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Crowley and BWXT Working on Nuclear Power Generation Ships for Defense and Disaster Needs

Sep 20, 2023

Shipping and energy supply chain firm Crowley has teamed with nuclear power specialist BWX Technologies through a memorandum of understanding for a ship concept that, the companies say, has the potential to generate alternative, zero-carbon emission energy for defense and disaster needs by including a microreactor on board.The two U.S.-based companies will jointly pursue and develop opportunities relative to the design…

Building the Next-Gen Maritime Prepositioning Ship & Auxiliary Crane Ship

May 10, 2024

The Military Sealift Command’s Maritime Prepositioning Ships (MPS) and Auxiliary Crane Ships (ACS) were built 50 years ago to pre-position vehicles and supplies in forward locations and load or unload them in undeveloped or damaged port facilities…

Classification and Building the New Fuels Pathway

May 09, 2024

Long-term initiatives led by classification societies are building the foundation for future fuels uptake.About this time last year, ABS CEO Chris Wiernicki said: “When you look at where we are and the steepness of the curve ahead, the biggest risk is the unintended safety consequences of change…

Constucution Starts on 10 Incat Crowther Ferries for Majestic Fleet

Feb 27, 2024

Singapore’s Majestic Fast Ferry Pte Ltd has commissioned Incat Crowther to design a new second generation 39-m passenger ferry as the basis of its future fleet. Incat Crowther’s range with PT Cahaya Samudra covers four vessels lengths; 29-, 32-…

AiP for World’s Largest Car Carrier

Dec 06, 2023

DNV awarded an Approval in Principle (AiP) certificate to China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Nanjing) Co., Ltd. for its 11,000-CEU capacity pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) design.Recognized as the world's largest PCTC, the 234m long and 40m wide ship will have 14 decks allowing 11…

The "KISS Principle" & Managing, Measuring Ship Emissions

Aug 09, 2023

HydroComp is a well-established, small engineering firm focused on hydrodynamic and propulsion system simulation, providing design tools for engineers and naval architects to focus on vessel performance, including emissions. Don MacPherson, HydroComp’s long-tenured Technical Director…

Tärntank Wind-Assisted Tanker Trio to Sport Kongsberg Gear

Mar 28, 2023

Kongsberg Maritime will supply design, engineering and equipment for three MGO/Biofuel and methanol-ready tanker ships being built for Danish tanker operator Tärntank. The 15,000-dwt tanker vessels will feature wind assist technology plus Tärntank’s own battery-powered Hybrid Solution…

NYK to Study, Trial Emission Reduction Gear On Up to 50 Bulk Carriers

Jul 08, 2022

NYK signed a business alliance agreement with Nakashima Propeller, a marine equipment manufacturer that develops and sells ship propellers as well as energy-saving devices, and Fluid Techno, a ship design company with fluid analysis technology…

Ulstein: Is THOR’s Superpower Shipping’s Silver Bullet?

Jul 04, 2022

Shipbuilder and designer Ulstein is looking to take its revolutionary Thorium powered vessel concept from the drawing board to the deep blue sea. Is this the solution that industry, and society, have been searching for to enable a truly sustainable maritime future…

Lloyd's Register Issues AIP for for 210-dwt Bulk Carrier with Rotor Sails

Jun 15, 2022

Lloyd’s Register granted Approval in Principle (AIP) for an SDARI (Shanghai Merchant Ship Design and Research Institute) designed 210,000 DWT Newcastlemax bulk carrier installed with Anemoi Rotor Sails.The Newcastlemax AIP is part of a joint…

SpaceX, ABS Ink JDP on Remotely Controlled Rocket Recovery Droneships

Jun 15, 2022

SpaceX  and ABS signed a joint development project (JDP) to review the remotely controlled functions of autonomous rocket recovery droneships used for booster rocket recovery at sea.The rocket recovery droneships are modified to include an expanded deck to increase the size of the landing platform…

DB Schenker to Launch Un-Crewed Coastal Container Feeder in Norway

May 05, 2022

Supply chain management and logistics solutions firm DB Schenker plans to build a fully-electric, zero-emission, un-crewed coastal container feeder to serve the route between Ikornnes quay and the Port of Ålesund in Norway. DB Schenker, and its cooperation partners…

Marine Design: Ulstein Takes Aim at Zero Emission Cruise Ops with Ulstein Thor

Apr 26, 2022

Ulstein today unveiled a vessel concept that it claims is capable of making the vision of zero emission cruise operations a reality. Dubbed Ulstein Thor, the 149m 3R (Replenishment, Research and Rescue) design will feature a Thorium Molten Salt Reactor (MSR) to generate vast amounts of clean…

Meyer Turku-led Finnish Project Studies Climate-Neutral Cruise Ship

Feb 22, 2022

The NEcOLEAP project, led by Meyer Turku, is determined to design and build a climate-neutral cruise ship.Meyer Turku was selected to take part in Business Finland’s financing project for leading companies and their partner ecosystems, which…

Digitalization: From Stem to Stern, Ship Design in 3D Digital

Feb 17, 2022

3D digital design can save ‘dollars on the deck plate’ during construction while maintaining safety, says to Patrick Ryan, Senior Vice President, Global Engineering and Technology, ABS.Last year ABS, Robert Allan, Signet and USCG collaborated…

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