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.
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.
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.
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.
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.