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  • More Havyard icebreakers on order

    Havyard Ship Technology is to design and build two more 843 Ice offshore icebreakers, to be built at its Leirvik shipyard – a contract worth NOK 1bn (US$148m). 21 Nov 2014 - The Motorship

  • LNG ferry to convert to hybrid power

    Canadian energy storage system supplier Corvus Energy says that it has been awarded a contract to supply a lithium polymer battery bank for the conversion of a ferry to hybrid propulsion. 21 Nov 2014 - The Motorship

  • Doug Woodyard

    It is with great regret that we learned this week of the passing of Doug Woodyard. He had been in poor health for a number of years, but following a recovery he continued to work until the illness returned this year. 21 Nov 2014 - The Motorship

  • Tripartite 2014 looks at market downturn

    The annual Tripartite meeting between shipowners, shipbuilders and classification societies, agreed that, in the ongoing market downturn, quality is paramount and must be maintained by continuous enhancement of industry standards and procedures. 20 Nov 2014 - The Motorship

  • DNV GL and N-KOM to cooperate on LNG as fuel

    To promote liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel within the maritime and offshore industry, a memorandum of understanding has been signed between DNV GL and Qatar shipyard Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM). 20 Nov 2014 - The Motorship

  • Shell launches stern tube fluid to comply with VGP

    Shell has announced a new range of environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs), including Shell Naturelle S4 Stern Tube Fluid 100 which it says will allow ships entering US waters to comply with the revised 2013 Vessel General Permit (VGP). 20 Nov 2014 - The Motorship

  • MAN power for largest boxship

    MAN Diesel & Turbo reports that the recently completed 19,000 teu newbuilding for China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL), built by Hyundai in Korea, is powered by a MAN B&W 12S90ME-C Mark 9.2 main engine. 20 Nov 2014 - The Motorship

  • ‘Stena Germanica’ confirmed to run on methanol in 2015

    Ferry operator Stena Line has confirmed its plans to convert the 240m, 1,500-passenger, 2001-built ro-pax ship ‘Stena Germanica’ to run on methanol fuel. 20 Nov 2014 - The Motorship

  • HHI completes world’s largest containership

    Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has completed what it says is the world’s largest containership – the first of five 19,000 teu containerships for China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL). 19 Nov 2014 - The Motorship

  • Russian government considers Zvezda revisions

    The Russian government is considering radical revision of the Zvezda shipyard project in the Russian Far East, writes Eugene Gerden. 19 Nov 2014 - The Motorship

  • Chemical tanker features novel stainless steel cargo tanks

    Japanese class society ClassNK reports that the first chemical tanker to use a combination of duplex stainless steel and stainless clad steel in the construction of its cargo tanks has now been delivered. 18 Nov 2014 - The Motorship

  • New association to promote wind propulsion

    A new association has been set up to encourage, advise and support the use of wind propulsion technologies in the commercial shipping industry. 18 Nov 2014 - The Motorship

  • Middle East's first LNG fuelled tug

    Dubai-based Drydocks World (DDW) has contracted Wärtsilä to design and supply the propulsion and other equipment for a new LNG-fuelled harbour tug. 18 Nov 2014 - The Motorship

  • Sweden orders gas-fuelled ferry from Guangzhou

    Sweden’s oldest passenger shipping company has awarded an order for a new ferry with a capacity of 1,650 passengers to the Chinese shipbuilder Guangzhou, writes Jaroslaw Adamowski. 18 Nov 2014 - The Motorship

  • Chinese ferries opt for MAN power

    MAN Diesel & Turbo reports that it has secured a contract for the supply of four 9L48/60CR engines for two passenger ferries for Chinese shipping companies, Huadong Ferry and Dadong Ferry. 18 Nov 2014 - The Motorship

  • Ultra-modern Sonne is ready to go

    What is said to be the world’s most advanced deep-sea research ship, the €124.4 million Sonne, was handed over to the German Government Monday in Wilhelmshaven by Meyer Werft, reports Tom Todd. 18 Nov 2014 - The Motorship

  • Another Havyard design for India

    The eight Havyard-designed vessel for Indian shipping company, Global Offshore Services, has been christened ‘Olympus’. 17 Nov 2014 - The Motorship

  • BIMCO calls for “robust” ECA sulphur enforcement

    BIMCO is calling on governments to exercise “robust” enforcement of sulphur limits applicable to ships operating in ECAs in order to ensure that the industry is operating at a high level of compliance. 14 Nov 2014 - The Motorship

  • Russia asks companies to support new Zvezda yard

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on the country’s leading companies to contribute to the ongoing efforts to build the Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex in Russia’s Far East by placing orders for new vessels, writes Jaroslaw Adamowski. 14 Nov 2014 - The Motorship

  • Cathelco BWM system receives AMS approval

    Cathelco’s ballast water treatment (BWT) system has received alternative management system (AMS) acceptance from the US Coast Guard (USCG), marking an important milestone in achieving full Type Approval. 14 Nov 2014 - The Motorship

  • Yantar to be heart of Russia’s new shipbuilding cluster

    Russia’s new shipbuilding cluster will be established in 2015 in Kaliningrad centred on the local Yantar shipyard, according to the Yard’s director-general Victor Tutynin. Eugene Gerden reports. 14 Nov 2014 - The Motorship

  • LNG gas carriers make the cut

    Two new LNG-powered vessels recently named on Teesside, UK, are set to significantly cut the environmental impact of chemical transport. 13 Nov 2014 - The Motorship