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  • Scandlines hybrids head into service

    Scandlines’ hybrid ferry Prinsesse Benedikte goes back on stream this week and its two long-delayed hybrid newbuilds Berlin and Copenhagen are also finally expected into service soon, writes Tom Todd. 01 Jul 2015 - The Motorship

  • NAPA streamlines ship design compliance

    NAPA is releasing new tools and interfaces with class society software to streamline ship design compliance with the new Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers (CSR BC&OT). 01 Jul 2015 - The Motorship

  • DNV GL launches class rules consultation

    DNV GL has distributed its new merged and amended class rules to more than 800 stakeholders as part of an extensive consultation ahead of their publication in October. 01 Jul 2015 - The Motorship

  • MOL tests low-speed methanol engine

    Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has reported that the first low-speed engine running on methanol, built by MAN Diesel & Turbo licensee Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co, has met expectations during testing at Mitsui’s factory in Tamano. 01 Jul 2015 - The Motorship

  • IMO elects new secretary-general

    Lim Ki-tack has been elected the new secretary-general of United Nations' International Maritime Organization (IMO). 01 Jul 2015 - The Motorship

  • Louis Allis solves Sealion Shipping emergency

    US motor and repair company Louis Allis has assisted Sealion Shipping after an azimuth thruster failure left it unable to use dynamic positioning during a project off the coast of Mexico. 30 Jun 2015 - The Motorship

  • Huber+Suhner completes cable portfolio

    Huber+Suhner has completed its RADOX MFH-S cable family with cross-sections of up to 6mm2 - suitable for installation on ships and oil and gas platforms. 30 Jun 2015 - The Motorship

  • Rocol releases VGP-compliant rope lubricant

    Rocol has developed a new wire rope umbilical lubricant to meet tougher global marine ecology regulations. 30 Jun 2015 - The Motorship

  • Hull performance standard reaches draft stage

    The International Organization of Standardization (ISO) is to circulate a draft of ISO 19030 Parts 1 and 2, prescribing methods for measuring hull and propeller performance and defining performance indicators for maintenance, repair and retrofitting. 30 Jun 2015 - The Motorship

  • Bow efficiencies spur Evergreen refit programme

    Evergreen Group is to refit 15 of its L-type container vessels after a bow design modification introduced by ship builder CSBC to vessels delivered this year led to fuel efficiencies. 30 Jun 2015 - The Motorship

  • Technip joins Jurong FPSO conversion

    Engineering company Technip is to provide topside engineering and procurement services for a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel conversion to be carried out at Jurong Shipyard in Singapore. 30 Jun 2015 - The Motorship

  • Type approval for Wärtsilä tunnel thruster

    Wärtsilä has received type approval from Lloyd’s Register for its WTT11 tunnel thruster. The approval means thrusters will not be subject to a design review for each vessel or hull number, with major cost saving implications. 30 Jun 2015 - The Motorship

  • A&P and Goltens fit ‘Northern River’ BWMS

    UK ship repair and conversion group A&P and ballast water management system (BWMS) retrofit specialists Goltens Green Technologies have completed BWMS installation on the SD ‘Northern River’, a 93m multipurpose vessel operated by Serco Marine Services for the UK navy. 29 Jun 2015 - The Motorship

  • COSCO opts for Synapsis INS

    Navigation system manufacturer, Raytheon Anschütz, has secured new contracts for the delivery of Synapsis Integrated Navigation Systems (INS) to five 14,500 teu container vessels being built at Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Co Ltd in China. 29 Jun 2015 - The Motorship

  • ‘Bergen Viking’ LNG retrofit completed

    Bergen Tankers chemical and product tanker ‘Bergen Viking’ has been converted from diesel-electric to LNG-electric propulsion. 29 Jun 2015 - The Motorship

  • New CEO for Chris-Marine

    Jens Groth has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of KrisMa group, including Chris-Marine and IOP Marine. 29 Jun 2015 - The Motorship

  • Class approval for Procal emissions analyser

    Parker Procal has received DNV GL approval for its Procal 2000 emissions analyser, which was certified as meeting industry requirements on testing for CO2, SOx and NOx. 29 Jun 2015 - The Motorship

  • Industry concerns over US energy proposals

    Legislation under development by the US on the export of LNG – and crude oil if a historical export ban is lifted – could result in foreign ship operators being excluded from the lucrative market, the International Chamber of Shipping has warned. 29 Jun 2015 - The Motorship

  • Harvey acquires US shipyards

    Harvey Gulf International Maritime is acquiring Gulf Coast Shipyard and Trinity Yachts in a move that it says makes it the only builder, owner and operator of dual-fuel OSVs in the US. 29 Jun 2015 - The Motorship

  • NASSCO begins ‘eco’ tanker construction

    Building is underway at General Dynamics NASSCO, where the second of three 50,000 tonne, 330,000 barrel cargo capacity product tankers are being constructed for SEA-Vista Newbuild III LLC, a subsidiary of SEACOR Holding Inc. 26 Jun 2015 - The Motorship

  • Vard acquisition extends automation offer

    Global designer and shipbuilder, Vard Holdings Ltd has acquired a leading provider of automation and control system software through its subsidiary Seaonics. 25 Jun 2015 - The Motorship

  • Fincantieri to build Virgin Cruises vessels

    Fincantieri has signed a Letter of Intent with Virgin Cruises, brand of the Virgin Group, for the construction of three cruise ships. 25 Jun 2015 - The Motorship