Knud E Hansen to Design Hybrid RoRo for Grimaldi Group

Danish naval architecture firm Knud E Hansen has been selected to design six modern roll-on/roll-off vessels for Grimaldi Group. The new vessels will have a length of 238 meters, a beam of 34 meters and a gross tonnage of 64,000 tonnes. Each will have the capacity to transport over 7,800 linear meters of rolling units, equivalent to about 500 trailers, nearly double the … [Read more...]

MOL Testing New Containership ‘Windshield’

  Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has started testing a new containership 'windshield' technology that it hopes will help cut wind resistance, leading to fuel savings and reduced CO2 emissions. The new windshield was installed on the bow of the MOL-operated containership MOL MARVEL and a demonstration test of its effectiveness in reducing CO2 emissions is under way. MOL … [Read more...]

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 the ability to run on ethane fuel. The Leer, Germany based company, Hartmann Reederei, this week unveiled the new type of eco LEG vessel, which it calls the "ECO … [Read more...]

Fuel-Efficient Tankers Pay Dividends

(Bloomberg) -- The savings from new fuel-efficient ship designs justify paying 25 percent more for a tanker that carries refined fuels, the industry’s largest trade group said. The 15 percent cut in fuel consumption by so-called ECO ships would allow owners to pay $8.31 million more for a Medium- Range tanker than for a conventional vessel, Peter Sand, an analyst at … [Read more...]

ClassNK Starts Joint Research Project to Optimize Ship Designs for Actual Sea Conditions

Tokyo - ClassNK announced today that they have started full scale ship tests to develop a feedback scheme on the design for ships performances in actual seas in collaboration with Imabari Shipbuilding Co and Sayonas Shipbuilding. During this joint research project, the energy saving operation support system “ClassNK-NAPA GREEN” provided by the Society and NAPA … [Read more...]