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All electric catamaran ready to operate in Fjords

The all-electric catamaran “Future of the Fjords” has been delivered from Brødrene Aa to the owner and operator The Fjords. Future of the Fjords will make around 700 yearly round trips along the UNESCO World Heritage listed fjord route between Flåm and Gudvangen. The boat will be powered by two electric engines.

Electric vessels are making waves

The world is changing. Technologies that were once thought as the absolute norm, are now becoming old-fashioned. Of course the shipping industry is no exception. Up until now, ships have been sailing using fuels. These may have been diesel, or even LNG, which is increasing. However, there is a new trend in ships’ propulsion. That is no other than electricity.

USCG, NOAA set up agreement for whale strandings

The US Coast Guard and NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service signed a Memorandum of Agreement on Friday, setting up the framework and responsibilities for coordinated responses to large whale strandings in Long Island Sound and South Shore areas.

Study reveals major changes in global freshwater

In an innovative study, scientists have combined a number of NASA satellite observations of Earth with data on human activities to map locations where freshwater is changing around the globe and to determine why. The study, published in the journal Nature, finds that Earth’s wet land areas are getting wetter and dry areas are getting drier.

Port of San Diego, US navy jointly prepare for sea level rise

The US port of San Diego has formally agreed to coordinate with the US Navy to prepare for potential impacts of sea level rise. At its meeting on 8 May, the Board of Commissioners authorized a Memorandum of Agreement with Commander Navy Region Southwest, the first of its kind between the US navy and a West Coast port.

MAN Diesel & Turbo joins SEA\LNG coalition

SEA\LNG, the coalition aiming to accelerate the  adoption of LNG as a marine fuel, announced that it has added another member in its membership coalition: MAN Diesel & Turbo. SEA/LNG will try to leverage MAN’s focus in converting existing vessels to operate using LNG as a fuel.

NSW Ports to launch environmental incentive for ships

NSW Ports will apply an environmental incentive to vessel related charges imposes at Port Botany and Port Kembla. This initiative aims to reward higher standards of environmental performance in NSW ports. NSW Ports will most probably start from 1 January 2019. The incentive aligns with international approaches.

Port of St. Petersburg triples environmental protection expenses

The increase in expenses is because of the increase in financing for the modernization of environmental facilities. Specifically, the Port improved the water disposal system of the First and Second Port areas, reconstructed sections of the sewage collector, conducted a complex of work on the organization of metering stations in some wastewater releases.

Alaska LNG project devastating for endangered beluga whales

The proposed construction by Alaska Gas Development Corporation of a LNG pipeline and terminal in Cook Inlet, Alaska, could expose nearly half of the population of resident endangered beluga whales to dangerous levels of noise, according to Environmental Investigation Agency.

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imo msc 99
MSC 99 marks first steps to the adoption of autonomous ships
norwegian star
Modification error caused Norwegian Star’s loss of propulsion
el faro safety lessons
NTSB: Key safety lessons from El Faro disaster
Arctic Ballast Emissions Fuels Green Shipping Pollution Ship Recycling Technology
canada aops
Canada to get new Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships
oil discharge
Two fishing companies fined over illegal oil discharge off Hawaii
msc and maersk emergency bunker surcharge
MSC, Maersk implement Emergency Bunker Surcharge due to high bunker prices
Connectivity Cyber Security E-navigation Energy Efficiency Maritime Software Smart
blockchain for marine insurance
World’s first blockchain platform for marine insurance launched
imo msc 99
MSC 99 marks first steps to the adoption of autonomous ships
abu dhabi terminals
Abu Dhabi Terminals to improve its automation services
CIC Detentions Fines PSC Focus Vetting
oil discharge
Two fishing companies fined over illegal oil discharge off Hawaii
uscg isps compliance
USCG: ISPS/MTSA security compliance targeting criteria
flag administrations security compliance
USCG: Flag Administrations security compliance for 2017
CSR Shipping Sustainability Women in shipping
mol women officers
MOL’s women officers describe the maritime industry to students
i motion shipping
New Belgian shipping company to start operations
Greece leads global merchant fleet
Finance Fishery Infographic Maritime Knowledge Offshore Ports Reports Shipbuilding Short Sea Yachting
port of antwerp agreement with gambia
Port of Antwerp solidifies position in West Africa with Gambia agreement
canada aops
Canada to get new Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships
abu dhabi terminals
Abu Dhabi Terminals to improve its automation services