ABB to supply power package for first fully electric US tug

Crowley Maritime Corporation has chosen an integrated electric propulsion system from ABB for a 25m-long tug, eWolf, to be built by Master Boat Builders Inc of Alabama. On delivery in 2023, eWolf will be the first fully-electric tug in the United…


Port Botany and Sydney Harbour to get new firefighting vessels

The Port Authority of New South Wales, has signed a $10 million contract with Australian shipbuilders Birdon to build two new multipurpose firefighting vessels for Sydney Harbour and Port Botany. The two new firefighting vessels will provide Port…


RINA to class China’s largest cruise ship yet

Classification society RINA has been retained to provide class services for the construction of the largest cruise vessel yet to be constructed in China. Due for delivery in 2025, the 140,000gt vessel is to be built at Shanghai Waigaoqiao…


Proman announces additional methanol-powered tankers

Energy and shipping group Proman has ordered two additional 49,900dwt methanol dual-fuel product tankers from China’s Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI). The new medium-range vessels are scheduled to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2023. P…


Maersk orders feeder vessel fuelled by carbon-neutral methanol

Danish shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk has placed an order with South Korean yard Hyundai Mipo to build a new type of 2,100-TEU container feeder vessel with a dual-fuel engine using either methanol or traditional very low sulphur fuel. It is among…


Joint venture to develop modern wind propulsion

With the aim of radically reducing the marine industry’s carbon footprint and overall emissions, Alfa Laval and Wallenius have announced their intent to form a new 50/50 joint venture. AlfaWall Oceanbird will focus on the development and realisation…


First purpose-built hospital ship delivered in China

The world’s largest civilian hospital ship, Global Mercy, has been delivered to the charity organisation, Mercy Ships, at Tianjin Xingang Shipyard in China. Stena RoRo has managed the project so far and the company has recruited a crew from its…




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