Ulstein X-BOW® On Film

“The toughest vessels in the world are the x-bows. And in the film world, the villain is the toughest. Therefore, an x-bow vessel is the villain in the latest ‘Elias’ animation. And that’s why we invited you to the cinema tonight”.

Rolls-Royce MT30 Achieves Full Power Operation

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has achieved full power operation of its first production MT30 powered main turbine generator set delivered to the US Navy. The MT30, delivered to the US Navy for the DDG-1000, USS Zumwalt program, achieved full power operation at 36 MW during testing at the US Navy’s land based test site in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Disney Cruise Line Takes the Helm of Newest Ship

Disney Cruise Line took possession of its newest ship – Disney Dream – today from the MEYER WERFT shipyard in a traditional maritime ceremony aboard the ship in Bremerhaven, Germany. The MEYER WERFT flag was lowered, while the Disney Cruise Line flag was raised, transferring ownership from the shipbuilder to Disney.

Sietas to Build Jack-Up Vessel

Sietas is to be the first German shipyard to develop and build a jack-up vessel used for offshore wind farm installation. The order, which was signed today in Hamburg, comes from prestigious Dutch-based marine contractor Van Oord, working on dredging, offshore and marine engineering projects worldwide. In addition, Van Oord has placed an option for a second ship of the same type.

ICS Slams Sir Richard Branson’s Carbon War Room

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has expressed serious concern about the online database of efficiency data for 60,000 individual merchant ships, published by Virgin Atlantic airlines’ boss Sir Richard Branson’s self styled ‘Carbon War Room’, ostensibly to allow customers to compare the carbon footprint of the ships they are using to move the 90% of world trade that is transported by sea.