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Alternative Ferry Propulsion Systems: A Case Study

Is it Right for Your Operation? That Depends, says EBDG’s John Waterhouse.
 
Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) serves many ferry customers in North America....
Mar 22 2017 9:37AM

First LNG-fueled Aframax Tankers Ordered

Hyundai Heavy Industries Group reports $240 million order for the world’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueled aframax tankers
 
Hyundai...
Mar 20 2017 10:14AM

First 20,150 TEU Containership Named MOL Triumph

MOL Triumph, the first of four new 20,150 TEU mega containerships for Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd., (MOL) was named at Samsung Heavy Industries, Ltd.... Mar 16 2017 9:11AM

New ATB Builds for Island Tug & Barge

Over the years Vancouver, BC based Island Tug and Barge (ITB) has refurbished and repowered older vessels and completed new vessels. The company is currently... Mar 15 2017 4:42PM

New Tug & Barge Fleet for Louis Dreyfus in Brazil

A new fleet of pusher tugs and barges for Louis Dreyfus Company have recently begun construction in Brazil, all to customized designs from Robert Allan Ltd.... Mar 14 2017 8:54AM

Spliethoff Orders Six Vessels from China

Amsterdam-based shipping company Spliethoff has placed an order for six multipurpose vessels at the Zhejiang Ouhua Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., shipyard in China.... Mar 13 2017 10:32AM

ABS Grants AIP for LNG-fueled Design Concept

ABS has granted Approval in Principle (AIP) for the Seatransporter-DF, a dual-fuel design concept developed by Algoship Designers Ltd. of Nassau, Bahamas.... Mar 10 2017 12:05PM
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Alternative Ferry Propulsion Systems: A Case Study

Is it Right for Your Operation? That Depends, says EBDG’s John Waterhouse.
 
Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) serves many ferry customers in North America. These clients read the trade publications and see various articles on new technologies such as hybrid propulsion, battery powered vessels or zero emission vessels. After finishing such an article they ask themselves: “What advantages would that technology bring to my operation and what will it cost?” To that end, EBDG developed some tools to help answer those questions....

First LNG-fueled Aframax Tankers Ordered

Hyundai Heavy Industries Group reports $240 million order for the world’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueled aframax tankers
 
Hyundai Heavy Industries’ shipbuilding affiliate Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) said it recently won a $240 million order to build four 114,000 DWT Ice-Class IA aframax tankers from Sovcomflot, the Russia’s state-owned shipping company.
 
The vessels are said to be the world’s first LNG-fueled aframax tankers, and will measure 250 meters in length, 44 meters in width and 21 meters in height....

First 20,150 TEU Containership Named MOL Triumph

MOL Triumph, the first of four new 20,150 TEU mega containerships for Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd., (MOL) was named at Samsung Heavy Industries, Ltd.’s (SHI) Geoje, South Korea shipyard.
 
The four ultra-large container carriers were ordered in February 2015 and are reported to be the world’s largest, surpassing the 19,000+ TEU vessels built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) for Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC).
 
MOL Triumph’s time as the world’s largest box ship will be short-lived,...

New ATB Builds for Island Tug & Barge

Over the years Vancouver, BC based Island Tug and Barge (ITB) has refurbished and repowered older vessels and completed new vessels. The company is currently working on its most ambitious and innovative project to date. In its Annacis Island Shipyard, located undercover in a pair of huge leased warehouses on the Fraser River, ITB is building two tugs that will be paired with two of its existing barges. The two boats are built with pins for use in an articulated tug and barge application.
 

New Tug & Barge Fleet for Louis Dreyfus in Brazil

A new fleet of pusher tugs and barges for Louis Dreyfus Company have recently begun construction in Brazil, all to customized designs from Robert Allan Ltd. of Vancouver, Canada. The vessels will transport bulk grain products on the Amazon River system, with an expected delivery in 2017.
 
The shallow-draft fleet includes:

Three RApide 4000-Z3 class mainline pusher tugs (under construction at INACE shipyard in Fortaleza, Brazil)
One RApide 2600-Z3 class pusher tug


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