Application: Marine

Emission impossible: how the Covid-19 crisis is impacting IMO 2020 enforcement

August 11, 2020IMO regulations governing the sulphur content of marine fuels came into force earlier this year, but what impact has the Covid-19 pandemic had in ports’ ability to enforce the new rules? Beth Bradley, a maritime law specialist and partner at commercial law firm Hill Dickinson, explains more.

via Ship Technology

US Coast Guard to consider regulations on autonomous vessels

August 10, 2020The country’s top maritime regulator is asking for the public’s view on the economic opportunities and the safety consequences of automated vessel technology as a precursor to potential regulations affecting commercial shipping in the United States.

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ACT Virtual Welcomes Volvo Trucks North America’s President Peter Voorhoeve as Keynote Speaker for Event Launch

August 4, 2020The four-month virtual event will feature a dynamic lineup of more than 130 industry leaders presenting on the technologies driving the future of fleet transportation.

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Funds target Port of Virginia fleet electrification

July 14, 2020Virginia officials said $14 million from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust (VW Trust) would be used to replace Port of Virginia all-diesel cargo handling equipment with zero-emission all-electric equipment.

via Transportation Today News

Sea Machines unveils new concept Autonomous Guard Vessel design

July 9, 2020Sea Machines Robotics (Sea Machines) have unveiled a new concept design for an Autonomous Guard Vessel (AGV), in collaboration with a consortium of experts in offshore technology.

via Port Technology

Volkswagen Group of America welcomes first LNG-powered vehicle transport ship to US port

July 2, 2020Volkswagen Group of America  welcomed its first overseas liquid natural gas transport ship to the VWGoA port in Davisville, RI. The LNG-powered car carrier ship,  Germany on 16 June 2020 on its first voyage.

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California makes VW funds available for zero-emission freight and marine projects

July 2, 2020The California Air Resources Board has announced that the first installment of $35 million in VW Environmental Mitigation Trust funding for Zero-Emission Freight and Marine Projects throughout California is now available via a competitive solicitation. A second solicitation offering an additional $35 million is expected to be released in mid-2022.

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Rotterdam poised to become international hydrogen hub

June 29, 2020Rotterdam has the potential to establish itself as a leading international hub for hydrogen flows, similar to the port’s current role in the oil economy, according to a new report published by the Dutch Research Institute For Transitions (DRIFT).

via Port Technology

Senators introduce legislation to make ports climate-friendly

June 25, 2020Five senators joined forces on Tuesday to introduce legislation that would address environmental issues in port communities and help ports be more climate-friendly.

via Transportation Today News

DP World’s security solutions provider unveils first autonomous boat

June 22, 2020World Security, DP World’s security solutions provider, has launched the first autonomous security surveillance boat in the Middle East to upgrade security and surveillance at Jebel Ali Port, Mina Rashid, Mina Al Hamriya and other facilities in the UAE.

via Port Technology

Volkswagen, first voyage on world’s largest LNG-powered car carrier

June 18, 2020For the first time, Volkswagen vehicles will be transported from Europe to North and Central America on a car freighter powered by LNG.

via NGV Journal

Candela Seven electric boat’s hydrofoils reduce energy consumption by 80%

June 17, 2020A new video demonstrates the e-boat’s performance on a 37-minute cruise through the Stockholm archipelago. The Candela Seven’s sensors and on-board computers are designed to deliver a steady ride in almost any conditions.

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MOL takes next step in the development of autonomous ships

June 16, 2020The Japanese carrier MOL Group says it has been working with Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding and Furuno Electric to develop the underlying technologies needed for autonomous shipping.

via Port Technology

Port Houston purchases electric vehicles in eco-friendly initiative

June 11, 2020Port Houston has purchased five Chevy Bolt electric vehicles and three charging stations as it looks to cut emissions in its operations. The port said the new fleet will be powered by electricity and have large batteries instead of combustion engines.

via Port Technology

BMW sets sail on new marine biofuels programme

June 10, 2020Leading ship owner UECC and the GoodShipping Programme have partnered with BMW to continue to test marine Bio Fuel-Oil (BFO) on car carrying vessels.

via Biofuels International

UC Irvine analysis finds renewable hydrogen sector could reach price parity with conventional fuel by mid- to late 2020s

June 8, 2020The California Energy Commission has released a UC Irvine roadmap for the buildout and deployment of renewable hydrogen production plants in California to support policy decisions and inform stakeholders.

via Green Car Congress