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.
The government of Canada announced a cooperation with US, focusing on the testing and evaluation of design models for the US heavy polar icebreaker acquisition program. The results of this partnership are expected to boost the knowledge and expertise of both countries in icebreaking ship technologies.
ABS announced that the ABS-classed Harvest, an articulated tug barge purpose-built to transport liquefied anhydrous ammonia, has been delivered to a subsidiary of Savage Companies by US shipbuilder Vigor. The Harvest is the first complex liquefied ammonia transport barge built in the US since 1982.
Philly Shipyard, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Philly Shipyard ASA, announced that it has entered into a Letter of Intent with a blue chip US shipping operating company for the construction and sale of up to four new, cost-efficient and environmentally friendly containerships, with planned deliveries in 2020 and 2021.
The technology group Wärtsilä and Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, in order to develop two flexible gas power plant projects, which could be as large as 450 MW each, in the USA.
On Saturday, March 25, General Dynamics NASSCO christened and launched the Palmetto State – the final ship in an eight-ship ECO Class tanker program to be constructed at NASSCO. The ship and her sister tankers are the most fuel-efficient tankers to service the Jones Act trade, with an “ECO” design offering 33 percent increased fuel efficiency and cleaner shipping options.
The Georgia Ports Authority announced that has commissioned the first of four new Neo-Panamax ship-to-shore giant cranes at the Port of Savannah Garden City Terminal. The growing crane fleet, working over nearly 10,000 contiguous feet of dock, will be able to handle more than 1,000 container moves per hour, when all 30 cranes are in place.
Sailors participating in Golden Globe Race19/05/2019
- Women in shipping
More opportunities will arise for African women in the maritime sector19/05/2019
DNA scan identifies microbes' origin from ballast water19/05/2019
ITF discusses fatalities from lashing operations19/05/2019
Deepest submarine dive in history recorded18/05/2019
- Women in shipping
WMU: Key actions to achieve gender balance in maritime18/05/2019
Ship detentions in Paris MoU region during April17/05/2019
Dutch maritime technology sector reports cautious progress17/05/2019
Watch: Conveyor belt collapses on bulk carrier17/05/2019
New agreement eyes autonomous system on SAR vessels17/05/2019