Shipbuilding News


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…

"AI is the Game Changer"

Dec 04, 2023

Austal USA Advanced Technologies is working with the US Navy on technical solutions that will power the next-gen of navy assets. Don Hairston recently took the helm of the AAT team, and discusses how additive manufacturing and artificial intelligence are powering the future of naval asset design…

Armstrong Tapped to Lead Babcock Marine Sector

Dec 04, 2023

Babcock International Group (Babcock) appointed Paul Armstrong to lead its marine sector, delivering a number of critical UK and international defence programmes, including the UK’s Type 31 frigates for the Royal Navy.With a career that started in shipbuilding in Barrow-in-Furness…

Dredge Construction Booming in Competitive US Market

Nov 30, 2023

A dredge building boom that has been underway in the United States for several years is still going strong as the market remains highly completive for solid project workloads in both the public and private sectors.According The Mike Hooks Report…

CMB.TECH, Boeckmans to Build Four Hdrogen-Powered Cargo Ships

Nov 29, 2023

CMB.TECH and Boeckmans will build four hydrogen-powered 5.000-dwt general cargo vessels with reduced greenhouse emissions.The first vessel is expected to be delivered in the second half of 2025. The vessels will be built at the Dung Quat shipyard in Vietnam and will be deployed on major sea routes…

Wabtec, Marinsa Win 20-Engine Deal for New Panama Canal Tugboats

Nov 28, 2023

Wabtec Corporation and Latin American Channel Partner, Marinsa International, signed a contract to supply the primary power for 10 new hybrid tractor tugboats for the Panama Canal Authority (ACP). Wabtec will deliver two 8L250MDA marine engines for each tugboat…

Study Calls for 'Liberation of Data' in Shipping Shift for Decarbonization

Nov 27, 2023

Siloed data systems represent a “recipe for duplicative and multiplicative cost inside a company and across companies”, an OrbitMI-hosted panel at the recent Shipping Insight event in the US was told, as a Bureau Veritas-backed study highlighted…

HGK Orders "Future-Fuel-Ready" Dry Goods Carrier

Nov 17, 2023

HGK Shipping ordered from De Gerlien van Tiem shipyard in Druten, Netherlands, a new, low-emission dry goods vessel, a vessel to be specially tailored to the requirements of Salzgitter Flachstahl. Equipped with a diesel-electric drive system and solar panels and designed to be “future-fuel-ready”…

Fincantieri Set to Grow Its Shipbuilding Footprint in Ancona

Nov 13, 2023

Fincantieri announced on Monday it has reached a deal that will allow it to expand its shipbuilding footprint in the port of Ancona.The Italian shipbuilding company said it has signed a program agreement with the Port System Authority of the…

Greek Owners Top Global Cargo Carrying Capacity

Nov 08, 2023

BIMCO’s Chief Shipping Analyst, Niels Rasmussen, has revealed that Greek and Chinese shipping companies now own 34% of the global fleet’s cargo capacity, with Greek owners leading on cargo capacity.“The global fleet of cargo carrying ships consists of around 61…

Maritime Safety Finds a Future in the Cloud

Nov 01, 2023

Orca AI, headquartered in Israel and founded in 2018, has a simple yet complex premise: develop and deliver an intelligent safety platform for the maritime industry to prevent collisions. To date it has attracted attention and business globally…

Container Shipping Fleet gets 'Long in the Tooth'

Oct 26, 2023

Global container ship fleet is showing its age, reaching highest average age on record of 14.2 years.“Container ships have reached their highest average age yet at 14.2 years, the highest average age of the three main shipping sectors. The dry bulk fleet has an average age of 11…

LNG Bunker Barge Clean Everglades Christened

Oct 24, 2023

Sturgeon Bay, Wis. shipbuilder Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding (FBS) held a christening ceremony for recently constructed liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker barge Clean Everglades.The vessel is the sister ship to the LNG barge, Clean Canaveral…

Capesize Order Book Slips to 5% of Fleet

Oct 18, 2023

“At the start of October, the capesize order book was at 20 million DWT, a mere 5% of the capesize fleet. The contracting of newbuild capesize ships has gradually decreased since its peak in 2013 and only 5 million DWT were contracted so far in 2023…

"Made in Sicily": $126M RoPax Ferry Ordered

Oct 09, 2023

A new ferry, fully owned by the Sicilian Region and entirely 'Made in Sicily', will carry out the connection service with Lampedusa and Pantelleria. The President of the Sicilian Region Renato Schifani and the CEO and General Director of Fincantieri…

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World's First Hydrogen Fuel Cell RTG Commences Operation

World's First Hydrogen Fuel Cell RTG Commences Operation

Southern Dredging Wins St. Marys Dredging Job

Southern Dredging Wins St. Marys Dredging Job

Maintenance Insights: Davits

Maintenance Insights: Davits

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