Top Ship Designs in 2015 – a Review



The ship designers are hard at work to boost the fuel efficiency of the industry and help ship owners meet upcoming environmental regulations.

GE Marine and Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC) obtained Lloyd’s Register’s (LR) Approval in Principle (AiP) for a jointly developed gas turbine-powered LNG carrier design.

It would have high power in a compact package and design flexibility. The gas turbine is 80 percent lighter and 30 percent smaller than comparable slow-speed diesel applications allowing room for more cargo – some 4,000 m3 of additional space in the same size hull – along with low emissions and the flexibility to operate on LNG or liquid fuel.

Source: Lloyd’s Register


Wärtsilä announced a new series of LNG Carrier ship designs this year.  The series is comprised of four vessel designs, the WSD59 3K, WSD59 6.5K, WSD55 12K, and WSD50 20K.

Source: Wärtsilä


This year, Crowley Maritime subsidiary Jensen Maritime developed two new, LNG bunker barge concepts that can be fully customized to meet a customer’s unique needs.

Source: Crowley Maritime Corporation


Naval architect Knud E. Hansen has designed a luxury expedition cruise ship for worldwide operation including Arctic and Antarctic regions.

Source: Knud E. Hansen A/S


GTT, CMA CGM (and its subsidiary CMA Ships) and DNV GL released a technical and feasibility study for a new mega box ship today – the Piston Engine Room Free Efficient Containership PERFECt.

Source: DNV GL


Deltamarin introduced the first state-of-the-art container vessel of its series, the A.Delta 2300.

Source: Deltamarin Ltd