Coast Guard News

October 23, 2020
Finnish shipbuilding company Helsinki Shipyard Oy has won an order from the British cruise line Swan Hellenic for a luxury expedition cruise vessel. The order comes at a very difficult situation for the global cruise and shipbuilding industry due to the impact of COVID-19 on traveling and demand for cruises. The latest order is the third cruise vessel the British cruise line has ordered at the yard.... [Read More]
October 23, 2020
The fourth and final conventional Yamal LNG carrier for the MOL-COSCO JV was named at the Chinese Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding yard.... [Read More]
October 23, 2020
Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP), a Danish-Swedish joint venture port operator, revealed it would join the application for the EU funding for CO2 capture project on Amager Bakke. A facility for the capture of CO2 is expected to reduce emissions from Amager Resource Center (ARC) by 500,000 tonnes of CO2 annually and can thus significantly contribute to Copenhagen’s goal of becoming the world’s first capital in the world to become carbon-neutral by 2025. ... [Read More]
October 23, 2020
Japanese-owned car import vessel Metis Leader has been arrested in Australia on the grounds of overdue crew changes. The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) said a number of seafarers on the Panamanian-flagged vessel had been working aboard the vessel in excess of the 11 months, the maximum permitted under the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) and vessels flagged to Panama.... [Read More]
October 23, 2020
Japanese shipping major Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK Line) has signed a deal with Total to acquire shares in the ship management company Gazocean. ... [Read More]
October 22, 2020
Maritime innovation project HySHIP has been granted €8 million (about $9.4 million) in EU funding as the Norwegian government announces a strengthened focus on the development and commercialization of hydrogen as a carbon-neutral fuel. The project embraces 14 European partners collaborating on the design and construction of a new roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) demonstration vessel running on liquid green hydrogen (LH2), as well as the establishment of a viable LH2 supply chain and bunkering platform.... [Read More]
October 22, 2020
The installation of the MAATS cable lay equipment onboard the cable-laying vessel (CLV) Nexans Aurora has commenced. On 14 October, MAATS and Marine Fabricators installation team arrived at the Ulstein Verft shipyard to begin the installation, which kicked off with the two lay wheels being fitted at the stern. Following the lay wheels, final installation work is now being completed on the MAATS tensioners and 75t SWL Capstan. ... [Read More]
October 22, 2020
Havyard Design & Solution AS, the subsidiary of Oslo-listed Havyard Group, has been chosen as the designer for two new battery-powered ferries to be operated by Fjord1 ASA on inner Sunnmøre, Norway. “Going forward the parties will work closely together to optimize the design for energy-efficient operations, towards a final design contract in connection with the choice of shipyard to construct and deliver the ferries,” Havyard said.... [Read More]
October 22, 2020
Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has been selected by British ferry operator P&O Ferries to power the company’s new series of ‘super ferries’. The contract, which encompasses two vessels, was signed in Q1 2020, according to Wärtsila.... [Read More]
October 22, 2020
The Netherlands Authority for Consumer and Markets (ACM) has cleared Hutchison Ports Netherlands to acquire container terminal APM Terminals Rotterdam. The Netherlands-based terminal operator APM Terminals, a subsidiary of Maersk Group, signed a letter of intent to divest its container terminal APM Terminals Rotterdam in December 2019.... [Read More]
October 22, 2020
South Korean shipbuilder Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE) and its shipyard Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) have received approval in principle (AIP) for the design of a large commercial liquefied hydrogen carrier. The AIP — that has been described as the world’s first for this vessel type — has been granted by the Korean Register of Shipping (KRS) and the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR). ... [Read More]
October 22, 2020
Port of Le Havre, the top French port for foreign trade, has become a member of the Getting to Zero coalition to help decarbonize maritime transport. The coalition was launched at the United Nations Climate Action Summit 2019 as part of a partnership between three intergovernmental organisations (the Global Maritime Forum, Friends of Ocean Action and the World Economic Forum) to combat climate change. ... [Read More]
October 22, 2020
Swedish Port of Kapellskär, together with Finnish Port of Naantali, has been granted EU funding to reduce, among other things, air pollutant emissions from shipping. The funding is also said to augment the investments made by Ports of Stockholm to meet service demands of customers and future needs. This summer, the EU decided to support eight Swedish infrastructure projects with grants from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Fund. Two of the projects are Ports of Stockholm initiatives to promote a stronger Stockholm region. ... [Read More]
October 22, 2020
Stena Embla; Image courtesy: Stena Line... [Read More]
October 21, 2020
In September, China’s President Xi Jinping pledged before the UN General Assembly to make China carbon neutral by 2060. This is a bold goal for the world’s largest polluter at a time when the nation is planning to develop nearly 150 gigawatts worth of coal power plants. The momentuThe post China going carbon neutral: What will it mean for shipping? appeared first on Offshore Energy. ... [Read More]
October 21, 2020
American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has approved Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering’s FLNG hull design. ... [Read More]
October 21, 2020
Danish investment entity Innovation Fund Denmark has announced the establishment of a consortium to develop a two-stroke, ammonia-fuelled engine for maritime shipping. It aims to specify and demonstrate an entire, marine-propulsion system that will pave the way for the first commercial order for an ammonia-fuelled vessel.... [Read More]
October 21, 2020
MSC Seashore, a yet-to-be-delivered cruise ship owned by Switzerland-based cruise line MSC Cruises, will become the first vessel to feature Fincantieri’s next-generation air sanitation technology.... [Read More]
October 21, 2020
The investigation into the fire on board Maersk Honam boxship by the Transport Safety Investigation Bureau (TSIB) of Singapore has shown that it is highly likely that the fire originated from the decomposition of dangerous cargo generating intense heat.... [Read More]
October 21, 2020
British ship management and marine support services provider V.Group and Greek shipping company Costamare Shipping have strengthened and expanded their existing strategic partnership. As informed, the expanded strategic partnership will see V.Group providing a range of management and other marine services from Shanghai and Greece to 41 container vessels associated with Costamare Inc. and its CEO Konstantinos V. Konstantakopoulos.... [Read More]

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