Focus on Naval Architecture

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We once again focus on the naval architecture sector, which is replete with accounts of innovative ideas being incorporated in the many vessels entering service today.

This week’s lineup of ten vessels covers a broad range of cargo ship and workboat types, from Ro-Ros to bunkering barges, from hydrofoil demonstrators to air-cushion craft.

Design • Testing • Analysis • Software • Engineering

Propulsion systems meanwhile include conventional diesel-only arrangements as well as hybrid setups and even those that run entirely on low-emission fuels such as LNG. The geographic scope is also vast as we feature operators, designers, and builders in Russia, China, Western Europe, and the Middle East.

Remember to visit Baird Maritime regularly over the next few days as we bring to you more of the latest developments in this highly important sector of the global marine transport industry.

Vessel Reviews:

News and Gear:

Recent Important Features:

FEATURE | French consortium to develop floating Arctic research station

– “The objective is to establish a drifting observatory and laboratory to study the ecosystems of the central Arctic ocean.”

REMINISCENCES | Taking the strain to build better ships

– “There was some suspicion that the real aim of the project might have been to build ships with thinner steel than was employed in our over-engineered vessels.”

– by Michael Grey, former long-term editor of Lloyds List

Remember to come back every day to see the latest news, opinion and vessel reviews!

Call for content!

Any news or views about the global maritime tourism, ferry and cruise industries? Send it through to [email protected] ASAP (between now and August 5), so we can add it to this current edition of Naval Architecture Week!

We are after:

  • Vessels – Orders, new deliveries, under construction
  • Gear – Latest innovations and technology in the naval architecture sector
  • Interviews – Owners, operators, designers, builders etc.
  • Reminiscences – Do you have any exciting, amusing or downright dangerous anecdotes from your time in the naval architecture world? (example here)
  • Other – Any other relevant news

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