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  • Polar cruiser Viking Octantis displays distinctive lines crafted to maximise seakeeping performance, comfort and energy efficiency.
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    Viking Debut in Expedition Cruise Sector

    2022-01-14T11:21:00Z

    Norway-based VARD has delivered its largest vessel to date in the shape of the 205m, polar-going cruiseship Viking Octantis. Handed over just before Christmas at the group’s Soviknes yard near Aalesund, the diesel-electric newbuild has signalled Viking Cruises’ entry into the expedition-styled segment of the market.

  • Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding has begun construction of a 12,000m3 LNG bunker barge
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    Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding starts building the largest USA-built LNG barge

    2022-01-12T10:49:00Z

    Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding has started building the largest LNG bunkering barge ever built in the USA and expects it to be completed in late 2023.

  • Eagle Campos was delivered to AET at Hyundai Heavy Industries on 5 January.
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    AET takes delivery of first of DP2 shuttle tanker series at HHI

    2022-01-07T13:16:00Z

    Malaysia-based tanker operator AET has taken delivery of Eagle Campos, the first of a series of three Suezmax DP2 shuttle tankers under construction at Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI).

  • The 1,015-passenger Salamanca will be operated by Brittany Ferries on a route between Portsmouth in the English Channel and Bilbao and Santander on Spain's Cantabrian coast.
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    BV classification for new dual-fuel cruise ferry

    2022-01-07T12:04:00Z

    Bureau Veritas has taken delivery into class the cruise ferry Salamanca, built at China Merchants Jinling in Weihai, China. The dual-fuel cruise ferry will serve the Bay of Biscay route between Portsmouth and Bilbao and Santander on Spain’s north coast.

  • The float out of Les Alizés was completed on 6 January 2022, when a launch ceremony was held at CMHI Haimen shipyard.
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    Jan de Nul wind installation vessel launched

    2022-01-07T11:48:00Z

    Jan de Nul has achieved a milestone in its fleet investment program with the launch of the largest heavy lift vessel in its fleet, capable of installing the latest offshore wind components at China Merchants Heavy Industry’s Haimen shipyard, Nantong City on 6 January.

  • Conoship has aimed to set a new standard for low air-draught, river-sea coasters.
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    Novel Coaster Class Spurs German Yard’s Revival

    2022-01-07T10:33:00Z

    Construction of a new generation of short-sea cargo vessel has been awarded to a German shipyard purchased four years ago by Norway’s Fosen Group.

  • The hybrid ro-pax is under construction at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) in Korea.
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    HMD lays keel for Isle of Man hybrid ferry

    2022-01-04T11:45:00Z

    Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) held a keel laying ceremony on 24 December for a new hybrid Ro-Pax ordered for the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company (IOMSP).

  • The Awajisan Maru offers increased earning capacity within Dunkirk parameters.
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    NEW DEVELOPMENT IN DUNKIRKMAX TYPE

    2022-01-04T11:00:00Z

    Testament to the Japanese propensity for continuous improvement, a further iteration of the Dunkirkmax-type bulk carrier has made its trading debut in the Pacific.

  • The new railships will bolster connections between Sakhalin and Vanino. Cross-strait connections with the Kuril Islands were boosted by the entry into service of newbuild passenger and cargo ferry Pavel Leonov in late 2021.
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    RAILSHIP RENEWAL IN RUSSIAN FAR EAST

    2022-01-04T10:55:00Z

    Much needed investment in the ferry line between the island of Sakhalin and the Russian mainland is taking form with the imminent completion of the first of two versatile newbuilds. 

  • Zvezda unveils new drydock as Arc7 programme advances
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    Zvezda unveils drydock as Arc7 LNG carrier programme advances

    2021-12-30T12:46:00Z

    Russia’s Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex brought into full commission the country’s largest new dock for ship construction on 27 December, following the successsful conclusion of an inspection by The Federal Service for Environmental, Technological and Nuclear Supervision (Rostekhnadzor).

  • The 1986-built Hebridean Isles is one of two ferries to be replaced by new ships on the Islay service
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    CALMAC FERRIES TO BE BUILT IN EUROPE

    2021-12-30T10:27:00Z

    Scotland’s premier ferry company plans to award its next, major shipbuilding contract to a non-UK yard. Detailed tenders for two vessels to serve the Islay route in the Hebrides have been invited by Caledonian Maritime Assets (CMAL) from four builders in Poland, Romania and Turkey. The new ferries will be ...

  • Damen Shipyards hands over Berlin-Ramelau to the Port Authority of Timor-Leste
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    Delivery of passenger ferry for Timor-Leste

    2021-12-29T12:50:00Z

    The Port Authority of Timor-Leste (APORTIL) has taken delivery of a new RoPax, Berlin-Ramelau, which was built at Damen’s Yichang Shipyard in China.

  • Oshima Shipbuilding will collaborate with Sumitomo Corp and other stakeholders on the development and launch of an 80,000dwt dual-fuel bulker capable of operating on ammonia by 2025.
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    Sumitomo targets 2025 delivery for ammonia-fuelled bulker project

    2021-12-29T12:19:00Z

    On 27 December, Sumitomo Corporation announced a series of initiatives connected with the development of a supply chain for ammonia as a marine fuel. In addition to the joint development and launch of an ammonia-fuelled bulker with Oshima Shipbuilding by 2025, Sumitomo also announced plans to work with Keppel O&M ...

  • The naming ceremony for the first of two full-electric bunker vessels ordered by Asahi Tanker for operation in Tokyo Bay was held on 22 December.
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    Koa Sangyo holds naming ceremony for first full-electric bunker vessel

    2021-12-23T16:33:00Z

    A naming ceremony for what is claimed to be the world’s first full-electric bunker vessel has been held at Koa Sangyo shipyard in Marugame City, Kagawa, Japan. 

  • Shell will charter a 20,000cbm LNG bunker vessel from Avenir LNG from Q1 2023.
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    Shell and Avenir LNG sign LNG bunker vessel charter

    2021-12-23T14:38:00Z

    Shell NA LNG (Shell) and Avenir LNG have signed a long-term LNG bunker vessel charter agreement.

  • Chinese-built Prospero, with funnel on deck for passage under Nanjing Bridge on the Yangtze.
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    Swedish Environmental Imprint On Tanker Business

    2021-12-21T10:46:00Z

    Swedish owner Donsotank is introducing a new generation of hybrid-powered tanker to the European distributive traffic. 

  • A new Polar Class 4 icebreaker research vessel will bolster JAMSTEC's research capabilities when it enters service in 2026.
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    Construction of Japanese research vessel underway at JMU

    2021-12-20T11:47:00Z

    Japan Marine United (JMU) has begun construction of a Polar Class 4 (PC4) research vessel for the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC).

  • A new generation for Chipolbrok blends heavy-lift capability with exceptionally high deadweight.
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    NEW SCALE IN MULTI-PURPOSE FORM

    2021-12-20T10:29:00Z

    An enduring joint venture between China and Poland has commissioned a multi-purpose, heavy-lift vessel of record size.

  • First of two rail/road ferries ordered for Russian domestic service.
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    RAIL FERRY BOOST FOR RUSSIAN BALTIC LINK

    2021-12-20T10:17:00Z

    Fresh endorsement of the railship mode is represented by the delivery of a 200m newbuild for Russian Baltic service.

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    LNG Two-Stroke Power Goes Short-Sea

    2021-12-13T12:36:00Z

    Luxembourg-based ro-ro freight specialist CLdN is set to give a further boost to its north-west European service framework with a newbuild which marries the company’s trademark versatile carrying capacity with LNG-fuelled, two-stroke propulsion.