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Shipping

Industry body seeks to promote collaboration in shipping and logistics sectors

Following the establishment of the Smart Maritime Network early this year, the Smart Maritime Council (SMC) has now been established and held its first meeting in London recently.

14.03.2019
Shipbuilding

Kooiman to build new generation water dredging vessels for Van Oord

Dredging group Van Oord has ordered two water injection dredging vessels at Dutch yard Kooiman.

13.03.2019
Shipbuilding

New high-speed RoPax ferry to serve Taiwan Strait route

Australian marine architects Incat Crowther said it has won a contract to design a 1,000-passenger high-speed RoPax ferry to operate between China and Taiwan.

12.03.2019
Shipbuilding

Ulstein wins fourth SunStone order

Expedition cruise operator SunStone Ships has signed up for a fourth ship in the Infinity series of expedition vessels designed by Ulstein Design & Solutions.

11.03.2019
Shipbuilding

CR Ocean announces 35-ship scrubber contract

Parsippany-based CR Ocean Engineering has clinched a deal for more than 35 exhaust gas cleaning systems for a range of ships of various types belonging to an unnamed United States shipowner.

08.03.2019
Shipbuilding

Schottel launches new shallow-water thruster

Spay-based Schottel is introducing a new shallow-water thruster, suitable both for newbuildings and retrofit upgrades.

07.03.2019
Shipbuilding

Crowley’s new ConRo christened

The 2,400-TEU container/roll-on roll-off (ConRo) vessel, Taino, built by VT Halter Marine in Pascagoula for Crowley Maritime Corporation, was recently christened at a ceremony in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

06.03.2019
Shipbuilding

Multi-purpose workboats ordered from DBB Salvage

Dutch yard Neptune Marine has won an order from Danish salvage and towage company DBB Salvage for two multi-purpose workboats.

05.03.2019
Offshore

Ulstein unveils heavy lift jack-up design targeting offshore wind

The Ulstein J102, part of the ship design company’s X-JACK series of heavy lift jack-ups, has been introduced to the market in response to what the company sees as ‘a need for fit-for-purpose, cost efficient yet future-proof wind turbine installation vessels’.

04.03.2019
Shipbuilding

RoRo floated at Cammell Laird

Isle of Wight ferry operator, Red Funnel, and Merseyside shipbuilder, Cammell Laird, recently staged the ‘float-off’ of a new freight-only RoRo ferry that is due to enter service in May.

01.03.2019
Prospects and Orders

Italian Arab shipbuilding cooperation

Italian yard Fincantieri and United Arab Emirates (UAE) yard Abu Dhabi Shipbuilding (ADSB) say they have reached an agreement in principle to explore future forms of industrial and market cooperation in the UAE shipbuilding sector.

01.03.2019
Offshore

First steel for Nexans’ cable layer

The first steel has been cut for the Aurora, an advanced DP3 cable layer ordered by Nexans, a Paris-based fibre optic cable manufacturer and service provider.

28.02.2019
Companies & People

Two Embron subsidiaries combine to form Hatteland Technology

Maritime display and computer manufacturer, Hatteland Display, and industrial computing, networking, security and surveillance company, Elektronix, are to integrate their operations, forming a single entity, Hatteland Technology.

27.02.2019
Shipbuilding

Sanmar sign contract to build exclusively designed tugs for Orkney Islands

Turkey’s Sanmar Shipyards has an order for two tugs from the Orkney Islands Council in Scotland.

26.02.2019
Prospects and Orders

VT Halter awarded preliminary/contract design of NOAA research vessel

U.S. yard VT Halter Marine said it has won an initial contract to design a new research vessel for the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

26.02.2019
Shipbuilding

Havyard wins more design contracts

Greenland’s Royal Arctic Line AS has chosen Havyard Design & Solutions of Norway to provide the design for two cargo vessels to operate in challenging ice-class conditions, supplying food and essential items to shallow-water ports and remote villages in the north west of the country.

25.02.2019
Companies & People

Fabrication joint venture to support energy development in Qatar

Nakilat, the world’s largest owner of LNG tankers, and McDermott, a multinational engineering group, have announced a new joint venture to provide on- and offshore fabrication services in Qatar.

25.02.2019
Prospects and Orders

Safehaven to build pilot boat for African port

Irish Republic yard Safehaven Marine said it has signed contracts to build a pilot boat for operations in the port of Berbera in Somaliland.

25.02.2019
Shipbuilding

Liquid hydrogen bunker vessel design unveiled

A 9,000m³ liquid hydrogen (LH2) bunker vessel design has been developed by a group of companies – Moss Maritime, Wilhelmsen, Equinor – and classification society DNV GL.

22.02.2019
Companies & People

Schulte takes control of hull cleaning outfit

The Hamburg-based Schulte Group has bought a majority stake in hull cleaning specialist, TecHullClean Limited (THC), which is headquartered in Singapore and Algeciras, Spain. THC already has a presence elsewhere in Spain, Gibraltar and Ghana and reports that it also has license agreements in Qatar and Brazil.

22.02.2019