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November 21, 2014
Knud E. Hansen tweaks Reefer RoRo design
NOVEMBER 21, 2014 — Danish naval architect firm Knud E. Hansen has further developed a Reefer RoRo Ship design launched last year. The ship is intended for world-wide operation as a Reefer RoRo Ship in the banana trade with special emphasis on...
November 21, 2014
Baltic operator goes to Singapore for scrubber
NOVEMBER 21, 2014 — Swedish ship operator Rederi AB Transatlantic and wood and paper giant Stora Enso have gone to Singapore to find an exhaust gas scrubber that will operate under conditions in the Gulf of Bothnia, the northernmost part of the...
November 21, 2014
Two cruise ships find new homes
NOVEMBER 21, 2012 — Two cruise lines are shedding vintage ships, in one case through a sale and in the other through a transfer. Carnival Corporation's Costa Cruises abruptly canceled the first cruise scheduled for the Costa Celebration...
November 21, 2014
GAO: First Ford class carrier headed for cost overruns
NOVEMBER 21, 2014 — The lead Ford-class aircraft carrier (CVN 78) looks likely to be delivered late and over budget. The Navy will try to use smoke and mirrors to minimize the extent of the problems. That's one interpretation of the latest GAO...
November 20, 2014
Chouest, Island OCV newbuilds will be longer and wider
NOVEMBER 20, 2014 — Production is in full swing at Norway's Ulstein Verft on the first of the two giant SX165 design construction vessels ordered by Edison Chouest Offshore and Island Offshore through Island Ventures II LLC. Sections for the...
November 20, 2014
Shell launches new range of EALs
NOVEMBER 20, 2014 — Shell has launched a new range of Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs), including Shell Naturelle S4 Stern Tube Fluid 100. The Shell Naturelle range of products enables ships entering U.S .waters to comply with the...
November 20, 2014
Two shipyards face OSHA penalties
NOVEMBER 20, 2014 — Colonna's Shipyard, Inc., Norfolk, VA, and Austal USA LLC, Mobile, AL, have both been given citations by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and face penalties. OSHA says that...
November 20, 2014
Sewol operator CEO gets 10 year prison sentence
NOVEMBER 20, 2014 — South Korea's Gwangju District Court has imposed a 10 year prison sentence on Kim Han-Sik, CEO of Chonghaejin Marine Co., the operator of the ferry Sewol, which sank April 16 with the loss of more than 300 lives. Yonhap...
November 20, 2014
World's biggest box ship has world's biggest engine
NOVEMBER  20, 2014 — The world's largest containership, China Shipping Container Lines 19,000 TEU CSCL Globe (CSCL) is also noteworthy for being powered by what is, physically, the largest engine ever constructed – a low-speed MAN B&W...
November 19, 2014
Seaspan orders two LNG fueled ferries
NOVEMBER 19, 2014 — Seaspan Ferries Corporation (SFC), Delta, B.C., Canada, has awarded Sedef Shipyard of Istanbul, Turkey a contract for the construction of two new dual-fueled (diesel and liquefied natural gas) ferries. The 148.9 m ferries,...

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