Tugs

Harland & Wolff-led e-tug concept takes shape

Harland & Wolff-led e-tug concept takes shape

Shipbuilder Harland & Wolff has teamed up with naval architect Macduff Ship Design, propulsion specialist Kongsberg Maritime and battery manufacturer Echandia to develop a zero-emissions harbour and coastal tug. Two tugs are specified in the initial order, each with a proposed length of 25.5m, a beam of 12m and a draught of 4.85m – although, […]

E-winches haul tugboats forward

E-winches haul tugboats forward

Tugboat original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have relied on hydraulic oil-driven winches for decades, but they are now starting to embrace energy-efficient, next-generation electric winches, writes Mikael Holmberg, winch and crane segment sales manager at ABB Drives Hydraulic winch systems have been adopted by nearly 70% of vessels across the world, and they’ve stood the test […]

Glosten hybrid tug is familiar but different

Glosten hybrid tug is familiar but different

A methanol-hybrid tugboat developed by Glosten and ABB should enable operators to switch to greener operations without any jarring overhauls to procedures, writes Stevie Knight While tugboats’ average hours of operation are low compared to other vessel types – often just 2,000-3,000 hours annually – they still contribute significantly to overall port emissions. With stakeholders […]

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 […]

Big Apple gets greener

Big Apple gets greener

Zero-emission tug helps the Big Apple get greener Late 2023 will see a 66-year-old New York vessel enjoy a second lease of life as a carbon emission-free tugboat, thanks to an ammonia-to-power system developed by Amogy New York-based start-up Amogy has announced its plans to unveil a zero-emission tugboat later this year, utilising ammonia as […]

Bring me ‘Sunshine’

Bring me ‘Sunshine’

Hybrid tug brings sunshine to Singapore Joining Singapore’s list of ‘green vessel firsts’, which includes the 2022-launched all-electric cargo vessel Hydromover and all-electric patrol boat MPA Guardian, the new hybrid tug JMS Sunshine is being hailed as Singapore’s first vessel to incorporate a pure LNG engine. Built domestically by Sembcorp Marine for its Jurong Marine […]

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