Vessels & Shipyards – Page 12

  • First cruise ship booked since Covid is a great signal for local shipbuilding, says Meyer.
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    Surprise new order bucks up troubled Meyer

    2021-03-31T16:24:00Z

    Troubled German shipyard Meyer Werft has clinched what it says is the first cruise ship newbuilding ordered worldwide since the start of the Covid pandemic – and the first digitally negotiated one, reports Germany Correspondent Tom Todd.

  • An earlier round of JFE fleet strengthening: the 7,000dwt King Fisher, one of two sisters built in 2013.
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    UK OWNER INVESTS IN COASTAL TANKER FLEET

    2021-03-29T13:30:00Z

    Diversified UK marine services group James Fisher has ordered two tankers specified with dual-fuel propulsion for its coastwise and short-sea trading operations, writes David Tinsley.

  • The first of the record-breaking generation for Wallenius SOL is due in the northern autumn. (credit: Knud E.Hansen).
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    WALLENIUS SOL RAISES ITS GAME IN BALTIC TRADE

    2021-03-29T13:07:00Z

    Sweden’s shipping industry is set to introduce the largest ro-ro freight vessels that combine the highest ice class rating with LNG-fuelled propulsion, writes David Tinsley.

  • F-500 type multi-purpose vessel deployed by dship Carriers. (courtesy of dship).
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    GROWING FLEET FOR HEAVY CARGO SPECIALIST

    2021-03-25T19:22:00Z

    Giving extra capacity to German acumen in heavy-lift shipping, dship Carriers is strengthening its fleet with multi-purpose vessels of the F-500 generation, writes David Tinsley.

  • Giving form to the next stage in the vigorous renewal and expansion of the Arklow fleet.
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    ARKLOW BOOKS FURTHER SHORT-SEA SERIES

    2021-03-25T18:05:00Z

    Ireland’s leading light in short-sea bulk cargo transportation, Arklow Shipping, has contracted a further series of newbuilds in the Netherlands, writes David Tinsley.

  • Imabari Shipbuilding formed a capital and business alliance with Japan Marine United (JMU) at the beginning of 2021.
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    LEADING PLAYERS TREAD NEW BUSINESS PATHS

    2021-03-24T18:02:00Z

    A new era in global shipbuilding is unfolding as forces unite within each of the three main shipbuilding nations, writes David Tinsley.

  • The ElMag system after five years of continuous operation (credit: Sembcorp Marine)
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    ULTRA LOW FREQUENCY CORROSION CONTROL SYSTEM DESIGNED FOR STERN TUBES

    2021-03-24T12:58:00Z

    Semb-Eco is claiming a world-first with the development of an ultra low frequency corrosion control system for stern tubes which has undergone over five years of operational testing.

  • OHT’s newbuild: combining dynamic-positioning with huge transport and lift capacity.(credit: OHT).
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    A NEW TITAN FOR OFFSHORE WIND SECTOR

    2021-03-22T12:30:00Z

    Custom-designed to bring new scale and efficiency to the arduous work of transporting and installing the heaviest offshore wind turbine foundations, the 51,000dwt Alfa Lift has been floated out of her Chinese building dock, writes David Tinsley.

  • Høglund will manage the collaboration between different stakeholders during the conversion of the Hannah Kristina to dual-fuel operation.
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    Halliburton commissions LNG retrofit for RoRo combi carrier

    2021-03-15T11:49:00Z

    Halliburton AS, the oil fields service provider, has awarded Høglund Gas Solutions AS a turnkey contract to manage the conversion of a RoRo combination carrier to operate on LNG fuel.

  • The two 6,080dwt nThe two 6,080dwt newbuildings will be delivered from Bijlsma Shipyard at Lemmer in the Netherlands (pictured) between Q4 2021 and Q1 2022. (credit: Bijlsma Shipyard)ewbuildings will be delivered from Bijlsma Shipyard at Lemmer ...
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    SHORT-SEA FOCUS ON EFFICIENCY GAINS

    2021-03-15T10:41:00Z

    Dutch shipbuilding has reinforced its leading European position in short-sea vessel design and construction by way of a EUR 21 million (US$25m) contract for two 6,080dwt multi-purpose cargo vessels, writes David Tinsley.

