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BC FERRIES REVEALS NEW GREEN FERRY CONCEPTS

BC FERRIES REVEALS NEW GREEN FERRY CONCEPTS

Canada's BC Ferries has released first details of its New Major Vessels programme, which will involve up to seven new ferries planned to enter operation starting in 2029. BC Ferries is building these new major vessels to provide more capacity across the ferry system...

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TEN NEW FUEL-OPTIMISED FAST FERRIES TO INCAT CROWTHER DESIGN

TEN NEW FUEL-OPTIMISED FAST FERRIES TO INCAT CROWTHER DESIGN

Singapore’s Majestic Fast Ferry has commissioned Incat Crowther to design a new second generation 39m passenger ferry as the basis of its future fleet. Incat Crowther’s range with Indonesian builder PT Cahaya Samudra covers four vessels lengths; 29m, 32m, 39m and 42m....

NEW FERRY FOR UGANDA WILL CUT CO2 BY SHIFTING FREIGHT FROM ROADS

NEW FERRY FOR UGANDA WILL CUT CO2 BY SHIFTING FREIGHT FROM ROADS

Following a construction period of 21 months, the ferry 'Mpungu', built by Seco Marine of Entebbe for East Africa Marine Transport (EAMT) has been launched on Lake Victoria. The vessel will now undergo a period of Lake trials before commencing service in April 2024....

LOW-CARBON SWATH CTVs TO BE BUILT IN FINLAND

LOW-CARBON SWATH CTVs TO BE BUILT IN FINLAND

Ad Hoc Marine Designs (AHMD) of the UK has announced a new design of Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull (Swath) crew transfer vessels (CTVs) for Scottish operator Maritime Craft Services (MCS). Initially, three vessels to the new design will be built at Työvene yard in...

DAMEN UNVEILS NEW GREEN COMPACT TUG DESIGN

DAMEN UNVEILS NEW GREEN COMPACT TUG DESIGN

The latest vessel in the Damen Compact Tugs product platform, the ASD Tug 1810,  has been launched to answer the needs of modern port operations. Despite its compact nature, Damen has designed the 18.25m x 10.23m ASD Tug 1810 to produce minimal noise and...

NEW ROTORTUG IS FIRST IN US TO BE CLASSED ENVIRO AND LEV BY ABS

NEW ROTORTUG IS FIRST IN US TO BE CLASSED ENVIRO AND LEV BY ABS

‘Signet Sirius’, the first of two ART 92-32W Rotortugs designed by Robert Allan Ltd (RAL) was recently delivered by Signet Maritime's Pascagoula yard. This is the first ART Rotortug that Signet has built and operated. Designed in collaboration with RotorTug of the...

DELTAMARIN AND BAR TECH PRODUCE WIND-OPTIMISED HULL DESIGN

DELTAMARIN AND BAR TECH PRODUCE WIND-OPTIMISED HULL DESIGN

Designers Deltamarin and BAR Technologies have jointly developed a ship hull design concept, optimised for wind-assisted propulsion. The partnership is said to highlight Deltamarin and BAR Technologies’ ongoing dedication to decarbonisation and forward-thinking...

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BULK HYDROGEN CARRIER IN DEVELOPMENT THROUGH JAPAN/AUSTRALIA/KOREA MoU

BULK HYDROGEN CARRIER IN DEVELOPMENT THROUGH JAPAN/AUSTRALIA/KOREA MoU

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), Australian energy company Woodside Energy, shipbuilding and engineering company HD Korea Shipbuilding and Offshore Engineering (HD KSOE) and shipping company Hyundai Glovis have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly...

JAPANESE COMPANIES JOIN FORCES IN ECO-VLCC PROJECT

JAPANESE COMPANIES JOIN FORCES IN ECO-VLCC PROJECT

Idemitsu Tanker Co, IINO Lines, Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK), and Nihon Shipyard have established a consortium to conduct joint research and development of a design concept for a VLCC vessel of Malaccamax dimensions. The joint project will examine in particular...

FURETANK COMPLETES FLEET RENEWAL PROGRAMME WITH TWO MORE VINGA SHIPS

FURETANK COMPLETES FLEET RENEWAL PROGRAMME WITH TWO MORE VINGA SHIPS

Swedish product tanker operator Furetank has ordered another two vessels to the Vinga design, developed jointly by FKAB and Furetank. When these two newbuilds are delivered from China Merchants Jinling Shipyard, Furetank’s fleet will consist entirely of...

SIX MORE FKAB PRODUCT TANKSHIPS FOR NYK/STOLT JV

SIX MORE FKAB PRODUCT TANKSHIPS FOR NYK/STOLT JV

The Joint Venture company between NYK Line and Stolt Tankers has reached an agreement with Nantong Xiangyu Shipyard in China to build six 38,000 dwt stainless steel chemical tankers for delivery between late 2026 and 2029 based on a design by FKAB of Sweden. These...

SMYRIL LINE ORDERS METHANOL-READY RO-RO PAIR

SMYRIL LINE ORDERS METHANOL-READY RO-RO PAIR

Danish ferry operator Smyril Line has contracted with the CIMC Raffles shipyard in China to build two new identical ro-ro ships, measuring 190m in length and having 3,300 lane metres for trailers. The new ships will join Smyril Line’s current network, and are planned...

BMT REVEALS NEW METHANOL- AND AUTONOMY-READY SOV DESIGN

BMT REVEALS NEW METHANOL- AND AUTONOMY-READY SOV DESIGN

BMT has launched a design for a 48m Service Operation Vessel (SOV), intended for a new era in offshore operations, to deliver safety, comfort and efficiency while minimising environmental impact. The 48m SOV is the largest in the range of BMT's existing offshore...

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