Shipbuilding

ABS and Hanwha Ocean go smart on shipyard development

ABS and Hanwha Ocean go smart on shipyard development

Classification society and shipbuilder enter strategic framework to advance the digital transformation of shipbuilding In the ever-changing currents of shipbuilding technology a newly announced collaboration between the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and South Korean shipbuilding company Hanwha Ocean could be a transformative force in naval architecture. Announced in January 2023, the deal signed by […]

UK yards gearing up for shipbuilding boom

UK yards gearing up for shipbuilding boom

The UK shipbuilding industry has been experiencing a resurgence lately. This is driven by ambitious developments at iconic shipyards such as Harland & Wolff and the cutting-edge innovations spearheaded by BAE Systems. These key players are reshaping the industry and contributing to the nation’s maritime prowess in an era of global challenges and opportunities.  Nestled […]

Alaska welcomes lightweight whale-watching craft

Alaska welcomes lightweight whale-watching craft

Washingtonian boatbuilder BRIX Marine has delivered a custom-built aluminium catamaran to Alaska-based Allen Marine Whale Watching Tours. Based on BRIX Marine’s PaxCat class, Eagle features a length of 14.6m and a 5.5m beam, and has been constructed with 5086 alloy aluminium hull skins for enhanced durability in the choppy Alaskan waters. The builder reports that […]

MSC orders two new hydrogen-powered ships from Fincantieri

MSC orders two new hydrogen-powered ships from Fincantieri

The Cruise Division of MSC Group has confirmed firm orders for two hydrogen-powered vessels for its luxury travel brand Explora Journeys with the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri. MSC has also pledged to continue its push towards a 2050 net zero-carbon emissions target by investing in new environmental technologies for the luxury ships. The deal completes a […]

Construction of sixth ESB underway

Construction of sixth ESB underway

Construction started on the sixth Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB), the future USNS Hector A Cafferata Jr (ESB 8) at General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (GD NASSCO) on 8 August 2023. ESBs are designed to be flexible and used in a range of military operations supporting multiple operational phases, similar to the Expeditionary Transfer […]

COSCO launches battery-powered container ship, with second in production

COSCO launches battery-powered container ship, with second in production

Chinese shipping company COSCO Shipping Development continued its move to invest in renewable technology with the launch of the first of two 700teu electric vessels. The first vessel, currently known as Hull N997, was launched at the COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry yard in Yangzhou, China, in July. Powered by portable container-sized batteries, the 10,000dwt NN997 […]

Wallenius Wilhelmsen signs letter of intent for new ‘Shaper’ class PCTCs

Wallenius Wilhelmsen signs letter of intent for new ‘Shaper’ class PCTCs

Wallenius Wilhelmsen has signed a letter of intent for delivery of four 9,350ceu methanol-capable and ammonia-ready PCTCs and individual options for an additional eight vessels. The four vessels will be delivered from mid-2026 onwards by Jinling Shipyard in China. “We are securing our position as our customers’ first choice in shipping and delivering on our […]

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