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Kotug International establishes an inland shipping division

  CityBarge One pusher tug and barge are operating in Leiden (source: Kotug) Kotug International has established an inland shipping division combining electric-powered pusher tugs and smart dispatch and route planning applications for the inland water transportation industry. With these logistics solutions, KOTUG aims to support the worldwide energy transition and the modal shift from …

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World has ‘narrow’ pathway to net-zero emissions by 2050 according to new IEA report

  The world has a viable pathway to building a global energy sector with net-zero emissions in 2050, but it is narrow and requires an unprecedented transformation of how energy is produced, transported and used globally, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in a landmark special report ‘Net Zero by 2050: a Roadmap for the …

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Innovative “Trade Wings 2500” containership receives approval in principle by Bureau Veritas

  The “Trade Wings 2,500”: an innovative container ship with a capacity of 2,500 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit), designed jointly by VPLP Design (France), Alwena Shipping (France), SDARI (China) and AYRO (France) has received Approval in Principle from Bureau Veritas. With an overall length of 197m and a breadth of 32m, the vessel offers a …

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First U.S.-Flag harbor tug with autonomous systems coming soon in real-world commercial operations

  SEATTLE – Foss Maritime has selected Sea Machines Robotics’ SM300 autonomous-command and -control system for use aboard its tugboat Rachael Allen, the fourth of several new ASD-90 tugs under construction at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, in Freeland, Wash. Delivering in May 2021, the newly built 90-ton bollard pull Rachael Allen will be the first U.S.-Flag …

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Ground breaking propulsion and steering system being tested

  A greener, more efficient rudder system, designed at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, will be demonstrated as part of a €6 million EU-funded research project. The GATERS project led by the University of Strathclyde under the Horizon 2020 Fund will see the ‘gate rudder’ – a novel propulsion and steering system – retrofitted …

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Clean Shipping Alliance scrubs away at ICCT report on Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems

  Following the release of a report by environmental group ICCT, the Clean Shipping Alliance expresses its concern about the wrong perception of Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (“scrubbers”) and wash water discharges portrayed in the publication. “We welcome all scientific inquiries on Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS) that are objective and well researched. However, in …

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Norsepower and OTD sign rotor sail installation agreement

  HELSINKI and SINGAPORE – Norsepower Oy Ltd., a global provider of auxiliary wind propulsion systems, has signed a framework agreement with Offshore Technology Development (OTD), Keppel Offshore & Marine’s technology arm specialising in the provision of critical equipment which supports the offshore oil and gas, marine, and offshore wind industries.  Under the agreement, OTD …

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Industry collaborates on guidance for the safe use of Ammonia as ship fuel.

  Lloyd’s Register’s Decarbonization Hub, A.P. Moller-Maersk, MAN Energy Solutions, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, NYK Line, Total and the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping are joining forces in a new project with the purpose of guiding safe use of ammonia as a fuel for shipping. Ammonia as a fuel is heavily debated as …

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Wilhelmsen sets up to USD 500 million investment target for renewables

  Wilhelmsen, one of Norway’s best known shipping brands redesigns organization of the group portfolio to intensify growth of maritime services and renewable energy and decarbonization. “Our strategy is very clear, we will contribute to the energy infrastructure transition and be an active player in decarbonization,” says Thomas Wilhelmsen, group CEO at Wilhelmsen. “In addition …

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Shipping of CO2 gains traction with MOL investing in pioneer Norwegian gas carrier

  MOL is investing in Norwegian Larvik Shipping. The combination of the expertise of the two companies will enable them to contribute to carbon dioxide capture utilization and storage (CCUS) projects around the world. Liquefied CO2 ocean transport plays a key role in carbon dioxide capture utilization and storage (CCUS) value chains as a means …

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