• 2018 April 17 16:05

    The world’s largest plug-in hybrid ship begins to take form

    The construction of the 'Color Hybrid' reached an important milestone 16 April which marked the assembly start of the 14 large blocks at Crist in Gdynia, Poland. The environmental friendly ship will be the world’s largest battery-hybrid ship when entering into service between Sandefjord and Strømstad in June next year, Ulstein said in its press release.

    The ship is contracted by Color Line at Ulstein Verft and the hull will be towed to Ulsteinvik, Norway in October. The ship will be delivered to Color Line in May 2019.

    The start of assembly is an important milestone in the construction of a ship and the milestone was celebrated with the traditional lucky coin ceremony. In her speech at the ceremony, Ulstein Group CEO, Gunvor Ulstein, commented:

    "Ulstein puts a lot of emphasis into developing greener, smarter and safer solutions. We are very happy for the good cooperation with Color Line and that we have reached this important milestone together. We are looking forward to the hull arrives at Ulstein Verft in October."

    The CEO of Color Line, Trond Kleivdal, emphasised the environment and sustainable development in his speech:

    "The hybrid technology and other environmental friendly solutions on board the Color Hybrid will reduce noise and emissions of environmentally harmful gasses to a minimum."

    The natural environment is an accelerator for Color Line, the company has installed shore power facilities in all their Norwegian ports; Oslo, Kristiansand, Larvik and Sandefjord. The facilities in Sandefjord will be used to charge the batteries of the Color Hybrid.

    The M/S Color Hybrid will be built for the Norwegian Ordinary Ship register (NOR), and will have Norwegian crew. "Predictability and an international competitive framework have been of the utmost importance when deciding to build the world’s largest plug-in ship, and the framework also makes it possible for us to look at further investments from a Norwegian standpoint, with future new and innovative maritime environmental solutions," says Trond Kleivdal.

    The world’s largest plug-in hybrid ship will be 160 metres in length and have a capacity of 2,000 passengers and about 500 cars. The ship presents an increased capacity on the line between Norway and Sweden. The facilities on board will be top modern and efficient and it is expected that the ship will give the passengers a whole new travel experience.

    Color Line is currently the only shipping line in international passenger and goods traffic with scheduled services to and from Norway, with ships on the Norwegian shipping register, under Norwegian ownership and with its head office in Norway.




2018 July 23

18:06 Teekay Offshore Partners announces appointment of new CFO
17:36 Cammell Laird led partnership wins £1.5m Government tender for electron beam welding research
17:06 APL's President Kennedy makes maiden vessel call at Yokohama
16:46 Fincantieri to build two next-generation cruise ships for Princes Cruises
16:15 Fistuca uses Maasvlakte 2 as a testing location for the innovative BLUE Piling technology
15:50 DCT Gdansk extends Collective Agreement for two years
15:08 Russia and Korea to establish a joint center of marine technologies and start local production of shipboard equipment
15:04 Wärtsilä to provide comprehensive optimised maintenance for Virgin Voyages
14:55 Damen Shipyards Group assumes operational control at Mangalia shipyard
13:31 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 17,093 in RF spot market
13:02 North-Western Shipping Company carried 2.5 million tonnes of cargo in HI’18, down 7.5% YoY
12:33 Torqeedo powers electric passenger vessels at new Vinpearl resort in Vietnam
11:39 Parade lineup being formed in Vladivostok for Russian Navy Day
11:00 M/V “LITTLE WIND” - IMO 8863018 refused access to the Paris MoU region for the second time
10:24 Crude oil futures prices decline 0.18% to $72.92 in London and 0.34% to $68.03 in New York
10:14 Keppel Offshore & Marine bags contracts worth S$70M in Brazil and Singapore
10:06 M/V “FORWARD” - IMO 8231007 refused access to the Paris MoU region
09:58 Gothenburg port Authority starts major eelgrass replanting project
09:43 Fincantieri starts building second ship for Virgin Voyages
09:34 Baltic Dry Index gains to 1689 points

2018 July 21

13:18 High-tech automotive quality control measures installed at the Port of Southapmton
11:12 Van Oord to install innovative suction bucket foundations at Deutsche Bucht Offshore Wind Farm

2018 July 20

18:28 Fincantieri Marinette Marine: The US Gov't awards contract within the MMSC Programme for Saudi Arabia
18:12 Management of Palmali to pay backdated wages to crews of four vessels staying off Rostov-on-Don port
18:10 CMA CGM: new FAK rates from Asia to Pakistan - India - Sri Lanka
17:58 Crowley takes delivery of first LNG-powered ConRo ship serving Puerto Rico
16:38 Equinor UK extends Safe Boreas contract by 1 month at Marinerd
16:07 MOL hosts tour of cutting-edge car carrier on Marine Day for 360 students and families
15:21 Historical crab quota distribution principle is not effective enough – Rosrybolovstvo
15:02 Wärtsilä's BWMS successfully tested for global compliance
14:27 BP ETAP hub celebrates 20 years of production
14:02 High-tech automotive quality control measures installed at the Port of Southampton
13:29 Seadrill receives ABS MPD™ notation enabling safer deepwater drilling
13:00 Severnaya Verf lays down a longline factory vessel Gandvik-1 for fishing fleet of Karelia
12:17 Icebreaking LNG carrier "Vladimir Rusanov" first call ceremony at PetroChina LNG Jiangsu Terminal
12:16 GD NASSCO shipyard gets DDG 76 drydocking contract
11:48 HELCOM shares its insights on marine litter and management of sea areas
11:23 Wärtsilä's half year financial report January-June 2018
11:02 Bunker prices continue going down at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
10:39 Gazprom to revive implementation of Vladivostok LNG and Shtokmanovsky projects
10:16 MPC Container Ships to acquire 1,740teu boxship
09:55 Brent Crude futures price up 0.28% to $72.78, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.1% to $68.33
09:18 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,657 points

2018 July 19

18:23 MPA and Port of Rotterdam Authority to continue cooperation in information exchange and R&D
18:14 DP World signs agreement to boost international trade
17:55 NIBULON launched second T3500 Project tug
17:32 IMO supports spill preparedness in the Northwest Pacific
17:10 ABB turbochargers support optimal performance and fuel efficiency for one of the world’s largest container ships
16:48 Escort vessel Yaroslav Mudriy of RF Navy’s Baltic Fleet leaves port of Cyprus
16:21 Ocean Alliance - CMA CGM to reshuffle its CIMEX 6 service
15:59 Blagoveshchensk shipyard launched hydrographic vessel Aleksandr Rogotsky built for RF Navy’s Pacific Fleet
15:26 Austal USA opens new San Diego operations office
15:04 MABUX says high volatility remains in global bunker market
14:45 Port of Klaipeda (Lithuania) handled 22.2 million tonnes of cargo in 6M'18, up 7.6% Y-o-Y
14:27 FSB Border Service explains its position as regards vessels owned by foreign entities and used by Russian fishermen
14:09 New CMA CGM's FAK rates from Asia to North Europe
14:02 The PORT OF KIEL invests in cargo handling and environmental technology
13:43 Season of icebreaker assistance in water area of port Sabetta is over from July 20
13:28 Coast Guard offloads approximately 8.5 tons of cocaine
13:04 CMA CGM: FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean