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June 02, 2015
Maersk orders eleven 19,630 TEU containerships at DSME
JUNE 2, 2015 — Maersk Line today signed a newbuilding contract with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME). The order is for eleven giant, second generation Triple-E container vessels with a capacity of 19,630 TEU (twenty-foot...
June 02, 2015
Many deaths feared in Chinese cruise vessel capsize
JUNE 2, 2015 — Fifteen people have been rescued and five were confirmed dead after a passenger vessel carrying over 450 people capsized in China's Yangtze River, reports China's Xinhua news agency. Reportedly, the passengers were mostly...
June 02, 2015
Cat Propulsion tug package features new azimuth thrusters
JUNE 2, 2015 — A newly integrated propulsion package from Caterpillar Propulsion targeting the tug market will feature a new range of azimuth thrusters developed to match the highest performance with the most competitive cost. The 60 tonne...
June 02, 2015
Chevron to move Big Foot TLP following tendon damage
JUNE 2, 2015 — Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) said yesterday that the Big Foot tension-leg platform (TLP) will be moved to sheltered waters from its location in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico following damage to subsea installation...
June 02, 2015
Ulstein unveils the X-Stern Extender
JUNE 2, 2015 — Ulstein today collected a Nor-Shipping Next Generation Ship Award for its X-Stern solution — and unveiled an X-Stern Extender concept. Introduced last year (see earlier story), the X-Stern was developed from Ulstein's X-Bow and...
June 02, 2015
Teekay to order newbuild shuttle trio for East Coast Canada
JUNE 2, 2015 — Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (NYSE:TOO) that it has entered into new long-term contracts with a group of companies that includes Chevron Canada, Husky Energy, Mosbacher Operating Ltd., Murphy Oil, Nalcor Energy, Statoil and...
June 02, 2015
Vard takes wraps off innovation project
JUNE 2, 2015 — Under the banner "A Step Forward," Vard Holdings Limited has launched an innovation project that, it says, follows its strategy and long shipbuilding traditions of developing high technology and new solutions. Three of Vard's...
June 01, 2015
DNV GL sees hybrid power, connectivity as hot trends
JUNE 1, 2015 — Hybrid propulsion systems and connected ship solutions are emerging technologies that are gaining ground faster than expected, according to Tor E. Svensen, CEO DNV GL – Maritime, giving an update on the classification society's...
June 01, 2015
New Malta law allows cruise ship casinos to operate in port
JUNE 1, 2015 — When Crystal Cruises' Crystal Serenity calls in at Malta later this week, the roulette wheel will keep on spinning and the slots will keep on clanking as casino activity aboard the cruise ship continues. The Malta Gaming...
June 01, 2015
Höegh LNG orders another FSRU at HHI
JUNE 1, 2015 — Höegh LNG Holdings Ltd. has ordered another floating LNG import terminal. The news follows last week's announcement that the company had signed an FSRU contract yesterday with Octopus LNG SpA for the Penco-Lirquén LNG import...