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U.K. ferry will feature battery hybrid technology
July 22, 2016 — A new ferry being built at the Cemre shipyard in Turkey for U.K. operator Wightlink will be the first to utilize Wärtsilä hybrid battery technology to improve efficiency, reduce exhaust emissions and lower the noise level.
Energy Efficiency is Impacted by Choices Made Throughout a Vessel’s Lifecycle
July 15, 2016 —Investments in energy efficiency improvements offer cruise and ferry and merchant vessel operators an opportunity to reduce operating costs and emissions while building a more sustainable brand image, says Wärtsilä Corporation.
Medical Scientists Claim Sulfur Rules Not the Answer
July 19, 2016 — Ship emissions adversely affect the operation of the lungs’ immune system, but sulfur regulations may not be the best solution, say a team of scientists from Germany’s Helmholtz Zentrum München and University of Rostock.
Maritime piracy drops to 21-year low
July 25, 2016 — (LONDON and KUALA LUMPUR) — Piracy and armed robbery at sea has fallen to its lowest levels since 1995, despite a surge in kidnappings off West Africa, according to a new report from the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau.
MSC Invests in TRAXENS Container Monitoring
July 25, 2016 —MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has reached an agreement to back French start-up TRAXENS, a developer of cargo logistics solutions and creator of a container monitoring and coordination system.
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