January 13 - Lloyd's Register has worked with Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering (NACKS) to develop a dual-fuelled multipurpose vessel (MPV) design.

The design is based on the existing 28,000 dwt NACKS 28K MPV. The new vessel is fitted with a 500 cu m LNG fuel containment system located aft and on deck over the engine room and the LNG fuel supply system.

Three deck cranes (two with a 350-tonne capacity and one with a 100-tonne capacity) are situated on the port rail to offer some 800 tonnes of loading capacity.