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The Building Of Viking Line’s New Passenger Vessel Starts

03Today, on 3 September, the production of Viking Line’s new passenger cruise ship starts at the Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd. (XSI) shipyard in China. The first steel plates are being cut in the traditional Steel...
Mystery of the cargo ships that sink when their cargo suddenly liquefies

Cargo Ships that Sink When Their Cargo Suddenly Liquefies

Think of a dangerous cargo and toxic waste or explosives might come to mind. But granular cargoes such as crushed ore and mineral sands are responsible for the loss of numerous ships every year. On average,...
India's Inland Waterways Authority Releases Ship Designs For Ganga

India’s Inland Waterways Authority Releases Ship Designs For Ganga

Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) has made public 15 standard ship designs suitable for large barge haulage on the river Ganga. Under the current government, inland waterways have received more focus. Ganges been the largest...
Star Bulk Carriers Corp. Agrees to Acquire up to Seven Dry Bulk Vessels From E.R. Capital Holding

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. Agrees to Acquire up to Seven Dry Bulk Vessels From E.R. Capital Holding

THENS, Greece, Aug. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (the “Company” or “Star Bulk”) (Nasdaq:SBLK) (Oslo:SBLK-R), a global shipping company focusing on the transportation of dry bulk cargoes announced today that it has...
Lomar's Super-Eco Boxships Mark European Breakthrough for Thordon Bearings

Lomar’s Super-Eco Boxships Mark European Breakthrough for Thordon Bearings

Delaware Trader, the first of two 2,700TEU newbuild containerships that China’s Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard is delivering to Lomar Shipping this year, has been fitted with a seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearing system from Thordon Bearings. The vessel...
Enercon’s E-Ship 1 with flettners. Credit: Carschen/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA

Five Misconceptions of Wind Propulsion Solutions for Commercial Vessels

There has been a significant trend developing around wind propulsion technologies over the last 12 months and with potential fuel savings of 10-30% for retrofit installations and up to 50% for optimised new builds it is...
Hydrodynamic Analysis Database Gives Charterers ‘Sneak Peak’ Into Fuel Performance

Hydrodynamic Analysis Database Gives Charterers ‘Sneak Peak’ Into Fuel Performance

Propulsion Dynamics has responded to industry concerns over the expected spike in bunker fuel costs and increasingly stringent environmental legislation. The company’s new offering, Inferred Fuel Performance, allows a ‘sneak peak’ of a vessel’s expected performance...
Oil Spill In Port Arthur After Barge-Ro/Ro Collision

Oil Spill In Port Arthur After Barge-Ro/Ro Collision

The U.S. Coast Guard and the Texas General Land Office launched an operation to contain an oil spill resulting from the collision between towboat Savage Pathfinder and the RoRo Endurance at Dock Four near Port Arthur,...
[VIDEO] Cruise Ship Azamara Pursuit Christened in Southampton

[VIDEO] Cruise Ship Azamara Pursuit Christened in Southampton

Cruise Ship – Azamara Pursuit – the latest fleet addition of the Azamara Club Cruises, a brand of Royal Caribbean Cruises was christened in Southampton, U.K., marking its official debut. “Since the announcement of Azamara Pursuit...
Iran to Launch Negin Port Container Terminal Phase 1

Iran Set To Launch Negin Port Container Terminal Phase 1

Director General of Ports and Maritime Directorate of Bushehr Province Siavash Arjmandzadeh said Phase 1 of the construction project of Negin Island’s container terminal is now complete. “With a length of 300 meters and a width...