VESSEL REVIEW | Qifan 19 – Chinese cable-laying vessel boasts 10,000-tonne capacity

Cable-lay vessel Qifan 19

China’s Jiangsu Haixin Shipping Heavy Industry has handed over a new cable-laying vessel to Zhejiang Qiming Offshore Electric Power Engineering. The non-self-propelled Qifan 19 (启帆19) will be deployed primarily in support of offshore wind energy projects by installing submarine cables through which wind farms will supply electricity to numerous end users. Capable of working with […]

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VESSEL REVIEW | Xin Ming Zhu VIII – Fast catamaran for Hong Kong commuter routes

Xin Ming Zhu VIII

Hong Kong ferry operator Sun Ferry has taken delivery of the first vessel in a new series of six fast catamaran ferries built by China’s AFAI Southern Shipyard. Xin Ming Zhu VIII (新明珠8; “New Pearl 8”) is now in operation on the Central Ferry Pier to Mui Wo and Cheung Chau commuter routes in Hong […]

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VESSEL REVIEW | Green Paranagua – Chinese 77,000DWT bulker to support South America wood pulp trade

The 77,000DWT wood pulp carrier Green Paranagua

China’s Shanghai Pudong Development Bank (SPDB), through its shipowning arm SPDB Financial Leasing, has taken delivery of a new bulk carrier designed and built by local shipyard COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry. Named in honour of the city in Brazil’s Parana state, Green Paranagua is the fifth unit in...

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Tanker News Roundup | June 19 – Chinese and Middle East gas carrier construction, UK methanol bunkering ship concept and more

An Italian operator christens a new bunkering ship as construction continues on LNG carriers for Chinese and Qatari owners. Gas carrier orders have been placed by clients in Greece and Singapore. Finally, a UK design firm unveils plans for a new methanol bunkering ship. Greece’s Prime Marine orders LCO2 carrier Greek shipowner Prime Marine has […]

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VESSEL REVIEW | Haiyang Dizhi No 17 – Chinese research vessel to perform coastal geological surveys

The research vessel Haiyang Dizhi No 17

China’s Tongfangjiang New Shipbuilding Company has completed construction of a new research vessel for operation by the Chinese Ministry of Natural Resources’ China Geological Survey sub-agency. The aptly named Haiyang Dizhi No 17 (海洋地质十七号; “Ocean Geology No 17”) was designed by Wuhan Ship Design and Research Institute in compliance with China Classification rules. The vessel […]

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Specialised Workboat News Roundup | June 19 – US rocket launch base order, German electric harbour craft and more

A new workboat has been delivered to a Norwegian coastal waterway authority as construction continues on a pilot station ship in China and a research vessel for a French museum. Orders have meanwhile been placed for two German electric workboats and a sea-going rocket launch base in the United States. Chinese-built pilot station vessel floated […]

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Marine Projects Vessel News Roundup | June 18 – A Chinese large crane ship, a Dutch TSHD conversion project and more

Deliveries include cutter suction dredgers for an Indian owner and an amphibious dredger for a Ukrainian government agency. A Dutch yard completes conversion work on an inland vessel to make it suitable for dredging projects as construction is underway on a Chinese heavy-duty crane ship. Finally, an Indian yard has been selected for the supply […]

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China-Japan International Ferry begins operating new hybrid Ro-Pax

Jian Zhen Hao, a new Ro-Pax ferry delivered to China-Japan International Ferry

China-Japan International Ferry (CHINJIF), a joint Chinese- and Japanese-owned transport company, recently commended operational sailings of a new Ro-Pax ferry built by China Merchants Jinling Shipbuilding (Weihai). Named Jian Zhen Hao, the vessel was designed by Shanghai Merchant Ship Design and...

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