U.S.-based subsea exploration company Ocean Infinity has signed shipbuilding contracts for eight shore-controllable vessels in what is being described as a major step forward in the development of unmanned and remotely-controlled vessel operations.
Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards Group has recently completed the unusual conversion of a platform supply vessel into a fish feed carrier at Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam.
Norway’s Havyard Group has established new company, Havyard Hydrogen, to promote the use of hydrogen for the propulsion of large vessels.
China’s three major shipbuilding indexes of have continued to drop during the first ten months of 2020.
South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Mipo Dockyard has announced the termination of a newbuilding contract for the construction of four pure car truck carriers (PCTC).
Italy’s Prysmian Group has secured a contract from RWE Renewables for the design, supply, offshore route preparation, installation, commissioning and protection of a cable system at Sofia offshore wind farm in the central North Sea.
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received an order for two fixed boom cranes to be installed on a 5,400 cubic meter bunker barge.
Japan’s Roboship project became the latest group to conduct successful tests of a remote-controlled ship equipped with an automatic collision avoidance algorithm. The roboship proof of concept test took place off the coast of Toyosu in Tokyo, Japan on November 11.
Switzerland-based Proman Stena Bulk Ltd has finalized an agreement to build an additional vessel under its joint venture partnership.
Once again Scorpio is the talk of the markets this month. The decision to exit dry bulk in favour of wind installation has elicited enormous comment and conjecture and set the pulses of S&P brokers racing.
A project to design and build a roro demonstration vessel to run on liquid green hydrogen (LH2) has received €8M (US$9.46M) in funding from Horizon 2020, the EU’s research and innovation programme
Turkish firms Ares Shipyard and Meteksan Defence are partnering on the development of a new unmanned, armed surface platform for domestic use.
Italian shipbuilding group Fincantieri has landed a cooperation agreement with the leading shipbuilder in India to help modernize the country’s defense fleet.
Total has tapped Hafnia and Viken Shipping to charter LNG-fuelled newbuild tankers, the latest sign of energy majors forcing through energy transition in shipping.
On 22 October 2020, the hull of the National Geographic Resolution, a polar expedition cruise vessel ordered by US-based cruise company Lindblad Expeditions, arrived at the Ulstein Verft shipyard in Norway to undergo outfitting work.
Maritime innovation project HySHIP has been granted €8 million (about $9.4 million) in EU funding as the Norwegian government announces a strengthened focus on the development and commercialization of hydrogen as a carbon-neutral fuel.
Class society Korean Register has approved Hyundai Mipo Dockyard’s design plans for a 20,000 cu m liquefied hydrogen carrier with the yard now determined to step up commercialisation plans of the new ship type.
Greek owner Safe Bulkers has acquisition an 82,000 dwt kamsarmax bulker, currently under construction in Japan.
MSC Seashore, a yet-to-be-delivered cruise ship owned by Switzerland-based cruise line MSC Cruises, will become the first vessel to feature Fincantieri’s next-generation air sanitation technology.