Washington – Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to end 2021 with both the largest volume and fastest growth on record despite supply chain disruptions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates. The
MONTREAL – In late November 2021, global shipowner, The CSL Group (CSL), successfully completed the world’s longest-running trials of B100 biodiesel on marine engines, accumulating nearly 30,000 running hours. Conducted on half of CSL’s Canadian fleet, the tests resulted in a 23% total fleet life cycle reduction of CO2 as compared to marine gas oil (MGO).
Lars Skytte Jørgensen, Vice President Technology Development, Energy Systems, Alfa Laval Marine Division Maritime classification society the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has granted Alfa Laval the first marine approval for operating boilers on methanol. Alfa Laval received an approval in principle (AIP) on 4 November 2021, based on extensive solution testing at the Alfa
Bureau Veritas (BV) has delivered an Approval in Principle (AiP) to Zéphyr & Borée for its first open-top 1,800 TEU containership, demonstrating the feasibility of using wind-propelled wing-sails on this type of vessel. The 185 meter-long container vessel is designed with 5 cargo holds, mostly open-top. Propulsion means are compliant with IMO’s Tier III requirements,
MONTREAL – Today, the CSL Group (“CSL”) announced it has acquired a strategic minority stake in Canadian engineering firm EMS-Tech Inc., an industry leader in the design and supply of bulk material handling systems. The investment will build on the synergies developed between CSL and EMS-Tech over 25 years and will leverage the companies’ respective
Artist’s impression of the world’s first zero-emission fuel tanker, the MS Green Ammonia. Image Courtesy: Grieg Edge LMG Marin AS (LMG Marin), a wholly owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine Ltd, has secured a contract to design the world’s first green ammonia-fuelled tanker, the MS Green Ammonia, for Grieg Edge, the dedicated innovation unit of the
By Michael Grey* As the governmental delegates to Cop26, safely delivered home after their Scottish excursion, start to work out how they can deliver their extravagant zero-carbon pledges by the due date, it is becoming manifestly clear that it will be neither cheap nor easy. It is very easy for politicians and environmental interests to
The Zim Kingston arrived at the Port of Nanaimo this weekend more than a month after 109 containers were lost when fire broke out during a heavy storm. It was escorted by two Seaspan tugboats and two Canadian Coast Guard vessels. The 4523-TEU vessel left its anchorage off Victoria on Friday and headed on an