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Thun Tankers names its latest LNG-fueled tanker

On 11 September, in central Stockholm, the Swedish shipping company Thun Tankers held a naming ceremony for the green product tanker ‘Thun Venern’, its latest environmentally-friendly tanker capable of running on LNG. The new tanker will enter into the Gothia Tanker Alliance.

Mediterranean’s largest ferry named

Copenhagen-based DFDS named its newest ro/ro vessel in Turkey. The latter is Mediterranean’s largest ro/ro ship. The naming ceremony for 237-meter-long ro/ro newbuilding, Ephesus Seaways, was held in Istanbul, Turkey.

World’s largest short sea Ro-Ro ship named in Dublin port

The world’s largest short sea Ro-Ro vessel, owned by Luxembourg-based CLdN, was christened in a ceremony at Dublin Port, on 20 April. With a capacity of 8,000 lane-meters, and a length of 235 metres, ‘MV Celine’ represents the next generation of super ferries servicing the Irish Port.

World’s largest rotortug named at Albwardy Damen

Albwardy Damen, a joint venture between Albwardy Investment, Dubai and the Damen Shipyards Group, hosted a naming ceremony for the world’s biggest Rotortug, the ART 100-46 RT Raven in Sharjah, on 18 January.

Video: Irish Ferries launches newbuild at FSG shipyard

The completed hull of the new Irish Ferries cruise ferry ‘W. B. Yeats’ was launched into the water on 19 January 2018, at the shipyard of Flensburger Schiffbau–Gesellschaft in Flensburg, Germany where the vessel is being built.

Digital naming ceremony held for Stena Bulk’s new tanker

Stena Bulk conducted a digital naming ceremony for its IMOIIMAX tanker ‘Stena Immortal’ at the company’s new office in Hellerup in the north of Copenhagen. When the ship was named, it was not physically present in Copenhagen, but in Houston where it is already in service.

OOCL names last 21,413 TEU container ship

Hong-Kong based OOCL’s sixth and last container ship in the 21,413 TEU series was christened at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard on Geoje, on 17 January. The ship, named ‘OOCL Indonesia’, will begin her maiden voyage this month and join her other five sister vessels on OOCL’s Asia-North Europe Loop 1 trade lane.

OOCL names another 21,413 TEU container ship

Hong-Kong based OOCL christened its latest 21,413 TEU containership, OOCL United Kingdom, on 27 September, at Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard, South Korea. The vessel is the fourth in the line of six ordered from SHI.

OOCL names third 21,000 TEU boxship

Orient Overseas Container Line named the third of six 21,000 TEU class container ships, as “OOCL Japan”, at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard. The company also informed that OOCL Japan’s sister vessel, OOCL Hong Kong, has officially been recorded as the world’s biggest container ship in the Guinness World Records.

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