Product and Technical Innovation
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Russia starts building world’s largest nuclear icebreaker

Russia, Russian Federation

MOSCOW: Russia’s Zvezda shipyard has begun construction of the first Leader-class nuclear icebreaker, according to Rosatom subsidiary Rosatomflot. The flagship vessel will be named ‘Russia’.“It...

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Two new Damen tugs from Damen Shipyards Group for Boluda Towage Europe

Netherlands

Boluda Towage Europe has ordered two 85-tonnes bollard pull ASD Tugs 2813 from Damen Shipyards Group, both complying with the most recent IMO Tier III emission standards, for operations in the Port...

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First of six LNG-fueled box ships completes trials

Korea, Democratic People's Republic of

The first in a series of six LNG-fueled neo-Panamax containerships has successfully completed sea and LNG gas trials in Korea. The ships are being built for Singapore-based Eastern Pacific Shipping...

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Japanese R&D project aims to speed development of ammonia fueling

Japan

With growing interest in ammonia as a carbon-free future marine fuel, NYK Line, shipbuilder Japan Marine United Corporation, and ClassNK have signed a joint R&D agreement on the...

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Isle of Man Steam Packet Company awards contracts for new battery hybrid ferry

Isle of Man

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company (IoMSPC) has awarded contracts for technical advisory services and the construction of its new battery hybrid ferry. Houlder, a London-based design &...

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First Compliance For Bridge Safety Standard

Germany

An ECDIS manufacturer has become the first in the world to comply with a new critical safety standard intended to reduce the number of similar alert signals on a vessel’s bridge.ChartWorld has...

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New Rock Anchoring Technology Takes A Leap Forward

Canada

A new rock anchoring technology developed in the marine renewables industry could have cross-over potential into aquaculture.For the past year, tidal energy technology specialist Sustainable Marine...

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Rule For Reducing Wastage Caused By Fouling

World

GreenSteam has identified a simple rule allowing vessel operators to reduce fuel wastage caused by hull fouling.Cleaning the vessel’s hull before it reaches a critical level of 10% fouling will...

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Subsea Viability Tool Launched

United Kingdom

The UK’s National Subsea Research Institute (NSRI) has developed a tool which it says provides a clear indication of the potential commercial viability of early stage technology in the subsea...

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Fugro delivers ROV survey and monitoring services for North Sea Link

Norway

Fugro has completed a contract for Nexans to provide remotely operated vehicle (ROV) survey and monitoring support services to lay the North Sea Link cable in Norway.National Grid NSN Link and...

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Feature-Laden VHF Radio Launched

New Zealand

Vesper Marine, a New Zealand marine electronics manufacturer has announced that its latest hero product, Cortex, has completed certification requirements and is shipping now.Vesper claims that...

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Furetank launches dual-fueled newbuild

China

Sweden shipping company Furetank launched its seventh dual-fueled vessel at the Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding yard in China.The vessel will be commercially handled by Furetak and the Gothia Tanker...

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Tasmanian tour boat operator orders its eighth Incat Crowther vessel

Australia

Tasmanian tour boat operator World Heritage Cruises has ordered its eighth Incat Crowther designed vessel. Currently under construction at the Richardson Devine Marine shipyard in Hobart, the 220...

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Red Rock to deliver milestone crane for Taiwan’s first SOV

Taiwan

Red Rock has secured a contract to deliver the offshore crane for what will be Taiwan’s first service operation vessel (SOV).The SOV will be built by Vard in Vietnam and will be chartered by Ørsted...

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Japan’s Ecobunker Shipping launches LNG bunker vessel

Japan

Ecobunker Shipping, a Japanese owner and operator of LNG bunkering vessels, launched its first ship at the Fukuoka Shipbuilding yard. The company, a joint venture between Uyeno Transtech, Sumitomo,...