Shipbuilding

Canada to acquire ferry to temporarily replace MV Madeleine and names future replacement in honor of Jean Lapierre (in French)

Photo: Centre d’archives régional des iles GATINEAU, QC – L’honorable Marc Garneau, ministre des Transports, et l’honorable Anita Anand, ministre des Services publics et de l’Approvisionnement, ont annoncé que le gouvernement du Canada a l’intention d’acheter le navire à moteur (NM) Villa de Teror en vue de remplacer temporairement le NM Madeleine qui assure la …

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Artemis Technologies to build zero emissions ferries following £60M funding

   A Belfast Maritime Consortium led by Artemis Technologies has won a £33 million UK Government innovation grant to develop zero emissions ferries in the city, that will revolutionize the future of maritime transport. With further investment from consortium partners, the total project investment will reach close to £60m over the next four years, creating …

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Stena Bulk presents a prototype of the next-generation product and chemical tanker

IMOFlexMAX by Stena Bulk Swedish company Stena Bulk, one of the world’s leading tanker shipping companies, presented today a prototype of the next-generation product and chemical tanker, the IMOFlexMAX , which will be able to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 25% compared to modern product tankers. The vessel, designed by Stena Bulk to …

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Seaspan and Heddle Shipyards team up to eventually capture polar icebreaker contract

Photo: CCG By Leo Ryan, Editor Formerly competing for the same multibillion dollar contract, Seaspan Shipyards (Vancouver Shipyards Co. Ltd.) and Heddle Shipyards (Heddle Marine Service Inc.) today announced an alliance to win approval from the federal government to build the long-delayed future polar icebreaker of the Canadian Coast Guard. Under the terms of their …

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Japanese majors form consortium to develop and commercialize zero-emission electric ships

Seven companies – Asahi Tanker Co., Ltd., Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd., Exeno Yamamizu Corporation, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd., Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd., Tokyo Electric Power Company, and Mitsubishi Corporation – today announced establishment of the “e5 Consortium,” with the goal of establishing new ocean shipping infrastructure services through various initiatives to …

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Gigantic crane collapses on board offshore installation ship (video)

A few people were slightly injured on Saturday in an accident on a ship under construction for the dredging company DEME in Rostock, Germany, the company announced on Saturday evening in a press release. “A serious accident occurred aboard the offshore installation vessel ‘Orion 1’ during crane loading tests, “explains DEME. The vessel, built in …

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HMM names world’s largest containership in South Korea

Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) held a naming ceremony for a 24,000 TEU-class containership HMM Algeciras, the world’s largest containership, at the DSME (Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering)’s Okpo shipyard in Geoje, Korea. About 160 distinguished persons attended the ceremony, including Moon Jae-in (President of the Republic of Korea) and First Lady Kim Jung-sook who served …

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ABB to power South Asia’s first LNG hybrid tug for efficient and sustainable operations

ABB’s electric propulsion, power, energy storage, control and automation technology will be at the heart of the first tug in South Asia capable of switching between low emission LNG engines and zero-emission battery power. The tug, which will operate in Singapore harbor, has been ordered by Sembcorp Marine subsidiary Jurong Marine Services for delivery from …

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Steel cutting for the world’s largest LNG RoRo ship

Yantai CIMC Raffles Shipyard located in Shandong Province in eastern China, has cut the first steel for a new LNG-powered roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) vessel ordered by Swedish shipping company Wallenius SOL. “I’m absolutely thrilled that construction has begun. We set the bar high in terms of reliable ocean freight with low environmental impact, and a ship …

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