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Meyer Werft hands over LNG-powered newbuilding to AIDA Cruises

German shipping company AIDA Cruises has taken delivery of its latest addition to the fleet at a ceremony in Bremerhaven. The 337m-long and 42m-wide AIDAcosma was built at Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg. It has 2,732 passenger cabins and is AIDA’s…

03.01.2022
Shipbuilding

Trust for Governors Island seeks shipyard to build New York ferry

A U.S. yard is being sought to build a 63m-long passenger/vehicle ferry for operating in New York. A request for proposals to build the vessel has been issued by the agency Trust for Governors Island. The ferry will serve traffic between Lower…

30.12.2021
Companies & People

WinGD opens new R&D facility in Shanghai

Switzerland-based engine technology company, WinGD, has opened a new Global Test Centre in Shanghai to focus on the development of sustainable fuel and combustion research and development. The new facility has been set up in collaboration with China…

29.12.2021
Shipbuilding

Piriou signs contract with Vedettes de Bréhat

Concarneau, Bretagne-based shipyard Piriou has signed a contract with French customer Vedettes de Brehat to build two 26m-long aluminium passenger vessels. They will be used on tourist sailings to Bréhat island in North Brittany. Designed by Mer &…

28.12.2021
Shipping

New Duisburg container terminal to be carbon-neutral

A new container terminal under development at the inland port of Duisburg is to install a hydrogen-based energy supply network that will be carbon-free and in operation by 2023. Europe’s largest inland port, Duisburg, is to install mtu hydrogen…

27.12.2021
Shipbuilding

French RoRo to deploy wind kite on Atlantic routes

The 2004-built Ville de Bordeaux, a 21,528gt RoRo owned by Louis Dreyfus Armateurs, is to deploy a 500m2 automated kite, Seawing, on its regular trans-Atlantic crossings from January. The vessel is chartered by Airbus and transports aircraft parts…

23.12.2021
Shipbuilding

e5 Lab and Mitsubishi Shipbuilding to provide design for hybrid electric vessel

Tokyo-based firm e5 Lab Inc and Japan’s Mitsubishi Shipbuilding have agreed to cooperate in the development of a hybrid electric propulsion vessel for coastal cargo sailings. The type called Roboship will be promoted as a vision for the future of…

22.12.2021
Shipbuilding

Electric ferry to join Fullers360 Auckland fleet

New Zealand yard Q-West Boat Builders will build an electric-powered ferry for New Zealand customer Fullers360. The catamaran was designed by Australian marine architect Incat Crowther and will be 34.6m long and 9.5m wide. Designed specifically for…

21.12.2021
Shipbuilding

New company unveils plans for emissions-free cruising in Norway

Northern Xplorer AS (NX) has released details of plans for 14 emission-free cruise vessels designed to operate in the world’s first zero-emission zones in Norway. The new cruise concept envisages 300-passenger vessels powered by a hybrid setup…

20.12.2021
Shipbuilding

Fosen Yard Emden signs construction contracts

Fosen Yard Emden has won an order to build six mini bulkers of 88m length. The order was placed by an unnamed customer in Germany. The yard did not provide any details about the client or the investment volume. Fosen Yard Emden is a member of …

20.12.2021
Shipping

Stena Bulk provides data for CCS study

Gothenburg-based Stena Bulk has revealed the results of a project with the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) which assessed the potential for carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology at shipboard level to help the decarbonisation process. The…

20.12.2021
Shipping

Maersk adopts new design for methanol-fuelled container ships

Maersk has taken nearly five years to develop a radical new design for a series of 16,000-TEU methanol-fuelled container ships due to commissioned by the carrier early in 2024. The 350m-long ships, to be built at Hyundai Heavy Industries, will have…

17.12.2021
Companies & People

Kotug Canada wins long-term deal at pipeline terminal

Kotug Canada Inc, a partnership between Kotug International BV and Canada’s Horizon Maritime Inc, has won a long-term contract to provide escort towage at Westridge Marine Terminal on Canada’s west coast. The agreement is with Trans Mountain,…

16.12.2021
Companies & People

New dates: Nor-Shipping takes place from April 4th to 7th

In the face of increasing coronavirus infection rates, driven by the Omikron mutation, Nor-Shipping has taken the decision to postpone its upcoming exhibition and event programme. Scheduled to take place from January 10th to 13th, Nor-Shipping had…

15.12.2021
Shipbuilding

Project combines new approaches to the design and operation of ships

The EU Horizon 2020-funded project CHEK aims to develop zero-emission vessels by combining new approaches to the design and operation of ships. Led by Finland’s University of Vaasa, partners include Bar Technologies, Cargill, Climeon, Deltamarin,…

15.12.2021
Shipbuilding

Piriou signs with Septième Continent

French yard Piriou has signed a contract to build a dual sail- and engine-powered vessel of about a 42m length to supply a French Arctic research station. Customer is French company Septieme Continent and the vessel will have a 71-tonne cargo…

14.12.2021
Shipbuilding

Vard lands fourth SOV contract for Dogger Bank Wind Farm

Fincantieri subsidiary, Vard, has won a contract to build a fourth Service Operation Vessel (SOV) for the UK’s North Star Group. The 78m-long vessel will be built to a Vard 4 12 design and is due for delivery from the shipbuilder’s Vietnam facility,…

13.12.2021
Shipbuilding

BV issues AiP for wind-assisted container ship

Bureau Veritas (BV) has awarded Nantes-based Zéphyr & Borée with Approval in Principle (AiP) for an 1,800-TEU, open-top, container ship design which incorporates eight wing sails. The asymmetric sails, developed by Paris firm, Computed Wing Sails,…

10.12.2021
Shipbuilding

KHI wins LPG carrier contract

Japanese yard Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) has won a shipbuilding contract for one 86,700cu.m liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and liquefied ammonia gas (NH3) carrier from Japanese shipping group Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK). The 230m-long…

10.12.2021
Shipbuilding

AiP for ammonia-fuelled PCC

Classification society ClassNK has issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) to Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) and Shin Kurushima Dockyard Co Ltd for their jointly developed design of an ammonia-fuelled pure care carrier (PCC). Ammonia is…

09.12.2021