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ClassNK Approves New Super-Efficient Fillet Welding Consumable

ClassNK Approves New Super-Efficient Fillet Welding Consumable

Leading classification society ClassNK has granted type approval for the new MX-200F welding consumable, developed by Kobe Steel Co., Ltd. (KOBELCO) to greatly improve welding efficiency and coating quality in commercial vessels. Up until now, shipbuilders using conventional fillet welding consumables had to make two welding passes for the required weld leg lengths of around […]

‘Quantum of the Seas’ Adopts Shanghai as Her Homeport

‘Quantum of the Seas’ Adopts Shanghai as Her Homeport

Royal Caribbean International announced that its newest ship, Quantum of the Seas, will make its home port in Shanghai (Baoshan), China, bringing the company’s most innovative ship to the world’s fastest-growing cruise market. The ship will reposition to China in May 2015, following her inaugural winter season sailing out of New York Harbor to the […]

‘OOCL Korea’ Containership Officially Named

‘OOCL Korea’ Containership Officially Named

Shipping company Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) held a naming ceremony for ‘OOCL Korea’ on Geoje Island in South Korea on April 11. The vessel is the newest 13,208 TEU containership joining the OOCL fleet to operate in the Asia-Europe trade. In his remarks on the occasion Mr. Andy Tung, Chief Executive Officer of OOCL […]

VOS B.V. Introduces New ‘Walk-to-Work’ Vessel Concept

VOS B.V. Introduces New ‘Walk-to-Work’ Vessel Concept

Vroon Offshore Services (VOS) B.V. Den Helder has completed a first, new “walk-to-work” vessel concept design. The new vessel design is aimed at providing a solution for the expected increase in client demand for offshore people-transfer solutions (“walk-to-work”) in the oil & gas and renewable-energy markets. The Vroon Offshore Services’ ‘’walk-to-work’’ vessel will offer comfortable, […]

KOC’s First Tug Launched at Damen Galati, Romania

KOC’s First Tug Launched at Damen Galati, Romania

Damen Shipyards Galati, Romania, has launched a new ASD Tug 3212 for the Kuwait Oil Company’s (KOC). The ceremony marks the first in a 14-terminal tug contract between the two companies whose working relationship spans more than 25 years. In detail, the contract comprises nine units based on successful Damen ASD 3212 model, providing 80t […]

Austal Lays Keel for U.S. Navy’s 10th LCS

Austal Lays Keel for U.S. Navy’s 10th LCS

U.S. Navy and Austal USA held a keel laying ceremony for the future USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10), the Navy’s tenth littoral combat ship (LCS), in Mobile, Ala., April 16. The ship’s sponsor, Ms. Roxanna Green, was unable to attend the ceremony. The ship’s namesake, former Representative Gabrielle Giffords, authenticated the keel by having her […]

SHI on Track with CSAV’s Boxships

SHI on Track with CSAV’s Boxships

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) said today that the construction of CSAV’s seven 9,300 TEU container ships is going according to schedule. The shipbuilder announced today in its regulatory filing to the Korea Stock Exchange that CSAV’s $617.67 million worth project is on track. The newbuilds are scheduled to be delivered from the end of 2014 […]

Samsung Heavy Delivers Drillship Maersk Valiant

Samsung Heavy Delivers Drillship Maersk Valiant

Maersk Drilling’s second drillship, Maersk Valiant, was delivered Wednesday 16 April 2014 from the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in Geoje-Si, South-Korea. Maersk Valiant has begun its voyage towards the US Gulf of Mexico via Singapore to commence a two year contract with ConocoPhillips and Marathon Oil Corporation. The vessel is the second in a […]

Zamakona to Build Voith Schneider Tug for HPC

Zamakona to Build Voith Schneider Tug for HPC

Haifa Port Company (HPC) has awarded the international tender for a new build Voith Schneider tug to Zamakona Yards of Spain. The tug, which is a sister vessel of the ones already operating in the harbor, will have a bollard pull of 70t, length of 31,50m and beam of 12,50m. The design has been done by […]

Havyard Bags Hybrid Battery-Powered Arctic PSV

Havyard Bags Hybrid Battery-Powered Arctic PSV

Havyard Group AS and Fafnir Offshore have signed a $56.6 million contract for the construction of Havyard 833 WE ICE platform supply vessel. The vessel, designed by Havyard Design and Solutions in Fosnavaag, will be constructed at Havyard Ship Technology`s yard in Leirvik in Sogn, Norway. The vessel will become newbuild number 126 and is slated […]

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