Ship Repair & Conversion News


Shipbuilding Interview: Rusty Murdaugh, President, Austal USA

Jan 19, 2022

Austal USA has been investing mightily, more than $600 million to expand its repair and services business for both commercial and military customers; and in the opening of a state-of-the-art steel panel line in Mobile to complement its established aluminum shipbuilding operations. Rusty Murdaugh, President, Austal USA, discusses the rationale behind the investment as Austal USA drives quickly toward a $500m services model…

Newport Shipping, NSB Group Tout Ship Widening Collaboration

Jun 19, 2023

Newport Shipping and NSB Group announced a plan to work together to develop their ship widening proposition for its customers. The NSB Group design will increase container capacity by up to 30% by implementing its unique widening concept, according…

Port of Gothenburg Inspection Vessel Set for All-electric Conversion

Feb 14, 2023

The Port of Gothenburg announced its inspection vessel Hamnen is set to be converted to run on electrical power as part of the port's wider plan to slash operational emissions.In service since 1979, the 20.3-meter-long Hamnen is owned and operated by the Gothenburg Port Authority…

Titan Acquires Pair of LNG Carriers for Bunkering Capability Retrofit

Jan 31, 2023

Titan, the independent supplier of low and zero-emission fuels, acquired two small scale LNG carriers – the Seapeak Unikum and Seapeak Vision – from Seapeak, the Canadian gas transportation company formerly known as Teekay LNG Partners. The…

Marine Propulsion: Matson Inks Deal Plus Option for ME-GI Retrofit

Jun 24, 2022

Matson Navigation Inc. and MAN Energy Solutions signed a contract for the retrofit of the main engine aboard its 2018-built containership Daniel K. Inouye. MAN Energy Solutions’ after-sales division, MAN PrimeServ, will retrofit the 3,600 teu…

Dry Dock Conference/Advanced Training Forum set for September 2022 in Virginia

May 26, 2022

The tenth International Dry Dock Conference is scheduled to take place in Virginia Beach, VA, September 22-23, 2022.The 10th in this series of International Dry Dock Conferences/Advanced Training Forums is set, with discussions and knowledge…

Deal Struck to Install Carbon Capture Solution on Tanker Pair

May 17, 2022

Singapore's Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) signed a definitive agreement with Rotterdam-based Value Maritime (VM) to install carbon capture and filtering systems on MR tankers M/T Pacific Cobalt and M/T Pacific Gold, with an option to equip three more vessels…

Shipbuilding: Leadership Transition at Bay Ship & Yacht

Feb 26, 2022

Bay Ship & Yacht founders Bill Elliott and Alan Cameron step back, name Joel Welter CEO, Gerona Goethe General ManagerBill Elliott, who during a 45-year career catapulted Bay Ship & Yacht (BS&Y) from operating out of a single, mobile shipping…

Optimarin Logs Record Revenue in '21

Feb 15, 2022

Optimarin announced record revenue in 2021 on strong sales of its ballast water treatment system (BWTS).The Norwegian supplier's annual turnover exceeded $34 million for the first time ever following a 20% increase in the number of systems sold versus 2020…

SMS Group Investment Pays Off with 'Record Breaking' 2021

Jan 14, 2022

As COVID continues to create business hurdles globally, the SMS Group, based within the Port of Southampton in the UK, announced that it has recorded its busiest year in company history.  Traditionally a ship repairer, SMS Group invested in a team of industry professionals to establish…

Heesters to Lead New Damen Shiprepair & Conversion Management Team

Oct 21, 2021

Effective November 1, 2021, Jeroen Heesters will be the new Managing Director of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion, one of the seven divisions of the Damen Shipyards Group. With Finance Director Eric Snoeren, who joined the division on 1 October…

Q&A: Inside the Scienco InTank Ballast Water Treatment System

Aug 06, 2021

Rudy Mes and Giles Candy of Scienco/FAST discuss advantages for ship owners and shipbuilders with the Scienco InTank Ballast Water Treatment System.How doest the InTank system stand out?Rudy Mes We found that most vessels have issues (when)…

Stena Line Bolsters its Baltic Sea Fleet

Jun 29, 2021

Stena Line is strengthening its position and expanding services in the Baltic Sea Region, by deploying two new ferries on the route between Ventspils in Latvia and Nynäshamn in Sweden this year. The first of the two vessels, Stena Scandica…

World’s First Large Containership Converted to LNG Propulsion

Jun 08, 2021

The 15,000 TEU Brussels Express is the first large containership in the world to have been converted to liquefied natural gas (LNG) propulsion, German shipping company Hapag-Lloyd said on Monday, as operators look to LNG fuel to reduce their environmental footprint…

Heddle Shipyards Hires Newcombe as Chief Strategy Officer

Jan 15, 2021

Heddle Shipyards, the largest Canadian ship repair company on the Great Lakes, said it has hired Jared Newcombe as Chief Strategy Officer.Newcombe, an accomplished shipyard executive with over 30 years of experience in the industry, began his…

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Manson to Perform Maintenance Dredging in Coos Bay

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Cruise Port Being Redeveloped in Seward, Alaska

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Donjon Marine Awarded $19 Million Dredging Contract

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Pilot Planning Implicated in Tanker Contact with Jetty

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