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China’s shipbuilding industry ‘edge’ helps it thrive under US sanctions: study

China , United States

Chinese shipyards appear to be withstanding the onslaught of US sanctions aimed at containing the rapid expansion of the PLA Navy, with a study confirming that almost all components are available from local sources. The research – commissioned by the Chinese Academy of Engineering, an official assemblage of top Chinese engineering and technology experts that holds considerable sway… Read More

U.S. Navy Secretary Looks to Asia to Revive Shipbuilding at Home; encourages S Korean and Japanese firms to invest in small American yards

United States

The US needs to revive domestic shipbuilding with increased funding from Congress and investment from overseas, Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro said, framing the issue as a matter of economic security in the competition with China. Del Toro said on Thursday that he planned to travel to Japan and South Korea soon to encourage investment… Read More

10 New Shipbuilding Companies Making the Next Wave of Oceanic Vessels

World ,

The shipbuilding industry is undergoing a significant transformation, driven by technological innovation and environmental concerns. We have hand-picked some of the new shipbuilding companies at the heart of this change. They are focusing on the development of renewables-powered autonomous cargo ships, unmanned defense vessels, container ships utilizing DynaRig and green hydrogen technologies. Additionally, these companies… Read More

SAAM Towage’s first electric tugs arrive in Canada


The first electric tugs of the SAAM Towage’s fleet, built by SANMAR Shipyards, have reached the Port of Vancouver in Canada. “We continue to make progress on this milestone for SAAM Towage, which is part of our strategy to drive innovation and development for increasingly sustainable operations. These tugs, which are the result our alliance… Read More

Wärtsilä technology to provide cleaner energy to a city utility in USA

United States

Technology group Wärtsilä will supply the generating equipment for an 18 MW expansion to an existing power plant in New Mexico, USA, utilizing reciprocating internal combustion engine (RICE) technology. The plant will operate on natural gas fuel, and will replace lost generating capacity following the closure of a coal-fired power plant and also provide flexible… Read More

Biden Administration to Sign Executive Order on Port Security Targeting Chinese Made Cranes

United States

KEY POINTS The Biden-Harris administration is announcing a series of actions to strengthen the cybersecurity of America’s ports. President Biden is to sign an executive order on Wednesday. One key issue, according to senior administration officials, is the 80% of ship-to-shore cranes moving trade at U.S. ports that are manufactured in China. The Biden administration… Read More

Callan Marine Christens 32-Inch Cutter Suction Dredge General Arnold

TX, United States

General Arnold Latest Addition to Callan Marine’s CSD Fleet, Joining General Bradley and MacArthur GALVESTON, TX – February 21, 2024 – Callan Marine ceremoniously added a new 32-inch cutter suction dredge to its fleet, the General Arnold. The General Arnold was christened in Corpus Christi, Texas, on February 20, 2024, and will immediately begin work… Read More

Signet Shipbuilding delivers first of two 7,725-hp Rotortugs to Signet Maritime

MS, United States

Signet Shipbuilding & Repair, Pascagoula, Miss., delivered the Signet Sirius, the first of two 7,725-hp ART 92-32W Rotortugs, to Signet Maritime, Houston, late last year.. This is the first ART Rotortug that Signet has built and operated in their fleet. Designed by Robert Allan Ltd. (RAL) in collaboration with RotorTug BV, the Advanced Rotortugs (ART) incorporate the patented triple Z-drive Rotortug propulsion… Read More

Armada Technologies Announces Contract with CoolCo for a Hull Air Lubrication Installation

MI, United States

Armada Technologies, is pleased to announce its collaboration with Cool Company Ltd (CoolCo), a leading LNG carrier company, as they jointly work towards a more sustainable future. Under this partnership, Armada will design, engineer, procure, and provide support for the installation and commissioning of its innovative air lubrication system on a CoolCo vessel scheduled to… Read More

STAX Engineering Launches First Multi-Port Maritime Emissions Capture and Control System in California

CA, United States

LONG BEACH, Calif., Feb. 13, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — STAX Engineering, a leader in maritime emissions capture and control, today launched the first multi-port emissions reduction operation in California at the Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Oakland. STAX, a grantee of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), is the only provider authorized to service container vessels… Read More

HII completes sea trials for new amphibious transport dock ship

VA, United States

America’s largest shipbuilder, Huntington Ingalls (HII), has announced the successful conclusion of builder’s sea trials for the amphibious transport dock ship Richard M. McCool Jr. (LPD 29). As noted by the company, the San Antonio-class vessel underwent rigorous testing in the Gulf of Mexico, assessing all systems in preparation for the final stages before its… Read More

China is winning the shipbuilding numbers game—and that’s a problem, INDOPACOM nom says

World ,

China’s military shipbuilding is outpacing the U.S., and while that doesn’t necessary spell defeat, the Biden administration’s pick to lead Indo-Pacific Command is concerned. “The [People’s Liberation Army] navy has been on a historic trajectory these last 25 years, and while we are, I am, confident that we would prevail in combat,” Adm. Samuel Paparo,… Read More

Silver Ships Delivered Ambar 1100 to North Collier Fire Control and Rescue District

FL, United States

Silver Ships delivered an Ambar 1100 (AM 1100) to North Collier Fire Control and Rescue District (NCFR) in Naples, Florida. The 36-foot fire boat is a multi-mission workboat that is being used for fast fire and emergency response, including search and rescue. The North Collier Fire Department operates the fire boat along inland, intercoastal and gulf waters in Naples, Florida…. Read More

TDI-Brooks’ New DP Vessel “RV Nautilus” Sets Sail

TX, United States

TDI-Brooks has expanded its fleet by incorporating the R/V NAUTILUS (formerly known as Nautical Geo), thereby increasing its vessel capacity. The NAUTILUS is a DP2 vessel that was built in 2000 and measures 75 meters in length. After undergoing a 6-month retrofit period in Las Palmas, the vessel is currently enroute to the US East… Read More

“General Marshall” – Seventh Dredger Joins Callan Marine’s Waterway Maintenance Fleet

TX, United States

Galveston, Texas-based dredging and marine construction company Callan Marine recently welcomed a newbuild large cutter suction dredger (CSD) to its fleet. Named after famed American World War II general and former US Secretary of State George C. Marshall, General Marshall was built by DSC Dredge at its facilities in Louisiana and Mississippi. It is the seventh dredger… Read More

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