Bahrain shipyard ASRY reports a “huge” increase in demand since the end of 2021. All of its three drydocks now have extensive forward looking order books that extend at least to the fourth quarter of 2023, and in some cases even beyond. This represents a rapid turnaround in prospects for the yard over a relatively […]
Faced with enormous efficiency and compliance challenges, the shipping industry is increasingly turning to digital tools and services to help balance the complex needs for performance monitoring, meeting regulatory requirements and commercial agility. The capability of traditional satellite networks to meet these demands is being tested, leading to the emergence of hybrid networks that combine […]
In light of the acceleration in initiatives toward zero-emission shipping, Japanese classification society ClassNK has been stepping up its services to help customers involved in the maritime transportation business manage their reduction in greenhouse gases (GHG). Restructures in the organisation have seen the establishment of a Zero-Emission Transition Center and Marine GHG Certification Department, and […]
The Naval Architect June 2022
As shipyards strive to develop the greener ships they must make the most of a new asset: real-life operational data, says Olli Puustinen of NAPA Design Solutions.
Seaspan Shipyards of North Vancouver, Canada has officially launched its HoloShip facility. Described as “an immersive visualisation system”, the facility incorporates digital twin technology, enabling ship designers and engineers to virtually ‘walk through’ their newbuild plans and general arrangements before the first steel is cut. The HoloShip facility houses a 3D theatre room, in which a […]
The Naval Architect September 2021
At CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding’s 100,000tonne dockyard, a digital dock system is being built and a 3D-printed ship is under trial