Russian-chartered oil tanker pictured leaving Harland & Wolff shipyard

(Mar 10 2022)

A huge Russian-chartered oil tanker that was docked at Harland & Wolff’s shipyard for repairs was pictured being towed away. The Eduard Toll was being worked on at the shipyard after it arrived in Belfast before the beginning of Russia's invasion of ...



International Maritime Industries and CSM expand collaboration with new agreement

(Feb 22 2022)

International Maritime Industries (IMI), the largest shipyard in the MENA region, and Columbia Shipmanagement (CSM) have expanded their partnership by signing a Memorandum of Agreement that will boost Saudi Arabia’s capabilities in shipbuilding, ship...



Technical design study on conversion launched

(Feb 10 2022)

Concordia Maritime is evaluating the feasibility of vessel conversion.



ABS AIP for K Shipbuilding’s Methanol-Ready Design

(Dec 16 2021)

A methanol fuel-ready medium range tanker design by K Shipbuilding has received Approval in Principle (AIP) from ABS.



ABS approves 3D-printed spare parts after successful testing on oil tanker

(Nov 25 2021)

ABS, ConocoPhillips Polar Tankers, Sembcorp Marine Ltd and 3D Metalforge have taken a significant and tangible step to make additive manufacturing (AM) - also known as 3D printing - a reality in the marine industry through a joint development project...



Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force launches new tanker vessel

(Oct 29 2021)

To resupply naval bases in its southwest archipelago, Japan is building two coastal tankers.



Crude oil tanker demolishing hits 39-month high

(Oct 14 2021)

Has the lid finally come off for crude oil tanker demolition in 2021? Judging by the 1.9 million DWT of capacity that was removed in September, the answer is “yes”, says shipping organization BIMCO.



Tanker “Khoshbakht Yusifzade” launched on the Day of Oil Workers

(Sep 23 2021)

A new stage has begun in the construction of the “Academician Khoshbakht Yusifzade” oil tanker, which is being built at the Baku Shipyard LLC by order of the Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping CJSC (ASCO).



Bureau Veritas issues novel design approval for what will be the world’s largest VLGCS

(Sep 23 2021)

A new ‘Panda’ design is conceived at Jiangnan as the shipyard and BV cooperate on an enhanced and revolutionary design for 93,000 CBM Very Large Gas Carriers (VLGCS).



ABS and DSME to develop very large liquefied CO2 carrier

(Sep 21 2021)

ABS and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. (DSME) are to jointly develop designs for a 70,000 CBM very large, liquefied CO2 (LCO2) carrier.



Sovcomflot, NOVATEK and FESRC sign agreement to develop ship repair cluster in Russia’s Far East

(Sep 02 2021)

On 1 September 2021, PAO Sovcomflot, SMART LNG (a joint venture between PAO Sovcomflot and PAO NOVATEK) and Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Center (FESRC, a subsidiary of Rosneft) entered into a trilateral agreement to cooperate on the devel...



China’s first 15,000 DWT shuttle oil tanker delivered to CNOOC

(Jul 16 2021)

First domestic made 15,000-ton shuttle oil tanker was delivered to China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) in Nantong, east China's Jiangsu Province, CNOOC announced.



Poten's Weekly Opinion: Demolition Derby

(May 13 2021)

Will scrapping hold the key to the tanker market recovery?



Shipowners delay scrapping VLCCs

(Mar 25 2021)

Very large crude carrier (VLCC) owners are holding off scrapping their older ships amid lingering demand for floating storage and the possibility of a tanker market rebound later this year.



ABS, Sembcorp Marine, 3D Metalforge and Polar Tankers in landmark additive manufacturing project

(Feb 18 2021)

ABS, Sembcorp Marine, 3D Metalforge and ConocoPhillips Polar Tankers Inc. (Polar) have successfully fabricated, tested, and installed functional additive manufactured parts on board the oil tanker Endeavor.




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