San Diego to use bonnet to capture ship emissions

San Diego to use bonnet to capture ship emissions

(SAN DIEGO) — The Port of San Diego is moving forward with a system to control and capture cargo vessel emissions, also known as a bonnet. The bonnet will be available for use by cargo vessels that aren’t yet equipped to connect to shore power. In support of the port’s new Maritime Clean Air Strategy (MCAS), the Board of Port…
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Carolina offshore wind auction draws $315 million

Carolina offshore wind auction draws $315 million

(WASHINGTON) — The Department of the Interior on Wednesday announced results from its wind energy auction in the Carolina Long Bay area, the second major offshore wind lease sale this year and a significant milestone toward achieving the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of deploying 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy capacity by 2030. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) lease…
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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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Crewless Mayflower makes second trans-Atlantic bid

Crewless Mayflower makes second trans-Atlantic bid

(NEW YORK) — The Mayflower autonomous ship (MAS400) is in international waters as it attempts to cross the Atlantic Ocean and reach the United States, ocean research nonprofit ProMare and IBM announced Saturday. The ship departed from Turnchapel Wharf, Plymouth, United Kingdom, at 5:30 a.m. BST on April 27. The journey across the Atlantic, the second attempt by MAS400, is…
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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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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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Crowley, Shell partner to boost decarbonization

Crowley, Shell partner to boost decarbonization

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) ­— Continuing to demonstrate their commitment to decarbonization of the maritime sector, Crowley and Shell Trading (U.S.) have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the aim of supporting alternative energy solutions for the future of shoreside and terminal operations. The MOU follows an ongoing joint project that was previously initiated between the companies to provide lower-carbon…
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DNV, partners launch autonomous safety project

DNV, partners launch autonomous safety project

(OSLO, Norway) — At the Nor-Shipping trade fair Tuesday, DNV, Kongsberg Maritime, Kongsberg Seatex, Basto Fosen and NTNU announced the launch of the new SAFE Maritime Autonomous Technology (SAFEMATE) project. The project will work on improving and assessing the safety and efficiency of autonomous navigation systems and deploy a pilot on an operational ferry, Basto VI. The promise of automating…
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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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