CMA CGM Slashes Fuel Costs On New Flagship

By Mike Wackett (TheLoadstar) The new CMA CGM Antoine De Saint Exupery, delivered on Friday, will burn up to 25% less fuel due to its technologically advanced engine and optimised water distribution propeller system. The new 20,600 teu flagship of the French carrier was constructed by Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction (HHIC) in the … [Read more...]

Inside the Home of ABB Azipods [IMAGES]

With the roll-out of ABB's Azipod "D" series of gearless thruster this past March, I decided to make my way over to Helsinki to see where and how these impressive machines were built, and upon arrival I quickly realized there was a lot more to these thrusters that I had realized. Firstly, an Azipod that might be found on a cruise ship, an icebreaker or perhaps a yacht … [Read more...]

Rolls-Royce Unveils Permanent Magnet Azimuth Thruster at NorShipping

After over a decade of research and development, Rolls-Royce is heading into full production of their permanent magnet tunnel thruster from their facility in Ulsteinvik, Norway. At the same time, the company is also introducing to the market a permanent magnet azimuth thruster. Related Book: Marine Propeller and Propulsion by John CarltonA permanent magnet drive is … [Read more...]

ZF: Born From Zeppelin’s Air Ships

100 years ago, when "aeroplanes" were an interesting new invention, the age of the Zeppelin was taking off from Friedrichshafen, a quaint village along the shores of Lake Constance in southern Germany. In that day and age, the term shipyard had to be qualified as Friedrichshafen was home to an airship-yard, with hangars large enough to fully enclose a hydrogen-filled … [Read more...]

Mega Machine Grand Coronation: The New Wärtsilä X72DF

By Jessica Vittone If anything has been made clear, it’s the now nearly-global commitment to reduced emissions. Shipping, despite being the lowest contributor to carbon emission per ton-mile of transported goods, is still under enormous regulatory pressure worldwide to reduce those emissions, and the IMO is committed to even tougher standards in years to … [Read more...]