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NEWS AND VIEWS FROM SHIPPINGINSIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS – WEEK OF JULY 26

U.K. ferry will feature battery hybrid technology

art1 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.

For full story see
http://www.marinelog.com/index.php/coastal/ferries-channel/item/22349-uk-ferry-will-feature-battery-hybrid-technology.html
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Energy Efficiency is Impacted by Choices Made Throughout a Vessel’s Lifecycle

art2July 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.

For full story see
http://www.maritimeprofessional.com/news/energy-efficiency-impacted-choices-made-292552

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Medical Scientists Claim Sulfur Rules Not the Answer

art3July 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.

For full story see
http://www.maritimeprofessional.com/news/cybersecurity-ships-guidelines-292504

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Maritime piracy drops to 21-year low

art4July 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.

For full story see
http://www.professionalmariner.com/Web-Bulletin-2016/IMB-Maritime-piracy-drops-to-21-year-low/

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MSC Invests in TRAXENS Container Monitoring

art5July 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.
For full story see
http://www.marinelink.com/news/monitoring-container412990.aspx

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