Latest Vessels & Shipyards News – Page 6

  • Versatile addition to the Italian fleet, cableship Leonardo da Vinci.(credit: Prysmian Group).
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    BROAD CANVAS FOR NEW CABLE LAYER

    2021-08-16T10:24:00Z

    Offering the highest cable laying capacity in the market, the newly-delivered 171m Leonardo da Vinci is set to cut her teeth on the construction of the UK/Denmark electrical interconnector, writes David Tinsley.

  • Cargo carrying flexibility is at the heart of the nascent Hanse Eco breed. (credit: Arkon/RHAS).
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    INVESTING IN A RESILIENT SHORT-SEA FLEET

    2021-08-12T07:29:00Z

    Over recent years, Europe’s short-sea shipping and trading community has demonstrated a growing belief in innovative but practical design as the basis for future competitiveness and business development, writes David Tinsley.

  • Austal’s latest high speed catamaran ferry will be constructed by Austal Vietnam for The Degage Group of French Polynesia. (Image: Austal Limited)
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    Austal wins Polynesia catamaran order

    2021-08-11T14:00:00Z

    Aluminium shipbuilding specialist Austal has been awarded the contract to build a high-speed catamaran ferry for The Groupe Degage of French Polynesia.

  • Svitzer ‘Port Said 1’ in operation Photo: Svitzer
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    Svitzer extends Suez tug contract

    2021-08-11T11:23:00Z

    Towage provider Svitzer has extended its current contract with the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) to include two additional tugs.

  • The ‘Freesia’ Photo: IRClass
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    Approval for 2nd livestock carrier conversion

    2021-08-11T11:19:00Z

    The Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has completed the classification of a 9589GT, seven deck vehicle carrier to a livestock carrier owned by Etab Shipping.

  • Oshima’s latest wood chip carrier for MOL will provide a transportation volume of 4.3 million ft3.
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    Oshima delivers next-gen wood chip carrier

    2021-08-10T15:38:00Z

    Oshima Shipbuilding delivered the latest 4.3m ft3 wood chip carrier to Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), according to a company statement released today.

  • Italian-built for a company set on expansion, the MSC Seashore. (credit: Fincantieri).
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    LATEST CRUISE VESSEL SETS STANDARD FROM ITALY

    2021-08-06T11:03:00Z

    Italian shipbuilding capability in the capital-intensive vessel stakes has been underscored by the industry’s largest delivery to date, that of the 170,400gt MSC Seashore, writes David Tinsley.

  • Vard is designing and constructing two CSOVs Photo: Vard
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    Vard signs CSOV contract

    2021-08-06T10:58:00Z

    Fincantieri’s subsidiary Vard has signed a contract, estimated at €100 million, for the design and construction of two construction service operations vessels (CSOV), with an option for a further two.

  • Pella Sietas: confident of the future but stymied by “liquidity bottlenecks” and silting problems.
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    Insolvent but confident Pella Sietas goes back to work

    2021-08-06T10:43:00Z

    Normal work has resumed at the insolvent but still busy Hamburg shipyard Pella Sietas after it was announced that complaints of unpaid wages were being settled and new investors sought, reports Tom Todd.

  • Long, lean and highly-powered Hamayu for long-haul Japanese coastal service. (credit: S.Katsuragi/MarineTraffic.com)
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    FAST RO-PAX FERRIES FOR JAPANESE COAST

    2021-08-03T12:34:00Z

    Japan’s long-distance, home-grown coastal ferry fleet has been augmented by two exceptionally fast ro-pax vessels, employing multi-engine, medium-speed diesel power, writes David Tinsley.

  • The 219-metre long Vasco da Gama during dry docking at Lisnave Shipyards in 2021.
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    SCR RETROFIT HELPS CRUISE VESSEL COMPLY WITH TIER III RULES

    2021-08-02T10:13:00Z

    Faced with introduction of tighter emissions regulations, shipowner Mystic Ocean decided to commission a study to assess how the 27-year old cruise vessel Vasco da Gama could meet the latest standards until the early 2030s and beyond.

