Ship of the Week

Friday, 01 November 2019 11:14


  BC Ferries is introducing a new class of hybrid-electric ferries – the Island class. Set to begin coming into service in early 2020, the vessels will service routes between: Powell River – Texada Port McNeill – Alert Bay – Sointula Campbell River – Quadra Island Nanaimo Harbour – Gabriola Island   Each vessel will be designed to carry 47 vehicles and up to 300 passengers and crew and feature wide vehicle lanes, dedicated pedestrian paths, and bicycle parking spaces. Capacity: 47 vehicles, 300 passengers and crew Service speed: 14 knots    
Friday, 25 October 2019 11:49


  Toll’s RoRo cargo ship, Tasmanian Achiever II, won the 2018 Shippax RoRo Technology award. The award recognises that Tasmanian Achiever II and its sister ship, Victorian Reliance II, are the largest RoRos ever used for domestic trade outside of Europe and the United States and have the largest reefer capacity of any short-sea RoRo vessel. The ship commenced operations in servicing the Bass Strait trade at the beginning of March, 2019 and the award was presented to the ships’ naval architects, Sea Highways Ltd, and Naos Ship and Boat Design.   TEU: 700 TEU Length: 210 metres Breadth: 28 metres Gross Tonnage: 20000    
Friday, 18 October 2019 14:44

OCTOBER 18 – MSC Camille

  MSC Camille is a containership capable of holding up to 14,000 TEU. The vessel is equipped with two tunnel thrusters for better maneuverability in and out of ports. MSC is on course to overtake alliance partner Maersk as the biggest ocean carrier by capacity within the next two years. The company has placed an order for five 23,000 teu ULCVs from the South Korean Daewoo yard, which will increase their fleet to 16 vessels with a total of 305,352 teu. Gross Tonnage: 153092 Deadweight: 165644 t Length: 365.52m Breadth 51.3m Year Built: 2009    
Friday, 11 October 2019 14:55

Oct. 11 - National Geographic Venture

Currently in the Fraser River, National Geographic Venture is a state-of-the-art, purpose-built expedition vessel made for exploring remote locations in comfort. Spacious cabins, beautiful public spaces, open decks with tiered system for optimal wildlife viewing and specialty tools for exploration make her the ideal ship for sailing in the remote areas of Alaska, British Columbia and Baja. Designed with five decades of expedition experience, National Geographic Venture more than comfortably accommodates 100 guests in 50 cabins. She joins her sister ship, the National Geographic Quest, in being among the most luxurious expedition small ships to explore Pacific waters. Built:          2018Builder:      Nicholas Brothers Boat Builders, Freeland, WAOperator:   Lindblad ExpeditiionsFlag:          USLength:      238 ft  
Friday, 04 October 2019 10:59

Oct 4 - Iris Leader

  NYK has conducted the world’s first maritime autonomous surface ships (MASS) trial in accordance with the IMO guidelines, making a big step toward realizing its target of manned autonomous ships for safer operations and reducing crew workload. The Iris Leader, an NYK-operated vehicle carrier was navigated day and night using the Sherpa System for Real ship (SSR) navigation system. The trial was conducted during the ship’s voyage from Xinsha, China, to the port of Nagoya, and from the port of Nagoya to the port of Yokohama.   The SSR’s performance in actual sea conditions was monitored as the system collected information on environmental conditions around the ship from existing navigational devices. NYK now plans to analyze the data and continue to develop the SSR into a more advanced navigation-support system by making adjustments to the difference between the optimal course derived by the program and that determined by professional human judgment. The SSR verified by this trial would also be applied to future coastal ships, which currently face serious crew shortages, according to the company.   Year built:           2015Vessel Type:     Vehicle CarrierCapacity:           7,125 verhiclesFlag:               …
Friday, 27 September 2019 13:03

Sept. 27 - CMA CGM Jacques Saade

  This week, CMA CGM launched the world’s largest LNG-powered containership, Jacques Saade. The vessel is the first in a new fleet of nine French-flagged LNG-powered containerships. The ship was launched at the Shanghai Jiangnan-Changxing Shipyard. The vessel features a state-of-the-art bridge design, a smart system to manage ventilation for the reefer containers carried in the hold, and a hydrodynamically optimized hull. View video here. TEU: 23,000Length (m): 400Breadth (m): 61Draft (m):  Built: 2019Flag: France     The Group has symbolically given the name of its Founder to its future flagship. A visionary entrepreneur, Jacques Saadé built CMA CGM into one of the world’s leading maritime shipping companies, while maintaining its family dimension and strong values. In this way, he left a lasting mark on the entire shipping industry.  
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