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Shipbuilding

Hagland Shipping enters into a contract with Royal Bodewes

Norwegian operator Hagland Shipping has awarded a contract to Dutch shipyard Royal Bodewes for construction of two 5,000dwt self-discharging bulk carriers. The design emphasises zero emissions when in harbour and for a substantial reduction of…

16.04.2021
Shipbuilding

Damen delivers larger multifunction aquaculture support vessel

Damen Shipyards has delivered a aquaculture support vessel to Isle of Skye-based Organic Sea Harvest. The landing utility vessel (LUV) 1908 is a larger version of the earlier LUV 1608 and, like the earlier design, has a bow ramp for rolling cargo,…

15.04.2021
Offshore

Innovative crew transfer vessel with suspension system

The newly founded German shipbuilding company Wallaby Boats GmbH (WB) says it wants to build the world's first crew transfer vessel/daughter craft (CTV/DC) with a suspension system. Owned by WB and operated by Offcon GmbH – both companies are based…

15.04.2021
Companies & People

Nakashima acquires majority stake in Becker Marine Systems

Japan’s Nakashima Propeller has acquired a majority shareholding in Hamburg-based Becker Marine Systems. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but the two companies have collaborated for more than 40 years, with Nakashima holding exclusive…

14.04.2021
Shipbuilding

Symphony orders Ecobox XL project cargo vessels

Dutch yard Ferus Smit has an order from ship operator Symphony Shipping, also based in the Netherlands, for two appr. 12,500dwt multi-purpose freighters. The vessels will be an evolution of the Ecobox and Ecobox DP series that the yard already…

14.04.2021
Shipping

Wärtsilä and Finnish Border Guard to collaborate on bioLNG tests

Technology company Wärtsilä is to work with the Finnish Border Guard on tests using bioLNG as fuel for a patrol vessel. State-owned biogas refiner, Gasum, will supply bioLNG for the 96m-long Turva, built in 2014 by STX Finland Rauma Shipyard. The…

13.04.2021
Shipbuilding

Polar expedition vessel delivered by Brodosplit

Croatian shipyard, Brodosplit, has handed over the polar expedition cruise ship, Ultramarine, to US cruise line, Quark Expeditions, part of the Travelopia Group. The 128m-long vessel, with capacity for up to 200 passengers and 140 crew, was…

12.04.2021
Shipbuilding

Construction of Transtejo ferries starts at Gondan

Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros Gondan has started construction of ten electric ferries for the Portuguese river passenger transport operator Transtejo-Transportes Tejo S.A. With a capacity of around 540 passengers, they will operate on the Tagus…

12.04.2021
Shipbuilding

AiP for GTT’s new digital sloshing system

Bureau Veritas has issued Approval in Principle (AiP) for a digital system, developed by Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT), for LNG membrane tank maintenance. Based on the company’s “sloshing virtual sensor” technology and using its tank digital twin,…

09.04.2021
Shipping

Meriaura targets carbon-neutral transport

Finnish shipping group Meriaura has started the preparation and design of a container feeder ship which will be part of a transport concept that targets 100% carbon neutrality. The concept is based on hybrid propulsion that enables the ship to…

09.04.2021
Shipping

Hydrogen-powered vessel on River Seine

The European Innovation Project Flagships is set to deploy the world’s first commercial cargo transport vessel operating on hydrogen, plying the river Seine in Paris. The hydrogen cargo transport vessel will be owned by French inland shipowner…

08.04.2021
Shipbuilding

Low-emission tugboats to benefit LNG Canada project

A new towage venture called HaiSea Marine has a contract from energy group LNG Canada to build and operate low-emission electric-/gas-powered escort and harbour tugs for the gas export terminal in Kitimat in Canada. HaiSea Marine, a joint venture…

08.04.2021
Shipbuilding

Contract for ultra-sustainable live fish carrier

Norway’s HAV Design and Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) have won a NOK 90 million contract for a live fish carrier which claims to have the smallest environmental footprint per unit of transported salmon. The vessel has been ordered by Frøy AS and…

07.04.2021
Shipping

Egil Ulvan Rederi chosen to realise hydrogen-powered vessel project

Norwegian shipping company Egil Ulvan Rederi has won a contract to build and operate a new type of zero-emission cargo ship. The contract was awarded by Heidelberg Cement Norway and Norwegian agricultural cooperative Felleskjopet AGRI who aim to…

07.04.2021
Shipbuilding

Svitzer strengthens Scandinavian presence

Towage firm, Svitzer Europe, is to station two new icebreaking tugs, just delivered from Turkish shipbuilder Med Marine, in Scandinavia. The two new vessels will enable the tug company to strengthen its presence across the Nordic countries. The…

06.04.2021
Shipbuilding

Meyer Werft first to win new cruise order

A subsidiary of global logistics group Nippon Yūsen Kabushiki Kaisha, NYK Cruises, has placed an order with Meyer Werft to build a 51,950gt vessel in the shipyard’s covered building dock in Papenburg. The 229-m long vessel will be powered by LNG and…

06.04.2021
Shipbuilding

“Most sustainable workboat” to join Acta Marine fleet in the summer

The Coastal Crown, a multi-purpose hybrid workboat of ultra-shallow draught Multicat design, is in the final stages of construction at Netherlands shipyard, Bijlsma Wartena, and will join Acta Marine’s 40-ship fleet this summer. Claimed to be “the…

01.04.2021
Shipbuilding

Stockholm to commission electric fast ferry in 2023

A 30-passenger all-electric ferry is due to enter service in Stockholm in 2023. Funded by the city’s boat builder, Candela Speedboat, and the Swedish transport authority, the 12m-long P-30 is claimed to be the world’s fastest and most…

31.03.2021
Offshore

Bureau Veritas completes Ghana LNG classification project

Bureau Veritas (BV) has completed classification of the newly built Torman LNG floating regasification unit (FRU) at Tema Port in Ghana. The import facility, developed by Luxembourg-headquartered Gasfin, involves both the FRU and a Moss-type floating…

30.03.2021
Shipping

New LNG bunkering service launched in Antwerp

The Port of Antwerp, gas infrastructure group Fluxys, and liquid natural gas supplier, Titan LNG, have celebrated the christening of a new LNG bunker barge, FlexFueler 002, now in operation from its base at quay 526/528. The barge, which will make…

29.03.2021