A new arrival in the North Sea has provided Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world's largest shipbuilder, with its debut reference in the RoPax market, approximately 25 years on from the South Korean yard's construction of the operationally acclaimed Searunner RoRo trailership series.
The ultra competitive Greek ferry market has not only proven to be a fertile breeding ground for advanced marine technology, it has served as a role model for the direction of shipping services in both the region and the world. The Greek market
German engineers have strengthened the Schottel offering through the development of a propulsor which melds technical design and performance features of the company's proprietary, azimuthing Rudderpropeller series with those of electric podded drives.
Ten years ago, a RoRo passenger service called Sealink, commenced in the Bahamas — operating from Nassau to port of Governor's Harbor on the adjacent island of Eleuthera. The vessel that performed this service was an aging 14- knot Greek ferry,
One of the most notable aspects of the new generation of RoPax ferries, which could secure the immediate future of shipbuilding in Northern Ireland is the selection of electric propulsion using podded drives. Furthermore, unlike the vast majority of pods ordered to date for cruise liners,
The largest Spanish flagged RoPax ferry, named Fortuny, has been delivered by IZAR's Puerto Real shipyard to the Spanish shipowner Trasmediterranea. The contract for the construction of this ferry was landed by Puerto Real yard, formerly part of Astilleros Espanoles group, on July 30, 1999.
IZAR San Fernando Shipyard landed an order for building a RoPax ferry to be operated by Strandfaraskip Landsins, the state-owned shipowning company of the Faroe Islands. The contract is a significant step for the yard in the conventional RoRo and passenger ferry market,
Denmark's A.P. M0ller-Maersk Group, one of the largest shipowning groups in the world, has established a dedicated company to handle all of the technical purchasing requirements of its extensive fleet. Maersk Procurement, the new company, is now
Stena Line announced that its brand new ferry Stena Hollandica entered service in the Hook of Holland-Harwich route. In October 2000 Stena Line had already introduced her sister ship Stena Britannica. According to the shipowning company, the Stena
MAN B&W Diesel Group has revised its 32/40 engine series. Mainly, the engine's soot concentration was reduced under the visibility limit almost over the whole load range. At the same time, the fuel consumption sank. The company received two orders