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  • World’s ‘first’ LNG containership launched

    ‘Isla Bella’, said to be the world’s first LNG-powered containership has been launched by owner TOTE. 21 Apr 2015 - The Motorship

  • Transport moves from road to sea with 'Cargo Ferry'

    A new eco-friendly maritime transport concept, the 'Cargo Ferry project', has been unveiled by DNV GL and presented through Nor Line's new LNG-fuelled ship, 'M/S Kvitbjørn'. 20 Apr 2015 - The Motorship

  • 'Kvitbjørn' completes longest LNG-fuelled voyage

    Nor Lines’ 'Kvitbjørn’ has become the world’s first vessel to operate between Asia and Europe running solely on LNG and propelled by a Rolls-Royce pure gas engine. 17 Apr 2015 - The Motorship

  • Digital authentication for Wärtsilä components

    Wärtsilä has developed new digital identification technology that helps to improve component traceability and it is in the process of implementing it. 16 Apr 2015 - The Motorship

  • KR helps with VLCC conversion

    A 320,000 tonne ore-bulk-oil (OBO) carrier has been converted to a very large crude carrier (VLCC) with help from IACS member class society, Korean Register (KR). 16 Apr 2015 - The Motorship

  • Permanent magnets unlock efficiency

    Finnish companies WE Tech and The Switch are partnering to provide energy saving solutions for large ships based on permanent magnet shaft generators and variable frequency drive technology, says Bill Thomson. 16 Apr 2015 - The Motorship

  • Container shipping takes to the air

    An innovative hull form as well as air lift and air lubrication technologies are being combined in a high-speed container ship project that stakeholders hope will allow them to compete with air transport on delivery times. By Dag Pike. 15 Apr 2015 - The Motorship

  • Wärtsilä service for Golar LNG fleet

    Wärtsilä has signed a five year technical management agreement with Golar Management Oslo for delivery of services to Golar LNG – a leading global independent owner and operator of LNG carriers. 15 Apr 2015 - The Motorship

  • DuPont nets Condor scrubber contract

    DuPont Sustainable Solutions is to supply its marine scrubber systems for two Condor ferries, enabling them to meet all IMO Annex VI sulphur requirements. 15 Apr 2015 - The Motorship

  • ClassNK opens Cadiz survey office

    Classification society ClassNK has opened a new survey office in Cadiz, Spain. 14 Apr 2015 - The Motorship

  • AIDA opts for ABB efficiency tool

    AIDA is to roll out ABB’s energy monitoring and management system (EMMA) across its entire 10-strong cruise ship fleet, with six vessels already using the software to aid energy cost optimisation. 14 Apr 2015 - The Motorship

  • Royston upgrades fuel management system

    Diesel power engineering company Royston has introduced a new version of its Enginei fuel management system. 14 Apr 2015 - The Motorship

  • DFDS opts for scrubber on ‘Ark Dania’

    ME Production subsidiary Marine Exhaust Technology has completed the basic stage of a scrubber retrofit onboard DFDS vessel ‘Ark Dania’, the first of two of the operator’s vessels to install ME scrubbers. 14 Apr 2015 - The Motorship

  • Ice trial success for oblique icebreaker

    Icebreaking rescue vessel 'Baltika', developed by Aker Arctic, has completed ice trials testing its unique asymmetric hull, which allows the ship to break ice sideways to create wide channels. 14 Apr 2015 - The Motorship

  • Britannia bolsters UK cruise fleet

    As the largest vessel designed exclusively for the UK cruise market, the 144,000gt ‘Britannia’ marries a bespoke style and image with an impressive technological standard, writes David Tinsley. 14 Apr 2015 - The Motorship

  • Sinopacific starts rock installation vessel construction

    Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group’s Zhejiang Shipyard has started construction of what is said to be the world’s first E169 rock installation vessel. 14 Apr 2015 - The Motorship

  • Dutch ferry driven by eco-efficiency

    A new ‘double-ender’ under construction in northern Spain to serve the Dutch island of Texel will employ several different energy sources, including compressed natural gas (CNG). The vessel reflects the most thorough consideration of intertwined environmental and economic factors, writes David Tinsley. 14 Apr 2015 - The Motorship

  • Range of merchant ships for B+V Repair

    Parallel to respectable cruise ship refurbishment work so far this year, Blohm + Voss Repair has also handled a range of merchant ships from tankers to cable layers this year, writes Tom Todd. 14 Apr 2015 - The Motorship

  • Rolls-Royce power for 'Far Sleipner'

    Farstad Shipping ASA newbuild advanced subsea and construction vessel ‘Far Sleipner’ is not only equipped with Rolls-Royce power, it’s the first vessel equipped with its latest generation dynamic positioning system DP3. 14 Apr 2015 - The Motorship

  • German research ships end refits

    The latest repairs to the trouble-plagued research ship Maria S Merian reportedly cost €2 million and included the replacement of Schottel pod swivel bearings. 14 Apr 2015 - The Motorship

  • French yards hit high note

    The French shiprepair industry is working hard to revive Europe’s repair yards in the face of Asian and Middle Eastern competition - with some positive recent results. Bill Thomson reports. 14 Apr 2015 - The Motorship

  • Geography trumps volatility for Gibdock

    It seems the top three characteristics that matter in any real-estate – including offshore repair and maintenance facilities - are still ‘location, location, location’. And even the recent ups and downs of the oil price may play to geography, writes Stevie Knight. 14 Apr 2015 - The Motorship