Rolls-Royce debuts permanent-magnet azimuth thruster

      Michael Jones  03 June 2015 Rolls-Royce unveiled at Nor-shipping on 3 June an azimuth thruster featuring permanent-magnet (PM) technology. The group’s PM technology portfolio includes tunnel thrusters and a newly developed winch. Sea trials to evaluate the new thruster’s energy-saving potential took place on board Trondheim-based Gunnerus, the Norwegian University of Science […]

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Iran says Maersk ship released, has left its territorial waters: ISNA

    The vessel was initially diverted on April 28 by Iranian patrol boats in the Strait of Hormuz Reuters File photo of the MV Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller, the world’s biggest container ship, arriving at the harbour of Rotterdam August 16, 2013. (Reuters) Ankara, Reuters—Iran has released a Marshall-Islands flagged container ship and its crew […]

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World’s First LNG-Powered Containership Launched

         By Wendy Laursen 2015-04-19 17:22:02 On Saturday, April 18 General Dynamics NASSCO launched the Isla Bella, the world’s first LNG-powered containership from its San Diego-based shipyard. The 3,100TEU containership, part of a two-ship contract, was built for TOTE, a leading logistics and transportation company. When delivered, the ships will be the […]

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