US-based shipbuilder All American Marine has secured a contract to complete construction of a passenger zero-emissions, hydrogen-powered, electric ferry that will operate in the California Bay Area, under the ‘Water-Go-Round’ project.
The US Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) officially announced the funding of $1.5 million in order to boost the conversion of Washington’s State Ferry vessel from diesel fueled to hybrid-electric power one.
ABS and the American Ethane Company (AEC) have teamed up on a project aimed to design and develop a next generation fleet of Ultra Large Ethane Carriers (ULEC). Under the shipping project, AEC and its partners will build, own and operate a fleet of ULECs to transport 7.2 MTPA of US ethane to China.
The state of Washington, represented by Governor Jay Inslee, joined a ceremony held to highlight the beginning of Vigor constructing five hybrid electric ferries by 2028 for Washington State Ferries (WSF), representing the ‘greening’ of its fleet.
France-based Neoline has concluded to the shipyard that will construct its first two sail-powered RoRo cargo ships to operate between France and US from 2021. Namely, chose France-based Neopolia to build the vessels. At first, the vessels will be operating on a pilot route, linking Saint-Nazaire, France with the US East Coast and Saint-Pierre & Miquelon off the coast of Newfoundland.
SW/TCH Maritime (SW/TCH) announced its collaboration with Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine (GGZEM), concerning its aim to build and own the ‘Water Go Round’ e-ferry. The project leverages proven technology from partners including BAE Systems and Hydrogenics.
The ‘NACC Alicudi’ became the first with cement carrier with IMO Tier III compliance. The ship was converted in 2017 and became a 120m self-discharging cement carrier. The ship’s cement handling system is based on compressors and vacuum pumps, driven by Tier III engines.
The US Energy Department’s Vehicle Technologies Office released a multi-topic funding opportunity announcement (FOA). The funding, which will be $12 million, regards the Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines. The funding will have two topics: Multi-Mode Optimized Fuel/Engine System Development; Bioblendstocks to Optimize Mixing Controlled Compression Ignition Engines.
Crowley Maritime and VT Halter Marine launched new Commitment Class ship “Taíno”, one of the world’s first combination container/ Roll on-Roll off (ConRo) ship, powered by liquefied natural gas, on December 04.
Singapore-based Sembcorp Marine and Houston-based SeaOne Caribbean have inked a letter of intent for the design and construction of at least two large Compressed Gas Liquid carriers. These vessels will be deployed for SeaOne’s Caribbean Fuels Supply Project.
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