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GTT to Design LNG Tanks for CMA CGM's New Containerships

(Photo: CMA CGM)

Engineering firm GTT said it has been chosen to design the cryogenic fuel tanks of 12 new liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueled containerships for the CMA CGM group.The vessels have been ordered from Chinese shipyards Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co. Ltd. and Jiangnan Shipyard (Group) Co., who will each build six vessels,

WE Tech Tapped to Help Power Finnish Corvettes

Pohjanmaa Class Corvettes in the Finnish Archipelago. (Illustration source: The Finnish Defence Forces)

WE Tech Solutions Oy in Vaasa, Finland won an order for its WE Drives to control the RENK Advanced Electric Drive (AED) onboard the Pohjanmaa-class Corvettes for The Finnish Defence Forces. The WE Drives are essential for smooth operation in the different operating modes of the Combined Diesel-Electric and Gas (CODELAG) Propulsion system.

Stena RoRo E-Flexer Côte d'Opale Delivered to DFDS

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The RoPax vessel Côte d'Opale – Stena's fifth E-Flexer vessel from the Chinese shipyard CMI Jinling (Weihai) – was delivered May 17, 2021 in a ceremony with representatives from Stena RoRo, DFDS and the shipyard.The ship, at 214m long will become the longest ferry operating in the English Channe will enter service during the summer.

Wind Power: 'Trade Wings' Containership Design Gets BV AIP

Bureau Veritas has granted an  Approval in Principle (AIP) for Trade Wings 2,500, a design for a 197 x 32 m, 2500-TEU container ship designed jointly by VPLP Design, Alwena Shipping, SDARI, and AYRO. Image courtesy BV

Bureau Veritas has granted approval in principle (AIP) for the Trade Wings 2,500 design, a wind- and LNG/electric-powered containership concept designed jointly by VPLP Design, Alwena Shipping, SDARI and AYRO.As the maritime industry moves toward designs and technologies that minimize emissions, the 197- by 32-meter,

Keel Laid for Finnlines’ Second Hybrid RoRo Ship

 The construction of the Finneco II is progressing and the first keel-block of the new vessel was laid into the shipyard’s dry dock. (Photo: Finnlines)

The Nanjing Jinling shipyard in China has laid the keel for the second of three new hybrid ro-ro vessels it is building for Finnlines.The construction of MS Finneco II is proceeding, and the keel laying ceremony was held on May 12, Finnlines said.The vessel is part of Finnlines’ €500 million

Austal Delivers Two Patrol Boats to Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard

Credit: Austal

Austal has delivered two 58-meter Cape-class Patrol Boats to the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG).  The patrol boats, TTS Port of Spain (CG41) and TTS Scarborough (CG42), were delivered at a handover ceremony held at Austal Australia’s Henderson shipyard Friday. These are the first vessels of

Fincantieri Q1 Profit Jumps 27%

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Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri on Thursday reported a 27.3% rise in first-quarter core profit to 101 million euros ($122.06 million) and confirmed its guidance for the full year.Revenue stood at 1.43 billion euros, a 9.1% increase compared to the first quarter last year when production at the group's

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Launches Hybrid-Propulsion Ferry Kyoto

Christening and Launch Ceremony of "FERRY KYOTO". Photo courtesy Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding held a christening and launch ceremony May 13, 2021 for the first of two large ferries being built for Japan Railway Construction, Transport and Technology Agency (JRTT) and Meimon Taiyo Ferry Co., Ltd. The ceremony took place at the Enoura Plant at MHI’s Shimonoseki Shipyard & Machinery Works in Yamaguchi Prefecture.

US Coast Guard Issues RFP for New Waterways Commerce Cutters

FILE PHOTO: Members of the Coast Guard Cutter William Tate perform buoy tending operations on the Delaware River (Photo: U.S. Coast Guard)

The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking proposals from shipyards to design and construct its new river buoy and inland construction tenders as part of the waterways commerce cutter (WCC) program.In total, the Coast Guard plans to acquire 16 river buoy tenders, 11 inland construction tenders and three inland

All American Marine Hires Federer as Business Development Manager

Terry Federer (Photo: AAM)

Bellingham, Wash. shipbuilder All American Marine (AAM) said it has appointed Terry Federer as business development manager, effective May 10. Federer takes over the role from Ron Wille, who was recently named president and COO.In his new role, Federer will focus on the continued expansion of the aluminum

Cruise Shipping: Sea Cloud Spirit Delivered

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Sea Cloud Spirit has been delivered to Sea Cloud Cruises from the Vigo, Spain shipyard, and its maiden voyage is set for September 14, 2021, for a 10-night roundtrip Rome to Rome. The plan is to have the ship spend the fall in the Western Mediterranean and the upcoming winter season in the Canary Islands.

Partners Set Out to Develop CO2 Carrier Designs

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A team of maritime industry partners has set out to develop new liquefied CO2 carrier designs as carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects advance globally in support of net negative ambitions.“CCS has the potential to make a significant contribution to global emissions reduction strategies and

Wärtsilä Wins Contract to Outfit VLGC Pair

Wärtsilä delivers Cargo Handling and LPG Fuel Supply Systems for two new VLGCs for Oriental Energy. © Oriental Energy

Wärtsilä won a contract in April to supply the cargo handling and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) fuel supply systems for two new very large gas carrier vessels (VLGC) being built for China-based Oriental Energy, a company mainly focusing on operation of PDH (Propane Dehydrogenation) factories and LPG trading.

Alfa Laval Tallies LPG Fuel Supply Systems Order in Japan

(Image: Alfa Laval)

Alfa Laval said it has won an order for three units of the Alfa Laval FCM LPG, the low-flashpoint fuel supply system (LFSS) developed in partnership with MAN Energy Solutions.The LFSS order was signed in December 2020 with IMEX Co., Ltd., which builds MAN Energy Solutions licensed engines in Japan as

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