Tuesday, September 21, 2021
MSC container-ship Port of Montreal Canada
Shipping

MSC Newbuilds to Ride Carpets of Bubbles to Fuel Savings

Some big news today in the world of bubbles. Or air lubrication, to be specific. London-based Silverstream Technologies, a leader in the field of air lubrication systems for ships, says...

September 21, 2021
Total Views: 2495

Thursday, July 1, 2021
Air Lubrication Ship
Environment

Vale Bets on Bubbles to Make Shipping Iron Cheaper and Cleaner

By Mariana Durao (Bloomberg) Tiny bubbles are the latest hope for bringing down fuel costs and emissions along the more than 13,000-nautical mile journey from Brazilian iron ore mines to...

July 1, 2021
Total Views: 3720

Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Environment

First Tilting Rotor Sails Installed on SC Connector

Finnish-based Norsepower has installed the world’s first set of tilting rotor sails on board the SEA-CARGO roll-on/roll-off carrier SC Connector. The 35-meter-tall Rotor Sails will provide auxiliary wind propulsion leading...

January 20, 2021
Total Views: 10983

Saturday, October 31, 2020
cargill-sail-ship
Environment

Cargill to Add Giant Sails to Bulkers

By Andy Hoffman (Bloomberg) — Cargill, the world’s biggest agricultural commodities trader, plans to harness wind power by fixing massive wing sails to some of its cargo fleet of bulk ships...

October 31, 2020
Total Views: 310

Thursday, June 11, 2020
Maritime News

Stena Bulk Unveils Energy-Efficient Product Tanker Prototype

Liquid bulk shipping company Stena Bulk has released a concept design for a next-generation product and chemical tanker that will use flettner rotors, solar power, and other state-of-the-art technologies to...

June 11, 2020
Total Views: 152

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Maritime News

Green LNG Seen as a Way to Meet IMO Emissions Targets, Study Shows

By Anna Shiryaevskaya (Bloomberg) — Green forms of liquefied methane could be a viable fuel for ships to help the industry meet greenhouse-gas emission reduction targets, a study showed. Bio-methane, produced...

March 25, 2020
Total Views: 49

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
ventifoils
Maritime News

Airplane-Like Wings Could Help Cargo Ship Boost Fuel Efficiency

Dutch based ship designer eConowind has been tapped to supply one of their innovative “ventifoil“ wind-assisted propulsion systems onboard a 3,600 DWT cargo ship, marking the first commercial order of...

September 25, 2019
Total Views: 94

Thursday, August 15, 2019
makani wind kite
Maritime News

Flying Wind Power Turbine Does First Trip Offshore in Norway

By William Mathis (Bloomberg) –A carbon-fiber kite tethered to a buoy floating in waters 220 meters (761 feet) deep took flight in a test to prove that the future of...

August 15, 2019
Total Views: 18

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
unmanned autonomous ship
Maritime News

ABS Outlook Identifies Strategies for Reaching Low Carbon Shipping Targets

International classification society ABS has launched its Low Carbon Shipping Outlook to help the maritime sector evaluate potential paths to decarbonization in the industry. The outlook defines ship technologies, operational...

June 4, 2019
Total Views: 12

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Blog

The End Of Crab Trap Entanglements?

  Ashored Technologies, a new company based in Halifax, Canada, has just been accepted into the prestigious startup accelerator Masschallenge.  Ashored is developing a bottom-bound ropeless fishing system to minimize...

May 15, 2019
Total Views: 78

Monday, May 6, 2019
maid of the mist electric vessels
Environment

Niagra Falls Tour Boat Operator Orders Battery-Powered Vessels

Niagra Falls tour boat operator Maid of the Mist has placed an order for the first all-electric, zero-emission vessels to be built in the United States. The two new passenger...

May 6, 2019
Total Views: 14

Thursday, March 14, 2019
North Sea Giant goes green
Blog

Wärtsilä Helps ‘North Sea Giant’ Go Green

Finnish technology group Wärtsilä announced the installation of energy storage systems onboard the offshore construction vessel North Sea Giant which the group says could deliver impressive fuel savings of up...

March 14, 2019
Total Views: 28

Monday, January 21, 2019
ship emissions
Maritime News

Seven Green Technologies Helping Shipping Clean Up Its Act

By Kyunghee Park and Jason Clenfield (Bloomberg) — Air pollution from cars and factories has been regulated in much of the world since the 1970s. When it comes to the smoke-belching ships...

January 21, 2019
Total Views: 65

Friday, December 28, 2018
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Maritime News

Cargo Ships Can Go Green With New Technologies: Editorial

By The Editors (Bloomberg Opinion) — Shipping is the lifeblood of global commerce — more than 80 percent of world trade goes by water. But the industry is also an...

December 28, 2018
Total Views: 347

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
worlds most eco-friendly bulk carrier
Maritime News

‘World’s Most Eco-Friendly Bulk Carrier’ Delivered to ESL Shipping

Finnish shipping company ESL Shipping has taken delivery of what is being touted as the world’s most eco-friendly bulk carrier. The 160-meter, 25,600 dwt, LNG-fueled vessel, named Haaga, was delivered...

August 22, 2018
Total Views: 71

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
News

Zero-Emission Hydrogen-Powered Ship Delivered in Step Toward Cleaner Cargo

By Anna Hirtenstein (Bloomberg) — Cie. Maritime Belge SA has built the first commercial ship that runs on hydrogen and produces zero pollution, taking the world a step closer to cargo without...

November 29, 2017
Total Views: 29

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
largest sailing cargo ship
News

Construction of World’s Largest Cargo Sailing Ship Moves Step Closer to Reality

A German-led initiative to build the world’s largest sailing cargo ship has moved one step closer to realization with Lloyd’s Register signing on to ensure compliance of the project. Lloyd’s...

August 16, 2017
Total Views: 308

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Maritime News

MOL: Containership ‘Windshield’ Achieves 2% Emissions Savings

Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines says it has confirmed an average 2% reduction in overall carbon dioxide emissions in live tests of its containership “windshield” technology first unveiled by...

May 30, 2017
Total Views: 1

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
News

Maersk Tanker to Be Fitted with Flettner Rotor Sails

A Maersk-owned tanker is set to be fitted with two Flettner rotor sails as part of a industry project seeking to test the century-old wind propulsion technology’s potential to reduce...

March 14, 2017
Total Views: 214

Thursday, November 24, 2016
ghanian-navy-conducts-illegal-fishing-scenarios-during-exercise-obangamesaharan
Maritime News

Can Artificial Intelligence Stop Illegal Fishing?

(TheGuardian) Facial recognition software is most commonly known as a tool to help police identify a suspected criminal by using machine learning algorithms to analyze his or her face against a database...

November 24, 2016
Total Views: 20