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Conversion will create world’s largest emission-free ferries
December 6, 2016 — ABB’s electrification of two 238 m ferries for Sweden’s HH Ferries Group is moving ahead.
HH Ferries, which operates the ferry route between Helsingborg (Denmark)and Helsingör (Sweden), has selected Öresund Dry Docks as the shipyard for the project, which will convert the M/F Tycho Brahe and M/F Aurora into the world’s largest emissions-free ferries.
Fuel Talk: Greener Ships ‘Abandoned’
December 6, 2016 — In the immortal words of one Kermit the Frog, “it’s not easy being green.” Nor inexpensive. Offshore ship owners managing the demand “fallout” of the past year and navigating myriad environmental strictures say their leap of faith toward greener fuels has taken its toll. The idealism of a decade ago has eroded, they say, in the face of lost offshore business, especially long-term contracts. Oil company clients that once insisted on high-spec, “green” vessels haven’t renewed contracts for those ships. Still, ship owners love the new green tech for those fuels, even if the fuels themselves offer limited range.
For full story see http://www.marinelink.com/news/abandoned-greener-ships419143
First Dual-fuel LNG Car Carrier Christened
December 6, 2016 — United European Car Carriers (UECC), daughter company of Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and Wallenius Lines, signed a contract in 2014 for the construction of two dual fuel LNG Pure Car and Truck Carriers. The first vessel, de ms AUTO ECO, left the shipyard in China in September and arrived in November in Zeebrugge.
Crowley Puerto Rico joins EPA SmartWay Partnership
December 7, 2016 — (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — Crowley’s Puerto Rico liner services group has joined the SmartWay Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and industry that provides a framework to assess the environmental and energy efficiency of moving goods through the supply chain.
Dry Bulk Market Shows Solid Improvement
December 6, 2016 — Bulker operators are seeing solid improvements after the record low day rates reached earlier this year: the Baltic Dry Index stood at nearly 1,200 on Tuesday, a fourfold increase over the levels reached in February 2016.
Derecktor to Build the Second Hybrid Series Vessel
December 7, 2016 — Derecktor Shipyards of Mamaroneck, New York and Harbor Harvest of East Norwalk, CT. proudly announce their next revolutionary project providing an alternative transportation platform for organic food shipping. Combining the quality construction that Derecktor’s reputation is built on, along with their successful application of a cutting edge BAE HybriDrive® propulsion system utilizing Cummins QSB6.7’s, the vessel is based on a 19m aluminum Catamaran platform designed for efficient operation in coastal waters.
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The Futurenauts: Warwick Norman
As part of our mission to chart shipping and maritime’s technology-enabled future, we’re profiling some of the people shaping that future.
Warwick Norman has been CEO of RightShip since its inception in 2001. Under his stewardship, the company has become a global authority on maritime safety, helping shippers, terminals and ports, ship owners and managers and maritime finance organisations to minimise their maritime and environmental risk.
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As the holiday season approaches, the SHIPPINGInsight team wishes all our friends and partners in the maritime industry the very best wishes for the season.