Port of San Diego Approves Pilot With FREDsense Technologies to Develop Rapid Stormwater Monitoring Device

The Port of San Diego has approved a pilot project with FREDsense Technologies Corp. to develop a portable five-in-one field-testing sensor device to provide real-time metals analysis for stormwater monitoring. FREDsense will utilize their pre-existing titration platform optimized for the environmental remediation industry to produce an automated testing system for stormwater analysis, which will test …

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Cummins relies on predictive analytics to navigate pandemic

As the new executive director of global supply chain planning at Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) Heather Kettelhohn spent just four days in her office. Then the coronavirus began shutting down operations globally.

The Dow Inc. (NYSE: DOW) veteran joined the engine maker in March. She moved from Michigan to Indiana. Working remotely from her living room became the new normal.

FreightWaves Detroit Bureau Chief Alan Adler speaks with Cummins Inc. Executive Director of Global Supply Chain Planning during...


Natural Gas, Propane Are Early Winners in Quest for Clean Ship Fuels

Natural gas and propane are emerging as the leading choices for fuel sources to power vessels for shipping companies moving to slash carbon emissions in their operations.

More than a quarter of the ships on order in terms of tonnage are slated to run on liquefied natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas, commonly known as propane, according to an industry trade group, a clear signal of how operators are planning to meet mandates to meet clean-air standards.


Report: Amazon generated 465M pounds of plastic packaging waste in 2019

A report released on Tuesday from environmental nonprofit Oceana slams Amazon’s use of plastic packaging, stating that the e-commerce giant produced enough waste last year to encircle the globe 500 times in the form of its air pillows.

Even as the e-giant launches high-profile initiatives aimed at reducing its carbon footprint,  Amazon has boosted the amount of plastic it uses each of the past three years, according to the report.  

Oceana estimates that Amazon was responsible for 465 million...


How A Propulsion Retrofit Led to Savings of 800 Litres of Fuel

  • The installation of controllable pitch propeller (CPP) blades with an innovative design along with a new control system on the MV Henrike led to fuel savings of hundreds of litres a day.
  • The general cargo ship MV Henrike went into dry dock to repair damage to its propeller.

Wärtsilä installed a set of new design controllable pitch propeller (CPP) blades alongside a more modern control system with the option to use a combinator mode controls system using a combinator curve, says an article...


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