PACECO and MITSUI debut first hydrogen fuel cell RTG crane at Port of Los Angeles

PACECO Corp., a container handling machinery company, announced the commencement of commercial operations of the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell powered rubber-tired gantry (RTG) Crane at the Port of Los Angeles.

The H2-ZE RTG Transtainer Crane, developed in collaboration with MITSUI E&S, began operations at Yusen Terminals Inc. (YTI) on 15 May, marking the first time a fully hydrogen powered RTG crane has gone into commercial operation in the world.

The introduction of the H2-ZE RTG Transtainer...

MAN B&W ammonia engine will be piloted in new Japanese bulk carrier

Imabari Shipbuilding’s Nihon Shipyard is to install an MAN B&W 7S60ME-ammonia engine in a 200,000 dwt class bulk carrier being built for a joint venture between K Line, NS United and Itochu Corporation. The project is one of the first to use MAN Energy Solutions’ ammonia-powered engine, currently under development in Denmark. The MAN B&W ammonia engine will be built in Japan by Mitsui E&S.

According to NS United, the development and commercialization of ammonia dual fueled engine is essential...

Japan’s Mitsui E&S to equip Bangladeshi deep-sea port

Mitsui E&S Japan has secured a job for the design, manufacture, supply and installation of container handling equipment, terminal operation system, and security system at Bangladesh’s maiden under-construction deep-sea port at Matarbari in Chittagong.

The country’s cabinet committee on government purchase at a meeting on 20 March, presided over by Finance Minister Abul Hasan Mahmood Ali, approved this regard for the work costing US$73 million, according to cabinet division secretary Mahmudul...

World first: Large marine two-stroke runs successfully on 100% hydrogen

100% hydrogen test

In what’s being claimed as a world first for the maritime industry, Japan’s Mitsui E&S Co. Ltd, a MAN Energy Solutions’ licensee, has successfully tested a 50-centimeter bore MAN B&W two-stroke engine at up to 100% load while running on hydrogen.

In collaboration with MAN Energy Solutions, Mitsui converted one of the four cylinders of an MAN B&W ME-GI (-Gas Injection) engine to hydrogen operation. The hydrogen was supplied from a hydrogen fuel supply system that Mitsui developed in 2023.

The ME-GI...

Joint Demonstration Experiment For Container Crane Inspection Conducted

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MITSUI E&S Co., Ltd. together with Liberaware Co., Ltd. conducted a demonstration experiment by utilizing the small industrial drone “IBIS”, which was specially designed for indoor spaces, to inspect the internal structure of the quayside container crane, sources MES.

Improving Safety

As an effort to improve the safety and inspection quality of container crane internal structure inspection, instead of continuing the conventional inspection method that requires...

MITSUI E&S and Liberaware use small-sized drone to inspect internal structure of container crane

MITSUI E&S and Liberaware, a developer of small non-GPS drones, conducted a demonstration experiment by inspecting the interior structure of the quayside container crane using the small industrial drone “IBIS” which was particularly developed for indoor spaces.

In order to improve the safety and quality of container crane internal structure inspection, instead of using the traditional inspection method that requires inspection workers to enter the structure, Liberaware’s small drone IBIS was...

MOL and partners set to test autonomous ships

In partnership with the Nippon Foundation Japanese vessel operator Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has announced that it will test two autonomous ships this year and next year, including a ferry and a coastal container vessel.

MOL president and CEO: Junichiro Ikeda announced that MOL along with consortium partners will apply for funding to the Nippon Foundation to fund “demonstration voyages” aimed at testing the technology required to operate autonomous ships.

Demonstrations will take place within this...

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