General News – Page 11

  • Empire State

    World-Class Training Ship Raises US Profile


    Giving first form to a programme of considerable significance for the US maritime industries as a whole, the cadet training ship Empire State recently made her debut in New York. The $315m newbuild from Philly Shipyard marks a step change not only in design capability and engineering technology but also in the structure used for government shipbuilding contracts.

  • The ‘Torghatten’ will be retro-fitted with Schottel’s EcoPellers Photo: Schottel

    New Fuels Change Lifetime Equation For Equipment


    OEMs, like shipowners, are facing the increasing need to ensure the operational flexibility and fuel efficiency of their power and propulsion systems as expensive new fuels gradually take hold.

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    Indian Yard Books Diesel-Electric Series


    Progressive Indian shipbuilder Chowgule has landed a further, major order from north Europe for new-generation short-sea tonnage. Acting in concert, Boomsma Shipping of the Netherlands and Germany’s Leonhardt & Blumberg Shipmanagement have placed a firm contract covering four 8,500dwt diesel-electric dry cargo vessels, with the prospect of an eventual eight-ship series.

  • Sohar Max

    Vale to retrofit 35m Rotor Sails on board VLOC


    Brazilian mining company, Vale, has announced a deal to install 35-metre Rotor Sails on board a 400,000 dwt very large ore carrier (VLOC). The agreement between Vale and wind-assisted propulsion supplier Anemoi will see five 35m tall, 5m diameter, Flettner rotors installed on the Sohar Max VLOC, which is owned by Omani shipowner Asyad.

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    ITT to acquire Svanehøj


    US manufacturing company ITT is to acquire privately held Svanehøj Group

  • Glovis Sunrise

    Hyundai Glovis Plans World’s Largest Car Carriers


    Hyundai Glovis, the shipping and logistics specialist of the Hyundai Motor Group, is set to order an extensive series of pure car/truck carriers (PCTCs) of record-breaking capacity. 

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    Progressing new standards for offshore floating wind


    The progress towards floating substations being integrated to DNV-ST-0145 continues

  • Luzzatto

    RINA announces appointment of new ceo


    Classification society RINA s.p.a has announced the appointment of Carlo Luzzatto as the future CEO and General Director of RINA S.p.A. 

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    South African ports plan their hydrogen roadmap


    Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) for the development of a terminal facility and related facilities for hydrogen initiatives at its commercial seaports.

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    Wärtsilä handling systems for new LPG carrier series


    Wärtsilä Cargo Handling Systems have been ordered for five newbuild very large LPG carriers to be built in South Korea at Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) shipyard.

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    Wallenius Wilhelmsen bunkers first biofuel in Korea trial


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen has conducted its first biofuel bunkering involving the use of a B30 HSFO-biofuel drop in blend in Korea. The bunkering of the 6,354 teu pure care and truck carrier Torrens was undertaken at Masan Port in South Korea.

  • Roger Holm, President, Marine Power.

    Wärtsilä announces plans to divest Gas Solutions unit


    Finnish technology company Wärtsilä has announced plans to divest its Gas Solutions business unit, alongside plans to consolidate the Exhaust Treatment and Shaft Line Solutions business lines within its Marine Power division, with effect from January 2023.

  • Grampian Tyne

    Tailor-Made Service Vessels For Largest Wind Farm


    A major programme of investment in support vessels tailored to the long-term needs of the offshore wind sector on the UK Continental Shelf is being rolled out by the Aberdeen company North Star Renewables.

  • Helsinki Shipyard

    Davie concludes Helsinki shipyard acquisition


    Group Davie, the privately-owned Canadian shipbuilder, has concluded the acquisition of the assets of Helsinki Shipyard Oy.

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    Workload Builds At Revived Spanish Yard


    A growing production programme testifies to the resurgence of the former Hijos de J.Barreras shipyard in Spain’s Galicia region under the name Astilleros Ria de Vigo. 

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    LR outlines EU ETS implementation steps


    Lloyd’s Register has provided further guidance on the key steps that ship owners/ship managers/charterers are recommended to follow ahead of the entry into effect of the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) Directive on 1 January 2024.

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    Norwegian consortium targets operate NH3-fuelled containership operations by 2026


    Yara International’s subsidiary Yara Clean Ammonia has announced plans to form a joint venture with North Sea Container Line (NCL) to order and operate a container ship that will use pure ammonia as fuel. 

  • Casper Jensen CEO Danelec

    Danelec acquires MacGregor’s VDR division


    Danish company Danelec, a leading supplier of electronic equipment to the maritime sector, has acquired MacGregor’s Voyage Data Recorders division. With this investment, Danelec enhances its installed base to a total of 16,000 vessels.

  • Solstad

    Kongsberg Maritime in decarb technologies collaboration with Solstad


    Kongsberg Maritime has announced that it has entered into a collaboration agreement with Solstad Offshore to identify and trial decarbonisation technologies across Solstad’s fleet.

  • AL Group Fleet Director Tonci Zdunic DNV’s Regional Manager South East Asia, Pacific & India, Maritime, Cristina Saenz de Santa Maria, Regional Finance Director Philip Pfeiffer and Geir Dugstad, DNV’s Senior Vice President, Ship Classification & Technical

    DNV JDP To Study CCS Feasibility For Boxships and Bulkers


    DNV has entered into a joint development project (JDP) with AL Group and its Singapore company Asiatic Lloyd Maritime LLP to examine the technical and economic feasibility of applying CCS technology on board AL Group’s containerships and Kamsarmax bulk carriers.