bulk carriers

World’s first hybrid self-discharging bulk carriers

The technology group Wärtsilä along with the Norwegian company Aasen Shipping, came in an agreement for the construction and supply of the world’s first hybrid powered self-discharging bulk carrier. Namely, Wärtsilä will provide its design and supply hybrid systems for the vessels.

NYK to construct energy-saving bulk carrier

NYK informed that it has concluded a contract with Japan Marine United Corporation to construct a next-generation energy-saving bulk carrier. After delivery in 2021, the ship is planned to transport raw materials for JFE Steel Corporation under a long-term charter contract between NYK and JFE Steel.

Speed reduction up to 30% leads to net cost savings, study says

Öko-Institut e.V. published a study on the impact of slow steaming for different types of ships carrying bulk cargo. Mainly, speed reduction of up to -30% could result to net cost savings for shipping industry and states in the majority of cases.

New study finds efficiency of new ships falling

Recent improvements in the design efficiency of new ships went into reverse last year, a new study has found. According to the CE Delft study, the average design efficiency of new bulk carriers, oil tankers and gas carriers was worse in 2016 than in 2015 and the share of new ships complying with future efficiency standards also decreased.

Sea Keeper: Making of the first Canadian commercial vessel

Between mid-February and early March of 2017, four urban Montreal artists worked together to create the mural, on the forward façade of the accomodations block of the bulk carrier CSL St-Laurent. The art, conceived by Montreal urban artist Bryan Beyung, illustrates a Canada goose with its wings spread in flight, its forward motion a tribute to Montreal.

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