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New Tanker Design

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Wartsila AframaxA new Aframax tanker design that meets current and forthcoming emissions legislation has been unveiled by the Finnish group Wartsila.

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First Call in Far East/Europe Shuttle Service

Ever LadenThe first call at Felixstowe of Evergreen’s CES (China Europe Shuttle) service took place towards the end of May with the arrival of the Panama-flag container ship Ever Laden, of 98,882gt and of 8,452 teu.

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Giant Platform Bound for the North Sea

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Dol Win BetaA massive platform that will be used in the German part of the North Sea has been completed by Drydocks World, of Dubai.

The DolWin Beta is the world’s largest capacity high voltage direct current (HVDC) offshore converter platform and when in service, the unmanned platform will be remotely controlled and managed.

The platform is one of the main components of TenneT’s 900 mw dc offshore grid connection DolWin2 which will connect large offshore wind farms in the North Sea.

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Fourth Oasis Class Ordered

Ocean of the SeasRoyal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, of Miami, has ordered a fourth Oasis class cruise ship from STX France, of St Nazaire, for delivery in 2018.

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Costa Concordia Sponson Collapses

Collapsed SponsonWithin days of being installed on the wreck of the cruise ship Costa Concordia, 114,137gt, the first sponson needed for the refloating operation collapsed and had to be removed and taken away for repairs.

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Seventeen Cranes Ordered From China for Liverpool2

ZPMC Cantilever CraneThe Peel Ports Group has signed a £100mn contract with the Shanghai-based Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co (ZPMC) for 17 cranes for the new £300mn Liverpool2 container port on the River Mersey at Seaforth which is due to open next year.

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