Accolade for the world’s cleanest ferry





12 May 2015

'Ampere' is one of three ferries operated by Norled on the route between Lavik and Oppedal

‘Ampere’, the world’s first large fully electric vessel, has just received the Seatrade Clean Shipping award for 2015. Owned and operated by Norled and designed and constructed by Fjellstrand, the DNV GL classed car ferry is a fully battery driven catamaran made of aluminium.

Innovative not only in its propulsion system but in its highly efficient hull design the 80 metre long vessel is able to carry 120 cars and 360 passengers across the Sognefjord between the villages of Lavik and Oppedal in Norway.

The award was accepted by Sigvald

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First Battery Retrofit for OSV





By Wendy Laursen 2015-05-14 19:27:08

Norwegian offshore support vessel operator Eidesvik is installing a batter system on board its supply vessel Viking Queen. This will be the first offshore vessel to get such system installed as a retrofit solution and demonstrates that it is possible to achieve significant reduction in emissions for existing vessels. 

The LNG fuelled Viking Queen is a 6,000 ton vessel built in 2008. Its new energy storage system will have a capacity of 650kWH and can supply up to 1600kW. The solution gives a fuel saving of approximately 18 percent for the vessel. Further, NOx and CO2 emission levels will be reduced by approximately 25 percent. 

The project is the result of cooperation between Lundin Norway who has the

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Royal Caribbean encarga un nuevo buque de la clase Quantum

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El operador de cruceros Royal Caribbean ha anunciado que ha llegado a un acuerdo con el astillero alemán de Meyer Werft para que éste se encargue de la construcción de un nuevo buque de la clase Quantum.

El primer buque de la clase Quantum, el Quantum of the Seas, fue entregado a Royal Caribbean a finales del año pasado y recientemente ha recibido el segundo buque de esta clase, el Anthem of the Seas.

En la actualidad, en el astillero de Meyer Werft están trabajando en la construcción del tercer buque de la clase Quantum, el Ovation of the Seas, que estará activo en otoño de 2016.

La gran acogida que los dos primeros buques de la clase Quantum han tenido entre el público ha llevado

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DEME orders first two LNG powered dredgers





28 April 2015

Belgian dredging group DEME has ordered what it says will be the world's first two liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered dredgers from Dutch shipbuilder Royal IHC for an undisclosed price.

The two trailing suction hopper dredgers will have a dual fuel capability, enabling them to use LNG or diesel, and are due to go into operation before the end of next year.

DEME head of construction and conversion Jan Gabriel told IHS Maritime that the two vessels were destined for use in the European market and that, after extensive study, the group had come to the conclusion that LNG propulsion was the best solution to ensure that they complied with marine fuel sulphur limits in sulphur emission control areas.


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Iran says Maersk ship released, has left its territorial waters: ISNA



The vessel was initially diverted on April 28 by Iranian patrol boats in the Strait of Hormuz


File photo of the MV Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller, the world’s biggest container ship, arriving at the harbour of Rotterdam August 16, 2013. (Reuters)

Ankara, Reuters—Iran has released a Marshall-Islands flagged container ship and its crew which were seized last month in one of the world’s major oil shipping lanes, the Students News Agency ISNA quoted a foreign ministry official as saying on Thursday.

The vessel was diverted on April 28 by Iranian patrol boats in the Strait of Hormuz, prompting the United States to send vessels to monitor the situation and to accompany US-flagged vessels passing through the strait.

“The Maersk container ship was released and

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