Collaboration on LNG bunkering vessel concept

British marine architect Tritec Marine and shipping company Stena LNG have cooperated to create a new design of liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering vessel, called the SAFE Bunker concept. The design aims to prevent the bunker vessel making contact...


Rotor Sail installed on board Copenhagen

Finland’s wind propulsion specialist Norsepower Oy Ltd has notched up the fourth successful installation of its Rotor Sail, this time on board Scandlines’ hybrid passenger ferry, Copenhagen, which operates on the route between Rostock, Germany and...


MAN supplies engines for largest-ever container ships

The first in a series of twelve ultra large container ships, the 23,964-TEU HMM Algeciras, equipped with a MAN Energy Solutions main engine, was launched recently at Daewoo’s Okpo yard in South Korea. Its MAN B&W 11G95ME-C engine, capable of...

Covid-19, Shipbuilding

New antivirus coating – broad applications in shipping

A new antivirus coating to prevent people picking up viruses from painted surfaces has been developed by Nippon Paint and Corning Inc, a United States technology company. The coating contains Corning GuardiantTM Antimicrobial Particles, a technology...


Concordia Damen to build training vessel for STC

Rotterdam-headquartered STC has contracted Concordia Damen to build a new training vessel to replace two elderly existing vessels, Princess Christina and Princess Beatrix. Following a demanding tender process, the new vessel will make the most of...

Covid-19 Update, Shipbuilding

Stena to convert RoPax ferry to hospital ship

Its 167m-long RoPax ferry Stena Saga is to be converted into a hospital ship with accommodation for 520 patients, Stena RoRo has announced. The work is likely to take two to three weeks and the ship’s potential availability has been notified to...


Philly Shipyard wins major contract

U.S. yard Philly Shipyard has won a major contract worth US$630 million to build two training ships of 160m length for the U.S. Department of Transportation. The contract includes three options for repeat vessels. Planning work has begun....




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