Crowley’s Newest LNG-fueled ConRo Ship Launched
VT Halter Marine has launched the second of Crowley Maritime Corp.’s new Commitment Class ships, Taíno, one of the world’s…
GE, DSIC Unveil Plan for LNG Carrier Power Conversions
GE’s Marine Solutions and Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co. Ltd. (DSIC) completed a preliminary design for the conversion…
Voices: Rich Merhige, President/Owner, AME
AME is a Florida based engineering services company specializing in marine (Advanced Mechanical Enterprises) and industrial…
First Class Approved 3D Printed Ship’s Propeller Unveiled
The world’s first Class approved 3D printed ship’s propeller, the WAAMpeller, has been unveiled following rigorous testing…
A New Breed of Tug
When markets expand niches are created, goes the logic. For builders of tugs, that market is “floating gas” and the expanding…
IMO Orders Fuels of the Future
The new sulfur, carbon dioxide limits ewill demand precise understanding by ship owners and operators. Globally, new regulations…
New Grease Extends Life, Lowers Temp of Tugboat Shaft Bearings
How does a tugboat operator with over 26 vessels used in docking, escort, ocean towing and articulated barge service get…
Langh Tech Scrubbers, EGR Water Treatment for New Box Ships
Three container vessels on order at Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard in China for Eimskip Island ehf and Royal Arctic Line A/S…
Finland's Manga LNG Terminal Gets First Cargo
The first shipload of liquefied natural gas (LNG) arrival to the LNG import terminal in Tornio, Finland, on Sunday November 19, 2017.
Wärtsilä to Power Viking Line Ferry
Wärtsilä will supply the engines, the navigation system and a broad scope of other products and systems for a new luxury…
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Finnish Research Vessel Undergoes Propulsion Refit
The 28-year-old research vessel Aranda is the first Finnish vessel to be modernized with a diesel-electric hybrid propulsion system.
ABB’s First Azipod D Unit Begins Operation
An 8,000 kW rescue tug, the first vessel installed with ABB’s Azipod D electric propulsion system, has been delivered by…
ZF CEO Sommer Steps Down
ZF Friedrichshafen AG chief executive officer Dr. Stefan Sommer has left the company after five years at the head. Finance…
NASSCO Begins Building Matson’s LNG-ready ConRos
San Diego shipyard General Dynamics NASSCO said it has begun building the first of two liquefied natural gas (LNG)-capable…
MAN Brings Latest Tech to Marintec
MAN Diesel & Turbo has brought its new 45/60CR and ME-LGI engines, as well as its innovative HP-SCR emissions reduction technology to Marintec 2017…
Wärtsilä Signs on Shuttle Tanker Development Project
Wärtsilä has signed a joint industry project cooperation (JIP) undertaking with Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC)…
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Wärtsilä, GTT Partner on LNG Solutions
Wärtsilä and GTT finalized a cooperation agreement at the Marintec conference and exhibition in Shanghai, China on December 5. The aim of the cooperation is to explore potential business opportunities in the marine sector in relation to liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage, fuel gas supply systems and associated services that will benefit both shipyards and vessel owners. Wärtsilä has experience and in-house expertise in LNG fuel gas applications…
COSCO Places Large Lubricants Order with Shell
Shell Marine said it has been awarded China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company’s (COSCO SHIPPING) largest marine lubricants order in 2017.
Volvo Penta Repowers in North America
As vessel operators increasingly look at their return on investment in terms of total lifetime costs for purchasing and operating their new engines…
Wärtsilä 20 Diesel Engine Gets a Power Upgrade
An upgraded version of the Wärtsilä 20 diesel engine features greater power density thanks to increased cylinder output.
Volvo Penta Stakes Position in Wind Farm Support Vessels
Volvo Penta has emerged as a leading supplier of propulsion systems for support boats in the booming offshore wind farm industry in Europe, and is poised to capture a significant position as new wind farms come into service in North America. “Wind farm support vessels operate under some of the world’s most difficult conditions,” said Jens Bering, vice president of marine sales for Volvo Penta of the Americas.
ABS: New Guidance on Energy Storage
ABS has published The ABS Guide for Use of Supercapacitors in the Marine and Offshore Industries (Supercapacitor Guide) to…
Wärtsilä to Equip US LNG Fueling Barge
Wärtsilä said it will provide a broad scope of products and solutions for a new articulated tug barge (ATB) that will be…
Wartsila Propulsion System for New NMDC's Dredger
Wärtsilä supplied the full propulsion package for National Marine Dredging Company's (NMDC) new, state-of-the-art Trailing…
Wärtsilä Supplies Propulsion for Fishing Vessel
Lunar Fishing Company Ltd, based in Scotland, is replacing its existing Lunar Bow purse seiner trawler with a new ship having the same name. The primary considerations were to achieve both economic and environmental benefits through selecting the market’s most efficient propulsion machinery. The vessel is being built at the Karstensens Skibsvaerft shipyard in Denmark and will feature a fully integrated propulsion solution from Wärtsilä.
