Scania engines power pair of new Alaska tour boats

Scania engines power pair of new Alaska tour boats

(SAN ANTONIO, Texas) — Scania, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of engines for boats, trucks, buses and industrial applications, is powering the latest whale-watching vessels operated by Major Marine Tours in Seward, Alaska. The 87-foot Spirit of Matushka, delivered in the spring of 2021, and its sister ship Skana, launched this month, were constructed by All American Marine of…
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Largest high-speed ferry In U.S. features Furuno electronics

Largest high-speed ferry In U.S. features Furuno electronics

(CAMAS, Wash.) — Delivered in December, Seastreak Courageous, the largest capacity high-speed ferry in the United States, is guided by Furuno marine electronics. Built by Midship Marine in Harvey, La., the 720-passenger vessel was delivered to its home terminal in New Jersey. Courageous boasts many upgrades from earlier designs in the Seastreak fleet, including a comprehensive suite of Furuno electronics…
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Great Lakes Dredge gets Empire Wind rock contract

Great Lakes Dredge gets Empire Wind rock contract

(HOUSTON) — Empire Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Equinor and BP, has chosen Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corp. (GLDD) in consortium with Van Oord to perform the subsea rock installation work for the Empire Wind I and II wind farms on the East Coast of the United States. Empire Wind I and II are expected to provide over…
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Wartsila, Carnival partner in fleet decarbonization program

Wartsila, Carnival partner in fleet decarbonization program

(HELSINKI) — The technology group Wartsila is to deliver its new Decarbonisation Modeling Service to Carnival Corp. as the cruise group aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across its fleet. Initially tasked with establishing an optimal decarbonization path for the cruise ship Regal Princess, the project will expand to model solutions which could be applied to the entire Carnival fleet.…
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Propspeed sales personnel receive advanced certifications

Propspeed sales personnel receive advanced certifications

(AUCKLAND, New Zealand) — Propspeed, a leading innovator of underwater foul-release coatings, announced Friday that Matt Forbes, sales director, EMEA, and Boating Industry’s 40 Under 40 Rusty Morgan, vice president of sales and operations, Americas, have undergone training by the National Association of Corrosion Engineers International (NACE). Morgan and Forbes have both completed the NACE Coatings Inspector Program, Level 1…
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Inmarsat launches Fleet Xpress for shipyards

Inmarsat launches Fleet Xpress for shipyards

(LONDON) — Inmarsat has made its maritime broadband service, Fleet Xpress, available to shipyards. Installed during new building, Fleet Xpress for Shipyards eliminates time-consuming and costly installation works in port, offering owners a pre-fitted very small aperture terminal (VSAT) solution included in the initial cost of the vessel. “Fleet Xpress for Shipyards is a game-changer for shipbuilders and owners alike,…
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Chamber honors 3 lawmakers for Great Lakes icebreaker advocacy

Chamber honors 3 lawmakers for Great Lakes icebreaker advocacy

(OTTAWA, Ontario) — As the shipping season officially opens this week, the Chamber of Marine Commerce is honoring three U.S. congressional leaders for their tireless efforts to increase U.S. Coast Guard icebreaking capacity on the Great Lakes. The Coast Guard, in partnership with its Canadian counterparts, is responsible for breaking ice during the winter and spring to help ships safely…
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Torqeedo names Great Lakes Power as eastern US distributor

Torqeedo names Great Lakes Power as eastern US distributor

(CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill.) — Torqeedo has appointed Great Lakes Power, a longtime marine powertrain specialist, as the exclusive distributor for Deep Blue electric propulsion systems in the eastern United States. Great Lakes Power, headquartered in Mentor, Ohio, specializes in the distribution, service, manufacturing and engineering of powertrain solutions. The company will offer sales and installation support, factory-trained technicians and genuine…
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CMA Shipping opens March 29 with leading specialists, speakers

CMA Shipping opens March 29 with leading specialists, speakers

(STAMFORD, Conn.) — More than 80 industry specialists have committed to speaking at the CMA Shipping Expo & Conference, which returns next week to Connecticut for its 37th edition. Brought to the industry by Connecticut Maritime Association and organized by Informa Markets, CMA Shipping takes place from March 29-31 at the Hilton Stamford. The event culminates at the annual Commodore…
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