Drydocking

Stolt Tankers adopts innovative graphene coating in industry first

Stolt Tankers adopts innovative graphene coating in industry first

Stolt Tankers’ Stolt Lotus has become the first vessel in the world to be coated using Canadian firm Graphite Innovation & Technologies’ (GIT) X-GIT FUEL graphene-based hull coating solution, which is believed to offer significant reductions in fuel consumption. The 30,000-deadweight vessel spent five days drydocked in China where the sustainable hull coating was applied. Reckoned […]

Albwardy Damen yards operating at full capacity

Albwardy Damen yards operating at full capacity

Strong demand from offshore customers is helping maintain high levels of utilisation at the company’s yards in Sharjah and Dubai UAE-based shipyard operator Albwardy Damen reports that its repair teams have been running at full capacity throughout 2023. This follows a very busy 2022 for the company. High oil prices have led to high levels […]

Seaspan celebrates return of cruise ship activity

Seaspan celebrates return of cruise ship activity

Canadian shipyard operator’s prospects are improving rapidly following the resumption of regional cruise operations With the return of regional cruise operations post-pandemic, both Vancouver Drydock and Victoria Shipyards have had the opportunity to work on several cruise ships over the last 18 months. Four cruise ships docked at Vancouver Drydock in 2022. The first of […]

Cruise ship milestone for Falmouth yard

Cruise ship milestone for Falmouth yard

A&P Falmouth has completed a multi-million-pound program of works on the largest passenger ship to visit the facility in over 60 years. Bolette, a Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ vessel, entered drydock for a 13-day refurbishment, including maintenance to the ship’s azipods and bow thrusters as well as a new application of underwater paint. This was […]

Cape Town’s Robertson Dry Dock reopens for business

Cape Town’s Robertson Dry Dock reopens for business

Transnet National Ports Authority’s Robertson Dry Dock at the Port of Cape Town is back in use after an extensive modernisation programme, including an upgrade of its dewatering infrastructure. In June 2022, the Port of Cape Town started the process of replacing the drydock’s dewatering system, to mitigate safety risks, improve operational efficiencies and ensure […]

Survitec aims to expedite drydocking schedules

Survitec aims to expedite drydocking schedules

Maritime safety systems supplier Survitec has introduced a new pre-inspection service designed to help ship owners and managers optimise and expedite drydocking schedules, covering the servicing and inspection of onboard safety and lifesaving equipment. Under the terms of the scheme, a qualified service technician boards the ship during normal port operations to assess and verify […]

Hospital ship upgrade gets underway in Durban

Hospital ship upgrade gets underway in Durban

South African ship repairers are being kept busy with a wide range of projects, including a major seven-month project from Mercy Ships South Africa’s biggest private ship repair yard operator, Dormac Marine & Engineering, operates facilities along the South African coastline from Richards Bay to Wallis Bay. In total it provides five graving docks, two […]

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