Shipbuilding

$5.65bn Japanese green ship fund coming from Anchor Ship Partners

  With an eye on Japan’s goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, Japanese ship finance giant Anchor Ship Partners will launch a substantial fund to aid decarbonization efforts in the shipping sector. Japanese newswire Nikkei states the new Y600bn ($5.65 bn) fund will start by ordering LNG-fuelled gas carriers to lease to such …

$5.65bn Japanese green ship fund coming from Anchor Ship Partners Read More »

Costs veer out of control for Canada’s national shipbuilding plans (expanded version)

  By Leo Ryan, Editor The latest disclosures show that costs are soaring way beyond original estimates for Ottawa’s multibillion dollar program to build new ships for the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Coast Guard. It all points to difficult political decisions ahead for the government of Prime Minister Trudeau. First came the disclosure …

Costs veer out of control for Canada’s national shipbuilding plans (expanded version) Read More »

Seaspan awarded contract to build oceanographic science vessel

  GATINEAU, QC -The Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, and the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard,  today announced that the Government of Canada has awarded a contract of $453.8 million (taxes included) to Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards to enable the company to transition the offshore oceanographic science vessel (OOSV) …

Seaspan awarded contract to build oceanographic science vessel Read More »

Wallenius Wilhelmsen orders first Oceanbird vessel

  Wallenius Wilhelmsen will be the first to order a vessel of Wallenius Marine’s Oceanbird concept. At a live webcast, commented by the Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg, Wallenius Wilhelmsen launched the world’s first full-size wind-powered pure car and truck carrier, the Orcelle Wind.  “This is the beginning of an amazing chapter and the …

Wallenius Wilhelmsen orders first Oceanbird vessel Read More »

Chantiers de l’Atlantique will soon have a huge prototype “mast / sail” on its site (in French)

  Les Chantiers de l’Atlantique de Saint-Nazaire espèrent commercialiser leur paquebot à voile d’ici la fin de l’année. C’est ce qu’a annoncé ce mardi, le directeur des chantiers navals Laurent Castaing lors d’une conférence de presse, annonçant en même temps qu’un démonstrateur “mât/voile” va être testé sur le site cet été. Le projet, baptisé « Solid …

Chantiers de l’Atlantique will soon have a huge prototype “mast / sail” on its site (in French) Read More »

NYK to build four innovative LNG-fueled car carriers

  NYK (Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha) has concluded a shipbuilding contract with China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Nanjing) Co. Ltd. for four LNG-fuelled car carriers. These four vessels will be delivered from 2022 to 2023 and are planned to be assigned to transport vehicles mainly to/from Europe and/or to the Middle East. On these vessels, WinGD’s …

NYK to build four innovative LNG-fueled car carriers Read More »

Canada Steamship Lines and Windsor Salt partner to build self-unloader

    MONTREAL- K+S Windsor Salt Ltd. and Canada Steamship Lines, a division of The CSL Group, announced a strategic partnership to build a new state-of-the-art self-unloading ship with a deadweight of 26,000 metric tons that will chart new waters in safe, sustainable and efficient shipping in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Great Lakes region. The keel laying …

Canada Steamship Lines and Windsor Salt partner to build self-unloader Read More »

Michelin plans to export tires from Halifax to Saint-Nazaire by cargo sailboats

  Firmly committed to reducing CO2 emissions from its logistics operations, the Michelin Group recently signed a transport commitment with French Start-up NEOLINE.  Neoline’s decarbonized shipping service relies on clean and renewable wind energy as the main propulsion for its 136m long cargo ships with 4200 m2 of sails. This is an innovative and unique …

Michelin plans to export tires from Halifax to Saint-Nazaire by cargo sailboats Read More »

TECO 2030 signs Strategic Cooperation Agreement with Dutch Thecla Bodewes Shipyards NV for Zero Emission vessels.

  From the left, CEO and owner of Thecla Bodewes Shipyards, Thecla Bodewes and CEO of TECO 2030 ASA, Tore Enge TECO 2030, an Oslo-based engineering and equipment development company, has signed a Strategic Cooperation Agreement with the Dutch Thecla Bodewes Shipyard to develop expertise and competence for the construction of low and zero emission …

TECO 2030 signs Strategic Cooperation Agreement with Dutch Thecla Bodewes Shipyards NV for Zero Emission vessels. Read More »

Canadian Sterling PlanB signs MOU with Indian Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers

    Vancouver, Canada – February 9, 2021 – Industrial energy storage experts, Sterling PlanB (SPBES), and Government of India company Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) have announced a Memorandum of Understanding between the two companies. The MOU is intended to facilitate an increase in access to hybrid and fully electric propulsion and power …

Canadian Sterling PlanB signs MOU with Indian Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Read More »