Rolls-Royce has congratulated Sanmar Shipyard for the completion of the world’s first gas powered tug for Norwegian customer Buksér og Berging, which features Rolls-Royce Bergen C26:33L6PG engine fueled purely by liquefied natural gas (LNG).
Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries, a shipbuilding affiliate of Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world’s biggest shipbuilder, announced that it has successfully launched a 162,000 m3 LNG carrier built using the on-ground shipbuilding method for the first time in the world.
The President of Argentina named the 99 metre World’s Fastest Ship and the first large dual fuel high speed Ro-Ro to use LNG as its primary fuel.
In an era where the market place is increasingly competitive and Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSCs) are seeking to differentiate themselves from their competition, the issue of standards and accreditation of the industry continues to draw big debate.
This ship concept makes it easier to find one’s sea legs, thanks to opposing waves created in specially-designed tanks fitted in the hull. The ship will house personnel working on offshore installations, and is optimized to provide the best possible comfort when moored adjacent to a platform.
The Panama Canal Expansion Program has made a significant stride forward as it reached 3 million cubic meters of concrete poured in the construction of the new lock complexes for the Expansion Program.
Collisions due to The International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea not being followed, or due to the rules therein being incorrect applied, are a cause of many claims.
The World Maritime Day 2013 theme has been chosen in order to focus IMO’s efforts during 2013 on carrying out the commitments made at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, better known as Rio+20, held in June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The Danish Maritime Authority published a report elucidating which administrative tasks are perceived as burdens by seafarers and Danish shipowners. The report is part of the Growth Plan for the Blue Denmark and highlights a desire to reduce the amount of paperwork.
Maersk Line’s first 18,000 teu vessel, the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller, which was doing the rounds on her maiden voyage in Northern Europe last week, has prompted much speculation on her economies of scale, particularly as HHI has just confirmed that it is negotiating an order for five slightly larger ships with UASC.
Malaysia yesterday launched its largest and the world’s third biggest trailing suction hopper dredger, named “Inai Kenanga”.
Until now icebreaker ships have been built to cut ice in a straight line. However, a newly developed icebreaker “Baltika” will be seen cutting thick layers of ice sideways. The vessel is being built for Russia’s Ministry of Transport for use in the Gulf of Finland, near St. Petersburg.
In a major milestone for the Panama Canal Expansion Program, the first four gates for the new locks arrived from port of Trieste, Italy to the waterway’s Atlantic side on board the semi-submersible vessel STX Sun Rise this morning.
IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu today (20 August) welcomed the entry into force of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006), adopted by the International Labour Organization (ILO), a sister UN agency to IMO.
A massive explosion resulting in a major fire took place on board INS Sindhurakshak, a Kilo class submarine of the Indian Navy, shortly after midnight on 14 August 2013.
Amidst chanting of hymns from the Atharva Veda, Vikrant, India’s first aircraft carrier, decommissioned on 31 January 1997, was reborn today as Smt Elizabeth Antony, wife of the Defence Minister Shri AK Antony, christened India’s first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) as ‘Vikrant’ meaning “courageous” or “victorious” in Sanskrit.
A couple of months later, on 23-29 September, the second vessel in the Triple-E series which is to count a total of 20 ships, will be coming to Copenhagen. To celebrate this event, Maersk will offer the public a view of the large, new, and innovative container ship and at the same time opens the doors to the world of shipping with a multi-media exhibition located next to the ship.
Winning a better deal for women is the title of the ITF’s new union resource, the women’s best practice guide, which has received ‘rave reviews’ from delegates during maritime union meetings this week.
The first Triple-E has commenced its maiden voyage in Busan, South Korea. At the helm, the crew of the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller whose members have been selected among Maersk Line’s finest.
The first Triple-E, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, is now Maersk Line’s. Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) delivered the first Triple-E vessel the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller to Maersk Line.
The ME-LGI concept is an entirely new concept that can be applied to all MAN Diesel & Turbo low-speed engines, either ordered as an original unit or through retrofitting. MAN Diesel & Turbo’s ME-GI engine is introduced as the demand to run ships on LNG as well as HFO in the face of increasing fuel prices increases.
We celebrate the Day of the Seafarers today, June 25th, the third international Day of the Seafarer and an official United Nations observance day. Thank you seafarers for everything!
China Shipping Container Lines’ recent order for 5 x 18,400 teu vessels signals another round of vessel upsizing. For ports, the impact will be felt way beyond the Asia-Europe trade lane.
Maersk Line’s newest vessel, the first of the Triple-E series, was named this morning in a ceremony at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in Okpo, South Korea. It bears the name of the late Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, who passed away in April 2012 at the age of 98.