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Marlink rolls out new flexible VSAT service

Satellite communications company, Marlink, is expanding its VSAT options with the launch of Sealink 60, a new Ku-band service targeting smaller commercial, offshore, and fishing vessels. The new service comes with a range of flexible packages and is…

22.08.2022
Shipping

Ammonia bunkering venture takes shape in Singapore

Bureau Veritas, Singapore shipbuilder PaxOcean Engineering Ptd, and bunker supplier, Hong Lam Marine, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on the design of an ammonia bunkering vessel. PaxOcean will focus on developing designs…

19.08.2022
Shipbuilding

First hydrogen-powered tug to enter operation in 2023

What is claimed to be the world’s first hydrogen-powered tug was recently launched at the Spanish shipyard Astilleros Armon and will enter operations at the Belgian Port of Antwerp-Bruges in early 2023. The main propulsion system of the Hydrotug…

18.08.2022
Shipbuilding

Dual-fuel product tankers ordered by new Furetank/Algoma joint venture

Four new ice-class 1A product tankers are to be built for a new Swedish/Canadian joint venture, FureBear, in China. The company, a 50:50 setup between Sweden’s Furetank and Canada’s largest Great Lakes bulk shipping operator, Algoma, has ordered the…

17.08.2022
Shipbuilding

Alfa Laval to supply methanol fuel supply systems for six new feeders

Alfa Laval is to supply its FCM Methanol fuel supply systems for six 1,170-TEU dual-fuel feeder container ships ordered by X-Press Feeders group company, Eastaway, in China. They are to be built at Ningbo Xinle Shipbuilding Group Co Ltd, and New…

16.08.2022
Shipbuilding

Damen delivers first all-electric tug

The Damen shipbuilding group’s first all-electric tug, Sparky, was handed over to Ports of Auckland at a ceremony in the New Zealand city last week. The RSD-E Tug 2513, with a bollard pull of 70 tonnes, was also given its Māori name, Tiaki, at the…

15.08.2022
Shipbuilding

Expedition vessel under construction at Richardson Devine Marine

An expedition catamaran passenger vessel is currently being built at Australian yard Richardson Devine Marine for customer On Board Tasmanian Expedition Cruises. The 24m-long and 8m-wide expedition cruising catamaran will carry 12 passengers and a…

15.08.2022
Events

Webinar:
On course with sustainable fuels

In another edition of the Ship&Offshore Webinar – powered by mtu, a Rolls-Royce solution – to be held on August 23rd, experts will provide insight into the company’s strategy to reach the challenging goal of net zero by 2050. Participants will be…

15.08.2022
Shipping

X-Press Feeders to use ZeroNorth platform for efficiency gains

Singapore-based X-Press Feeders is to deploy the ZeroNorth platform together with its ship, voyage and carbon intensity indicator (CII) optimisation systems across its feeder fleet of more than 100 vessels. The ZeroNorth platform provides an…

12.08.2022
Shipbuilding

Drydocks World and Silverstream sign strategic agreement

Dubai-based Drydocks World and air lubrication specialist, Silverstream Technologies, have signed a strategic agreement to promote the resistance-reducing system as the shipyard becomes an approved installation provider. Air lubrication offers…

11.08.2022
Shipbuilding

Japanese companies collaborate on building a digital simulation platform

A group of leading Japanese technology companies have announced that they are to collaborate in a project to build a cooperative simulation platform, focusing on decarbonisation technology, autonomous operations, and shipyard efficiency. The…

11.08.2022
Shipbuilding

Deltamarin retained for ship-side design of bulker sail installation

Singapore-based Berge Bulk has chosen Deltamarin to undertake ship-side design work relating to a WindWings sail installation on board the 210,000dwt bulk carrier, Berge Olympus. The capesize bulker is to have four 50m-high BAR Technologies WindWings…

10.08.2022
Shipping

Crowley signs up EcoVadis for sustainability review

Florida-based shipping, energy and logistics Crowley has signed up business sustainability ratings provider, EcoVadis, to assess and monitor its value chain relating to suppliers’ environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards. The move…

09.08.2022
Shipbuilding

NCL takes delivery of Norwegian Prima in Venice

Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has taken delivery of the 294m-long Norwegian Prima at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Venice. The first of six ships in the Prima class, the 142,500-gt Norwegian Prima has a capacity of 3,215 passengers…

08.08.2022
Offshore

Aker Solutions lands EPCI contract

Norway’s Aker Solutions has been awarded a contract from Shell UK for the delivery of an offshore platform for the Jackdaw gas field off Aberdeen in the North Sea. The award of the not permanently attended installation (NPAI) follows completion of…

08.08.2022
Companies & People

Latest acquisition enhances StormGeo’s optimisation software

Alfa Laval is to buy Denmark-based BunkerMetrics, a fuel decision support software provider, and merge it with its recently acquired weather intelligence subsidiary, StormGeo. To be added to StormGeo’s s-Suite subscription service, BunkerMetric’s…

05.08.2022
Shipbuilding

BV grants AiP for Suction Wing wind assistance

French partners Crain Technologies and REEL have been granted Approval in Principle (AiP) by Bureau Veritas (BV) for Suction Wing SW270, an auxiliary wind propulsion device designed to provide additional forward thrust for cargo ships. The concept,…

04.08.2022
Shipbuilding

World’s largest container ship built to ABS class

Taiwanese container line, Evergreen Marine, has recently commissioned what is claimed to be the world’s largest container ship, the 24,004-TEU Ever Alot. The vessel is the latest in a series of 15 A-class ships being built for the company at…

03.08.2022
Shipbuilding

MAN signs new turbocharger agreement with Mitsui

MAN Energy Solutions has signed a ten-year licence agreement with Mitsui E&S Machinery for its new TCT axial-turbocharger series. As one of the world’s largest builders of marine two-stroke engines, Mitsui has been a MAN licensee for decades but the…

01.08.2022
Shipbuilding

Damen scores a first with modified FCS delivery

Damen Shipyards has delivered a modified fast crew supplier (FCS) to the UK’s Royal Navy’s ‘NavyX’ innovation team in a handover at the naval base in Portsmouth. It is the first Damen vessel to be supplied directly to the Navy and will be used to…

01.08.2022