Covid-19, Shipping

ABS extends remote service capability

Following last month’s move by classification society ABS to extend its remote survey and audit services to equipment manufacturers and other clients in the United States, South America and Europe, remote services are now being made available to...


ASC Shipbuilding creating jobs in frigate construction

ASC Shipbuilding is ramping up production at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in Adelaide, Australia, where nine anti-submarine warfare frigates are being built in what has been described as the country’s largest-ever surface ship construction project. A...


Scana wins first wind farm contract

Norway’s Scana Offshore AS has won a contract for the supply of mooring equipment to a floating wind farm, Hywind Tampen, owned by Norway’s state energy firm, Equinor. Its first deal in offshore wind, Scana will supply 33 hull brackets for attaching...

Covid-19, Shipbuilding

New antivirus coating – broad applications in shipping

A new antivirus coating to prevent people picking up viruses from painted surfaces has been developed by Nippon Paint and Corning Inc, a United States technology company. The coating contains Corning GuardiantTM Antimicrobial Particles, a technology...

Comment Ship&Offshore 3/2020

A voyage into the unknown

As the world goes off the rails in an unimaginable crisis caused by the coronavirus – with dramatic damage to the global economy and major repercussions for everyone – the drastic plunge in oil prices makes the situation even worse. With Saudi Arabia...


Concordia Damen to build training vessel for STC

Rotterdam-headquartered STC has contracted Concordia Damen to build a new training vessel to replace two elderly existing vessels, Princess Christina and Princess Beatrix. Following a demanding tender process, the new vessel will make the most of...

Companies & People

Roodenburg becomes CEO of Huisman

Netherlands-based crane and heavy-lift specialist, Huisman, has announced the appointment of David Roodenburg as CEO. Together with his sister, Charlotte, who has responsibility for New Build Sales, David represents the third generation of...

Covid-19 Update, Shipbuilding

Stena to convert RoPax ferry to hospital ship

Its 167m-long RoPax ferry Stena Saga is to be converted into a hospital ship with accommodation for 520 patients, Stena RoRo has announced. The work is likely to take two to three weeks and the ship’s potential availability has been notified to...


Philly Shipyard wins major contract

U.S. yard Philly Shipyard has won a major contract worth US$630 million to build two training ships of 160m length for the U.S. Department of Transportation. The contract includes three options for repeat vessels. Planning work has begun....


Fugro partners with Sea-Kit International to develop USVs

Dutch offshore data/survey group Fugro and maritime technology group Sea-Kit have agreed cooperation to develop a new range of uncrewed surface vessels (USVs). The vessels will in turn operate remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and autonomous...

Covid-19 Update, Shipping

Virus tracking tool made available to IG members

Mutual insurers that are members of the International Group of P&I Clubs (IG) can now take advantage of a new digital Covid-19 tracking tool, developed by North P&I Club. The interactive dashboard-based system, originally launched in February,...


Wärtsilä to design world’s largest krill trawler

Wärtsilä has won a contract to design a krill trawler for Shanghai Chonghe Marine Industry. The 140m-long vessel will be the largest ship of this type built so far and will be capable of fishing in Antarctic waters for long periods of time. Onboard...

Covid-19 Update, Shipbuilding

World shipbuilding orders fall sharply in first quarter 2020

World shipbuilding orders in January-March 2020 fell 71% against the same time in 2019 as the coronavirus crisis caused massive economic damage. Total world shipbuilding orders for large vessels placed in the first quarter of 2020 totalled only 2.33...


Klaveness extends DNV GL Veracity contract

Following a successful pilot project involving three Klaveness Ship Management vessels where shipboard data was collected and streamed to DNV GL’s data platform, Veracity, the shipping company is to commit a further eight vessels to the programme. T...


Swedish firm lands fuel cell contract

PowerCell Sweden AB has announced a contract worth EUR 6.9 million with “a leading European shipyard” for the development and delivery of a marine fuel cell system. Development and delivery of the 3-MW system is expected to take about three years. A...


Inmarsat throws weight behind decarbonisation initiative

Inmarsat has demonstrated its commitment to cutting greenhouse gas emissions by becoming a founding member of Decarbonising Shipping, a Singapore initiative backed by the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore and part of the Trade & Transport Impact...


Sener's smart software aids ship design and cuts costs

Spanish shipbuilding and repair company, Zamakona Yards, has used FORAN ship design software in the integrated design and construction of two new reefer vessels, the first of which, Siuana Arctica, has just been launched and is due for delivery to...


Liebherr’s largest-ever crane nears completion

The largest crane that Germany’s Liebherr has ever built, the Heavy Lift Crane (HLC) 295000, has moved a step closer to completion with the successful installation of the 145m-long boom by the company’s Rostock unit. The boom was installed with the...

Covid-19 Update, Offshore

ABS Group expands remote capabilities

ABS Group of Companies, Inc. is expanding its remote process safety management (PSM) capabilities for facility owners to help the Oil, Gas and Chemical industries maintain effective and efficient safety management for critical assets and operations....


All American Marine to complete zero-emission ferry

All American Marine has an order to complete the aluminium construction and fitting out of an 84-passenger zero-emission ferry for U.S. investment company Switch Maritime. The 23m-long ferry will be of a new type powered by hydrogen fuel cell with an...