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New company unveils plans for emissions-free cruising in Norway

Northern Xplorer AS (NX) has released details of plans for 14 emission-free cruise vessels designed to operate in the world’s first zero-emission zones in Norway. The new cruise concept envisages 300-passenger vessels powered by a hybrid setup…

20.12.2021
Shipbuilding

Fosen Yard Emden signs construction contracts

Fosen Yard Emden has won an order to build six mini bulkers of 88m length. The order was placed by an unnamed customer in Germany. The yard did not provide any details about the client or the investment volume. Fosen Yard Emden is a member of …

20.12.2021
Shipping

Stena Bulk provides data for CCS study

Gothenburg-based Stena Bulk has revealed the results of a project with the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) which assessed the potential for carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology at shipboard level to help the decarbonisation process. The…

20.12.2021
Shipping

Maersk adopts new design for methanol-fuelled container ships

Maersk has taken nearly five years to develop a radical new design for a series of 16,000-TEU methanol-fuelled container ships due to commissioned by the carrier early in 2024. The 350m-long ships, to be built at Hyundai Heavy Industries, will have…

17.12.2021
Companies & People

Kotug Canada wins long-term deal at pipeline terminal

Kotug Canada Inc, a partnership between Kotug International BV and Canada’s Horizon Maritime Inc, has won a long-term contract to provide escort towage at Westridge Marine Terminal on Canada’s west coast. The agreement is with Trans Mountain,…

16.12.2021
Companies & People

New dates: Nor-Shipping takes place from April 4th to 7th

In the face of increasing coronavirus infection rates, driven by the Omikron mutation, Nor-Shipping has taken the decision to postpone its upcoming exhibition and event programme. Scheduled to take place from January 10th to 13th, Nor-Shipping had…

15.12.2021
Shipbuilding

Project combines new approaches to the design and operation of ships

The EU Horizon 2020-funded project CHEK aims to develop zero-emission vessels by combining new approaches to the design and operation of ships. Led by Finland’s University of Vaasa, partners include Bar Technologies, Cargill, Climeon, Deltamarin,…

15.12.2021
Shipbuilding

Piriou signs with Septième Continent

French yard Piriou has signed a contract to build a dual sail- and engine-powered vessel of about a 42m length to supply a French Arctic research station. Customer is French company Septieme Continent and the vessel will have a 71-tonne cargo…

14.12.2021
Shipbuilding

Vard lands fourth SOV contract for Dogger Bank Wind Farm

Fincantieri subsidiary, Vard, has won a contract to build a fourth Service Operation Vessel (SOV) for the UK’s North Star Group. The 78m-long vessel will be built to a Vard 4 12 design and is due for delivery from the shipbuilder’s Vietnam facility,…

13.12.2021
Shipbuilding

BV issues AiP for wind-assisted container ship

Bureau Veritas (BV) has awarded Nantes-based Zéphyr & Borée with Approval in Principle (AiP) for an 1,800-TEU, open-top, container ship design which incorporates eight wing sails. The asymmetric sails, developed by Paris firm, Computed Wing Sails,…

10.12.2021
Shipbuilding

KHI wins LPG carrier contract

Japanese yard Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) has won a shipbuilding contract for one 86,700cu.m liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and liquefied ammonia gas (NH3) carrier from Japanese shipping group Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK). The 230m-long…

10.12.2021
Shipbuilding

AiP for ammonia-fuelled PCC

Classification society ClassNK has issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) to Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) and Shin Kurushima Dockyard Co Ltd for their jointly developed design of an ammonia-fuelled pure care carrier (PCC). Ammonia is…

09.12.2021
Shipbuilding

New tug design paves the way for carbon-neutral fuels

Svitzer, Robert Allan Ltd, and Sanmar Shipyards have developed a new tug design that is more powerful in all directions, integrated into a smaller unit, and comes ahead of likely new fuels for the towage sector. The TRAnsverse Tug is suitable for…

09.12.2021
Shipbuilding

Steel-cutting ceremony marks start of Silver Nova construction

Construction of Monaco-based Silversea Cruises’ first ship, Silver Nova, has now begun at Meyer Werft in Papenburg. The hybrid vessel is due for delivery in the summer of 2023. The LNG-fuelled ship is expected to set new standards of sustainability,…

08.12.2021
Companies & People

New CEO of German Naval Yards Kiel

Rino Brugge has replaced Jörg Herwig as CEO of German Naval Yards Kiel GmbH (GNYK) following a decision by the supervisory board. Brugge began his new position at the beginning of December, having been working on the GNYK management team since the…

07.12.2021
Shipbuilding

Dual-fuel E-Flexer begins long-term charter with Brittany Ferries

The second of five E-Flexer RoRo ferries ordered by Stena RoRo for long-term charter by Brittany Ferries has been delivered by Chinese shipyard CMI Jinling (Weihai). The Salamanca is the sixth ship in the E-Flexer class and the first in the series to…

06.12.2021
Shipbuilding

Port of Narvik seeks to have both emission-free and fast workboat

Norwegian yard Grovfjord Mekaniske Verksted (GMV), located near Narvik,  is set to build a hydrogen-powered high-speed workboat for Norway’s port of Narvik. The port wants a workboat which should be both fast and emission-free. Norwegian engineering…

06.12.2021
Shipbuilding

GLDD orders Ulstein-design rock installer at Philly

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co LLC (GLDD) has ordered a Jones Act-compliant rock installation vessel, designed by Ulstein Design & Solutions BV, at Philly Shipyard, with an option for a second ship. The first unit is expected to be commissioned in the…

03.12.2021
Shipbuilding

Seaway 7 celebrates steel-cutting of next-generation WTIV

At China Merchants Heavy Industry yard in Jiangsu, Norwegian offshore support group Seaway 7 celebrated the steel cutting ceremony for its next-generation wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV). The type GustoMSC NG-14000XL-G jack-up vessel, called

03.12.2021
Shipping

Digital test field set up for 5G port terminal connectivity

A digital test field at two RoRo terminals for a new 5G terminal communication and traffic control system will be established in the Port of Kiel, Germany. The EUR 1.75 million project, funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital…

02.12.2021