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…


American Cruise Lines confirms two more newbuildings

US company American Cruise Lines has signed contracts with US yard Chesapeake Shipbuilding to build two more inland waterways passenger cruise vessels. They will be repeats of the 175-passenger inland waterways vessel American Melody, which is…


Largest ice-class expedition cruise ship named

The 20,200gt expedition cruise ship Crystal Endeavor has been named at MV Werften in Stralsund by Manuela Schwesig, Prime Minister of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Originally, the vessel was due to be commissioned last year. The event was attended…


New joint venture on compressed hydrogen development

Technology group Wärtsilä and Australia’s Global Energy Ventures (GEV) are to work together on delivering compressed hydrogen as an energy source to regional markets, as well as a possible carbon-free fuel for ships. The two companies have signed a…


Engine firms collaborate on turbocharger distribution

MAN Energy Solutions and Rolls-Royce Power Systems have signed an agreement enabling the MAN’s PBST brand to distribute mtu turbochargers for high-speed gas and diesel engines. This opens up a new sales channel for Rolls-Royce, in addition to…




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