Friday, November 28, 2014
salt carrier
Engineering News

Mexico Orders New Salt Transporter from Nantong Rainbow

Mexico’s state-controlled Exportadora de Sal SA (ESSA), one of the world’s largest salt exporters with a 10-million-ton annual production, has ordered a new shallow-draft self-unloading salt carrier from  Nantong Rainbow...

November 28, 2014
Total Views: 11

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Maritime News

Chemical Tanker First to Use New Duplex Stainless Steel Cargo Tanks

The new chemical tanker built in Japan is the first to use a new type of steel cargo tanks said to be cheaper and stronger that existing tanks.

November 18, 2014
Total Views: 21

Thursday, November 13, 2014
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Engineering News

AIDA Cruises – Embracing the Use of LNG as a Ship Fuel

In mid-October, the world’s first LNG hybrid barge “Hummel” was christened in Hamburg, Germany with the mission to provide an environmentally-friendly power source for AIDA Cruises new flagship, AIDAprima and other ships...

November 13, 2014
Total Views: 41

Monday, November 10, 2014
News

Vigor, Jensen to Unveil New Factory Trawler

Jensen Maritime and Vigor are getting ready to unveil the design for a new 352-foot catcher processor/factory trawler. The design is the product of collaboration between Jensen, the design architect,...

November 10, 2014
Total Views: 2

Friday, November 7, 2014
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Engineering News

High Fuel Costs and New Emissions Regs are Pushing the Boundaries of Naval Architecture

Paint inspired by the skin of a tuna fish and automated drone ships that don't need crews: such ideas could revolutionise the next generation of ocean vessels as the shipping sector looks to cut costs and tackle pollution.

November 7, 2014
Total Views: 11

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Blog

Post-Panamax Bulk Carrier Rides Air Bubble Blanket to Reduce Emissions

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has announced the delivery of the first of three post-panamax bulk carriers to achieve energy efficient operations through the use of an air bubble lubrication system. The...

October 29, 2014
Total Views: 34

Monday, October 13, 2014
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Engineering News

BW Group Orders ME-GI 2-Strokes from MAN Diesel & Turbo

BW Group’s 73,400 m3 LNG carrier newbuilds at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (DSME) will be powered by pairs of MAN two-stroke ME-GI diesels according to the Danish engine manufacturer. Four...

October 13, 2014
Total Views: 20

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Engineering News

ClassNK Completes Forensic Study of MOL Comfort Structural Failure

With known weather and sea conditions at the time of the breakup, finite element modeling conducted by Japanese classification society ClassNK showed that the MOL Comfort’s hull should have had no...

September 30, 2014
Total Views: 265

Friday, September 19, 2014
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Engineering News

MARIN Invests 2 Million Euro in Naval Architecture Super Computer

Modeling the dynamic movements of bridges, buildings or bicycles is a pretty straight-forward task for today’s engineers using readily available computing systems, however for naval architects, the interaction between a vessel’s...

September 19, 2014
Total Views: 5

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Maritime News

All-Electric Ferry Named ‘Ship of the Year’ at SMM

The all-electric, aluminum car ferry “ZeroCat 120” has been awarded the prestigious 'Ship of the Year' award at the SMM trade show in Hamburg this week.

September 10, 2014
Total Views: 7

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
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Engineering News

Building an ABB Azipod [TIME LAPSE]

Ever had to pull apart one of ABB’s Azipods? The following video might look familiar then.  These huge externally-mounted high voltage thrusters provide propulsion power to ships around the world including...

September 3, 2014
Total Views: 6

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Maritime News

Newport Shipping Group Unveils New Eco-Friendly Bulker

Ecoships, the technical ship management arm of London-based Newport Shipping Group introduced today a next generation handy-size bulk carrier design optimized to provide extremely low fuel consumption while meeting all...

September 2, 2014
Total Views: 12

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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Engineering News

Dutch Naval Architects Come Up With a Cool Idea

Dutch naval architect Dr. Ir. Pieter van Oossanen and his team of naval architects and hydrodynamicists in Wageningen have come up with something that could have pretty significant implications, or at...

August 26, 2014
Total Views: 25

Interesting

Ulstein Introduces the ‘X-Stern’

From the makers of the unmistakable X-Bow hull design reminiscent of a modern-day viking ship, the Norwegian shipbuilding group Ulstein today unveiled its latest design feature: the X-Stern.

August 26, 2014
Total Views: 34

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Engineering News

Strategic Marine Unveils New Crew Transfer Vessel Design

Western Australia-based shipbuilder Strategic Marine unveiled their latest Generation 3 crew transfer vessel today, one they are marketing to the international offshore markets. Currently under construction, this 40-meter vessel is an...

August 26, 2014
Total Views: 8

Friday, August 22, 2014
News

World’s First Ethane-Fueled Gas Carrier Unveiled

A company in Germany has unveiled a new type of environmentally friendly liquified ethylene carrier that it says is fundamentally different from conventional gas carriers with increased cargo carrying capacity and...

August 22, 2014
Total Views: 8

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Engineering News

Navibulgar Orders Optimized Bulkers from Hongqiang Shipyard

Designed by Finnish naval architecture firm Foreship BlueTech Ltd, the Bluetech 42 is a new eco-friendly handysize bulk carrier that features a 15 percent  larger hold and 5 – 9...

August 22, 2014
Total Views: 1

Thursday, August 14, 2014
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Maritime News

Japanese Ductile Steel Technology Incorporated Into New MOL Bulker

Japanese engineers have introduced new technology to the shipbuilding industry in the form of “highly ductile steel plate” on board a newly launched 206,600 ton dwt bulk carrier at Imabari Shipbuilding....

August 14, 2014
Total Views: 9

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
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Engineering News

COSCO’s Shipyards Sign $526 Million in Newbuild Orders

COSCO announced a heap of new orders today including two new 64,000 ton dwt bulk carriers and four subsea supply vessels at their Zhoushan and Dalian yards, respectively. The bulk carrier...

August 13, 2014
Total Views: 1

Monday, August 4, 2014
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News

Wärtsilä to Design New Bothnian Corridor Ro-Pax Ferry

Wärtsilä’s ship design group has been selected to design a new ferry as part of the ‘Midway Alignment of the Bothnian Corridor’ project.  This EU-sponsored initiative will provide a “secure, environmentally...

August 4, 2014
Total Views: 7