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Scottish Yard Builds First-Ever Hydrogen Ropax Ferry

By MarEx 2018-06-20 17:57:02

Ferguson Marine, a commercial shipbuilder on the River Clyde, Scotland, has won a bid for EU funding towards the world's first ever seagoing hydrogen-powered ropax ferry.  “We are aiming to launch the first hydrogen ferry by 2021. There are a...

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Manager of China's Biggest Shipbuilder is Under Investigation

By MarEx 2018-06-17 17:18:32

Sun Bo, the general manager of China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation, is under investigation by the Communist Party of China's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI). CCDI is the party's highest internal control office, and it serves as China's top anti-corruption agency. In...

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“Magic Island Maker” Completes Sea Trials

By MarEx 2018-06-13 21:09:16

China’s most advanced dredging vessel, dubbed the “magic island-maker,” completed her first sea trial on Tuesday. The Tian Kun Hao, the largest vessel of her kind in Asia, can dig as deep as 35 meters under the seafloor and dredge...

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Oregon State University Orders Second U.S. Research Ship

By MarEx 2018-06-12 19:32:18

Oregon State University has received $88 million from the National Science Foundation to lead construction of a second Regional Class research vessel to help bolster the nation’s aging academic research fleet. The National Science Foundation selected Oregon State in 2013...

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Metal Shark Buys Horizon Shipbuilding

By MarEx 2018-06-11 20:28:00

Louisiana-based boatbuilder Metal Shark has acquired the assets of competitor Horizon Shipbuilding in a bankruptcy proceeding.  Metal Shark will receive Horizon's yard in Bayou La Batre, Alabama, along with the majority of Horizon's physical assets, leases, permits, intellectual property and business operations....

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ThyssenKrupp's Naval Shipbuilding Division Faces Headwinds

By MarEx 2018-06-08 13:59:00

Shipyard union IG Metall Kueste is urging ThyssenKrupp to keep its naval division, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS), in the wake of its exclusion from a multi-billion-dollar shipbuilding competition. TKMS has historically been the Deutche Marine's main naval shipbuilder, but German arms procurement...

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Keppel Wins Order for South East Asia’s First LNG Bunkering Vessel

By MarEx 2018-06-05 20:21:26

FueLNG, a joint venture between Keppel O&M and Shell Eastern Petroleum, has placed an order for the first LNG bunkering vessel in South East Asia. Keppel Singmarine, a subsidiary of Keppel O&M, will build the 7,500 cubic meter LNG bunkering...

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HMM to Sign With "Big Three" Yards for 20 Boxships

By MarEx 2018-06-04 17:17:00

Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has released new details of its plans to build 20 new container ships, including 12 vessels of 23,000 TEU each. All of the orders will go to Korean yards, in keeping with the goals of South...

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Propulsion System Readied for Australian Icebreaker

By MarEx 2018-06-03 20:40:40

More than 8,600 tons of steel has now been shaped, welded and assembled into the hull of Australia’s new icebreaker RSV Nuyina, equivalent to 48 blue whales or 191,844 large emperor penguins. A few key pieces of the ship’s...

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Babcock Team 31 Unveils Frigate Design

By MarEx 2018-06-03 18:41:36

Babcock Team 31 has unveiled its proposed design for the Royal Navy's new Type 31e warship. Called the Arrowhead 140, the design is a contender for the £1.25 billion ($1.63 billion) shipbuilding program which will see the Royal Navy replace...

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