All-Electric Ferry Named ‘Ship of the Year’ at SMM

The all-electric, aluminum car and passenger ferry “ZeroCat 120” has been awarded the prestigious 'Ship of the Year' award at the SMM trade show in Hamburg this week. "ZeroCat 120" is owned by the Norwegian ferry operator Norled and was designed and built by Fjellstrand, located on the southwest coast of Norway at Omastrand in the Hardangerfjord. The electrically-powered … [Read more...]

Wärtsilä receives AIP Certificate for its new LNGPac system

Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 9 September 2014 at 11 am EET The new Wärtsilä LNGPac, the upgraded version of the company’s successful LNG fuel handling system, has been granted an AIP (Approval in Principle) Certificate from the classification society DNV GL. The certificate will be presented at the Wärtsilä stand in Hall A4, Booth 305 at the SMM conference and … [Read more...]

Huge Ship Propeller Greets Attendees at SMM Hamburg

Last Thursday morning a huge mobile crane placed the five-blade ship propeller in front of the main entrance of Hamburg's fair centre "Hamburg Messe". The propeller is a headturner at this year's SMM, the leading international trade fair of the maritime industry. Weighing in at around 80 tonnes, with a diameter greater than nine metres and a total blade surface area of 42 … [Read more...]

AWT Announces SmartSpeed— Shipping Industry’s First Variable Speed Routing Service Improves Fuel Efficiency

SUNNYVALE, CALIF., September 9, 2014, SMM Hamburg Stand B7.309 – Applied Weather Technology, Inc. (AWT), a StormGeo company and leading provider of fleet optimization services and onboard voyage management software, today announced AWT SmartSpeedTM. The new AWT service is believed to be the first route advisory service to use advanced optimization to set both the optimum route … [Read more...]

The next ReVolt: Unmanned, automated ships

09 December 2014--Could present-day technology improve the cost and effectiveness of short sea shipping while enhancing safety and environmental performance? Yes, it could! Taking current technology to the extreme, DNV GL has developed a revolutionary concept for an unmanned, zero-emission short-sea vessel The EU’s road network suffers from chronic congestion. Yet, road … [Read more...]