Maritime Reporter & Engineering News (www.marinelink.com), published since 1939, annually publishes details on the world’s “Great Ships of the Year.” Of the 18 selected as “Great Ships of 2016,” here we rank the Top 10 Ships of 2016, according to the editors of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News.
Name: Perla del Caribe
Type: LNG fueled containership
Shipyard: General Dynamics NASSCO
Why: Second in series of the world’s first LNG powered containerships.
Name: NYK Blue Jay
Shipyard: Marine United Corporation
Why: Unique propulsion “world first”
Type: Cement carrier
Owner: JT Cement
Shipyard: Ferus Smit
Why: World’s first LNG powered cement carrier
Owner: Crowley Maritime
Shipyard: Philly Shipyard Inc.
Why: LNG ready tanker
Name: Carnival Vista
Type: Cruise ship
Owner: Carnival Cruise Lines
Shipyard: Fincantieri Monfalcone
Why: Largest flagship of Carnival Cruise Lines
Name: Ethane Crystal
Type: Ethane carrier
Owner Reliance Industries Ltd.
Shipyard: Samsung Heavy Industries
Why: World’s largest ethane carrier
Name: M/V Auto Eco
Type: Car carrier (PCTC)
Owner: United European Car Carrier
Shipyard: Kawasaki Heavy Industries @ NACKS in China
Why: World’s first dual fuel LNG PCTC
Owner: Arctia Icebreaking Ltd.
Shipyard: Arctech Helsinki Shipyard
Why: World’s first LNG powered icebreaker
Why: World’s first methanol fueled tanker
Type: Chemical/product tanker
Shipyard: AVIC Dingheng Shipyard
Why: LNG fueled tanker with direct drive permanent magnet shaft generator