Inventions Shaping Our Oceans: Rafnar Hull

By Ariadne Dimoulas - This article series will look into inventions shaping today’s seascape. How has our mariner history resulted in today’s groundbreaking inventions? Which inventions direct our future? What is the catalyst for these inventions, meaning what is the intersection between a particular place and particular person that causes such a revolutionary spark? Finally, … [Read more...]

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...]

Rolls-Royce Unveils New Unified Ship Designs

Ship designers at Rolls-Royce have unveiled what the company describes as a radical overhaul of its vessel design philosophy aiming to optimize vessel construction and operations without sacrificing space on board. In the process, the new unified designs will also ensure that a Rolls-Royce-designed vessel, whether it's an offshore support vessel or expedition cruise … [Read more...]

Robert Allan Ltd. Designs for New Fleet of Pusher Tugs & Barges for Louis Dreyfus Company in Brazil

A modern fleet of pusher tugs and barges for Louis Dreyfus Company, a leading global merchant and processor of agricultural goods have recently begun construction in Brazil, all to customized designs from Robert Allan Ltd. of Vancouver, Canada. The vessels will transport bulk grain products on the Amazon River system, with an expected delivery in 2017. This shallow-draft fleet … [Read more...]

Robert Allan LTD. Is Awarded 2016 BC Export Award

The Government of British Columbia, the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), and Business in Vancouver magazine have presented the 2016 BC Export Award for Professional Services to Robert Allan Ltd., naval architects of Vancouver BC.  This honour is presented annually “to a company that has provided expert advice, technical support or educational programs to … [Read more...]