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The following press releases highlight recent vessel deliveries from Robert Allan Ltd. designs, and announcements concerning major new projects


ART Trident – The First US Built Rotortug®

February 8, 2017

The first US-built Rotortug® – ART Trident has undergone trials and is now in service. Designed by Robert Allan Ltd., and designated as an ART […]

Ningbo Port to Build RAstar 3800-DF

December 20, 2016

Robert Allan Ltd.’s new RAstar 3800-DF class dual-fuel (LNG-MDO) tug for Ningbo Port Company is currently in the shipyard tendering stage, representing a key milestone […]

Robert Allan Ltd. RAmparts 2400-W Class Tugs Bring Exceptional Performance to Spanish Tug Operations

December 16, 2016

Robert Allan Ltd.’s high performance RAmparts 2400-W design has recently gained prominent acceptance in Spain with the 2016 deliveries of two vessels by Astilleros Armon […]

Signet Shipbuilding Delivers Latest Robert Allan Ltd. RApport 2400 to E.N. Bisso & Son Inc.

December 15, 2016

RApport 2400 The GLADYS B, Robert Allan Ltd.’s newest RApport 2400 class tugboat design, was successfully launched and christened on October 12, 2016 in Pascagoula, […]

Another RAmparts 3300 Class ASD Tug from Robert Allan Ltd. for China

December 8, 2016

The Cao Gang 26 is a new RAmparts 3300 ASD tug designed by Robert Allan Ltd., constructed at JiangSu Zhenjiang Shipyard (Group) Co. Ltd. in […]

Robert Allan Ltd. Signs Contract with Uzmar Shipyard at Workboat Show

December 5, 2016

Robert Allan Ltd. is pleased to announce the signing of a contract during the recent International Workboat Show in New Orleans, USA.  Robert Allan Ltd. […]

ART 100-42 Class Rotortugs®: World’s First Purpose-Built FLNG ISVs

November 29, 2016

With the November 9th naming ceremony of the 2nd and 3rd ART 100-42 Class Infield Support Vessels (ISVs), all three of the world’s first purpose-designed […]

New Pushboat for Cargill Transportation’s Amazon River Service

November 23, 2016

Construction of a fleet of Robert Allan Ltd. designed pushboats and barges for Cargill Transportation was recently completed. The latest addition to the fleet of […]

Introducing the RAmparts 2200-SX Class Tug: Compact “Little Sister” to Highly Successful RAmparts 2400-SX Tugs from Sanmar

November 18, 2016

In mid-2015, Sanmar A.S. contracted with Robert Allan Ltd., Naval Architects of Vancouver, Canada to design a “little sister” to Sanmar’s highly successful Ramparts 2400-SX […]

Ocean Taiga: The Second Mighty TundRA 3600 for Ocean Group

November 10, 2016

On October 28th, 2016 the Ocean Group Inc. of Quebec City, Canada took delivery of the 6000 kW ASD tug Ocean Taiga. This icebreaking escort […]

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