World’s first intelligent VLOC; VIDEO: Matson welcomes largest U.S.-built containership

VIDEO: Automaker eyes wind powered ships to cut supply chain carbon

November 29, 2018 — French automaker Groupe Renault has signed a three year agreement with Neoline, a start up that says it aims to become the first modern shipowner to fully embrace energy efficiency by relying on wind power as its primary energy source. Nearly 60% of Renault’s parts and vehicles are transported by sea.

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VIDEO: Matson welcomes first of four new ships to Hawaii

Daniel K. Inouye is the largest containership ever built in the United States. The vessel is the first of two new ships being built for Honolulu-based Matson by Philly Shipyard.

This VLOC is not just big, it’s intelligent too

Delivered by Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipyard to China Merchants Energy Shipping Company, the Bright Star is the world’s first VLOC to implement DNV GL’s SmartShip descriptive notation.

MJP books first order for new X series waterjets

On the first day of the International Workboat Show, Marine Jet Power booked the first order for its new X Series waterjets to shipbuilder MetalCraft Marine.
Stena Line starts construction of third Irish Sea E-Flexer RoPax

All three of Stena Line’s new E-Flexer ships, planned to enter into service on the Irish Sea during 2020 and 2021, are now on schedule and under construction at the AVIC Weihai Shipyard in China.
PPG introduces new marine coatings in U.S. and Canada

The high-performance PPG Novaguard 810 ER coating is a one-coat, direct-to-metal formulation that delivers very fast application times and faster return to service after coating.