SPOTD: 6 Incredibly Ultra Wide Engine Room Panoramic Photos

Photographing a ship's engine room is a daunting task for even the best maritime photographers because of the sheer size, breadth and scale of room and equipment but, when pro photographers do get the "right shot" the results are breathtaking. Their secret: taking multiple shots and sticking them together in photoshop to create high resolution panoramas. One of … [Read more...]

Dispute Over Rigged Ship Engine Tests Adds to Volkswagen’s Woes

  By Alister Doyle OSLO, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Norwegian shipowner I.M. Skaugen has disclosed it is seeking $50 million in compensation from a marine unit of Volkswagen for rigging performance tests of ship engines produced over a decade ago. I.M. Skaugen alleges that the specifications of the six engines it bought from MAN were misleading and it is seeking … [Read more...]

MES Successfully Tests First ME-LGI Engine in Japan

  MAN Diesel & Turbo licensee Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) has for the first time successfully demonstrated the liquid-gas-injection concept in Japan using the very first ME-LGI engine to ever be commercially produced. The successful demonstration took place on 17 June, 2015 at MES' facility in Tamano, Japan in front of about 60 invited … [Read more...]

World’s Largest Containership Also Sets Record for Largest Engine Ever

With a capacity to carry 19,000 TEUs, the recently named MV CSCL Globe is the world's largest containership by cargo capacity. But that's not all it's known for. The newbuild for China Shipping Container Lines is also noteworthy for being powered by what is physically the largest engine ever constructed. CSCL Globe on Thursday completed three days of sea trials, putting the … [Read more...]

Wärtsilä Wins First Order for “Game Changing” Dual-Fuel 2-Stroke Engine

Finnish engine maker Wärtsilä officially announced that it has received its first order for the company's new "game changing" 2-stroke, low pressure, dual-fuel engine from the Denmark-based tanker operator, Terntank Rederi A/S, for two new 15,000 DWT tankers. These will be the first installations of this engine and the order includes an option for two more vessels. The new … [Read more...]