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Battery-powered Onboard Power Control Systems Offer Competitive Advantage

Battery power: competitive advantage. File Image / Pixabay. European automation company ABB Marine & Ports is to provide battery-powered power and control technology for two shuttle tankers being built by South Korean's DSME. The offshore tankers, to be deployed in Arctic waters, will have the ABB twin battery package onboard each ship, according to maritime news provider Riviera Maritime.

EU & Ireland's Ports, Coasts & Maritime Sector Conference Announced

During the process of the UKs withdrawal from the EU, there was, rightly, a great deal of focus in public debate on the issues confronting Irelands border communities. On 20 November 2020, the Irish Association for Contemporary European Studies (IACES) will be holding an online conference which aims to expand the terms of this debate…

Digest: Short line association hails ruling on Illinois crew-size law

Monday afternoon rail news:ASLRRA hails court decision striking down Illinois crew-size lawThe American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association is hailing a court decision striking down an Illinois law requiring two-man train crews. Judge Edmond E. Chang of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, ruled on Sept.

People traffickers 'are paying French fishing boat crews to get migrants across the English Channel'

People traffickers are hiring French fishing boat crews to carry desperate migrants halfway across the Channel in a bid to evade eye-in-the-sky military drones.Once in open water, asylum seekers clamber into pre-inflated dinghies held in the fishing boat to complete the rest of the perilous 21-mile crossing, reports suggest.

Noble Rot Soho, London, restaurant review

Before the tedious logic of middle-of-the-road populism made it certain career suicide to be seen anywhere other than a Nandos, eating out used to be something politicians approached with a certain flair. Keir Hardie at the Savoy (Nothing is too good for the working classes!), Tony Blair and Gordon Brown at Granita, whitebait suppers in Greenwich…


Increased insurance costs in Gulf of Guinea as piracy rises

Following an increase in kidnap for ransom attacks in the Gulf of Guinea beyond Nigerias economic zone, Dryad Globals joint war committee (JWC) has redrawn the listed extended risk area in the West Africa region.JWC expanded its Gulf of Guinea listed area further south and east following an increase in piracy attacks. The…

Complete Growth Overview on Maritime Surveillance Market Forecast by 2026 – PRnews Leader

Maritime surveillance is an integrated solution that provides safety & security at borders and sea levels. Maritime surveillance is essential for creating awareness & real-time monitoring at maritime. The operation or control on the marine activities are traced with the help of various maritime solutions and assemblies.

Piracy and Maritime Crime Still Proliferates in Some Regions as Attacks Continue

WORLDWIDE – In the race to be the holder of the unwanted title of the 'World's Worst Piracy Hotspot' it seems the Gulf of Guinea remains currently unchallenged. With approximately 95% of global kidnappings reported from within Gulf of Guinea waters, the latest ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) report this week confirms the grave situation for merchant vessels trading in the region.

Navios Maritime Containers L.P. Regains Compliance Regarding Nasdaq Minimum Bid Price Deficiency | 2

MONACO, Oct. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Navios Maritime Containers L.P. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: NMCI ), a growth vehicle dedicated to the container sector of the maritime industry, today announced that, based upon a notice received on October 15, 2020 from The Nasdaq Stock Market (“Nasdaq&CloseCurlyDoubleQuote…

The Chinese Distant Water Fishing Fleet and Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

Key PointsChinese interests operate the largest distant water fishing fleet in the world, estimated to be 1,600-3,400 ships in size.The Chinese distant water fishing fleet could be five to eight times larger than that, however, and operate in every region of the world.While most of those vessels operate legally, with permission from host states and in accordance with international maritime law…

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Thordon Webinar Success Opens Door To Mexico's Tuna Fishing Vessel Market

A series of well-attended webinar conferences broadcast during the first Covid lockdown has resulted in Thordon Bearings securing a contract from a Mexican fishing vessel operator.Thordons SXL rudder bearings were installed on the 1174gt Grupomar-operated fishing vessel María Luisa at the Mexican Navy Dry Dock in Manzanillo…

Wind, Solar Are Cheapest Power Source In Most Places, BNEF Says

(Bloomberg) -- Wind and solar power are the cheapest form of new electricity in most of the world today.Thats the analysis of BloombergNEF, which predicts a tipping point in five years when it will be more expensive to operate an existing coal or natural gas power plant than to build new solar or wind farms.The findings add to research showing why renewables are spreading in most power markets.

TechnipFMC (FTI) Clinches Major EPCI Contract From Equinor

TechnipFMC plc FTI recently secured a major contract from Equinor EQNR for engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) at the Breidablikk Pipelay including option for the subsea installation scope. For TechnipFMC, a major contract ranges between $75 million and $250 million.Located at a water depth of 130 meters…

Bunker Fuel Market in Global Industry 2020-2026

Global Bunker Fuel Market This research report provides COVID-19 Outbreak study accumulated to offer Latest insights about acute features of the Bunker Fuel Market. The report contains different market predictions related to market size, revenue, production, CAGR, Consumption, gross margin, price, and other substantial factors.

Stena Bulk introduces new next-generation tanker prototype

Tanker shipping company Stena Bulk has introduced the prototype of the IMOFlexMAX, next-generation product and chemical tanker. The tanker reduces greenhouse gas emissions by over 25% compared to current product tankers. IMOFlexMAX was designed by architects from Stena Teknik, its sister company and is expected to spearhead…