Shipbuilding

Congress approves funding for Texas A&M training ship

(WASHINGTON) — Congress has approved $390 million to fund construction of a fourth national security multi-mission vessel (NSMV), which will be assigned to the Texas A&M Maritime Academy at Texas A&M University at Galveston. The ship will serve as a…

NASSCO delivers second Kanaloa-class con-ro to Matson

(HONOLULU) — Matson on Dec. 18 took delivery of Matsonia, the second of two new Kanaloa-class combination container/roll-on, roll-off (con-ro) ships built by General Dynamics NASSCO. The vessels are the largest of their kind ever built in the United States.…

Great Lakes Towing christens two tugs in virtual ceremony

(CLEVELAND) — On Dec. 16, The Great Lakes Towing Company and Great Lakes Shipyard’s employees joined at the company’s Cleveland facilities to celebrate the christening of the new tugs Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Customers, vendors, community, friends, family and the public…

Keppel lays keel for Jones Act wind turbine installation vessel

(RICHMOND, Va.) — Dominion Energy announced Wednesday it has reached a major milestone – the keel laying – in the construction of the first Jones Act-compliant offshore wind turbine installation vessel, currently being constructed by Keppel AmFELS at its Brownsville,…

Philly Shipyard cuts steel for nation's new class of training ships

(PHILADELPHIA) — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MarAd) on Tuesday launched a new era in maritime education with the cutting of steel for the first national security multi-mission vessel (NSMV) at Philly Shipyard. This is the initial major…

Shipbuilding News, December 2020

Great Lakes Dredge to build Jones Act ship for offshore wind Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corp. (GLDD) has announced plans to build a specialized ship that will support the installation of offshore wind power in the United States. Ulstein…

Robert Allan Ltd. launches RApport 1900-SX harbor tug

(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — Designed exclusively for Sanmar Shipyards, the Robert Allan Ltd. RApport 1900-SX harbor tug replaces the Sanmar Series which currently consists of 31 units built and delivered since 1995. The first six vessels of the new design…

Metal Shark delivers 22nd and final boat to NYC Ferry

(JEANERETTE, La.) — Metal Shark has announced the successful completion of its four-year run of production development for NYC Ferry, operated by Hornblower, with the delivery of the final new vessel to be added to the fleet. Time Traveler is…

Chartwell, BAE, Derecktor teaming on new Vermont research boat

(BURLINGTON, Vt.) — Chartwell Marine has announced that it has been selected by the University of Vermont (UVM) to design a hybrid research vessel. The 62-foot catamaran, designed in collaboration with hybrid propulsion specialists at BAE Systems, will be capable…

Nichols launches third ASD-90 tug for Foss Maritime

(FREELAND, Wash.) — The third of four ASD-90 tugs for Foss Maritime, Leisa Florence, was launched at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders (NBBB) on Nov. 18. The ASD-90 tugs are designed by Jensen Maritime Consultants of Seattle. The 100-by-40-foot z-drive tractor…

Shipbuilding News, November 2020

Autonomous retrofit planned for hybrid cargo vessel First Harvest Navigation is partnering with Sea Machines Robotics on an autonomous control package for the 63-foot hybrid cargo vessel Captain Ben Moore. Sea Machines, a Boston-based maritime technology company, will outfit the…