  • NJORD is the first of its kind for Meyer and part of efforts to up capacity utilisation  (Photo: Meyer Werft)
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    LNG newbuild is important for Meyer recovery

    2021-08-02T10:01:00Z

    Germany’s Meyer Werft has detailed a unique order for an 84,800 gt LNG-fuelled residence ship and said it was “urgently needed” to help improve the troubled yard’s future capacity utilisation, writes Tom Todd.

  • JTE’s new LNG-fuelled parcel tankers are drawing Berlin subsidies. (Credit: JTE)
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    Essberger finally implements LNG expansion plan

    2021-07-29T10:44:00Z

    A plan first aired in 2019 by Germany’ s John T Essberger (JTE) Group to build up to eight new LNG-capable parcel tankers in China as part of an extensive newbuilding plan is now finally becoming reality, writes Tom Todd.

  • Stena’s E-Flexer class: A response to the changing demands in short-sea services
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    E-FLEXER FAVOURED FOR NEWFOUNDLAND LINK

    2021-07-28T16:44:00Z

    Canadian ferry operator Marine Atlantic has entered into a five-year charter agreement on a newbuild ro-pax vessel of the Stena E-Flexer type, writes David Tinsley.

  • The ‘Stena Scandica’ Photo: Stena Line
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    Stena Line increases Baltic Sea services

    2021-07-28T13:13:00Z

    Stena Line is expanding its services in the Baltic Sea with the deployment of two new large ferries on the route between Ventspils in Latvia and Nynäshamn in Sweden this year.

  • Kaifong, lead ship in the Oshima-built handysize series for Swire Bulk. (credit: Bernard Delmont/MarineTraffic.com).
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    SWIRE PUTTING STAMP ON HANDYSIZE MARKET

    2021-07-28T09:58:00Z

    Expansion-minded Swire Bulk of Singapore is realising a further, major stage of fleet investment entailing a total of 10 geared handysize newbuilds fitted for log transport, writes David Tinsley.

  • A national flagship for the UK would primarily promote trade and build links beyond Europe
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    UK project for showcase vessel

    2021-07-23T11:34:00Z

    As an instrument of both commercial and industrial strategy, the UK Government has initiated plans for a new non-military, national flagship, writes David Tinsley. The procurement process has been implemented through the Ministry of Defence (MoD) by way of a contract notice.

  • GTT’s Mark III membrane tank technology received an AiP for the containment of ammonia earlier in 2021 (image courtesy of GTT).
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    GTT TO SUPPLY SHI WITH FUEL TANKS FOR AMMONIA-READY BOXSHIPS

    2021-07-20T15:56:00Z

    Samsung Heavy Industries has ordered France-based containment specialist GTT to design 5 x Mark III LNG containment systems for a series of 15,000 teu boxships on order in South Korea.

  • Tsuneishi Group (Zhoushan) Shipbuilding delivered the first new TESS42 Handysize bulker in May 2021. (credit: Tsuneishi Shipbuilding)
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    TSUNEISHI BOOKS FIRST TESS66 AEROLINE ULTRAMAX ORDER

    2021-07-20T14:31:00Z

    Tsuneishi Shipbuilding has confirmed that it has received the first order for its TESS66 AEROLINE Ultramax design.

  • Japanese steelmaker JFE Steel has agreed long term charters for 3 x LNG-fuelled Newcastlemaxes with NYK, MOL and K Line. The last vessel will feature the first installation of Airseas' Seawing solution upon a bulker. (credit: K Line)
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    JFE STEEL SIGNS CHARTERS FOR 3 x JAPANESE BUILT DF NEWCASTLEMAXES

    2021-07-20T11:17:00Z

    Japanese steelmaker JFE Steel Corporation has signed long-term charter agreements with NYK Line, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) for 3 x LNG-fuelled Newcastlemaxes. The vessels, which have been designed by Nihon Shipyard and will be built by Japan Marine United and Imabari Shipbuilding, are scheduled ...