World’s first LNG-fueled icebreaker delivered; Luerssen acquires Blohm+Voss

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World’s first LNG-fueled icebreaker delivered
September 28, 2016 — While the U.S. is still years away from building a new heavy icebreaker for its fleet, the Finnish Transport Agency took delivery today of the I/B Polaris, first icebreaker capable of burning LNG as fuel from Arctech Helsinki Shipyard.

Luerssen acquires Blohm+Voss
Hamburg’s iconic Blohm+Voss shipyard is being acquired by family-owned and Bremen-based shipbuilder Luerssen.

GD NASSCO delivers fourth APT tanker in series
The new ECO Class design symbolizes the emerging direction of the shipping industry toward cleaner, more fuel-efficient modes of transporting product.

Shipyard switch for LNG-fueled bulker duo
ESL Shipping says the shipyard switch “ensures timely delivery and highest quality of the vessels and has no effect on the contract price.”

Wartsila 31 engines will power Mols-Linien RoPax
The Wärtsilä engines are scheduled to be delivered to the shipyard in July 2017, and the ship is due to enter into service in summer 2018.

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