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K Line to equip vessels with automated kite tech

‘K’ Line (Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd.) announced its 20-year collaboration with Airseas about installing an automated kite system ‘Seawing’ to K Line’s large bulk carrier. Once the first Seawing is successfully delivered, “K”LINE will contemplate to order up to 50 additional Seawing, the company said in its release.

Wind Win Win: Environment, Engineering and Economics

During the 2019 SAFETY4SEA London Conference, Ms Diane Gilpin, Founder/CEO, Green Shipping Alliance, highlights the benefits of wind technology for the shipping industry. Ms. Gilpin says that the abundance of wind is a great, proven source of propulsive energy, and it can support significant GHG emissions reduction.

World’s largest battery package launched

A Canadian manufacturer of energy storage systems signed a contract according to which it will be provided with the world’s largest battery package for hybrid-powered vessels. The technology will be installed onboard Havila Kystruten’s environmentally-friendly coastal vessels.

​World’s first hybrid cruise ship conducts sea trial

Hurtigruten’s MS Roald Amundsen is nearing completion at Kleven Yard. The world’s first hybrid powered cruise ship completed its first sea trials in the fjords along the western coast of Norway. The cruise ship is for the time being undergoing its final outfitting, alongside MS Fridtjof Nansen at Kleven Yard in Ulsteinvik, Norway.

New wing sail technology to be launched

A company that provides eco-friendly products, announced that it is developing a highly efficient wing sail which will generate significant forward thrust on commercial vessels. The vessel will be using wind as fuel in order to decrease the vessel’s fuel consumption.

Watch: Construction begins for zero-emission Ceiba

Sailcargo announced that construction has officially begun for Ceiba, a 148-foot emission-free cargo tall vessel, that will feature a 100% electric engine, solar batteries, panels and wind turbines, to make all auxiliary power 100% renewably sourced. 

Port of Amsterdam, partners to develop major green hydrogen cluster

The Port of Amsterdam announced collaboration with Nouryon and Tata Steel to study the feasibility of a large green hydrogen cluster in the Amsterdam region. The three parties consider green hydrogen as vital for reaching climate targets and building a more circular economy.

Five misconceptions of wind propulsion for commercial vessels

Although the last 12 months have seen a significant developing trend on wind propulsion technologies for shipping, the same misconceptions about commercial wind propulsion keep coming around, argues Gavin Allwright, Secretary General of the International Windship Association (IWSA).

World’s first hydrogen ferry to be built

Port Glasgow based Ferguson Marine along with the University of St Andrews will construct the world’s first hydrogen ferry, called ‘HySeas III’. The development of the vessel is expected to cost around €12.6 million, and will begin constructions on 1 July 2018. The vessel’s fuel will be produced from renewable electricity.

Eco ship project to be expanded

Eco Marine Power widened the Aquarius Eco ShipTM project and invited other companies to join this low-emissions ship design initiative. As part of this plan a wider range of technologies will be studied including fuel cells, air lubrication systems & electrical propulsion. This study was started by Eco Marine Power in May 2011.

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