12 Most Read Stories of the 2013

1.  The World’s Most Innovative Heavy-Lift Vessel Delivered

Following sea trials during the past few weeks, Dockwise now confirms the delivery of Dockwise Vanguard.

2.  The Australian Billionaire Unveils Design Plans for Titanic II

More than a 100 years since RMS Titanic was due to berth in the United States on its grand maiden voyage, a 21st century version of the legendary passenger ship, Titanic II, is coming to New York.

3.  DSME: The World’s Largest Vessel Floats (South Korea)

Maersk Line’s first Triple-E newbuild was launched from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Okpo Shipyard on 27 February 2013.

4.  Royal Caribbean Presents Next Generation of Quantum Ships

Building on a legacy of more than 40 years of innovation and creative design, Royal Caribbean International yesterday unveiled first details of the next generation of cruise vacations – Quantum cruising.

5.  Construction Begins on China’s Largest Container Ship

China Shipping Industry (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd., on April 28th, began construction on the 10,000TEU container ship whose ship owner is China Shipping Container Lines Co., Ltd. (CSCL).

6.  DNV Unveils Spindrift, Concept Design for a New Research Vessel

DNV and WWF have announced ideas on how to develop a research concept vessel that can address the seemingly intractable problems associated with cleaning up the plastic debris that is accumulating in the world’s ocean gyres.

7.  DSME Nets Yamal LNG Bid for ARC7 Ice-Class Tankers

OAO Yamal LNG (Yamal LNG) announced today the completion of the tender for the construction of ARC7 ice-class tankers for the shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG).

8.  Hyundai Heavy Wins USD 1.4 Bln Order

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the world’s biggest shipbuilder, announced that it won a USD 1.4 billion order to build five 18,000 TEU class and five 14,000 TEU class containerships from the United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) on August 29.

9.  “K” LINE Orders Next Generation Car Carriers

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) and two Japanese shipbuilding companies have reached agreements to build four next generation car carrier vessels.

10. GDBIW Splashes the Navy’s First Zumwalt-Class

General Dynamics Bath Iron Works successfully launched the Navy’s first Zumwalt-class destroyer Oct. 28 at their Bath, Maine, shipyard.

11. Baltiysky Lays Keel for World’s Largest Icebreaker

Baltiysky Zavod, a subsidiary of United Shipbuilding Corporation, today held a keel laying ceremony for the new generation nuclear icebreaker of Project 22220.

12. Keppel FELS to Build Its First CAN DO Drillship

Following positive feedback and strong inquiries from the market, Keppel FELS Ltd (Keppel FELS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), is proceeding with the building of its new CAN DO drillship.

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Posted on January 1, 2014

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