Dellner to Expanded Product Range to US Market
Dellner Brakes, fresh off acquiring U.S. brake and clutch specialist Gummi USA, said it will present its expanded range of…
Arneson Surface Drives Enhanced with Master Trim
Twin Disc, manufacturer of technologically advanced marine transmissions, has announced an expansion to its line of Arneson Surface Drives.
WESMAR to Showcase New Stabilizer Technology
WESMAR said it will display its stabilizers, thrusters, sonar and hydraulics at the 58th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show November 1 to 5…
Wärtsilä Wins Contract for New CLdN RoRos
Wärtsilä said it has been awarded a contract to supply controllable pitch propellers and power take off / power take home (PTO/PTH) shaft generator systems for two new RoRo vessels being built at the Uljanik shipyard in Croatia. The ships have been ordered by the Luxembourg based operator, CLdN Ro-Ro SA. There is an option for an additional two vessels. Wärtsilä, which booked its orders in December 2016 and February 2017…
Twiflex: Turning, Locking & Braking System
Regular maintenance of propulsion shafts and propellers requires shafts to be aligned and locked in place so that ships’…
OTI Installs Thordon's Largest TG100 Seal
Offshore Towing Inc (OTI) has completed the refurbishment of its 1974-built 9000hp-class tug Zion Falgout at the Conrad Deepwater shipyard…
Tropical Opts for Seawater Lubricated Shaft Package
Thordon Bearings’ Jacksonville-based distributor Coppedge Marine has secured an order with Tropical Shipping for the COMPAC…
Yanmar Acquires Flexofold
Yanmar said it has reached an agreement to acquire of 100 percent of the shares in Denmark based propeller manufacturer Flexofold ApS. With the acquisition Flexofold, which develops and manufactures low-drag folding propellers for sailboats and multihull yachts, Yanmar said it aims to strengthen its position in the recreational marine industry. Flexofold will maintain its own brand identity as it continuse to operate from Denmark.
Propeller Club elects RADM Whitehead as International President
At its 91st annual convention last month, the International Propeller Club of the United States elected and installed its…
Stone Marine, NGC Marine Launch Joint Company
Propeller design and manufacturing company Stone Marine Propulsion has joined forces with NGC Marine of China to form a new…
Wärtsilä Launches Fuel-Saving Pre-Swirl Stator
EnergoFlow is a new energy saving solution that will return ship operators’ investment in less than two years, according to its developer Wärtsilä.
LNG: Maritime's 'Fuel of the Future'
As the maritime world increasingly mulls alternative fuel and propulsion solutions, Maritime Reporter & Engineering News discusses the path ahead for (liquefied natural gas (LNG) with Timo Koponen, VP, Flow & Gas Solutions, Gas and LNG, Wärtsilä. The road toward acceptance of LNG as marine fuel has neither been short nor straight, but anyone who knows this market could not reasonably expect anything different.
Corvus to Power Hybrid Fish Farm Processing Vessel
Corvus Energy has been selected by Wärtsilä as the supplier of a lithium ion based energy storage system (ESS) for the world’s…
Hybrid Energy Storage Solution Installed on Viking Princess
Wärtsilä said it completed the installation of a hybrid energy system on board offshore supply vessel (OSV) Viking Princess.
The Switch Partners with Shipbuilder CSIC
Drive train technology specialist The Switch has become one of the first foreign companies to sign a partnership agreement…
New Controls, Display Systems for CXO300 Outboard
British company Cox Powertrain said it will announce two exclusive new partnerships at this year’s Seawork International and showcase the engine control and display systems that have been chosen for the company’s high powered diesel outboard engine, the CXO300, ahead of its launch next year. Italian controls specialist Xenta Systems has been chosen to supply the engine controls system, which incorporates the joystick, throttle for the CXO300.
VPS Expands Lubricant Oil Condition Monitoring Services
The marine fuels testing company Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) announced the latest expansion of the company’s lubricant…
Livorsi Introduces QR Series DTS Controls
Livorsi Marine has rolled out its new QR Series Throttles (Quick Response) designed specifically for Mercury Marine's DTS compatible engines.
Evinrude Rolls Out Joystick Docking System
The new iDock joystick piloting system is the latest addition to the Evinrude Intelligent Piloting System, a suite of Evinrude…