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  • Engine makers collaborate in milestone project

    A major cross-industry initiative led by Wärtsilä, MAN Diesel & Turbo and Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) has been launched to develop basic technologies for use in two- and four-stroke marine engines. 06 Jul 2015 - The Motorship

  • A new age of polar research

    Investment in icebreaking research ships is gathering pace, prompted by the need to provide higher-performance replacements for long-serving vessels, and also by mounting strategic interest in a polar presence. David Tinsley reports. 06 Jul 2015 - The Motorship

  • Rolls-Royce in autonomous ship project

    Rolls-Royce is to participate in a €6.6 million research project to develop ship technologies that could pave the way for autonomous vessels. 06 Jul 2015 - The Motorship

  • Drydocks World completes world’s largest turret

    Dubai-based Drydocks World has completed construction of an 11,000-tonne turret mooring system, designed to allow safe operation in extreme conditions for Shell’s floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) vessel ‘Prelude’. 06 Jul 2015 - The Motorship

  • Flexible new breed raises handysize bar

    The 38,762dwt geared handysize carrier ‘True Love’ has provided the Green Dolphin concept with its seagoing debut - leading a robust and exceptionally economical new generation of versatile ‘workhorses’ for multifarious bulk cargo commerce. David Tinsely reports. 06 Jul 2015 - The Motorship

  • Meyer relocation plan on ice amid protests

    Germany’s biggest shipyard Meyer Werft has agreed to put on ice until September its plans to relocate its business headquarters to Luxembourg to allow talks with authorities on the controversial move, reports Tom Todd. 03 Jul 2015 - The Motorship

  • Second SPP tanker joins Ardmore fleet

    Cork-based Ardmore Shipping has taken delivery of a second product and chemical tanker designed to meet IMO Tier III emissions requirements, from South Korean SPP Shipbuilding Co. 03 Jul 2015 - The Motorship

  • Dutch consortium in 3D printing project

    A consortium of 27 companies have signed an agreement to investigate the viability of 3D-printed maritime spare parts under a project initiated by the Zuid-Holland regional development agency InnovationQuarter. 03 Jul 2015 - The Motorship

  • Indian Register offers EEDI validation

    The Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has added the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) validation to its service offerings. 02 Jul 2015 - The Motorship

  • 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