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Shipbuilding

Damen enters cruise sector with first contract for Mangalia yard

Damen Shipyards Group has entered the buoyant cruise sector, winning a contract from Oslo-based SeaDream Yacht Club, for a 155m-long mega-yacht, to be deployed on luxury cruises worldwide.

01.04.2019
Shipbuilding

Second NMDC dredger ordered with Royal IHC

Dutch yard Royal IHC has signed a contract with the National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC), based in the United Arab Emirates, to build another trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD).

29.03.2019
Shipping

Firmer figures from Germany’s leading carrier

The Hamburg-headquartered container line Hapag-Lloyd has reported figures at the upper end of forecasts for full year 2018.

29.03.2019
Shipbuilding

Hurtigruten awards fuel retrofit contracts

Norwegian coastal and expedition cruise operator, Hurtigruten, has signed up Høglund, a specialist in marine systems and integration, to provide biogas-ready fuel gas supply systems (FGSS) for six of its vessels, which are being upgraded to burn liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied biogas (LBG), instead of marine gasoil.

28.03.2019
Shipbuilding

Samso's catamaran passenger ferry designed by Incat Crowther

Australian yard Incat Crowther said it has won an order for a 35m catamaran passenger ferry for Samso Rederi in Denmark.

27.03.2019
Shipbuilding

Havyard delivers another battery-run ferry

Norwegian ferry firm, Fjord1, has just taken delivery of a third battery-run ferry, built by Havyard, which will link Hareid and Sulesund on the Sulafjord.

27.03.2019
Prospects and Orders

Second EasyMax order for Niestern Sander

Dutch yard Royal Niestern Sander has an order from Dutch shipping customer Wagenborg for another multi-purpose freighter of 14,000dwt of type EasyMax.

26.03.2019
Shipbuilding

Wärtsilä to design and equip new Antarctic cargo vessel

A 20,300dwt cargo vessel to be built for Aker BioMarine and deployment in Antarctic waters, is to be designed and equipped by Finnish technology group, Wärtsilä.

25.03.2019
Prospects and Orders

Zhejiang Xinle to build new Anthony Veder LNG carrier

Dutch shipping company Anthony Veder said it has ordered one 30,000cu.m liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier and the vessel is currently being constructed by China’s Zhejiang Xinle Shipbuilding in Ningbo.

25.03.2019
Shipbuilding

Three Schottel propulsion systems installed on US-built IMR vessel

The US-flagged inspection, repair and maintenance (IMR) vessel, Paul Candies, built by Louisiana-based Candies Shipbuilders LLC, has three Schottel propulsion installations including two Combi Drives, two transverse thrusters and one retractable Rudderpropeller.

22.03.2019
Shipbuilding

Innovative life-saving appliance wins Danish Maritime Authority approval

Danish life-saving equipment specialist, Viking, has been awarded official approval for its Viking LifeCraftTM Survival Craft by the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA), affirming that the system meets the requirements for replacing conventional lifeboats on passenger ships and other vessels where large-scale ship evacuation emergencies may occur.

21.03.2019
Shipping

DNV GL introduces remote ship surveys

Owners and operators of DNV GL-classed vessels will now be able to use the classification society’s new remote survey and inspection system, made possible by its Veracity data platform.

20.03.2019
Offshore

Repeat order for a semi-submersible drilling rig from Awilco

Singapore yard Keppel Offshore & Marine has an order to build an oil rig worth about US$425 million from customer Awilco Drilling.

20.03.2019
Shipping

Roll Group to ship heavy components for Total ethane cracker

Netherlands-based Roll Group has won a contract to transport 24 modules for a Total ethane cracker in the US.

19.03.2019
Shipbuilding

UECC orders car carriers in China

Norwegian car carrier operator United European Car Carriers said it has signed shipbuilding contracts with CSSC Jiangnan Shipyard for construction of up to four pure car truck carriers (PCTCs) for 3,600 vehicles.

19.03.2019
Shipbuilding

Construction of fisheries research vessel awarded to Balenciaga

The Greenland Institute of Natural Sciences has placed a final order with Spanish shipyard Balenciaga SA for a new fisheries research vessel.

18.03.2019
Prospects and Orders

JV Navantia-Windar to construct offshore wind floating foundations

Spanish company Cobra Wind International has awarded Spanish yard Navantia and its partner Windar a contract to build five offshore floating foundations for wind power plants.

18.03.2019
Shipping

Classification society teams up with SecurityGate on cyber risk

ABS Advanced Solutions and Houston-based SecurityGate have announced a partnership which, the entities claim, will afford “the most in-depth cyber risk analysis solution in the maritime market”.

15.03.2019
Shipbuilding

Wärtsilä to supply BWMS across Eletson’s tanker fleet

Finnish technology group Wärtsilä is to provide ballast water management systems (BWMS) for 23 product, chemical and LPG tankers operated by Greece’s Eletson Corporation.

15.03.2019
Shipbuilding

Lindblad signs up for second expedition cruise vessel

Lindblad Expeditions Holdings has ordered a second polar expedition cruise ship at Norway’s Ulstein Verft.

14.03.2019