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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'

The next workhorse: MPV of the future
German multipurpose vessel (MPV) owner Briese and its partners have developed a next-generation vessel for their fleet that combines all the features tomorrow’s ships will need to prevail in the market, writes Jan Rüde, ship type expert MPV, DNV GL. 17 Mar 2017 - The Motorship
Stenersen prepares for future tanker trade
Bergen-based Rederiet Stenersen is bolstering its fleet with the addition of two 17,500dwt chemical tankers next year, with propulsion and machinery choices revealing a keen eye on the future of regional tanker trade. Gavin Lipsith reports. 16 Mar 2017 - The Motorship
Spliethoff series opts for scrubbers
Dutch ship owner Spliethoff has opted for scrubber installations on six multipurpose vessels (MPVs) to be built at Ouhua Shipbuilding Co in China, enabling the vessels to continue burning heavy fuel oil (HFO) after the IMO’s 2020 sulphur cap is introduced. 15 Mar 2017 - The Motorship
Rising star over Gulf of Finland
Cruise and ferry operator Tallink is raising its game in the Baltic market with the introduction of a 27-knot ro-pax crafted to raise both revenue generating productivity and environmental standard. David Tinsley reports. 20 Feb 2017 - The Motorship
Opening a new chapter in Russian Arctic trade
The Samsung-built Shturman Albanov class of shuttle tankers signals a further development in Russian Arctic maritime capabilities, writes David Tinsley. 17 Feb 2017 - The Motorship
Ulstein to build biggest hybrid vessel
Ulstein Verft and Color Line have signed a Letter of Intent for the construction of a new hybrid vessel which is said to be the largest of its kind in the world. 26 Jan 2017 - The Motorship
BAE Systems divests San Francisco ship repair business
BAE Systems has divested its San Francisco Ship Repair business to US-based ship repair expert Puglia Engineering, in a move to give the shipyard “access to broader markets”. 18 Jan 2017 - The Motorship
Asian shipyard closure
Singapore offshore services company Vallianz has closed its repair and maintenance facility in the country blaming "industry slowdown and discontinuation of business with a key local customer". 18 Jan 2017 - The Motorship
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