Shipbuilding

Davie Canada delivers CCGS Jean Goodwill

Lévis, QC – Today, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, and Mario Pelletier, Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard marked the delivery of the CCGS Jean Goodwill, the second of three medium interim icebreakers to join the fleet after completing refit and conversion work at Davie Shipbuilding in Lévis, Quebec. …

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Budget watchdog suggests Navy could buy converted Davie supply ships

Parliamentary budget watchdog Yves Giroux has suggested the federal government could buy two converted civilian vessels from Davie shipyard in Lévis, Quebec to serve as support ships for the Royal Canadian Navy for a fraction of the cost of building brand new ones, according to Canadian Press. In a new report, Mr. Giroux estimates the …

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Sir David Attenborough polar research ship heads for sea trials

Named after a famous British naturalist, the new polar vessel RRS Sir David Attenborough departed this week from the Cammell Laird shipyard at Birkenhead for sea trials prior to making a planned maiden voyage to Antarctica late in 2021 to boost research on climate change. Costing some 200 million sterling ($US260 million), the ship took …

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Algoma Central takes delivery of Algoma Intrepid from Croatia shipyard

Algoma Intrepid undergoing sea trials. Photo Algoma Central Corp ST. CATHARINES, ON – Algoma Central Corporation, which operates the largest fleet of liquid and dry bulk vessels on the Great Lakes- St. Lawrence waterway, today announced that it has taken delivery of the Algoma Intrepid, the second Equinox 650’ Class self-unloading dry-bulk carrier, and the …

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Asahi Tanker Orders 2 of World’s 1st Zero-emission Electric-powered Tankers

TOKYO—Asahi Tanker Co., Ltd. Japanese shipping firm Asahi Tanker Co. has placed an order for the construction of two electrically powered tankers. The two tankers will adopt the “e5 tanker” design developed by e5 Lab Inc. They will be powered completely by large-capacity lithium ion batteries and are slated to go into service as bunker …

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CCGS John Cabot joins Canadian Coast Guard fleet

CCGS John Cabot during sea trials. Seaspan Shipyards picture VICTORIA, BC – Today, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, along with Mario Pelletier, Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard, welcomed the newly-built Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CGGS) John Cabot, to the Coast Guard fleet. The delivery of this third and …

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Canadian shipyard group assails coast guard planned offshore vessel purchase

Colin Cooke, president CMISA  OTTAWA – The Canadian Marine Industry and Shipbuilding Association (CMISA), representing marine suppliers and shipyards from all across Canada, today voiced a strong objection to the current Request for Proposal (RFP) published for the Canadian Coast Guard. The CGC is again purchasing a used ship from offshore, instead of building this ship right here at …

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Croatian shipyard delivers vessel to Algoma Central Corporation after a long delay

ZAGREB (Croatia) – Croatia’s 3. Maj shipyard said today that it delivered a self-unloading bulk carrier to Canadian marine transportation services provider Algoma Central Corporation, reported SeeNews. The vessel is 198.3 metres long, 23.8 metres wide, can carry up to 31,132 tonnes of cargo, and has an engine output of 7,100 kW, 3. Maj said in a filing to …

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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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