipyard group to be awarded EU Stage V certification for its emission reduction dystem (ERS). The ERS combines soot filters with a selective catalytic reduction system to remove particulate matter and nitrogen…

30.11.2021
Shipbuilding

Griffin Hoverwork wins order from Japan

British hovercraft builder Griffon Hoverwork has won an order worth over 25 million pounds (US$33.4 million) to supply three of its type 12000TD hovercraft to Japan. The deal with the Oita Prefecture government will see the hovercraft operating…

30.11.2021
Companies & People

Partners aim to provide fast-track hydrogen fuel option

Wärtsilä will collaborate with ABB, classification society RINA, Helbio (a hydrogen energy system specialist), the Liberian Registry, and an unnamed energy major, to pursue a fast track for providing independent hydrogen fuel systems for ships. The…

29.11.2021
Shipbuilding

Langh Ship and Outokumpu start newbuilding project

Finnish shipping company Langh Ship has ordered three multi-purpose dry cargo vessels of 7,800dwt from Wuhu shipyard in China. The vessels will serve global leader in stainless steel, Outokumpu, on the short-sea lane between Finland and continental…

26.11.2021
Shipping

New source of green ship funding

A EUR 420 million fund has been set up by Prow Capital to provide a new source of finance for shipowners undertaking retrofits or contracting new vessels that can demonstrate measurable emissions reductions. The Green Shipping Fund has been…

26.11.2021
Shipping

Svitzer to convert London tug fleet to biofuel

Tug owner and operator, Svitzer, is to convert its ten-vessel fleet of tugs, based in London and the Medway, to run on marine biofuel. The towage group will offer a new service option to customers – Ecotow – achieving a carbon reduction of about 90%.…

25.11.2021
Shipbuilding

Lloyd’s Register unveils first digital register of certified AI systems

As artificial intelligence (AI) continues to advance and play a greater role in the maritime sphere, Lloyd’s Register has launched an Artificial Intelligence Register of AI systems and providers that are certified by the classification society. The…

24.11.2021
Comment

Editorial of Ship&Offshore 6/2021: Talking ‘bout a revolution

Is it too late or can we still change something? This is probably the most common question being asked when following news coverage of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Scotland’s Glasgow. Will the representatives of around 200 nations have…

24.11.2021
Shipbuilding

Wärtsilä and Fincantieri complete three-ship upgrade

Three Windstar cruise ships have been lengthened, equipped with new engines, and fitted with a range of machinery upgrades as part of Windstar’s USD 250 million ‘Star Plus’ project. The vessel upgrades took place at Fincantieri’s Palermo shipyard,…

23.11.2021
Shipping

Yara Birkeland completes maiden voyage

The long-awaited maiden voyage of the world’s first electric container ship, Yara Birkeland, was completed last week after the vessel crossed the Oslo Fjord and arrived in the Norwegian capital. The vessel, built by Norwegian shipyard Vard, is the…

22.11.2021
Shipbuilding

Danfoss’ Editron division to power first Portuguese electric ferry

Portuguese yard Navaltagus has an order to construct a 37m-long passenger/vehicle ferry with electric power. Danfoss’ Editron division will provide a fully electric marine drivetrain system to cut emissions and reduce running costs. The two-deck…

22.11.2021
Companies & People

New Damen service hub opens in Hamburg

A new service hub in Hamburg has been opened by Damen Shipyards Group. Intended to service clients in Germany, Denmark and Poland, the new setup takes the number to 15 locations around the world, including Africa, the Americas, Asia, Middle East, and…

19.11.2021
Shipbuilding

Chartwell and Zelim develop crewless rescue vessel

Zelim, a British start-up company developing a complete lifesaving system for offshore energy, has partnered with British naval architect Chartwell Marine to develop a remotely operated rescue vessel with no crew. The Survivor-class vessel will be…

19.11.2021
Shipbuilding

Italian Coast Guard orders multi-purpose offshore vessel

Italian shipyards Fincantieri and Cantiere Navale Vittoria have won an order from the Italian Coast Guard for an 85m-long multi-purpose offshore unit. Both shipbuilders will operate through a temporary grouping of companies. The contract, worth…

18.11.2021
Shipbuilding

Wärtsilä to launch engine conversion platform early in 2022

Technology group, Wärtsilä, is to launch a two-stroke future fuels conversion platform during the first quarter of 2022. The platform will enable the operators of existing two-stroke main engines to convert them to burn clean-burning fuels in the…

17.11.2021
Shipbuilding

Bahri takes delivery of first gas-ready VLCC

Saudi Arabian shipping company, Bahri, has taken delivery of the 319,000dwt Rayah, the first VLCC in the company’s fleet designed and built as ‘gas-ready’. Constructed at Hyundai Heavy Industries’ (HHI) shipyard in Ulsan in a joint project between…

16.11.2021
Shipbuilding

Keel laid for third South African navy patrol vessel

A keel-laying ceremony for a third multi-mission inshore patrol vessel (MMIPV) has taken place at Damen Shipyards Cape Town. The MMIPV is being built for the South African Navy and will enable a faster response to threats including illegal…

15.11.2021