CSCL Globe, the world’s largest containership and the first of a series of five 19,100 TEU containerships ordered by China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) in 2013, has been named at Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in Ulsan, South Korea. All of the vessels in the series will be constructed to DNV GL class.
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Watch the spectacular MSC Magnifica getting repaired at the Damen Shipyard at Rotterdam.
United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) today named the industry’s first ever LNG-ready ultra large container vessel. MV “Sajir” is the first vessel in UASC’s current newbuilding program, comprising 17 of the world’s most eco-efficient vessels.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has completed development of the “Sayaringo STaGE,” a next-generation LNG (liquefied natural gas) carrier. The adoption of apple-shaped tanks enables near 16% increase in LNG carrying capacity without changing the ship’s width.
With Egypt planning to dig a new $8 billion canal alongside the 145-year-old historic waterway — a project that officials say will boost global commerce — the invasion of species from the Red Sea could swell.
Rem Eir is the world’s largest LNG powered offshore supply vessel, built by Kleven Verft in Norway. Eir is the fourth PSV delivered from Kleven this year to enter into a Statoil chart.
We are slowly approaching limits in ship size development due to stability factors and steel thickness requirements. Also, the ultra-large wide-beam vessels would be constrained by port and seaways limitations, such as crane outreach and drafts.
Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) has won two awards at the Lloyd’s List Middle East and Indian Subcontinent Awards – the most important maritime industry event for the region – which took place recently at the JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai.
The captain of a wind farm service vessel was navigating in bad weather with the radar in standby mode. As he attempted to navigate, the vessel struck a turbine tower at approximately 12 knots, resulting in minor injuries to some of the crew and considerable damage to the vessel.
The RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter winched an elderly Sydney woman from the Dutch cruise ship ‘Volendam’ while it was tracking 40 nautical miles east off Rainbow Beach.