The Great Lakes Towing Company Names Damen’s Latest Ice Harbour Tugs


On 16th December, The Great Lakes Towing Company named two new tugs, the Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, at the Cleveland, Ohio, facility of its sister company Great Lakes Shipyard. The new tugs are the fourth and fifth vessels in a series of ten Damen Stan Tug 1907 ICE harbour tugs that Great Lakes Shipyard is building for The Great Lakes Towing Company’s operations, via Damen Technical Cooperation (DTC).

Operated by two-man crews, these compact and versatile tugs deliver up to 30 tonnes of bollard...

Maritime Industry Players Join Forces To Realize Decarbonization Potential Of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

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Alfa Laval, DTU Energy, Haldor Topsoe, Svitzer and the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping are entering into a joint project to accelerate the development of solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology. Funded by a grant from Danish EUDP (Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program), the partners will pursue a high-efficiency solution with the scalability to support marine industry decarbonization.

The project, SOFC4Maritime, will target optimal utilization of future...

Port Of Long Beach Moves A Record 8.1 Million TEUs In 2020, Marking Its Busiest Year


Essential workers at the Port of Long Beach moved more than 8.1 million cargo container units in 2020, setting a record in the face of economic uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing trade war with China.

The Port ended 2020, its busiest year on record, with 8,113,315 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) moved, an increase of 6.3% from 2019. Imports rose 6.4% to 3,998,340 TEUs. Exports totaled 1,475,888 TEUs, up 0.2%, while empty containers increased 9.9% to 2,639,088 TEUs. The...

Vaccine Prioritisation Needed For The Unsung Heroes Of UK Ports Sector: BPA

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The British Ports Association has called for essential port workers to be given priority during the rollout of the Coronavirus vaccine amid rising infection levels so as to protect vital supply chains.

The UK ports industry is the second largest in Europe, handling almost 500 million tonnes of freight each year and facilitating 95% of the UK’s trade. Over 115,000 people are directly employed in the UK ports industry.

Key maritime workers have ensured imports of foods, essential products, energy...

Singapore: 37000 Workers Including Seafarers Start Getting Vaccinated

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As COVID vaccine rollout to frontline workers takes center stage all over the world, seafarers and aviation workers are being prioritized alongwith healthcare workers, and Singapore has taken the lead in this matter as it has said that maritime workers would be getting the vaccine on priority.

Singapore became one of the first countries to prioritise COVID-19 vaccinations for frontline maritime personnel. These workers go onboard vessels at our port and come in contact with people from outside...

Chevron Marine Helped Ships Sail Amid VLSFO Engine Challenges

Piston with scuffing and deposits

Chevron Marine Lubricants has helped ship owner customers identify and manage a distinctive engine condition challenge associated with the widespread switch to low-sulphur fuels.

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Some ship owners using very low-sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) have reported build-up of red deposits on piston crowns and top edges, sometimes combined with red iron burrs in scavenge ports. The deposits are associated with abnormal liner wear (or scuffing) since the fuel switch,...

Samskip Launches Direct Container Services Between Amsterdam And Ireland

Samskip Launches Direct Container Services Between Amsterdam And Ireland

Samskip has ramped up its shortsea container connections between Ireland and North Continental Europe by introducing a new dedicated service link into Amsterdam. The weekly connection will mean Irish imports can avoid post-Brexit hassles applying to goods received via UK-based distributors, while exports will benefit from greater reach into EU markets in the northern Netherlands, Germany and beyond.

Launching on January 25th, the fixed day service departs from the TMA Terminal Amsterdam on...

World’s First Self-Unloading Transshipment Vessel Makes Bulk Carrier Debut For ABB Electric Propulsion

China’s Chengxi Shipyard hands over the first of twin self-unloading transshipment newbuilds after both owner and builder highlight successful installation and commissioning for Azipod® propulsion.

The delivery saw two 1.9-MW Azipod® units installed on each of the 21,500-DWT transshipment bulkers for Germany’s largest bulk carrier owner, as part of a package of electric, digital and connected solutions from ABB. The scope of supply also included a diesel-electric power plant, drive systems...

Beirut Blast: Ship Captain Shocked By Interpol Red Notice

Cargo ship captain pleads lebanese to let them go - assol foundation - Copy

The Beirut Port Blast is still shocking the maritime world as fresh reports of Interpol Red Notices for the ship captain that carried the hazardous explosive materials to the port, came to the forefront and now the captain of the ship has revealed what he thinks of the matter.

As per media reports, Boris Prokoshev, the captain of the ship that carried the ammonium nitrate was shocked to hear that Interpol Red Notices have named him and sought to arrest him.

Lebanon Detained the Ship

“I am shocked...

Navy Captain Steals Propellers Of His Own Ship

Bespokoyny destroyer in "Era of hydrocosmos" Museum

A navy officer in Russia has been investigated for a maritime crime where he conspired to steal propellers of his own ship, reports Russian media.

Baltic Fleet Military Investigation Department Chief Sergei Sharshavykh has revealed that “an officer, as part of an organized group, together with other military personnel and civilians, stole two bronze propellers with a total weight of 26 tons from the ship”.

Suspect Identified

The suspect was identified as the commanding officer of warship...

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