Ships & Yards – Page 8

  • 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 ...

  • The 307,000 dwt VLCC CS Hunan Venture is powered by a single MAN B&W 7G80ME-C high-efficiency engine.
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    DSIC delivers energy-efficient VLCC

    2021-07-19T14:41:00Z

    Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Group (DSIC) has delivered a very efficient very large crude carrier (VLCC) to shipowner China Shipbuilding Consulting Company. The VLCC, which will be operated by Wah Kwong Ship Management Hong Kong, is among the most efficient VLCCs in operation, the shipyard claims.

  • Volkswagen is boosting its LNG transport capability
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    LNG-fuelled car carrier quartet for German auto mover

    2021-07-19T11:57:00Z

    Germany’s Volkswagen Group is adding four more Chinese-built LNG vehicle carriers to its overseas fleet saying their engines will be special and different to those in other LNG ships, writes Tom Todd.

  • The CSD 500 dredger will be shipped fully dismantled to Paraguay shortly. (credit: Damen Shipyards Group)
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    Paraguayan civil engineering group selects modular dredger solution

    2021-07-16T12:48:00Z

    Ingeniería de Topografía y Caminos S.A. (T&C), a major civil contractor in Paraguay, has signed a contract with Damen Shipyards Group for a customised Cutter Suction Dredger (CSD) 500. The modular dredger will be used to increase sand production to meet ambitious project deadlines for the Costanera Sur project in ...

  • Harland & Wolff is a contender for next-generation Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels.
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    BIDS RE-OPENED FOR UK SUPPORT SHIPS

    2021-07-16T12:23:00Z

    UK shipbuilding is set for a boost by way of a project to replace logistic support vessels of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA), writes David Tinsley.

  • Efficiency-driven Dutch innovation: the latest EasyMax, the Maxima.(photo courtesy of Wagenborg).
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    RESILIENT DUTCH PLAY TO STRENGTHS

    2021-07-12T14:09:00Z

    Dutch shipbuilders have reasserted the industry’s prominence in the short-sea domain, landing a succession of new domestic and export contracts this year, writes David Tinsley.

  • One of the previous series of 3,055TEU boxships from Nihon Shipyard/JMU, the March 2021-delivered Wan Hai 327 (credit: Wan Hai Lines).
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    FURTHER BOXSHIP SERIES FOR TAIWAN LINE

    2021-07-08T12:24:00Z

    Japan’s latest shipbuilding alliance has landed a further, major export contract from Taiwan for intra-regional container vessels, writes David Tinsley.