WATCH: World’s First LNG-Powered Dry Cargo Vessel Launched

Ferus Smit recently celebrated the launch of the Greenland, the world's first dry cargo vessel to be fueled by clean-burning liquified natural gas. The sideways launch took place October 31 at the Ferus Smit shipyard in Westerbroek, the Netherlands. The Greenland is a dedicated cement carrier built for the joint venture JT cement, made up of Erik Thun AB with KG Jebsen … [Read more...]

Video: Irish Bulk Carrier Sideways Launched at Ferus Smit

The Ferus Smit yard in Westerbroek, Netherlands has marked the launch of the sixth and final general cargo/bulk carrier for Arklow Shipping of Arklow, Ireland. The sideways launch of the Arklow Breeze went off last Friday before a packed crowd at the yard, located along a narrow canal in the northwest part of the country near Groningen. The ship features a bulbless bow … [Read more...]

Ferus Smit Shipyard Launches First ECOBOX Design [VIDEO]

On February 21, 2015, the multi-purpose cargo carrier Nordana Sky was launched from Ferus Smit Shipyard in Leer, Germany.  The Nordana Sky is the first vessel in a series of six ECOBOX-design ships that will be delivered to Dutch shipowner, Symphony Shipping.  She will be chartered out to the Danish shipping company Nordana, and sail in her fleet after … [Read more...]