All articles by Hemanth Kumar

Hemanth Kumar

The world’s biggest shipping companies in 2020

The slowdown in manufacturing and export orders worldwide has resulted in a moderate container trade growth in 2019, while the Covid-19 pandemic further impacted the global demand in 2020. Ship Technology lists the ten biggest shipping companies based on their total twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) capacity in 2019.

Cargo ships collision causes oil spill in Mediterranean Sea

Two merchant ships collided with each other around 28km off the coast of the French island Corsica, resulting in a fuel spill in the Mediterranean Sea.

Keppel wins contracts from Stolt-Nielsen Gas to build LNG carriers

Singapore-based firm Keppel Offshore and Marine (Keppel O&M), through its subsidiary Keppel Singmarine, has secured contracts from Stolt-Nielsen Gas to build two additional small-scale LNG carriers.

Shell’s Cardissa delivers LNG bunkering to Sovcomflot’s Aframax tanker

Shell’s specialised LNG bunker vessel Cardissa has completed its first ship-to-ship bunkering of LNG fuel to Russian shipping company Sovcomflot’s (SCF Group) LNG-powered Aframax tanker Gagarin Prospect.

Rolls-Royce to launch new hybrid ship propulsion systems by 2020

Rolls-Royce has unveiled plans to bring to market a range of completely integrated MTU hybrid propulsion systems for ships, yachts, workboats, ferries and patrol boats by 2020.

Maersk Tankers installs two rotor sails on vessel to cut fuel costs

Maersk Tankers and its partners have installed two 30m-tall rotor sails on one of its product tanker vessels in a bid to reduce fuel costs and emissions by 7-10%.

Iridium and RRM partner to improve autonomous vessels’ capability

Iridium Communications has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with Rolls-Royce Marine (RRM) to further enhance the capability of autonomous vessels.

SEACOR Marine forms JV with affiliates of Cosco Shipping Group

Global marine and support transportation services provider SEACOR Marine Holdings (SMHI) has completed the formation of a joint venture (JV) with affiliates of shipowner Cosco Shipping Group.

Vroon’s W2W vessel completes final outfitting and modifications

Vroon Offshore Services’ (VOS) subsea support walk-to-work (W2W) vessel, VOS Stone, has completed final outfitting and modifications at Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf (Oranjewerf).

Damen launches 3D-printed ship propeller

Damen Shipyard Group has unveiled its 3D-printed WAAMpeller ship propeller at its headquarters in the Netherlands following the completion of the testing process.