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Thursday, September 21, 2023
File photo of a product tanker underway at sea
Shipbuilding

Contracting of Product Tanker Newbuilds at 10-Year High

Contracting of product tanker newbuilds has hit a 10-year high this year, but recycling of older ships and the impact of decarbonization regulations are likely

September 21, 2023
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Wednesday, September 20, 2023
The first two SOVs for the Chinese offshore wind market are launched at ZPMC. Photo courtesy Ulstein
Offbeat

China’s First Offshore Wind SOVs Launched

The first two purpose-built Service Operation Vessels (SOV) for the Chinese offshore wind market have been launched at the ZMPC shipyard in China. The two

September 20, 2023
Total Views: 1746

Thursday, September 14, 2023
The world's first methanol-powered containership Laura Maersk pictured during her naming ceremony.
Shipbuilding

Maersk Names World’s First Methanol-Powered Containership

The President of the EU Commission has named the world’s first methanol-powered containership during a naming ceremony at the Port of Copenhagen on

September 14, 2023
Total Views: 2274

Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Bibby Marine eSOV. Photo courtesy of Bibby Marine.
Shipbuilding

Bibby Marine Set to Lead Construction of World’s First eSOV

A consortium led by Bibby Marine was awarded funding via the UK government’s Zero Emission Vessel Infrastructure (ZEVI) toward building the world’s

September 12, 2023
Total Views: 1845

Friday, September 8, 2023
The first-in-class National Security Multi-Mission Vessel, NSMV 1, aka Empire State VII, is floated out of dry dock at Philly Shipyard. Photo: courtesy of RADM Alfultis
Shipbuilding

Philly Shipyard Delivers First National Training Ship to MARAD

Philly Shipyard has delivered the first of five new federal training ships for America’s state maritime academies as part of the U.S. Department of

September 8, 2023
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Thursday, September 7, 2023
two US Navy littoral combat ships underway at sea
Navy

A Deep Dive Into US Navy’s Epic Shipbuilding Failure

by Joaquin Sapien (ProPublica) In July 2016, warships from more than two dozen nations gathered off the coasts of Hawaii and Southern California to join the

September 7, 2023
Total Views: 36448

Tuesday, September 5, 2023
WinGD and Samsung Heavy Industries signed MoU on ammonia-fueled ship engines at Gastech 2023 in Singapore. Photo courtesy WinGD
Shipbuilding

WinGD and Samsung Heavy Industries to Collaborate on Ammonia-Fueled Ship Engines

Swiss marine power company WinGD and South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) have agreed to cooperate on future fuel vessel applications with

September 5, 2023
Total Views: 559

DNV presents AiP to Hudong-Zhonghua for world's largest LNG carrier design
Shipbuilding

DNV Grants AiP for World’s Largest LNG Carrier Design

Classification society DNV has granted an Approval in Principle to Hudong-Zhonghua for their design of what could become the world’s largest capacity LNG

September 5, 2023
Total Views: 952

Friday, September 1, 2023
Illustration of the Northern Lights liquefied co2 transport ship
Shipbuilding

Northern Lights Carbon Capture Project Orders Third Liquified CO2 Transport Ship

The Northern Lights carbon capture and storage joint venture has placed an order for its third ship that will be used to transport captured CO2 in liquified

September 1, 2023
Total Views: 3027

Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Jane McAllister works a ZIM containership at the Port of Virginia. Photo courtesy McAllister Towing
Shipbuilding

McAllister’s New Tier IV Tug Arrives in Virginia

McAllister’s new Tier IV tug Jane McAllister has arrived at its new homeport at the Port of Virginia. Built by Washburn & Doughty in East Boothbay,

August 30, 2023
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Tuesday, August 29, 2023
An illustration of the four ferries for the Puerto Rico Maritime Transit Authority. Image credit: Conrad Shipyards
Shipbuilding

Conrad Shipyards to Build Four Cargo and Passenger Ferries for Puerto Rico

Morgan City, Louisiana-based Conrad Shipyard says it has been awarded a contract for the construction of four cargo and passenger ferries for the Puerto Rico

August 29, 2023
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Monday, August 28, 2023
The Green Diamond is the first plug-in hybrid electrical inland towing vessel in the United States. Photo courtesy Kirby Corporation
Shipbuilding

Kirby Christens Nation’s First Plug-In Hybrid Electric Towing Vessel

Kirby Inland Marine, part of Houston-based Kirby Corporation (NYSE: KEX), has christened the first plug-in hybrid electric inland towing vessel in

August 28, 2023
Total Views: 2604

An image of the bulk carrier equipped with the AI-based engine automation system
Shipbuilding

Newbuild Bulk Carrier Features World’s First AI-Based Engine Automation System

The use of artificial intelligence in shipping has taken its latest step forward with South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries delivering the

August 28, 2023
Total Views: 2857

Wednesday, August 23, 2023
new methanol powered feeder containership drawing
Shipbuilding

China Follows Close Behind South Korea With Second Methanol Containership Launch

by John Konrad (gCaptain) On August 17, China shipbuilders marked another milestone in maritime technological advancements with the launch of the “Eco

August 23, 2023
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Thursday, August 10, 2023
Bollinger Algiers ship repair facility pictured from New Orleans on August 19, 2019
Shipbuilding

Bollinger Shipyards to Close Algiers Ship Repair Facility in New Orleans

Bollinger Shipyards, the largest private shipbuilder in the U.S., has confirmed plans to close its Bollinger Algiers repair yard in New Orleans, however all

August 10, 2023
Total Views: 4547

Wednesday, August 9, 2023
Artist rendering of the Polar Security Cutter. Credit: Bollinger Shipyards
Defense

Bollinger Shipyards Cuts Steel on Polar Security Cutter Prototype

Bollinger Shipyards has begun cutting steel on the first of eight prototype modules that will become the foundation of the first U.S. Coast Guard Polar

August 9, 2023
Total Views: 7992

Thursday, August 3, 2023
Methanol-Fueled Ship Orders Surge in July
Shipbuilding

Methanol-Fueled Ship Orders Surge in July

A total of 62 alternative-fueled vessels were ordered in July, including a record number of methanol-fueled ships, according to the latest figures from DNV’s

August 3, 2023
Total Views: 1739

Wednesday, August 2, 2023
COSCO’s New Electric Container Ship Hits the Water
Shipbuilding

COSCO’s New Electric Container Ship Hits the Water

Chinese Shipping Company COSCO Shipping Development launched their new 700 TEU electric container ship.  COSCO launched the 700TEU vessel, dubbed N997, from

August 2, 2023
Total Views: 6088

Monday, July 31, 2023
leyal ship recycling
Shipbuilding

More Turkish Shipbreakers Added to European List of Approved Ship Recycling Facilities

The European Commission has updated its list of approved ship recycling facilities, which now contains 48 yards located primarily in Europe and Turkey. The

July 31, 2023
Total Views: 1782

Coast Guard Modernization Faces Delays and Cost Overruns, Accountability Office Reports
Shipbuilding

Coast Guard Modernization Faces Delays and Cost Overruns, Accountability Office Reports

The U.S. Coast Guard’s highest priority modernization programs face significant delays and cost overruns due to immature technologies and unstable

July 31, 2023
Total Views: 2589
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