NYK Takes Delivery of 14,000 TEU Container Ship

Japan Marine United Corp. recently delivered the 14,000 TEU container ship NYK Blue Jay to shipping company Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK). The vessel, which successfully completed sea trials on February 22, is the first of 10 ordered by NYK for operation on the Asia-European shipping lanes. The new container ship series is designed to compete with new generation of ultra … [Read more...]

Vroon Takes Delivery of Three New Vessels

Netherlands-based Vroon said it has taken delivery of VOS Primrose, a KCM-80m platform-supply vessel (PSV). VOS Primrose, which will be managed by Vroon Offshore Services Singapore, is the third in a series of eight sister vessels ordered by the company. All vessels have an SPS code and are equipped with full supply capabilities including stainless-steel tanks for the … [Read more...]

Naval Architects of Lore May Have Been Right After All

  Docked near the Houston ship channel in a bug infested estuary is the battleship USS Texas (BB-35), the world's last remaining "dreadnought" afloat. After over 100 years after her launch in 1912, naval architects are now uncovering data revealing her design features could be far more efficient than anyone ever realized. Computational … [Read more...]

GreenSteam Looks to Showcase New Optimizer at SMM Hamburg

Press Release - As one of the most innovative developers of marine fuel efficiency and optimization systems, GreenSteam is looking forward to showcasing its fuel saving ‘GreenSteam Optimizer’ at SMM in Hamburg Germany this September 2014. Making good decisions on-board based on sound and accurate data is the basis for efficient operation of any vessel. GreenSteam Optimizer is … [Read more...]

Ship Owners Team Up to Support Enforcement of Sulfur Regs

With highly stringent sulfur regulations facing shipowners, a universal issue facing those that operate in Emission Control Areas (ECAs) is the enforcement of such rules. For some, rolling the dice and taking the slap on the wrist if caught in violation is definitely a consideration - vice installing multi-million dollar scrubbers or burning ultra-low sulfur diesel.  This … [Read more...]