AAL Named ‘Best Shipping Line – Project Cargo’ At AFLAS Awards

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AAL, one of the world’s leading global breakbulk and heavy lift operators, has been named ‘Best Shipping Line – Project Cargo’ at the prestigious 2015 Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards, held recently in Hong Kong.

Rolls-Royce To Lead Unmanned Ship Research Project

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Rolls-Royce is to lead a new €6.6 million project that could pave the way for autonomous ships. The Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications Initiative will produce the specification and preliminary designs for the next generation of advanced ship solutions.

Ulstein’s Blue Queen Top-Ranked on ESI Score

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The platform supply vessel Blue Queen, an ULSTEIN PX121 design constructed at Ulstein Verft, has received the highest ESI (Environmental Ship Index) score of 100 points from the World Port Climate Initiative (WPCI). The vessel is owned by Blue Ship Invest AS and managed by Golden Energy Offshore.

Rolls-Royce Drives Asia’s First LNG-Powered Tug

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China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) has taken delivery of Asia’s first tugboat Hai Yang Shi You 525, designed to operate solely on liquefied natural gas as ship’s fuel.