Cabinet Council of the Republic of Panama officially approved a proposal to modify the Panama Canal tolls structure, following a recommendation from the ACP Board of Directors.
Building of Containerships’ new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) vessels is progressing at Wenchong Shipyard, Guangzhou. The construction of three upcoming vessels is in action in the Chinese shipyard.
Some of the best ships were launched in this year. Let’s take a look at the noteworthy “world’s first” and eco-friendly vessels launched in the year 2016.
NYK has agreed to joint ownership of a LNG carrier with the KEPCO through a vessel-owner company shared by the two companies.
DSME and Kongsberg Maritime have signed a JDA for a new LNG FSRU regasification control system.
If Asian buyers continue to divert their contracted supply from the US towards Europe and Latin America, it will reduce demand for LNG vessels in the long term by cutting down on long-haul trade.
Newest class of ships from Royal Caribbean Cruises will be powered by LNG and introduce the use of fuel cell technology, ushering in a new era of shipbuilding.
The MOL-operated LNG Carrier LNG MALEO safely rescued three survivors about 280 km to the east off Mindanao, in the Pacific Ocean.
ABS, is pleased to confirm that the ABS-classed Navigator Aurora, the world’s largest ethane/ethylene capable liquefied gas carrier, has been delivered to Navigator Gas.
Sail away ceremony of the LNG Floating Storage Unit, which is to be installed as part of the Delimara LNG Import Terminal, was recently held in Singapore.
Despite the current weakness in LNG shipping rates, Drewry maintains its bullish long-term outlook for LNG shipping and believes that the market will require more vessels than listed on the current orderbook, according to the latest edition of the LNG Forecaster report published by global shipping consultancy Drewry.
A series of SKF innovations featuring in the propulsion units on ice-breaking liquefied natural gas tankers are ensuring reliability and reduced life cycle costs despite operating in the harshest conditions.
WE Tech Solutions (WE Tech) has received an order to deliver its direct-drive permanent magnet shaft generator solution to two new 25,600 dwt dual-fueled handysize bulk carriers – ice-class 1A ships, the first LNG dual-fueled handysize bulk carriers in the world.
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that it has teamed up with a local partner in Indonesia, PT Pelindo Energi Logistik to launch joint operation of the LNG carrier Triputra, which conducted the project’s first discharging operation at the Port of Benoa on Bali Island.
The Creole Spirit – Teekay’s very first M-type, Electronically Controlled, Gas Injection (MEGI)-Type LNG carrier – was successfully delivered to Cheniere Marketing. This is a major milestone in Teekay LNG Partners’ (TGP) expansion plans, as we enter a long phase of vessel deliveries.
Training High-caliber Seafarers to Ensure the Safe Transport of More Diverse Gas Cargoes
The hull assembly of Tallink’s new fast ferry Megastar started today 09.02.2016 at the Meyer Turku shipyard with traditional ceremonies. When ready, the new fast ferry will be a pinnacle of ship sustainability and efficiency at Baltic Sea
Tallink’s new LNG fast ferry delivered in 2017 will be named Megastar. The name was chosen among 21 550 name proposals submitted to the public name contest. On 9th of February 2016 the keel for Megastar will be laid in Meyer Turku Yard, which starts the constructions of the ship in dry-dock.
An innovative project to optimise LNG ship hull forms is set to reduce emissions and save significant amounts of fuel for LNG vessel operators.
On Saturday, January 9, 2016, TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico successfully loaded LNG bunkers aboard the world’s first LNG powered containership, MV Isla Bella.
In the weeks before Chirstmas 2015, Ferus Smit delivered her Nb. 423, the first LNG powered LNG cement tanker to her owners. The delivery was preceded by an extensive programme of trials and tests in which the proper working and safety of all systems was verified.
On December 11, General Dynamics NASSCO successfully completed bunkering of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for the Perla Del Caribe, the world’s second containership to be powered by LNG.
Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) has successfully completed a Mark-III Flex Mock-Up, which has been certified by GTT (Gaztransport et Technigaz), France, thereby completing all requirements to be licensed by GTT to build LNG ships for any client world-wide using their patented membrane containment system known as the Mark-III Technology.
North America’s first LNG bunker barge is scheduled to be launched in February of 2016, Clean Marine Energy LLC (CME) announced following a US Coast Guard (USCG) and Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators (SIGTTO) hosted tour at Conrad Shipyard in Orange, TX.