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Crowley and Eastern Pacific Shipping Partner with Long-term Charters for Four LNG-Fueled Containership Newbuilds

FL, United States

U.S. shipping and logistics company Crowley has awarded Singapore-based Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) a contract for the charter of four newbuild containerships powered by liquified natural gas (LNG) for Crowley’s U.S.-Central America trade. Using LNG significantly lowers vessel greenhouse gas emissions, such as sulfur oxide, carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide while eliminating particulate matter compared… Read More

Seaspan LNG bunkering trio will feature Høglund automation


Three 7,600-cubic-meter LNG bunkering vessels on order for Canadian owner Seaspan ULC wlll feature integrated automation systems (IAS) from Tønsberg, Norway, headquartered Høglund Marine Solutions. The IAS will seamlessly connect the cargo handling, control and electrical propulsion systems on each of the vessels, with Høglund leveraging its experience from successfully developing automation systems on some… Read More

WasteFuel Technology Converts Municipal Solid Waste to E-Methanol Fuel

CA, United States

With the shipping industry moving toward the broader adoption of methanol as an alternative fuel supply and sourcing concerns remain. California-based start-up WateFuel, which counts Maersk and NetJets among its investors, has developed a new technology module for converting municipal solid waste into low-carbon fuels. According to the company, the technology can be built efficiently… Read More

Back to the Future: Blended Wing Gliders Could Redefine Undersea Warfare

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Since it was first proposed by Henry Stommel in a 1989Oceanography magazine article, the underwater glider has become a mainstay of ocean scientific research. The Teledyne Marine Slocum glider(named for Joshua Slocum, the first to solo circumnavigate the globe in a sailboat),along with its cousins the Kongsberg SeaGlider, originally developed by the University of Washington,… Read More

Using Geo-Data to Understand Ocean Phenomena and Build Coastal Resilience

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Academia, governments, the private sector, NGOs, and philanthropic organizations must all join hands to provide discovery and access to our ocean geo-data and resources, to increase our understanding of the ocean and restore its health, says Louis Demargne, Data and Knowledge Management Officer at the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO). According to a recent report,… Read More

Navy Seeks Solution for Decommissioned Nuclear Carrier USS Enterprise

United States

The U.S Navy is grappling with a huge dilemma on what to do with the decommissioned USS Enterprise, the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and the pride of the Navy for 50 years from her commissioning in 1961 to her deactivation in 2012. Officially decommissioned in 2017, she sits in Virginia costing millions of dollars… Read More

LNG Carriers Continue to Lead Newbuilds with Further $2.6B in Orders

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Newbuilding orders for LNG carriers, which had already been leading the industry in 2022, recorded another significant jump with an additional $2.6 billion in contracts reported by two of South Korea’s large shipbuilders. Orders in the sector are growing rapidly both as Qatar prepares for its massive expansion of production as well other emerging nations… Read More

Eastern Shipbuilding Group Delivers Dorothy Day Staten Island Ferry

FL, United States

THIRD OLLIS CLASS VESSEL IS EN ROUTE TO NEW YORK HARBOR Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. (ESG) announced the completion of the third and final Ollis Class Staten Island Ferry for the City of New York Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) Staten Island Ferry Division. Yesterday, the Dorothy Day, Hull 221, departed ESG’s Port St. Joe Shipyard… Read More

Fincantieri Marinette cuts steel for first Constellation-class frigate

United States

Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) yesterday officially started construction on the U.S. Navy’s first Constellation-class guided missile frigate. As shipbuilders began cutting steel for the ship, members of the Navy, representatives of elected officials and community leaders witnessed the milestone event. Two years ago the Navy selected FMM to design and build the Constellation-class frigate, which is based… Read More

Sperry Marine launches new vessel performance digital solution

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Sperry Marine has launched its newest digital solution, Sperry Marine Vessel Performance. Developed in collaboration with ABB, the service enables vessel owners to collect and analyze on-board data in real time, supporting efficient fuel usage and regulatory compliance, while optimizing voyage routing. The new solution relies on several modules of the ABB Ability OCTOPUS marine advisory… Read More

DRS Delivers Advanced Electric Propulsion Equipment for Lead Columbia-Class Submarine

VA, United States

Leonardo DRS, Inc. announced today that it has successfully completed factory acceptance testing and shipment of the first production unit of the main propulsion motor for the U.S. Navy’s new COLUMBIA Class submarine. The motor was recently shipped to General Dynamics Electric Boat (EB) for integration into the lead ship of the class. DRS was… Read More

VIDEO: Newport News Shipbuilding marks CVN 80 construction milestone

VA, United States

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) celebrated the ceremonial keel-laying of the aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN 80) at its Newport News Shipbuilding division on July 27 U.S. Olympic gold medalists Simone Biles and Katie Ledecky are the ship’s sponsors. Ledecky attended in person, while Biles participated via video, as the pair marked the important first milestone in construction… Read More

Six Advanced U.S. CTVs Ordered for Developing Offshore Wind Sector

United States

The efforts to develop the offshore wind energy sector in the United States are continuing to drive business opportunities for the U.S. maritime sector. In the latest development, Atlantic Wind Transfers, which pioneered the U.S. market for crew transfer vessels, announced a shipbuilding order to further expand its fleet. The market for U.S.-built CTVs is… Read More

Research by C-Job Naval Architects shows nuclear energy may be used as maritime propulsion in future

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New research by C-Job Naval Architect shared today shows nuclear energy could be applied as marine propulsion in the future. According to the independent ship design company, nuclear technology has seen several interesting developments and should be considered for future maritime applications. Based on the research, C-Job concludes that the Molten Salt Reactor has the… Read More

TSHD R.B. Weeks Moves Closer to Sea Trials

FL, United States

The 356-foot trailing suction hopper dredge R.B. Weeks (ESG Hull 258) is leaving our Allanton Shipyard for Port St. Joe. Source

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