Shipbuilding

First installation of wind propulsion systems by Norsepower on new VLOC

  HELSINKI – Norsepower Oy Ltd., a global provider of auxiliary wind propulsion systems, announced the installation of five tilting Rotor Sails on board a new build Very Large Ore Carrier (VLOC) chartered by Vale, the Brazilian mining company.  The new vessel, Sea Zhoushana, is a 325,000 dwt VLOC owned by Pan Ocean Ship Management …

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World’s Largest Civilian Hospital Ship Successfully Passes Final Sea Trials

  Victoria, British Columbia – Mercy Ships announced that the Global Mercy has now completed deep water sea trials, one of the final milestones in the countdown towards the hospital ship’s delivery, equipping, maiden voyage and launch into service to sub-Saharan Africa in 2022. Deep water trials are designed to test the vessel during extended sailing time to …

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Canadian Coast Guard to get two Polar icebreakers

  Artist concept of new polar icebreaker (NSS) In a surprise announcement, the Canadian government today said it will move forward with the construction of two Polar icebreakers instead of a single vessel that had been originally planned a decade ago under the national shipbuilding program. One is to be built by Seaspan Shipyards in …

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Fednav takes delivery of MV Arvik I

  Montreal – Fednav Limited announced that it has taken delivery of its latest Polar Class 4 icebreaking bulk carrier—the MV Arvik I. This new state-of-the-art vessel will replace the 43-year old MV Arctic. The Canadian-flag, Arvik I will trade between St. Lawrence River ports and Deception Bay, servicing Glencore’s Raglan Mine, commencing mid-May 2021.  Ordered through Sumitomo Corporation and built by Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU) shipyards Japan, the 31,000-DWT mine resupply vessel is a sister …

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DNV awards first merchant vessel SILENT-E notation

  ONEX Peace, an Aframax tanker built by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries and delivered to its owner ONEX, has become the world’s first merchant ship to receive DNV’s SILENT-E notation. DNV is the first classification society to offer an underwater noise notation. The SILENT-E notation ensures ships do not exceed average-to-moderate Underwater Radiation Noise (URN) …

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Hybrid electric pushboats will debut on Amazon River system

  The construction of a new fleet of diesel/battery electric push boats has begun at the Belov Engenharia Shipyard for Hidrovias do Brasil. They will be providing terminal assistance on the Amazon River system. Vancouver-based Robert Allan, which has designed the push boats, said that the construction work has recently begun and the first vessel …

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UECC floats first of three LNG battery hybrid PCTCs

  The first of three LNG battery hybrid pure car truck carriers (PCTC) commissioned by United European Car Carriers (UECC) was launched in an official ceremony Monday 12 April at the Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai. The remaining two vessels are scheduled for delivery in 2022. With the launch of our first LNG battery hybrid PCTC, …

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Everfuel signs MOU for hydrogen supply to new zero-emission ship concept

  Herning, Denmark – Everfuel A/S announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with an undisclosed German-Norwegian shipping company for collaboration on hydrogen supply to a new zero-emission shipping solution. The two parties are exploring cooperation whereby Everfuel will be responsible for delivery of hydrogen, including planning, installation and operation of an optimized, …

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Paris debut for world’s first hydrogen cargo vessel

  The European innovation project Flagships will deploy the world’s first commercial cargo transport vessel operating on hydrogen, plying the river Seine in Paris. Commercial operations are set to commence in 2021. The hydrogen cargo transport vessel will be owned by French inland shipowner Compagnie Fluvial de Transport (CFT), a subsidiary of the Sogestran Group. The company is currently …

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Algoma Central Corporation takes delivery of the Captain Henry Jackman

  St. Catharines, Ontario — Algoma Central Corporation, a leading supplier of marine transportation services, today announced that it has taken delivery of the Captain Henry Jackman, the fifth Equinox Class gearless dry-bulk carrier and the tenth Equinox Class vessel to join the fleet. The ship is expected to begin her voyage to Canada from …

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