United European Car Carriers (UECC) has inked a contract with China’s Jiangnan Shipyard to build two new generation pure car and truck carriers (PCTC) plus options for two additional vessels.
In the medium term shipping should expect disruption in demand across a broad swathe of markets due to shifts in energy and consumer goods production.
Kongsberg Maritime has selected Swiss storage solutions provider Leclanché to supply batteries and custom marine energy storage solutions for its hybrid and electric power systems.
Singapore shipyard group Sembcorp Marine (Sembmarine) has bagged a contract from Norled to design and build three battery-powered ro-pax ferries.
As the race continues to develop alternative, zero emission, fuel sources for shipping Belgian shipping group CMB has launched the first hydrogen-powered passenger vessel, Hydroville.
The ‘Zero Emission Ferry’ project, a joint research initiative of Norwegian ferry operators Color Line and Norled, the Norwegian Costal Administration (NCA) and Rolls-Royce, has been awarded a NOK5.9m ($700,000) grant from the Research Council of Norway’s ENERGIX programme.
Arnstein Eknes, OSV and special ships market and business development director for DNV GL, sees significant potential for smart vessel operations in the Middle East workboat fleet which will cut operating costs and raise efficiency.
Siemens Marine & Shipbuilding says that seven out of 10 domestic ferries in Denmark could be more profitable under electrical power.
DNV GL is heading up a new NOK1.45m ($179,134) project, ReCharge, together with shore-power specialist Cavotec, the Port of Oslo and Enova to expand the use of electrically powered ships in Norway.
Danish – German ferry operator Scandlines is aiming to have its fleet of six hybrid ferries operating fully on batteries with zero emissions by 2018.