Glosten to design hydrogen-hybrid vessel for Scripps

Glosten to design hydrogen-hybrid vessel for Scripps

(SAN DIEGO and SEATTLE) — The University of California San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography has selected Glosten as the naval architect for the university’s new coastal research vessel. The vessel will be an innovation in the maritime industry with a first-of-its-kind hydrogen-hybrid propulsion system. With this selection, Glosten will provide the preliminary design, contract design, and detailed design for…
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OSVs top CO2 emissions list for North American vessels

OSVs top CO2 emissions list for North American vessels

(HOUSTON) — The Blue Sky Maritime Coalition (BSMC) has released a new report that provides a current benchmark for carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the major vessel sectors that make up maritime transportation in North America. “Having a complete view of the North American maritime industry’s carbon footprint helps us better understand the sum of the challenge ahead of us…
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Pasha, MarAd advance port microgrid project in LA

Pasha, MarAd advance port microgrid project in LA

(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Maritime Administration’s (MarAd) Maritime Environmental and Technical Assistance Program (META) and Pasha Stevedoring & Terminals (PST) recently entered the second quarter of progress powering microgrids at the Port of Los Angeles following a $1.5 million cooperative agreement in spring 2022. PST is an independent operating subsidiary of The Pasha Group. The alternative energy demonstration project for…
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World’s first electric fast ferry ready for service

World’s first electric fast ferry ready for service

(STAVANGER, Norway) — Medstraum, the world’s first fully electric and zero-emission fast ferry, classed as a high-speed craft, embarked this week on the journey from Fjellstrand shipyard in Norway to its new home port, Stavanger. The vessel has been built using unique modular manufacturing methods at Fjellstrand. Modularization helps cut both production costs and engineering costs and will contribute to…
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Clean Shipping Act introduced in Congress

Clean Shipping Act introduced in Congress

(WASHINGTON) — Rep. Alan Lowenthal, D-Calif., who represents the Port of Long Beach — one of the nation's busiest cargo ports — on Tuesday introduced the Clean Shipping Act, legislation aimed at zeroing out pollution from all ocean shipping companies that do business with the United States. The bill is co-sponsored by Rep. Nanette Barragan, D-Calif., who represents the Port…
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US can drive maritime decarbonization, report says

US can drive maritime decarbonization, report says

(WASHINGTON) — Ocean Conservancy, in partnership with University Maritime Advisory Services (UMAS), has released a new report, “The Maritime Fleet of the USA — The Current Status and Potential for the Future.” The report examines the potential of the United States to become a leader in decarbonizing domestic shipping. Domestic shipping voyages account for about 70 percent of carbon emissions…
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NOAA predicts foot of sea level rise by 2050

NOAA predicts foot of sea level rise by 2050

(WASHINGTON) — The United States is expected to experience as much sea level rise by the year 2050 as it witnessed in the previous 100 years. That’s according to a new report led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) updating sea level rise decision-support information for the U.S. The Sea Level Rise Technical Report provides the most up-to-date…
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Maersk to release ocean weather data to public

Maersk to release ocean weather data to public

(COPENHAGEN, Denmark) — A.P. Moller-Maersk will release all of the company's historical and future ocean weather observations into the public domain for free use by the scientific community around the world. The data, which has been collected by Maersk vessels since 2012, increases publicly available ocean weather data by 28 percent. The goal is to aid climate research and weather…
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