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HIGH SPEED SHUTTLE USES AIR LIFT

The French company A2V which exhibited its revolutionary air assisted catamaran at Seawork two years ago has recently delivered a version that will link the town of Evian on Lake Geneva in Switzerland to both Lausanne and Geneva. It is the lift generated by the wing structure that lifts the catamaran hulls in the water… Read more »

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Blockchains for logistics: from hype to relevance?

By Jean-Paul Rodrigue An artificial consensus While presenting at recent transportation trade conferences I expressed rather skeptical views about the potential of Blockchains for logistics, which raised a few eyebrows and critiques. The industry is currently drinking its own cool-aid and caught in the standard hype cycle where the benefits of a new technology are… Read more »

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H2 BOAT WILL SHOW ZERO-EMISSIONS ARE ACHIEVABLE

The quirkily named Water-Go-Round will demonstrate the viability of hydrogen fuel cells onboard supply vessels, ferries and a range of workboats. ‘Water-Go-Round’ will show hydrogen power is viable Joe Pratt of Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine (GGZEM) told MJ  his company GGZEM and a range of partners are on a mission “to show our communities there is… Read more »

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ENERGY REUSE SYSTEM TO REDUCE EMISSIONS

A new energy capture storage and reuse system for container terminal yard handling equipment could help terminals reduce fuel bills, emissions and power peaks. Designed for rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs), Cress Systems’ ProwESS recycles kinetic energy from container handling equipment that is otherwise wasted. The flywheel-based system runs in parallel with normal RTG operations, with… Read more »

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HIGH SPEED SHUTTLE USES AIR LIFT

The French company A2V which exhibited its revolutionary air assisted catamaran at Seawork two years ago has recently delivered a version that will link the town of Evian on Lake Geneva in Switzerland to both Lausanne and Geneva.   Called the Evian One, this new craft can carry up to 12 passengers in comfort at a… Read more »

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ROLLS-ROYCE AND FINFERRIES SIGN AUTONOMY COOPERATION AGREEMENT

Rolls-Royce and Finnish shipowner Finferries have signed a collaboration agreement to develop joint strategies and solutions to optimise the safety and efficiency of marine operations through developing the technology for a decision supporting systems and to demonstrate remote and autonomous ferry operations. A key focus of the collaboration will be to consider a new research… Read more »

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Feasibility studies start at ports of Olvia and Kherson, Ukraine

In March, MTBS (Maritime & Transport Business Solutions), local partner Interlegal and other consortium partners, started the feasibility studies and transaction advisory services for two pilot port concession projects in Ukraine. The main stakeholders are the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine, Ukrainian Seaport Authority (USPA), the Ports of Olvia (former Oktyabarsk) and Kherson, the International… Read more »