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GTT Tanks for Korean-built LNG Carrier Duo
French engineering company GTT has won orders from South Korean shipyards Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) to design tanks for two new LNG carriers.GTT will design the tanks of the vessels which will each offer a cargo capacity of 174,000 m3. The company did not share any info on the value of the order.The LNG carrier built by HSHI, for an unnamed "Liberia ship-owner…
GTT to Design Fuel Tanks for Seaspan's LNG-powered Containership Quintet
French firm GTT has secured an order from the South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) to design fuel tanks for five very large LNG-fuelled container vessels, to be built by SHI for the containership giant Seaspan.The vessels, to be chartered by Israeli firm ZIM, will be able to carry 15,000 containers each. The fuel tank of each vessel will offer a capacity of 12,000 m3 and will be fitted with the Mark III membrane containment system.
Seaspan Orders 10 More Box Ships for Charter to Zim
Seaspan Corporation on Tuesday announced it has entered into long-term charters with Zim Integrated Shipping Services for 10 dual-fuel liquefied natural gas (LNG) containership newbuilds, extending the containership lessor's newbuild ordering spree amid continued high demand and vessel shortages.The "ultra-modern" 7,000 TEU vessels will be built by a "major shipyard" for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $1.05 billion…
Seaspan Continues Containership Ordering Spree
Container shipping company Seaspan Corporation announced on Monday it has ordered another six containerships, growing the number of vessels it has on order to 45 amid continued heightened shipping demand and vessel shortages in the box shipping market.Seaspan said the six scrubber-fitted 15,000 TEU vessels will be built by a "major shipyard" and are expected to be delivered in the first and second quarters of 2024.Upon completion…
Seaspan Orders Two More Containerships
Container shipping company Seaspan announced on Wednesday it has ordered another two vessels, increasing the number of ships it has on order to 39 amid continued heightened shipping demand and vessel shortages. Seaspan said the two 12,000 TEU containerships will be built by a "major shipyard" and are expected to be delivered during the fourth quarter of 2022.The newbuilds will enter service under long-term charters with a global liner…
Wärtsilä Tapped to Power BC's RAL-designed Escort Tugs
Wärtsilä was tapped to supply the main engines and liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel gas supply systems for two new LNG-fueled escort tugs being built for Canada’s HaiSea Marine, a joint venture between the Haisla Nation and Seaspan Marine Transportation. Designed by Robert Allan Ltd., the vessels are under construction at Sanmar Shipyards in Turkey. They are expected to be two of the most environmentally advanced escort tugs operating in the coastal waters of British Columbia in Canada.
Seaspan Shipyards Invests in Indigenous Marine Skills Training
Canadian shipbuilder Seaspan Shipyards announced it is investing $1.35 million to increase training and apprenticeship opportunities for Indigenous students aged 19 through 30 interested in building a career in the trades, including in the growing shipbuilding and marine sector. The three-year investment is being made in the Aboriginal Community Career Employment Services Society (ACCESS), a non-profit…
USA Sliding Doors Chosen for Canada’s Joint Support Ships
AdvanTec Marine said its USA Sliding Doors division has been awarded a contract from Seaspan Shipyards to supply Fire-Rated, Class II and III Watertight doors for both Joint Support Ships (JSS) that Seaspan is building for the Royal Canadian Navy under Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy.The order includes USA-1005 Cargo Doors and the USA-1003 Personnel Doors. Both models have remote (wheelhouse) and local controls, both electric, while the drive system is electro-hydraulic.
Stolt Tankers Joins Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping
Stolt Tankers and Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping signed a partnership agreement making Stolt Tankers an official partner to the center.The tanker shipping company is among a wide range of industry partners who have teamed up to develop zero carbon solutions for the maritime industry. Other active companies include Alfa Laval, American Bureau of Shipping, A.P. Moller - Maersk…
Sanmar to Build Five Tugs for LNG Canada Project
Turkish shipbuilder Sanmar Shipyards announced it has inked a deal with HaiSea Marine for the build and delivery of three liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fueled escort tugs and two battery-electric harbor tugs which will provide ship-assist and escort towing services to LNG carriers calling at LNG Canada’s new export facility in Kitimat, B.C., on Canada's west coast.Following an initial tender process which began in 2018…
Sailors’ Society Expands Seafarer Wellness Campaign
Shipping companies are being invited to sign up to a free mental health and wellbeing campaign offering support not just to crews, but also their families and shore staff.International maritime charity Sailors’ Society said it has expanded its Wellness at Sea Awareness Campaign to include families and shore staff. The 27-week campaign, which starts in June, will help seafarers, their families and shore…
Seaspan Takes Delivery of Two 8,500 TEU Vessels
Seaspan Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlas Corp. announced on Wednesday it has accepted delivery of two quality 8,500 TEU scrubber-fitted containerships on long-term charter with a global liner.Bing Chen, chairman, president and CEO of Seaspan, said, "Our creative customer partnership, executional expertise and operational excellence continue to drive quality growth as we provide market leading solutions to our customers.
