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AYK Marine has disruptive ambitions for marine battery market

AYK Marine has disruptive ambitions for marine battery market

Andorra-headquartered AYK Marine batteries is emerging as one of the prime disruptors in the marine battery industry thanks to innovation in design, safety and driving down production costs. AYK, established by marine battery pioneer and electrical engineer Chris Kruger in 2018, is seeing a surge in demand since opening a new state-of-the-art automated manufacturing plant in […]

Newport extends retrofit capabilities

Newport extends retrofit capabilities

UK-based Newport Shipping has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Zhejiang Energy Marine Environmental Technology (ZEME) in China that aims to further broaden the company’s ability to offer environmental retrofit solutions to customers in the shipping industry. ZEME offers a range of environmental solutions including scrubbers, methanol fuel and alternative marine power (AMP) technology. […]

Optimarin takes BWTS manufacturing to China

Optimarin takes BWTS manufacturing to China

With an eye on the post-retrofit ballast water treatment system (BWTS) market, Norwegian BWTS supplier Optimarin is in the process of establishing a manufacturing base in China to boost the availability of its systems for the Asian shipbuilding market. The company is currently pursuing partnerships with several Chinese suppliers to focus on high-quality production of […]

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 […]

RINA CEO visits China

RINA CEO visits China

The Royal Institution of Naval Architects’ chief executive, Chris Boyd, has recently returned from a visit to China where he attended the celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of Harbin Engineering University. Among the events marking the occasion was a spectacular theatrical display with the theme ‘Ode to Seventy Years of Development, Chasing Light, and Sailing […]

Deltamarin reveals spate of PCTC design contracts

Deltamarin reveals spate of PCTC design contracts

Finnish naval architects Deltamarin has announced three separate design contracts for pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs), as the segment continues to experience unprecedented growth and demand for more sustainable newbuildings. BYD Auto, China’s largest electric car manufacturer, has ordered 4 x 9,200 CEU PCTCs from China Merchants Industry that will be based on a […]

Car carriers stir methanol engine demand

Car carriers stir methanol engine demand

MAN Energy Solutions (MAN ES) has been awarded an order to supply the first S60 dual-fuel engines capable of operating on methanol. The MAN B&W 7S60ME-LGIM dual-fuel engines have been ordered in connection with the construction of 2 × 9,300CEU pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) vessels for Chinese integrated-logistics company China Merchants Energy Shipping […]

Offshore wind steers heavy lift shipping towards greener future

Offshore wind steers heavy lift shipping towards greener future

Wuhu Shipyard’s series of Orca class vessels for Germany’s SAL Heavy Lift and Jumbo Shipping will set new benchmarks in efficiency, it is claimed. Daniel Johnson reports. Currently the second-largest renewable source of electricity following hydropower, wind power is one of the cornerstones of the green energy transition. Offshore wind in particular holds enormous promise […]

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