Concept “Skybench” Technology Looks Like Potential for a Seafarer Shish Kabob

Check out this video showing a new concept design for a movable accommodation block for large containerships being developed by Hyundai Heavy Industries. Hyundai says that the new technology, called "Skybench", is aimed at increasing cargo capacity by sliding the upper decks of the accommodation block on top of loaded cargo, which could result in an extra 450 TEU capacity in … [Read more...]

PHOTOS: Loading the World’s Largest Containership Propeller

The world's largest-diameter containership propeller was loaded onto a ship at the Port of Hamburg this weekend bound for a South Korean shipyard from it's German manufacturer. The five-bladed propeller is believed to be largest-diameter containership propeller in the world, measuring 10.3 meters in diameter and weighing in at 113 tons. The propeller was manufactured by … [Read more...]

Hyundai Mipo and Lloyd’s Register Deliver Super Efficient MR Tanker

Earlier in November, Korea’s Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) delivered a highly innovative vessel named the King Gregory, a Lloyd's Register-classed, 52,000-dwt tanker, to Consolidated Marine Management (CMM), the shipping branch of the Latsis Group. King Gregory is the first of two medium-range (MR), IMO II & III-class oil/chemical tankers contracted by Consolidated … [Read more...]

Odfjell Looks to Expand Fleet with $160M Chemical Tanker Newbuild Order

Odfjell announced today they have signed a newbuild contract worth close to USD $160 million with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard for four new 46,000 DWT chemical tankers with an option for four additional vessels at the same prices. Odfjell notes these new ships will have an eco-friendly and efficient design with an expected delivery between January and July 2014. The … [Read more...]

13,000 TEU Containership “Hyundai Together” Calls on Port of Hamburg

Successful start: On her maiden voyage to Hamburg, the Hyundai Together was the first ship with a carrying capacity of 13,000 standard containers (TEU) to be handled at Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) Container Terminal Altenwerder. The container megaship, which was put into service in February, will operate on the G6 Alliance's new Loop 4 between Asia and Europe. At … [Read more...]