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Berge Bulk tests solar panels at sea

  Berge Bulk, which boasts an ambitious path to become carbon neutral by the middle of this decade, is experimenting with solar power at sea. The Singaporean dry bulk company recently launched a pilot program on its 262,583 dwt ore bulk carrier Berge K2 to test the maritime application of solar technology. This test facility produces

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Wärtsilä launches major test programme towards carbon-free solutions with hydrogen and ammonia

  Full-scale tests are being carried out by the Wärtsilä’s engine laboratory team in Vaasa to assess the optimum engine parameters for running on hydrogen and ammonia fuels. © Wärtsilä Corporation The technology group Wärtsilä continues to lead the ongoing transformation of the energy and marine sectors towards carbon-free solutions through its future fuel development work. The company is

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Seaway cargo shipments increase as demand for commodities booms

  Seen entering the St Lawrence Seaway at Montreal, the Captain Henry Jackman is the fifth Equinox Class gearless dry-bulk carrier and the tenth Equinox Class vessel to join the Algoma fleet in April 2021 The St. Lawrence Seaway and Canadian ports in the region are reporting a surge in commodity shipments to feed domestic

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Clear Seas launches a new tool for maritime safety

  On July 12, 2020, the Alanis and the Florence Spirit collided as they were heading in opposite directions on the Welland Canal that connects Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. Photo: Archives Maritime Magazine An online dashboard developed by the Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping (Clear Seas) provides a comprehensive, first-of-its-kind publicly available

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Marine salvage expertise must not decline… (Forum)

  By Michael Grey* These are tough times for the professional salvor, with concern being expressed about weak revenues and worries about capacity. To the casual inquirer about salvage matters, it might seem that marine casualties have been both frequent and spectacular of late, what with containership fires, blazing tankers and car carriers that won’t stay

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ACPA welcomes November re-opening of cruise operations

  The Association of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA) has welcomed the announcement made on July 15 by the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, to rescind the federal government’s Interim Order – effective November 1, 2021, that until now suspended cruise ships from operating within Canadian waters until February 28, 2022. This is positive

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