  • AET Tankers signed a term charter with Shell for 3 x dual-fuel VLCCs  (credit: AET Tankers)
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    SHELL SIGNS CHARTERS FOR 10 x LNG-FUELLED VLCCS

    2021-03-12T13:28:00Z

    Shell has signed long-term charter agreements for ten newbuild LNG-fuelled very large crude carriers (VLCC). The ten vessels will be built at DSME in South Korea, with the first vessel scheduled to enter service in 2022.

  • The Mari4_YARD project is intended to develop and demonstrate cost-effective, reconfigurable, worker-centric tools including AR/MR, robotic exoskeletons and advanced robotic solutions (credit: Astilleros Nodosa)
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    TECHNOLOGY DRIVE FOR EU’s SMALLER YARDS

    2021-03-12T12:08:00Z

    A research project aimed at raising the competitiveness of Europe’s small and medium-sized (SME) shipyards has been launched with EU funding, writes David Tinsley.

  • Crystal Endeavor: part of MVW hopes for a restructured shipbuilding future
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    Trials for unique newbuild as MVW faces cutbacks

    2021-03-11T12:54:00Z

    Germany’s MV Werften (MVW) has completed sea trials on the first of an originally planned trio of unique Polar expedition cruise ships as Covid threatens the future of the shipbuilding group, writes Tom Todd.

  • Stena Bulk's InfinityMAX concept design is intended to be flexible in size and the commodities carried (credit: Stena Bulk)
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    ZERO-EMISSION, MODULAR SHIP DESIGN FOR STENA BULK

    2021-03-11T12:46:00Z

    Stena Bulk has unveiled its InfinityMAX concept design for a fuel cell hybrid ship with detachable modules that the company says represents a paradigm shift in bulk cargo transportation.

  • The earlier Ecobox generation shows its mettle in cargo scope. (credit: Symphony Shipping).
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    NEW VERSION OF VERSATILE ECOBOX CLASS

    2021-03-08T12:10:00Z

    Dutch design and German production are combined in a new project for geared, multi-purpose cargo vessel tonnage, writes David Tinsley.

  • The Maas will be retrofitted with a PEM fuel cell system and battery system at Holland Shipyards Group’s yard in Hardinxveld.
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    HOLLAND SHIPYARDS GROUP TO RETROFIT HYDROGEN SYSTEM ON INLAND CONTAINER SHIP

    2021-03-05T11:46:00Z

    Holland Shipyards Group will retrofit a zero-emissions hydrogen propulsion system on to the inland container ship Maas after months of energy profiling onboard the vessel undertaken by Future Proof Shipping.

  • Con-ro Matsonia, built by General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego, and one of the few Jones Act mercantile completions in 2020.(credit: NASSCO).
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    CHANGING FORTUNES, NEW DIRECTIONS FOR US YARDS

    2021-03-02T18:19:00Z

    With builders starved of merchant vessel orders, the industry in the USA is addressing new areas of opportunity while sustaining US Navy programmes, writes David Tinsley.

  • Live Fish Carrier
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    Kongsberg designs Sølvtrans live fish carrier

    2021-03-02T11:00:00Z

    Kongsberg Maritime (KM) has signed a NOK70m contract with Norwegian shipyard Myklebust Verft to design and equip a new Live Fish Carrier (LFC) for live fish transportation company Sølvtrans.

  • Dole Maya seen prior to launching at the Chengxi yard. (credit: CSSC).
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    BOXSHIP TONNAGE FOR US FRUIT TRADE

    2021-03-01T11:25:00Z

    Putting trade in US imports of fresh fruit and other perishable produce from Latin America on a new economic and environmental footing, Dole Food Company has taken delivery of the first of two Chinese-built refrigerated containerships, writes David Tinsley.

  • : Lloyd Werft – just last year but with busier docks than now.
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    Germany’s Lloyd Werft faces closure or sale

    2021-03-01T10:03:00Z

    Genting-owned Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven (LWB) is to close at the end of the year and local German shipbuilding group Rönner is among those interested in buying it, writes Tom Todd.