New Study Explores Converting Existing Vessels for Zero-carbon Operations
A group of shipping industry partners are working together to assess the technical, financial and environmental potential of converting existing vessels to zero-carbon fuels and technology as part of the transition to a global zero carbon fleet by 2050.American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), A.P. Moller – Maersk, MAN Energy Solutions, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, NYK Line, Seaspan Corporation and Total…
Canada Promises Two Arctic Icebreakers
The Canadian government on Thursday promised to build two Arctic icebreakers and create hundreds of jobs in two politically influential provinces that will help decide an election considered likely this year.The ruling Liberals, citing the need to boost Canada's Arctic footprint as global warming opens up the region, said at least one ship would be ready by 2030 when Canada's sole existing icebreaker CCGS Louis S.
SeaspanLNG Secures AIP for LNG Bunker Vessel
SeaspanLNG said it has secured an approval in principle (AIP) with Bureau Veritas for the design of a 7,600 cubic meter capacity liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker vessel.The LNG bunker vessel has been designed for ship-to-ship LNG transfer as well as well as coastal/short sea shipping operations by Seaspan Ferries’ partner Vard Marine Inc. Seaspan Ferries’ class of dual fuel hybrid electric ferries were developed by Vard in 2014 and included a new method of bunkering the vessels.
Sanmar Delivers Second of Sister Tugs to Seaspan
Sanmar delivered the second of two flagship twin sister tugboats to Seaspan.Built in 2016 at Sanmar Shipyards Altinova, Bogacay XI was renamed Seaspan Harrier by its new owners and left Turkey for its new home on Canada’s west coast on 15 April. Seaspan acquired the tug’s sister vessel Bogacay Vlll, which it renamed Seaspan Raptor, towards the end of 2020. Seaspan Raptor which was built in 2015, was initially operated by Sanmar in its own fleet.
Seaspan Buys Two 8,500 TEU Containerships
Seaspan Corporation said on Monday it has acquire two 8,500 TEU scrubber-fitted containerships as the Atlas Corp. subsidiary continues to grow its fleet amid strong market demand. The scrubber-fitted vessels are are on long-term charter with a global liner customer, and they are expected to be delivered during the second quarter of 2021, Seaspan said. The pair will be financed from additional borrowings as well as cash on hand.Seaspan chairman…
Seaspan Orders Another Six Containerships
Seaspan Corporation on Tuesday announced it has reached a deal to order six additional containerships, bringing to 37 the number of newbuilds the shipowner has ordered since December 2020. The six 15,500 TEU neo-panamax box ships will be fitted with exhaust gas cleaning systems (scrubbers) and are expected to be delivered from the second half of 2023 through to mid-year 2024, said Seaspan, a subsidiary of New York-listed Atlas Corp.
Seaspan Shipyards Begins Building Canada's New Research Ship
Canadian shipbuilder Seaspan Shipyards announced on Monday it has cut steel and started full-rate construction of the newest oceanographic science research vessel for the Canadian Coast Guard and Fisheries and Oceans Canada.The 88-meter Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel (OOSV) is being built under Canada's National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) at Seaspan’s multi-program Vancouver Shipyard concurrently…
LNG-electric Tugs Ordered to Service the LNG Canada Project
A unique partnership formed between the Haisla Nation and North Vancouver-based Seaspan ULC will produce battery-powered and low emissions tugboats to serve the $40 billion LNG Canada project in Kitimat, B.C.Majority-owned by the Haisla Nation, the new venture is called HaiSea Marine, which has a major contract with LNG Canada to build and operate escort tugs and harbor tugs required for the largescale liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility.