The finishing touches are being added to the world’s largest vessel, Allseas’ Pieter Schelte, at the port of Rotterdam over the next few months. The building of the heavy lift and pipelay vessel has been and continues to be one of Lloyd’s Register’s most ambitious and complex projects.
The Swiss-Italian ocean carrier MSC is embarking on an aggressive expansion path, which could see it overtake Maersk by the end of 2016 to become the world’s largest container line. MSC was recently linked to two new sets of orders for 19,000 teu ships, bringing its total order book to over 610,000 teu.
Maersk Drilling has taken delivery of its second ultra harsh environment jack-up, XLE-2, from the Keppel FELS shipyard in Singapore on time. The rig will start its mobilisation to the Norwegian North Sea in approximately two weeks, where it will commence a five year contract with Det norske oljeselskap ASA (Det norske).
ABS, the leading provider of classification services to the global offshore industry, has entered into a joint development project (JDP) with South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) to develop the industry’s first LNG fueled drillship.