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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'

GDD and Zeppelin combine engine businesses
Leading repair and conversion yard German Dry Docks (GDD) is expanding its marine engine repair and maintenance business by integrating its own MWB Power division and new partner Zeppelin Power Systems (ZPS) in a new company, writes Tom Todd. 15 May 2017 - The Motorship
The new Norwegian explorers
Two polar expedition cruiseships for Norwegian operator Hurtigruten promise to be among the most environmentally friendly ships ever built thanks to the use of batteries and innovative waste heat recovery and fresh water production technologies. 15 May 2017 - The Motorship
Vard adds research expedition vessel to orderbook
An advanced diesel-electric, battery assisted vessel for Norwegian environmental project Rosellinis Four-10 is to become one of the largest ships ever designed and built by Vard. 02 May 2017 - The Motorship
Dramatic year for German shipbuilding
It has been a dramatic year in German shipbuilding with newbuilding on a high and repair and conversion facing consolidation challenges and changing markets, writes Germany Correspondent Tom Todd. 20 Apr 2017 - The Motorship
Vigorous BP fleet development programme
Comparable to the major periods of tanker ordering and construction in BP’s long history, the fleet rejuvenation programme currently under way will see 32 newbuilds delivered to UK-based BP Shipping over the period between early 2016 and March 2019. David Tinsley reports. 20 Apr 2017 - The Motorship
Neo-Panamax series for South American trade
Hapag-Lloyd has invested in a new generation of boxships on the strength of new opportunities offered by the enlargement of the Panama Canal and prospects of long-term growth in Latin American economies. David Tinsley reports 18 Apr 2017 - The Motorship
HMD develops double side-hulled LPG carrier
Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) had received approval in principle from DNV GL for a LPG carrier design that employs a double side-hull to offer increased protection of liquefied gas tanks. 12 Apr 2017 - The Motorship
Damen to buy Keppel’s Verolme repair yard
Damen Shipyards Group has entered into an agreement with Keppel Offshore & Marine to buy the Verolme shipyard in Rotterdam. 11 Apr 2017 - The Motorship
Seaspan invests in collaborative robot welding
Vancouver shipyard group Seaspan is to lead a C$1 million investment in collaborative robotic systems company Novarc Technologies, which develops robots and advanced control techniques to make pipe welding more efficient. 10 Apr 2017 - The Motorship
COSCO appoints C-Job for windfarm vessel design
Dutch naval architect C-Job is to provide a basic design package for DEME subsidiary GeoSea’s offshore installation vessel ‘Orion’, to be built by COSCO Offshore in Qidong, China. 04 Apr 2017 - The Motorship
HHI outlines US1.8bn smart ship plan
Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has revealed investment plans totaling US$3.1 billion – including US$1.8 billion for the shipbuilding business as the group beings trading as four independent companies. 03 Apr 2017 - The Motorship
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