BEHALA informed that the construction of the world’s first emission-free push boat will start in October 2019. The ship is expected to have been completed by the fourth quarter of 2020. The boat will be used mainly for transporting goods on the Berlin-Hamburg and inner-city transport routes.
Chinese shipbuilding group Hudong-Zhonghua, part of China State Shipbuilding Company (CSSC) signed a MoU with air lubrication manufacturer Silverstream Technologies, to integrate Silverstream’s fuel-saving air lubrication technology in its future LNG carriers.
France-based Neoline has concluded to the shipyard that will construct its first two sail-powered RoRo cargo ships to operate between France and US from 2021. Namely, chose France-based Neopolia to build the vessels. At first, the vessels will be operating on a pilot route, linking Saint-Nazaire, France with the US East Coast and Saint-Pierre & Miquelon off the coast of Newfoundland.
Chinese lithium battery producer EVE Energy and Shanghai Hanshun Shipping will cooperate for the development of eighteen electric-powered bulk carriers. These ships are expected to have 30% less operation costs than other river-ocean going bulk carriers.
Damen Shipyards signed a contract with Spain-based ferry operator Baleària for the delivery of a Stan Tug 1606 E3. The vessel will be the first IMO Tier III compliant tug to operate in the Mediterranean Sea and the first Damen vessel to serve in Baleària’s fleet.
In an official event on 5 June, the Government of Canada, the Canadian Coast Guard and the Government of British Columbia celebrated the launch of the country’s second Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel (OFSV). The vessel is designed to meet the mission needs of the Canadian Coast Guard and scientists.
Ferry company Norled and the shipyard Westcon have signed a contract for the construction of two new ferries. One of them will be the world’s first car ferry that sails on hydrogen and the other will be a battery-powered ferry. The two ferries are expected to be ready in March and May 2021.
In a ceremony at Fincantieri’s shipyard “Arsenale Triestino San Marco”, in Trieste, Italy, Seattle-based Windstar Cruises, initiated construction of the first of three new ships sections, under Windstar’s $250 Million Star Plus Initiative.
Asahi Tanker and partner Exeno-Yamamizu Corporation Tokyo have developed the new domestic shipping tanker design which incorporates zero emission electric propulsion. The commercial model development of the ‘e5’ design is currently ongoing for all bunker supply vessels that are trading in Tokyo Bay. The target of the first vessel launching is planned for the fourth quarter of 2020.
A new ferry that will combine energy efficiency, flexibility and optimised space availability, will soon start operation between Umeå in Sweden and Vaasa in Finland. The ferry will have been constructed by 2021 and will run mainly on LNG. The ship will also be able to burn biogas, while it will incorporate battery power to reduce its emissions while on port.
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