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LNG Engines Could Be Stepping Stone to Fuel Cells
November 22, 2016 — The growing adoption of hybrid electric powertrain systems and the projected growth in the number of vessels burning LNG as fuel, could lead to wider adoption of fuel cells with LNG-fuelled engines becoming the stepping stone for the wide adoption of LNG-fuelled fuel cells as prime movers.
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World’s first LNG-fueled icebreaker delivered
September 28, 2016 — While the U.S. is still years away from building a new heavy icebreaker for its fleet, the Finnish Transport Agency took delivery today of the I/B Polaris, first icebreaker capable of burning LNG as fuel from Arctech Helsinki Shipyard.
Clean Arctic Alliance Response to Arctic HFO Ban
November 18, 2016 — Responding to reports that the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) had reconfirmed its support of a ban on heavy fuel oil (HFO) from Arctic shipping during its annual general meeting, Clean Arctic Alliance advisor Dr Sian Prior said:
“The Clean Arctic Alliance welcomes AECO’s reconfirmation of its support for an international ban on heavy fuel oil in Arctic waters. AECO’s decision demonstrates the growing conviction within the shipping industry that the Arctic is simply too vulnerable and too fragile to allow the use of this dirtiest of fuels, and that HFO can no longer be considered an option for powering Arctic shipping in the future”.
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New LNG-powered ferry heads for British Columbia
November 22, 2016 — (VICTORIA, British Columbia) — BC Ferries’ Salish Orca, the first of three new Salish-class vessels, is on its way. The vessel departed Gdansk, Poland on Tuesday for a 10,440 nautical mile journey bound for its new home in British Columbia.
“Platforms like Facebook have been considered a distraction at best and dangerous at worst by the shipping industry until now, but that may be about to change,” says Amy Berry.
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Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in America, and we take this opportunity to send best wishes for the holiday to all our friends in the maritime industry.