RSS Feed RSS Icon

Ships & Yards

DNV GL trialled its VGP verification service onboard Wilh. Wilhelmsen ro-ro vessel 'MV Tarago'

DNV GL trialled its VGP verification service onboard Wilh. Wilhelmsen ro-ro vessel 'MV Tarago'

More German yards join forces
Three more German shipyards are closing ranks in the face of what they describe as “cut-throat” competition on the repair and conversion market, reports Germany correspondent Tom Todd. 16 Jan 2017 - The Motorship
Healthy order book for Grand Bahama Shipyard
Grand Bahama Shipyard Limited (GBSL) recorded a strong performance in 2016 which included work on 49 commercial vessels and 20 cruise ships. 10 Jan 2017 - The Motorship
Back from the brink in British Columbia
Five years ago Canadian shipyard group Seaspan was on the precipice of closing at least one of its facilities. But after an ‘all-in’ bid for a major government shipbuilding programme and a C$170 million revamp, it is looking to a promising future building vessels for Canada and beyond. Gavin Lipsith reports. 15 Dec 2016 - The Motorship
Innovative ro-ro bolsters Australian short-sea trade
SeaRoad Shipping’s purpose-designed, gas-fuelled ro-ro signals a step change in capacity, efficiency, and technology applied to the intensely competitive Bass Strait services. David Tinsley reports. 13 Dec 2016 - The Motorship
MAN powers icebreaker
MAN Diesel and Turbo will supply the main engines to a new icebreaking supply-and-research vessel for the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD). 30 Nov 2016 - The Motorship
GE in Korean LPG-fuelled ferry design project
GE’s combined gas, electric and steam turbines (COGES) will feature in a Korean project to develop a liquid propane gas (LPG) fuelled ferry design that the company claims will cut operational costs by 35%. 16 Nov 2016 - The Motorship
Rescue package for leading ro-ro builder
A three-year restructuring plan which will cost nearly 100 jobs has been approved to get leading German ro-ro ship builder Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) out of mounting financial difficulties, reports Tom Todd. 14 Nov 2016 - The Motorship
Dual-fuel Canadian tanker for hot cargoes
A visionary approach to the needs of Canadian trade is encapsulated in a highly specialised tanker for year-round asphalt shipments. David Tinsley reports. 07 Nov 2016 - The Motorship
Signed, sealed and delivered – on time
Dive Support Vessels (DSV’s) are “notorious” for delays, says Marc Bloem, Product manager at Royal IHC: “There’s always a challenge around the delivery time.” 07 Nov 2016 - The Motorship
German shipyard landscape changes again
This year’s consolidation moves in major German yards – just the latest in a recent series - have redrawn the country’s coastal shipbuilding landscape yet again, but this time could have some effect on repair and conversion, writes Tom Todd. 04 Nov 2016 - The Motorship
Neptun invests for engine module production
Meyer Group subsidiary Neptun Werft is to get a new production hall to build four 140m self-floating engine room units (FERUs) a year for installation in cruise ship newbuildings at Meyer’s German and Finnish yards, reports Tom Todd. 03 Nov 2016 - The Motorship
UK/Norway venture to build first unmanned offshore vessel
UPDATED. UK company Automated Ships and Kongsberg Maritime have signed an MoU to build what the companies say will be the first unmanned and fully automated vessel for offshore operations. 01 Nov 2016 - The Motorship
Methanex considers more methanol-fuelled vessels
Leading methanol producer Methanex has revealed that it is likely to order a further two chemical carriers with methanol-fuelled two-stroke engines after chartering the first seven vessels with such engines earlier this year. 23 Oct 2016 - The Motorship
Norwegian yards seek salvation in expedition cruising
A collapse in offshore vessel building is encouraging Norwegian shipyards to seek new markets. But the anticipated strong growth in expedition cruising will come from a small base and is no panacea. 11 Oct 2016 - The Motorship
Fuel cells and LNG for RCCL orders
Two vessels to be built for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines by Meyer Turku will feature LNG propulsion and fuel cells for power generation. 11 Oct 2016 - The Motorship
Largest, most efficient yet for Royal Caribbean
Royal Caribbean has set the bar higher with ‘Harmony of the Seas’, drawing on elements from the previous Oasis-class ships and the Quantum generation. By David Tinsley. 10 Oct 2016 - The Motorship
DFDS orders ro-ro pair from Jinling
Danish ferry operator DFDS has ordered two ro-ro freight vessels, with an option for a further four, from Jinling Shipyard in China in a contract valued at DKK1.0 billion (€134.29 million). 03 Oct 2016 - The Motorship
FPSO hull on wheels at Samkang M&T
The bow of the FPSO ‘BW Catcher’ became the biggest hull block ever to be moved on wheels in June, when it was loaded onto a barge at Samkang M&T shipyard in Korea by Cometto vehicles. 29 Sep 2016 - The Motorship
Lürssen Maritime to acquire Blohm+Voss
More consolidation in the German shipbuilding sector as Bremen-based yacht, naval and patrol vessel specialist Lürssen Maritime acquires Hamburg shipyard group Blohm+Voss for an undisclosed sum. 28 Sep 2016 - The Motorship
Fincantieri China venture to build Carnival ships
A recently established joint venture between Fincantieri and China State Shipbuilding Corp (CSSC) has signed a non-binding agreement to build the first vessels built in China for the Chinese cruise market. 23 Sep 2016 - The Motorship