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HMM Unveils New Corporate Identity

VLCC ‘Universal Leader’ with the use of new CI. Pic: HMM

South Korean shipbuilding major Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has launched a new corporate identity (CI) in an effort to enhance its brand equity.According to the company, the CI reflects HMM’s “vision and ambition to take a leap forward to the bright future”."The new CI features

RIBCRAFT Delivers Fire Boat to the Portsmouth

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Professional grade rigid inflatable boat (RIB) manufacturer RIBCRAFT said it recently delivered a specialized 25’ RIBCRAFT 7.8 to the Portsmouth Fire Department.Located on the Piscataqua River in New Hampshire, the Portsmouth Fire Department provides on-water search and rescue operations as well as fire protection to the seacoast community.

Incat to Build World’s Largest Aluminium Ship

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Australian shipbuilder Incat said it has secured a contract to build the world’s largest aluminium ship.Incat Tasmania Pty Ltd will build the 130 meter long ship for long standing customer, Buquebus to operate between Argentina and Uruguay.The completed vessel will be the largest aluminium ferry

Griffon Hoverwork Wins New Orders

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Southampton, UK-based hovercraft builder Griffon Hoverwork has won two new orders for its latest model the 995ED.The 995ED was launched at the Exponaval maritime exhibition in Chile in December 2018 following delivery of the first production craft to the Malaysian Government’s Marine Department

VIKING Wins Norwegian Police Patrol Boat Contract

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Global safety products manufacturer and service provider VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has won a contract to build and supply a VIKING Norsafe Munin S1200 patrol boat for the Norwegian police force.The vessel, which will be built in Arendal, Norway and delivered in December this year, will carry out

SMS Towage Orders Tug Duo from Damen

The Damen ASD 2411 ‘Manxman’ on its maiden voyage to SMS Towage on the Humber Estuary (Photo: Damen)

UK towage company SMS Towage has purchased two tugs from Damen Shipyards. The first vessel, called Manxman, was handed over on April 12, just seven days after contract signing. The contract for the second vessel, to be called Marksman, was signed on May 1 with a delivery date scheduled for June 7th.

MAN Powers LNG-powered Ferry Newbuild

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The Jinling Shipyard in China has ordered 4 × MAN 51/60DF engines in connection with the building of 1 + 1 × 230-meter-long RoPax vessels for TT-Line, the German ferry operator. The vessel will feature a complete MAN propulsion package, besides the engines, including propellers, a fuel-gas-supply system (FGSS),

Hamburg Süd Christens Polar Ecuador

Polar Ecuador (Photo: Hamburg Süd)

Hamburg Süd christened the Polar Ecuador containership in Antwerp.The new vessel belongs to a group of four structurally identical vessels in the Polar class that have been built for Hamburg Süd by the Chinese shipyard Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding. With a total length of 230 meters and a width of 37.

Samsung Heavy Orders Pumps from SVANEHØJ

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SVANEHØJ, which is located in Aalborg, Denmark, has secured an order from South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries for a total of 42 pumps for three new Very Large Ethane Carriers (VLEC). The ships have been ordered by the Chinese company Zhejiang Satellite Petrochemical and will be used to carry liquid ethane from Texas,

Oceanco Acquires Heerema Facility

Oceanco acquires the Heerema Zwijndrecht construction facilities. PRNewsfoto/Oceanco

Dutch superyacht builder Oceanco has acquired the premises of Heerema Zwijndrecht as part of the company's long-term initiative for growth, expansion, and consolidation of its construction activities.These new facilities of Heerema Fabrication Group, which builds massive offshore oil platforms,

Debmarine to Build $468mln New Vessel

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Namibia marine diamond mining company, Debmarine Namibia announced that its Board of Directors have approved the construction of the world’s first ever custom-built diamond recovery vessel.The new vessel is expected to cost US$468 million and represents the largest ever single investment in the marine diamond industry,

Fincantieri to Build Washington Island Ferry

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Washington Island Ferry Line signed an agreement with Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding of Sturgeon Bay to construct the Madonna, a year-round boat transporting passengers and vehicles across Death’s Door Passage, the waters between the island and Northport Pier — the tip of the Door peninsula.

SeaDream Innovation Emphasizes Sustainability

Pic: SeaDream Yacht Club

Norway-based private cruise line SeaDream Yacht Club has released new details on its upcoming cruise ship, the SeaDream Innovation, which will incorporate a number of environmentally friendly design features.The company claims that  SeaDream Innovation  is the world’s most advanced hybrid

IMO Sets Stricter Emissions Targets for New Ships

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The International Maritime Organization (IMO) on Friday agreed stricter energy efficiency targets for certain types of ships in an effort to speed up action to cut the sector's emissions.The IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee has been meeting in London this week to discuss tougher

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