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Bureau Veritas validates wind assisted propulsion system for a 1,800 TEU container vessel 

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,

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CSL acquires minority stake in Canadian engineering firm EMS-Tech

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

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On our Forum: Will there be any sea left?

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

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Panama Canal targets GHG emissions fee

In response to the need for accelerated industry response to global climate change challenges, the Panama Canal plans to implement a green vessel classification system that will include a new greenhouse gas emissions fee. This was announced earlier this week by Panama Canal Administrator Ricaurte Vásquez Morales at the AAPA Latino Conference in Colombia. Fee

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Major organisations warn governments’ knee-jerk reaction to Omicron putting transport workers and supply chains at greater risk

World leaders’ knee-jerk reactions to the Omicron variant are putting transport workers and the global supply chain at greater risk of collapse, warn international transport organisations and unions representing road, air and sea transport. Cross-border transport workers including seafarers, air crew and drivers must be able to continue to do their jobs, and cross borders

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“World’s first” full scale hydrogen based propulsion system launched

KONGSBERG has celebrated a world first by testing and verifying a full-scale, full-size, zero-emission drivetrain powered by hydrogen fuel cells designed for ships and ferries. The project demonstrates that the technology is now mature for using hydrogen (H2) as an energy carrier. “With a verified and tested hydrogen-based propulsion system, we take the next step

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