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Newest US-Flagged Freighter Makes Its Twin Ports Debut

The newest 639-foot, US-flagged freighter of Great Lakes’ made its first-ever stop on Tuesday morning in the Duluth-Superior harbour. Interlake Steamship Co.’s Mark W. Barker has a capacity of about 26,000 gross tons. Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding built it in Wisconsin’s…

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First LPG Dual-Fuel VLGC For Astomos Named “Lupinus Planet”

On September 2, a naming ceremony was held at Sakaide Works of Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. for a new VLGC (very large gas carrier) that NYK will charter to Astomos Energy Corporation, the world’s pre-eminent liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) company.…

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Harren Bulkers expands commercial activities

Bremen-based ship-owning and management company Harren Bulkers, a member of the Harren Group, has announced a further expansion of its service portfolio with the foundation of a new commercial entity. Harren Bulkers effectively manages the group’s fleet of modern bulk…

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Trends From Posidonia

How to successfully deliver digital innovation – transformation: listening, understanding, getting to the root of the core user case and why the solution is needed and then quickly moving into a hands-on relationship that develops into a partnership (and human…

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Energy Efficient Technologies (EET)

As an alternative to small additional devices, shipowners are considering retrofitting revolutionary and innovative concepts albeit at a more meaningful cost, such as air lubrication systems that reduce frictional resistance. Frictional resistance is the dominant feature of slow-speed vessels. Hence, by…

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Liebherr Launches All-Electric Transhipment Crane

Liebherr's has expanded its portfolio of port and transhipment solutions to include the all-electric transhipment crane CBG 500 E. The crane combines state-of-the-art drive technologies with Liebherr's own crane control system ‘Master V’. In addition, the energy recovery system LiCaTronic®…

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Trends From Posidonia

Collecting and processing data creates a common ecosystem - no matter the operator - given the standardised structure that the end user can take advantage of. The pace of transformation has accelerated recently in the shipping industry, driven by sub…

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Trends From Posidonia

Indeed, the human element is perhaps the most important aspect, along with the cultural impact. In fact, a "useful rule of thumb" is that it is the HUMAN ELEMENT that is the MOST CRITICAL ASPECT. This is ALWAYS the case.…

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Energy Saving Devices (ESD)

ESDs provide a direct increase in vessel propulsion efficiency by reducing hull resistance and improving propeller thrust. In particular they comprise devices fitted before or after the propeller, while also having high-performance hull coatings to reduce resistance. In front of…

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Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP)

Along with EEDI, the IMO introduced the Ship energy efficiency management plan (SEEMP). It is the complementary measure that establishes a mechanism to improve the energy efficiency of a ship in a cost-effective manner. SEEMP includes the enhancement of the…

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