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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Sea Machines unveils AI-ris computer vision technology

Sea Machines unveils AI-ris computer vision technology

(BOSTON) – Sea Machines Robotics has unveiled AI-ris, a new marine computer-vision navigation sensor designed to improve safety and performance while vessels are underway. The company revealed this new technology during Seawork2022, the largest European commercial marine exhibition. Sea Machines’ AI-ris (Artificial Intelligence Recognition and Identification System) uses digital cameras and AI processing to detect, track, classify and geolocate objects,…
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Tankers may face new California emissions hurdles

Tankers may face new California emissions hurdles

(HOUSTON and SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — In connection with the California Air Resources Board’s announcement of amendments to the state’s Oceangoing Vessels At-Berth Regulation, a DNV technology assessment commissioned by the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) finds that tanker vessels may face challenges when calling on California when the new regulations take effect. DNV's technology assessment looked at the feasibility of…
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Crewless Mayflower completes trans-Atlantic voyage

Crewless Mayflower completes trans-Atlantic voyage

(HALIFAX, Nova Scotia) — Following two years of design, construction and artificial intelligence (AI) model training, the Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS) was officially launched in September 2020. On Sunday, MAS completed its historic trans-Atlantic voyage from Plymouth, United Kingdom, to North America, arriving in Halifax, Nova Scotia. With no human captain or onboard crew, MAS is the first self-directed autonomous…
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Corvus opening battery factory in Washington state

Corvus opening battery factory in Washington state

(BERGEN, Norway and SEATTLE) — Corvus Energy, a leading supplier of battery energy storage systems (BESS) for marine applications, is expanding its U.S. operations by opening a new factory in the state of Washington. The U.S.-based manufacturing facility, with an annual capacity of 200 megawatt hours (MWh) of stored energy capacity, will support demand for marine BESS in the Americas…
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World’s first hydrogen-powered pushboat christened

World’s first hydrogen-powered pushboat christened

(BERLIN) — In Berlin's Westhafen, Mayor Franziska Giffey christened the pushboat Elektra. After almost two years of construction at shipyard Hermann Barthel GmbH in Derben and the transfer to the Westhafen in Berlin, the long-term testing of this unique, innovative and emission-free vessel begins. “(Elektra) is the world's first pushboat in which battery-electric propulsion is combined with hydrogen and fuel…
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New US scrubber barge to be propelled by Schottel

New US scrubber barge to be propelled by Schottel

(SPAY, Germany) — The German propulsion expert Schottel has been awarded a contract to supply rudder propellers on a self-propelled, barge-based stack exhaust capture and treatment system. It will be produced and operated by U.S. company Clean Air Engineering - Maritime (CAE-M), based in San Pedro, Calif. The system is called the Marine Exhaust Treatment System or METS-3 and was…
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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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