Category archives: Shipbuilding

MSC Cruises and STX France cut first steel of MSC Bellissima

MSC Cruises, the Swiss-based world’s largest privately-owned cruise line and market leader in Europe, South America and South Africa, and STX France, a world leader in the construction of ...

Siemens Wind Power presents first customized turbine transport vessel in Esbjerg

Sea transportation and Roll on-Roll off-loading (Ro-Ro) are both key in Siemens' new offshore logistics concept launched in 2015. Now the company has commissioned its first specialized transport vessel, the ...

Fincantieri: Dry dock work start in Sestri Ponente on Seabourn Ovation

The keel laying ceremony of "Seabourn Ovation", the second of two ultra-luxury cruise ships that Fincantieri is building for Seabourn Cruise Line, brand of Carnival Corporation, took place in the ...

Steel cutting ceremony for Celebrity Edge in Saint-Nazaire

The next generation of cruise ships moves from concept to construction, as the first piece of steel is cut at the STX France shipyard for Celebrity Cruises’ newest — and boldest ...

Naming ceremony held for the world's first LNG-fueled PCTC

United European Car Carriers (UECC), owned equally by NYK and Wallenius Lines, held a naming ceremony on November 21 at the Port of Zeebrugge, Belgium, for Auto Eco, the world ...

Damen unveils Marine Aggregate Dredger

Damen Shipyards Group has announced a new line of Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers (TSHD). The new product range, comprising of the Marine Aggregate Dredger (MAD) 4000 and 5600 vessels, was ...

Seabourn takes delivery of Seabourn Encore, newest ultra-luxury ship

The handover ceremony of “Seabourn Encore”, the first of two ultra-luxury cruise ships ordered to Fincantieri by the ship owner Seabourn Cruise Line, brand of Carnival Corporation, the world’s ...

Steel cutting ceremony for Yamal LNG newbuildings

November 22 marked the steel cutting ceremony of Teekay LNG Partner’s second LNG icebreaker newbuilding for the Yamal project. The event took place at the DSME shipyard in South ...

MOL launches "ISHIN NEXT - MOL SMART SHIP PROJECT -"

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced the launch of the ISHIN NEXT - MOL SMART SHIP PROJECT -, a new technological development project that builds on the success of the ...

Viking Line signs LOI for LNG-fuelled passenger vessel

Viking Line signed a letter of intent with the Chinese company Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co. Ltd concerning an order for a passenger vessel to be delivered in the spring of ...

Damen: Fleet expansion continues at Fratelli Neri

Italian towing company Fratelli Neri S.p.A. has expanded its fleet with the delivery of three new Damen workboats. The trio of vessels will be based in the company ...

Genting Dream cruise ship christened in China

Dream Cruises, the first-ever Asian luxury cruise line, claimed its place in history on Sunday when Genting Dream’s official Godmother, Puan Sri Cecilia Lim, the wife of Tan Sri ...

MOL finalizes hull logo design for next-generation car carriers "FLEXIE"

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced that it has finalized the logo design that will grace the hulls of the next-generation car carrier "FLEXIE", which will be built ...

Methanol carrier the CAJUN SUN delivered

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced the delivery of 50,000 DWT methanol carrier the CAJUN SUN at Minaminippon Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. on November 10.

The CAJUN SUN ...

Newbuilding iron ore carrier for Kobe Steel named Shinzan Maru

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced that on October 27, a naming ceremony for the Shinzan Maru, a newbuilding iron ore carrier that will sail under a long-term ...

Brodosplit to construct Polar Expedition Cruise Vessel

After months of negotiations and series of technical innovative solutions offered, in the strong international competition, Croatian shipbuilder Brodosplit has contracted construction of the Polar Expedition Cruise Vessel. The contract ...

Rolls-Royce and VTT Technical Research Centre form strategic partnership to develop smart ships

Rolls-Royce and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd have announced a strategic partnership to design, test and validate the first generation of remote and autonomous ships. The new partnership ...

ABS classes world’s first Very Large Ethane Carrier

ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, is pleased to confirm that the ABS-classed Ethane Crystal, the world’s first Very Large ...

Passenger cargo vessels for India

KNUD E. HANSEN (KEH) and Smart Engineering & Design Solutions (India) (SEDS) have recently teamed up to deliver two new vessel designs, each with two vessels to be built, for the ...

The world's first VLEC "ETHANE CRYSTAL" delivered for Reliance

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced the delivery of the new building Very Large Ethane Carrier (VLEC) "ETHANE CRYSTAL", by Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), for Reliance Industries Limited ...

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