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Battery powered autonomous feeder ship inches closer to operation

  Fincantieri’s Vard division has delivered the eagerly anticipated zero-emission container vessel Yara Birkeland to its owner, fertilizer manufacturer Yara International.  The 120 TEU Yara Birkeland is the world’s first battery-electric container feeder for commercial use, and the project partners’ ultimate goal is to operate it as an autonomous vessel.  Yara says the vessel will

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Davie polar icebreaker program confirms design and engineering partners

   LÉVIS, QC – Davie, Canada’s premier builder of Polar and ice-capable ships, today welcomed Vard and Serco as partners in its Polar Icebreaker program, which is the flagship of Davie’s National Icebreaker Centre (NIC). Launched last August, the NIC is a growing centre of excellence for Polar and Arctic expertise. It reflects Davie’s history as Canada’s icebreaking partner

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Study confirms positive view of marine shipping in Canada  

The invisible strings that tie the globe together have been more evident this year as the COVID-19 pandemic has strained trading networks and challenged the transport of goods. Indeed, a study suggests that seven-in-ten Canadians say they’ve learned more about supply chains this year as they have dealt with shortages of medicines, personal protective equipment,

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New Zero-Emission Project with Wind Propulsion and Hydrogen

TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. today announced that it has joined a wide-ranging corporate-academic partnership in a zero-emission initiative called the “Wind Hunter Project,” seeking new applications for hydrogen fuel and wind power. In addition to MOL, the participants include Ouchi Ocean Consultant, Inc., the National Maritime Research Institute (NMRI) of National Institute of Maritime, Port

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GCT Vanterm receives two large new cranes

Vancouver, BC – GCT Global Container Terminals Inc. accepted the delivery of two modern 14,000 TEU capable ship-to-shore cranes at GCT Vanterm in Burrard Inlet in the Vancouver Harbour. After travelling roughly 9,200 km or 5,000 nautical miles from Shanghai, the two cranes passed safely under the Lions Gate Bridge earlier this week and arrived at

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Mitsui OSK installs microplastic collection device on wood chip carrier

In an industry-first, Japan’s Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has installed a microplastic collection device on one of its ships. MOL teamed with Japanese ballast water treatment system manufacturer Miura to add the device onto a newbuild wood chip carrier. The microplastic collection device is activated during operation of the ballast water treatment system, with the

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