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Baleària adds new LNG smart ship in its fleet

Baleària will add its fourth smart ship ‘Marie Curie’ to its fleet. The ship will be running on LNG, connecting Valencia-Ibiza-Palma, from July 26. The ship, constructed in the Italian shipyard Cantiere Navale Visentini, is a twin of the Hypatia de Alejandría, which at the beginning of 2019, was the first to sail on gas in the Mediterranean.

ABB: Shipping industry needs to stay ‘Electric, Digital and Connected’

While the voting procedure for the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Awards is open, Ed Schwarz, ABB Marine & Ports Vice President Sales, New Build reveals how ABB – which has been shortlisted for the Sustainability Award – prepares for a more sustainable future, highlighting that the next generation of ships will be electric digital and connected, as the industry moves towards new energy sources.

Two more electric big rigs to operate at Port of Oakland

The Californian Port of Oakland is to acquire another two electric big rigs by October 2019, as GSC Logistics wishes to discover if zero-emission tractors can haul cargo containers over highways. The company said it is acquiring two 13-ton electric trucks with assistance from state grants.

Sweden’s largest hybrid ferry to begin operations

Danfoss Editron informed that Sweden’s largest hybrid-electric ferry, Tellus, is soon to begin operations. The ferry will mainly operate on a fully-electric mode, bringing the government agency closer to achieving its target of becoming fossil-free by 2045. The ferry will service Sweden’s busiest maritime routes, along with more than 100,000 vehicles transported per month, the majority being heavy trucks.

Today’s vessels need flexible design to comply with upcoming legislations

During an interview with the SAFETY4SEA team at Nor-Shipping 2019, Jan Erik Rasanen, Head of New Technologies, Foreship, talked about the need of today’s ships to comply with upcoming legislations, providing an overview of the major highlights regarding alternative propulsion technologies for ships.

Two new green cruise ships to operate in Norway from 2021

Turkey-based Tersan Shipyard is building two new LNG-fueled cruise vessels for Norwegian shipowner Havila Kystruten, expected to operate the historic coastal voyage between Bergen and Kirkenes, along the western coastline of Norway, stopping at 34 ports along the route.

MAN, DSME, HSD Engine team up on engine digitization

South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), ship engines provider HSD Engine (HSD) and German MAN Energy Solutions signed a strategic agreement to cooperate in the field of marine engine systems digitization.

UK invests in energy weapons for the Royal Navy

The UK Ministry of Defence announced investment in the development of advanced energy weapons, known as Directed Energy Weapons (DEW), which are powered solely by electricity and operate without ammunition. The systems could be fueled by a vehicle’s engine or a generator.

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