Product and Technical Innovation
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NACKS Hands Over Ultramax Bulker

Japan

Market Cooper, a 61,000 dwt bulk carrier newbuilding, has been delivered to its owner, Japanese shipbuilder Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) said.The 77,546 cbm ship was built at the Nantong COSCO...

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Anglo-Eastern rolls out DNV GL’s Navigator Port technology fleetwide

Hong Kong

Hong Kong headquartered Anglo-Eastern Ship Management has completed the successful roll-out of DNV GL’s Navigator Port software to its fleet of more than 600 vessels.Navigator Port is used daily...

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COSCO Shipping Specialized Carriers Orders 8 Newbuilds

China

COSCO Shipping Specialized Carriers, a subsidiary of China Ocean Shipping Group (COSCO), has ordered eight 62,000 dwt multipurpose pulp carriers at Cosco Shipping Heavy Industry’s Dalian yard.Four...

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OOCL Orders Five 23,000 TEU Giants in China

China

Hong Kong-based container shipping and logistics service company Orient Overseas Container Line Limited (OOCL) has ordered five 23,000 TEU boxships at COSCO Shipping yards in China. Unveiled on...

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LNG fueled research vessel features Schottel propulsion units

Germany

The Atair, a 75 meter long and roughly 17 meter wide research vessel under construction at the Fassmer shipyard in Berne, Germany, is equipped with Schottel propulsion systems. Ordered by the German...

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ClassNK releases new CBM guidelines

To promote the use of Condition Based Maintenance technology, classification society ClassNK has released CBM guidelines that explain the society’s revised rules for using CBM in class surveys.CBM...

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Qatar shipyard to add new floating dry dock

Qatar

Milaha (Qatar Navigation Q.P.S.C) is to expand its facilities with the acquisition of a new floating dry dock to support vessel repair and dry docking.The dock is set to arrive at the Mesaieed,...

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55-metre Yacht Support vessel 'BLUE OCEAN' launched

Netherlands

The latest new build of the popular 55-metre Yacht Support hit the water at DAMEN’s yard in Antalya today. Named BLUE OCEAN, she is the eighth launch of the 55-metre YS 5009 (182 ft) design and will...

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Van Oord conducts Final Tests with Deep Dig-It Trencher in Rotterdam

Netherlands

Today Van Oord, being part of the Van Oord-Hellenic Cables consortium, conducted final tests with the Deep Dig-It in the Alexiahaven (Rotterdam). The Deep Dig-It trencher is a gigantic and remotely...

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Tug Delivery Roundup

With 12 new additions of note for the global tug family to report, this month’s round-up concentrates just on deliveries.The familiar line-up of European builders including Damen, Sanmar and Med...

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Keel Laid for Russia’s 1st LNG-Fueled Passenger Ship

Russian Federation

A keel-laying ceremony has been held for Chaika LNG, the first passenger ship in Russia to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), Gazprom said.The event was held on February 27 at the shipyard...

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S. Walsh & Sons order CS 2010 Pusher from Concordia Damen

Netherlands

Damen Shipyards Group has signed a contract with London construction services provider S. Walsh & Sons (‘Walsh’) for a CS2010 pusher tug from Concordia Damen. As a result of Concordia Damen’s...

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MOL, DSME Secure AIP for ‘Cryo-Powered’ Regas System for FSRUs

Japan

Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering have obtained Approval in Principle (AIP) from Bureau Veritas for the design of a...

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First Of Seamade’s Two Offshore Substations Sets Sail To The Belgian North Sea

Belgium

The first of two offshore substations for the SeaMade offshore wind farm left the construction yard in Hoboken for its final destination in the Belgian North Sea. The 1,200 tonne substation has...

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BC Ferries Reveals Names Of Two New Damen-Built Vessels In Victoria Naming Ceremony

Netherlands

On 19th February BC Ferries held a naming ceremony for the first of its two Island Class Ferries at Victoria’s Point Hope Maritime. At the event, the names of the vessels – Island Discovery and...