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FIRST EPA 4 BULKER BEGINS OPERATION ON GREAT LAKES

FIRST EPA 4 BULKER BEGINS OPERATION ON GREAT LAKES

The 'Mark W Barker', the first new US-flagged Great Lakes bulker in almost 40 years, has successfully completed sea trials and will now begin trading throughout the freshwater lakes and river networks with EPA 4 engines and zer-pollution water-lubricated propeller...

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SEVEN AIR-LUBRICATED LNG CARRIERS ORDERED FOR QATAR

SEVEN AIR-LUBRICATED LNG CARRIERS ORDERED FOR QATAR

A joint venture between NYK, 'K' Line, MISC Berhad, and China LNG Shipping has ordered seven 174,000m3 LNG carrier ships from Hyundai Heavy Industries of South Korea, which will be employed on long-term charter to QatarEnergy. The vessels will be added to the fleet of...

NORTH SEA LNG DUAL FUEL SHUTTLE TANKER DELIVERED

NORTH SEA LNG DUAL FUEL SHUTTLE TANKER DELIVERED

A dual-fuel LNG (liquefied natural gas) shuttle tanker, ordered by Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers (KNOT),  which is an affiliate of NYK, has been delivered from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering in South Korea. The vessel, named Frida Knutsen, will be...

GRIMALDI’S 11th GG5G RO-RO DELIVERED

GRIMALDI’S 11th GG5G RO-RO DELIVERED

With the delivery of the ‘Eco Adriatica’,11th of 12 ro-ros ordered from the Chinese Jinling shipyard, the fleet of Grimaldi Green 5th Generation (GG5G) class hybrid vessels is almost complete. The Eco Adriatica flies the Italian flag, has a length of 238m, a beam of...

CORRODED SCRUBBER OUTLETS REPLACED WITHOUT DELAY TO SCHEDULE

CORRODED SCRUBBER OUTLETS REPLACED WITHOUT DELAY TO SCHEDULE

Hydrex has recently replaced two corroded scrubber overboard pipes on a large container ship without interrupting or delaying the ship’s itinerary. After obtaining the exact specifications so that the new pipes can be fabricated, the pipes were sent to a specialist...

LNG-FUELLED US CONTAINER SHIP HANDED OVER

LNG-FUELLED US CONTAINER SHIP HANDED OVER

Hawaii-based Pasha Hawaii has taken delivery of the 'George III' from Texas shipbuilder Keppel AmFELS, the first LNG powered vessel to fuel on the US West Coast and the first to serve Hawaii. The 236m long containership is the first of two new Ohana Class...

CIMC RAFFLES PROMOTES CARBON NEUTRALITY WITH GREEN WTIV

CIMC RAFFLES PROMOTES CARBON NEUTRALITY WITH GREEN WTIV

Chinese shipyard CIMC Raffles has begun construction at the Yantai shipyard of 'Juv Boreas', a wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) commissioned by Netherlands-based marine construction company Van Oord. The DNV classed vessel is designed by Danish Naval Architect...

MEYER WERFT LAYS KEEL FOR THIRD CARNIVAL LNG-FUELLED CRUISESHIP

MEYER WERFT LAYS KEEL FOR THIRD CARNIVAL LNG-FUELLED CRUISESHIP

With the traditional keel laying ceremony at Meyer Werft's Papenburg shipyard, the construction of Carnival Jubilee - the first ship for the Miami-based shipping company to be built in Papenburg - has reached another milestone. Bernard Meyer, MD Meyer Werft, said: "We...

BATTERY TUGBOAT TO BE BUILT IN JAPAN

BATTERY TUGBOAT TO BE BUILT IN JAPAN

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha ('K' Line) group company Seagate Corporation is to build a new all-electric battery-powered tugboat. The boat's hybrid propulsion system will have an electric motor as the main power source, fed by a large capacity lithium-ion battery recharged...

SECOND EDDA WIND HYDROGEN-READY SOV LAUNCHED IN SPAIN

SECOND EDDA WIND HYDROGEN-READY SOV LAUNCHED IN SPAIN

Offshore operator Edda Wind, which is jointly owned by Østensjø and Wilhelmsen, has launched its Service Operation Vessel (SOV) 'Edda Goelo' at Astilleros Balenciaga in Spain. Edda Goelo will commence operations on a five-year contract for Siemens Gamesa at...

DAMEN SCORES SECOND GERMAN ORDER FOR FUEL-EFFICIENT COASTERS

DAMEN SCORES SECOND GERMAN ORDER FOR FUEL-EFFICIENT COASTERS

Long-established ship management company Reederei Wessels recently made the same purchase as its even older near neighbour HS Shipping Group, both ordering two Damen Combi Freighter 3850 (CF 3850) vessels. The shipyard says that the choice was underpinned by the...

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