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Back to The Future? Cargo Giant Cargill Turns to Sails to Cut carbon

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In a new take on ancient technology, Cargill, one of the world's biggest charterers of ships, is to add state-of-the art sails to a vessel early next year to test whether wind power can cut its carbon emissions, a top company executive said.With about 90% of world trade transported by sea, shipping

The Path to Net Zero: Ammonia as Marine Fuel Study gets $6.7m Grant

Engine emission lab. Photo courtesy MariNH3 consortium/University of Nottingham

A group of academic and industrial partners were awarded a $6.7 million grant by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to accelerate understanding, technologies and policies relating to the use of ammonia as a sustainable fuel. The project begins in June 2022 and will run for 5 years.

Boatbuilding: Pivoting to the Market Demand at Breaux Bay Craft for 65 Years

Photo courtesy Breaux’s Bay Craft/Cummins

In the 65 years, since Roy Breaux, Sr. founded Breaux’s Bay Craft and on down through three generations, the yard has built over 1700 hulls. Through the regular expansion and contraction of the oil industry, they learned to pivot from market demand to market demand.As the oil industry in the Gulf of Mexico moved farther offshore,

Marine Propulsion: Matson Inks Deal Plus Option for ME-GI Retrofit

MAN Energy Solutions’ after-sales division, MAN PrimeServ, will retrofit the MAN B&W 7S90ME-C main engine aboard the Daniel K. Inouye – a 3,600 teu containership in the Matson fleet – to an MAN B&W 7S90ME-GI type capable of operating on LNG and fuel oil. Photo courtesy MAN Energy Solutions/Matson

Matson Navigation Inc. and MAN Energy Solutions signed a contract for the retrofit of the main engine aboard its 2018-built containership Daniel K. Inouye. MAN Energy Solutions’ after-sales division, MAN PrimeServ, will retrofit the 3,600 teu vessel’s MAN B&W 7S90ME-C engine to an MAN B&W 7S90ME-GI

Bruun Takes the Helm at KVH Industries

Brent Bruun (Photo: KVH Industries)

KVH Industries, Inc., announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Brent C. Bruun as President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board. The Board also appointed two seasoned industry executives, David Kagan and David Tolley, as directors of KVH.Bruun first joined KVH in 2008 and

Sea Machines Debuts AI-ris Computer Vision for Commercial Vessels

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Marine perception sensor aims to provide high-def situational awareness to eliminate at-sea collisions and allisionsSea Machines Robotics unveiled AI-ris (Artificial Intelligence Recognition and Identification System), a new marine computer-vision navigation sensor designed to improve safety and performance while vessels are underway.

Berlin's 1990s-vintage Tour Boat is 'Electrified' with Torqeedo

Image copyright Tim Marcour, courtesy Torqeedo

Oranje Nassau, a 20-m, 55-passenger sightseeing boat and water taxi operating on Berlin’s urban waterways was recently put back into service after replacing its diesel engine with a fully integrated all-electric propulsion system by Torqeedo.The Torqeedo Deep Blue 50i electric drive is powered

Argeo First to Operate Maritime Robotics' Mariner X Unmanned Surface Vessel

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Maritime Robotics' new multi-purpose Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) platform, the Mariner X, is the company's most configurable and optimizable USV platform to date, built to deliver high-quality data acquisition at sea.The first operator of the new Mariner X USV platform is Argeo. Dubbed Argus, Argeo’s

Shipbuilding: Methanol-powered Bulk Carrier for Proman Stena Bulk

Stena Pro Patria undergoing sea trials. Image courtesy Stena Bulk

Proman Stena Bulk, a joint venture (JV) between methanol producer Proman and Stena Bulk, confirmed that the first methanol-powered newbuild vessel under its partnership has been delivered and is preparing for commercial operation.Stena Pro Patria is named in honor of Dennis Patrick, an integral member

Taiwan Ship Design, Shipbuilding Bolstered by High Tien Offshore Newbuild Plan

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High Tien Offshore, a Taiwanese company that specializes in offshore wind marine engineering services, announced its collaboration with Ship and Ocean Industries R&D Center (SOIC) and Jong Shyn Shipbuilding (JSS) to build offshore vessels.“In order to support government’s localization development policy

Solstad, DeepOcean and Østensjø Launch Remote Ops Venture

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A group of companies working in the offshore energy industry are teaming up in an effort to fast-track the journey toward remotely managed services, including onshore remote operations centers and unmanned surface vehicles (USV).Solstad Offshore, DeepOcean Group and Østensjø Group have established and will share 33.

Miros Wavex Tapped to Support Saint Brieuc Offshore Wind Project

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Miros’ dry-mounted Wavex was selected by EQUANS to collect operation-critical wave and current data on the offshore substation for the Saint-Brieuc Offshore Wind Farm, Iberdrola's first large-scale and flagship offshore wind power project in Brittany, France.  Once it becomes operational in 2023, the

‘Recycled-based’ Dyneema: Lankhorst Supplies Heerema Heavy Lift Slings

Subsea Excavator rigging frame onboard SSCV Thialf showing LankoForce HL slings made with recycled-based Dyneema. Image courtesy Lankhorst

For the first time in the heavy lift industry, Lankhorst Ropes is supplying Heerema Marine Contractors with LankoForce HL slings manufactured with Dyneema SK78 fiber produced using post-consumer plastic waste as a feedstock. The LankoForce HL slings will be used on a 4-point lifting frame for an offshore lifting project.

Kongsberg Digital to Handle Floatel Internationals Digital Services

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Floatel International will become a part of Kongsberg Digital's digital infrastructure Vessel Insight.Floatel is currently operating in the North Sea region, Australia, Gulf of Mexico and Brazil and have a fleet consisting of five semi-submersible accommodation and construction support vessels. The

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