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FIRST EMISSION-FREE PUSHBOAT NAMED IN GERMANY

FIRST EMISSION-FREE PUSHBOAT NAMED IN GERMANY

A naming ceremony has been held for ‘Elektra’, believed to be the first zero-emission pushboat to be built, at the Hermann Barthel shipyard in Derben, Germany. The ceremony marked the end of a two-year construction period and the transfer to Berlin's Westhafen for...

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LARGE MULTI-FUEL SWEDISH RO-RO HANDED OVER

LARGE MULTI-FUEL SWEDISH RO-RO HANDED OVER

Swedish shipowner Wallenius SOL has taken delivery of 'Botnia Enabler', which it describes as the world’s largest ice-rated multi-fuel con-ro vessel, from the CIMC Raffles yard in China. Ragnar Johansson, MD, Wallenius SOL, said: “We’re incredibly pleased and proud to...

FOUR MORE LNG-FUELLED CAR CARRIERS FOR MOL

FOUR MORE LNG-FUELLED CAR CARRIERS FOR MOL

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has reached an agreement with Nihon Shipyard and Shin Kurushima Dockyard to build four 7,000-unit capacity car carriers that will use environment-friendly liquefied natural gas (LNG) as their main fuel. The vessels are the second series...

ZERO-EMISSION OFFSHORE VESSEL STARTS SEA TRIALS

ZERO-EMISSION OFFSHORE VESSEL STARTS SEA TRIALS

'Edda Breeze', the first of the five Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs) that Spanish shipyard Astilleros Gondan has in its orderbook, has been moved to the Port of Gijón, from where it will complete its sea trials programme over the following weeks. The...

NYK AND CNOOC ORDER SIX LNGC NEWBUILDS

NYK AND CNOOC ORDER SIX LNGC NEWBUILDS

NYK of Japan has ordered six LNG carrier vessels from Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding, in what is believed to be the largest LNG carrier order placed with a Chinese builder. At the same time, a long term charter agreement for the six ships was signed with CNOOC Gas and...

NYK ORDERS THIRD AMMONIA-FUEL READY VLGC

NYK ORDERS THIRD AMMONIA-FUEL READY VLGC

NYK of Japan has ordered its third liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) dual-fuel very large LPG / liquefied ammonia gas (NH3) carrier (VLGC) from Kawasaki Heavy Industries Sakaide Works, for scheduled delivery in 2024. Like the first two NYK-ordered LPG dual-fuel very large...

HÖEGH AUTOLINERS ORDERS FOUR MORE ZERO CARBON READY PCTCs

HÖEGH AUTOLINERS ORDERS FOUR MORE ZERO CARBON READY PCTCs

Höegh Autoliners has signed a contract to build an additional four new multi-fuel and zero carbon ready Aurora class vessels on the same terms and specifications as the first four vessels. The company says that the Aurora class vessels have attracted great interest...

SEA TRIALS BEGIN FOR FIRST CHINA-BUILT METHANOL FUELLED TANKER

SEA TRIALS BEGIN FOR FIRST CHINA-BUILT METHANOL FUELLED TANKER

Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) is beginning sea trials of the 'Stena Pro Patria', the first methanol powered dual-fuel tanker constructed in China. GSI signed the deal to build three 49,990 dwt dual-fuel tankers with Proman Stena Bulk, a joint venture between...

DAMEN INVESTS IN STOCK OF HYBRID CTVs

DAMEN INVESTS IN STOCK OF HYBRID CTVs

In response to positive feedback from offshore suppliers, Damen Shipyards Group has decided to build three new vessels of the Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2710 Hybrid type on stock at the Damen Antalya yard in Turkey. The vessels will be available for fast delivery for...

KEPPEL O&M DELIVERS DUAL-FUEL DREDGER

KEPPEL O&M DELIVERS DUAL-FUEL DREDGER

Van Oord has taken delivery of the first dual-fuel Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) built in Singapore from Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M). Named Vox Ariane, the high-specification dredger has a hopper capacity of 10,500m3 and can run on LNG. It...

NYK TAKES DELIVERY OF THIRD METHANOL-FUELLED TANKER

NYK TAKES DELIVERY OF THIRD METHANOL-FUELLED TANKER

Methanol-fuelled chemical tanker 'Grouse Sun', owned by NYK Bulkship (Asia), an NYK Group company based in Singapore, has been delivered from the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in Korea. Grouse Sun has been equipped with a dual-fuel engine that can burn both HFO and methanol...

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