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April 13, 2021
Technology Editor

Hydrogen and wind to power Norwegian bulk carrier

TRONDHEIM, Norway: Norwegian family-owned ship owner Egil Ulvan Rederi has won a contract from Germany’s HeidelbergCement and Norwegian agricultural cooperative Felleskjøpet to build and operate a hydrogen and wind-powered bulk cargo vessel. Designed by…
March 29, 2021
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New Rolls-Royce engine to use Sustainable Aviation Fuel

DERBY, UK: Rolls-Royce has begun assembling its ‘UltraFan’ demonstration engine that will use Sustainable Aviation Fuel to power a new generation of narrow and widebody aircraft. The engine, with a fan diameter of 140 inches (3.55 metres), will be 25 percent…
February 18, 2021
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Wallenius Wilhelmsen to use wind power for new RoRo vessel

OSLO: Norwegian/Swedish RoRo shipping company Wallenius Wilhelmsen is to order the world’s first primary wind-powered, full-size car and truck vessel in 2022 for delivery by 2025. The vessel will be built to use wind as the main form of propulsion, operate at…
February 01, 2021
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Amazon continues to invest in decarbonisation

SACRAMENTO, CA: Infinium, an electrofuels solution provider, has received new funding from Amazon’s Climate Pledge Fund, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), AP Ventures, Neuman & Esser and the Grantham Environmental Trust. The company says it will use the…
December 10, 2020
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United invests in Canadian carbon capture technology

CHICAGO: United Airlines has announced it will effectively reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 100 percent by 2050 with an investment in US-based carbon capture technology and the greater use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Since 2016 the airline…
November 26, 2020
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DFDS takes on “monumental” challenge of hydrogen-powered ferry

COPENHAGEN: DFDS has applied for EU funding to help build a hydrogen-powered short-sea ferry with capacity for 1,800 passengers and 120 trucks or 380 cars. The vessel will use a hydrogen fuel cell producing 23 MW with green hydrogen sourced from a wind…
November 13, 2020
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CMA CGM to have 26 LNG-powered containerships by 2022

ROTTERDAM: CMA CGM has completed the first liquid natural gas (LNG) bunkering operation of its first 23,000 TEU containership 'Jacques Saade' in Rotterdam during a regular port visit. Built by Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai, the world’s largest LNG bunkering…
October 29, 2020
Technology Editor

Green light for Swiss underground freight network

BERN, Switzerland: The Swiss Federal Council has endorsed a proposed law to Parliament for the launch of ‘Cargo Sous Terrain’ (CST) - an underground triple-track freight network operating 24/7 linking the main logistics centres of the country’s Central…
October 29, 2020
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Consortium to operate first hydrogen-powered RoRo vessel

STORD, Norway: A project to design and build a RoRo vessel powered by green hydrogen (LH2) has been awarded €8 million from the EU’s Research and Innovation programme Horizon 2020. The ship will be operated by Norwegian maritime group Wilhelmsen and…
September 28, 2020
Technology Editor

Hyperloop feasibility study for Bengaluru

BENGALURU, INDIA: Virgin Hyperloop is to conduct a 12-month feasibility study of connecting Bangalore International Airport (BLR) to the centre of Bengaluru in under 10 minutes. BLR is a private-public partnership owned by Fairfax India Holdings (54 percent),…
August 19, 2020
Technology Editor

'K' Line approved for parafoil wind technology

TOKYO: Classification Society ClassNK has granted ‘K’ Line an ‘Approval in Principle’ for an automated ‘Seawing’ parafoil kite system from Airbus subsidiary Airseas Sas. Last year ‘K’ Line announced a 20-year agreement with Airseas to install and service one…
August 19, 2020
Technology Editor

Hapag-Lloyd to save money with port call software

LONDON: Maritime technology company Intelligent Cargo Systems (ICS) is providing Hapag-Lloyd with its ‘CargoMate’ fleet performance platform. The software provides carriers with real-time port call visibility and automated notifications of important port…

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