Höegh Autoliners secures funding for four ammonia-powered car carriers

Rendering of an Aurora-class car carrier

Höegh Autoliners was granted NOK109.4 million (US$10.37 million) in funding as part of its “Ammonia fuelled vessel programme.” This will ensure that four of the company’s Aurora-class vessels can run fully on ammonia fuel when they are delivered. The funding is made available through Norwegian...


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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Container Vessel News Roundup | June 14 – Singaporean, Norwegian and Dutch newbuilds, new Russian design and Taiwanese six-ship order

New container vessels have been delivered to owners in the Netherlands, Norway, and Singapore. A Taiwanese company orders six methanol-ready 2,400TEU ships. Finally, a Russian design firm unveils a new concept vessel that can also transport dry cargo. X-Press Feeders takes delivery of 7,000TEU newbuild from Chinese yard Singapore shipping company X-Press Feeders has taken […]

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Russian design firm unveils new dry cargo/container vessel concept

Rendering of a Vympel Design Bureau Project 00111 vessel

Vympel Design Bureau, a naval architecture firm under Russia’s state-owned United Shipbuilding Corporation, has developed a concept design of a new vessel series capable of transporting both dry and containerised cargo. Two variants will be made available under the Project 00111 series. The Project...


New ammonia-ready feeder ship design secures Lloyd’s Register approval in principle

Rendering of a new ammonia-ready feeder ship developed by Seaspan Corporation and Technolog Services

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has awarded approval in principle (AIP) to Canadian shipping company Seaspan Corporation for a new design of feeder ship. Designed by Technolog of Germany, the vessel will measure 198 metres long and will initially operate on LNG fuel but can be easily converted to run on...


Japan-UK collaboration to develop world’s first biomass-fuelled ship

Rendering of a cargo ship powered by biomass

Japanese companies Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK), NYK Bulk and Projects Carriers (NBP) and Tsuneishi Shipbuilding and UK renewable energy firm the Drax Group have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop both the world’s first biomass-fuelled ship or “bioship” and the...


Japan’s Imoto Lines unveils hybrid feeder boxship concept

Rendering of Imoto Lines' proposed hybrid coastal feeder containership

Japanese shipping company Imoto Lines has unveiled the first image of a coastal feeder containership that will be fitted with a hybrid electric propulsion system. The 499GT, 200TEU vessel will feature both installed and swappable containerised batteries as well as generators. The propulsion will...


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