Shipbuilding

Spanish operator Baleària launches fast LNG-fueled ferry

  The world’s first fast ferry for passengers and cargo, powered by natural gas internal combustion engines, the Eleanor Roosevelt de Baleària, was launched yesterday at the Armon shipyard in Gijón, Spain. The innovative catamaran is scheduled to start operating in the first quarter of 2021 according to Baleària who tapped the cost of the ferry at …

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The wind carries a shipping revolution with Oceanbird (Forum)

 Innovative Swedish technology will make it possible to power the large ocean-going vessels by wind, reducing emissions by 90 percent. Oceanbird is a concept for a PCTC (Pure Car and Truck Carrier) with capacity to carry 7,000 cars.  To revert climate change and find ways to transport goods in a sustainable way, the global shipping …

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Mayflower Autonomous Ship to be launched next week

Powered by AI and the energy from the sun, the Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS) will be able to spend vast periods of time at sea, collecting data about our oceans. Said to be safer, more flexible and cost-effective than today’s manned research vessels, the new-generation Mayflower promises to transform ocean science, enabling scientists to gather …

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New X-Bow cruise ship launched in China

SunStone’s new expedition cruise vessel, the Ocean Explorer has been launched at the CMHI shipyard, China, on Wednesday 12 August 2020. The ship is number four of six in the Infinityclass of X-BOW expedition ships, all designed by Ulstein and built at CMHI shipyards. The six ships are owned and managed by Miami-based SunStone Ships and are available for charters …

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Davie makes history with return of Royal Canadian Navy frigates

  LÉVIS, QC – Davie, Canada’s largest, longest-established and highest capacity shipbuilder, made history today with the official launch of the long-term naval frigate maintenance and upgrade program. A welcome ceremony for HMCS St. John’s was hosted by James Davies, President and CEO of Davie Shipbuilding, Honourable Jean Yves Duclos, President of the Treasury Board of Canada,  Marie-Eve Proulx, minister …

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Chantier Davie establishing Arctic icebreaking research centre

  LÉVIS, QC – Chantier Davie, Canada’s premier builder of polar and ice-capable ships, today launched the National Icebreaker Centre (NIC) – reflecting its leadership role in the rejuvenation of Canada’s entire icebreaking fleet under the National Shipbuilding Strategy. “Davie’s National Icebreaker Centre puts Canada in the global vanguard of ultra-modern, versatile and sustainable polar and ice-capable vessel construction,” said James Davies, …

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Sustainable Composite Ship Construction is Making Progress at Damen

On July 18, the Realisation and Demonstration of Advanced Material Solutions for Sustainable and Efficient Ships (RAMSSES) project reached a key milestone. On that date, at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding’s (DSNS) location in Vlissingen-East, the Netherlands, the project’s partners unveiled the recently assembled full scale composite ship’s hull section they have been developing these past …

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HMCS St John’s arrived at Davie Canada today

The Canadian frigate HMCS St John’s (340), launched on August 26, 1995 and commissioned in its eponymous city on June 24, 1996, arrived today at Davie shipyard in Lévis (Qc) for a refit. This work is necessary in order to continue to ensure the availability and reliability of the Halifax-class frigates during their operational cycle …

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U.S. Seaway corporation receives first American-built tugboat in 61 years

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) announced the arrival today of its new tugboat, the Seaway Guardian, in Massena, New York. The vessel has been on a three-week journey through the Gulf of Mexico, around Florida, and up the Atlantic seaboard from the Gulf Island Shipyards in Houma, Louisiana, where it …

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Wind propulsion makes headway in Marine Transport (in French)*

(photo: Stena Bulk) La propulsion vélique d’appoint pour des navires de commerce n’a rien d’une fantaisie. Elle constitue plutôt une piste solide pour les armateurs engagés dans une démarche de réduction des émissions de carbone. La vertu écologique n’est pas la seule motivation de l’International Windships Association, mise sur pied en 2014. La réduction des …

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