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Chinese Fishermen Catch Foreign-Made Surveillance Drone in Yellow Sea

By The Maritime Executive 04-16-2021 04:43:00

Chinese fishermen have recovered a drone boat off the eastern coast of the Chinese mainland, and officials suspect that it is a "reconnaissance device secretly placed by a foreign country," according to state-owned outlet CCTV.  The fishing boat skipper who found the device, Wang Suo, told state media that his net seemed extra heavy when he began to haul it in. He sped up the process, thinking that he had caught a lot of fish. Instead, he pulled up a black...

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Harland & Wolff first offshore wind contract

Harland & Wolff Wins First Contract to Build Offshore Wind Components

By The Maritime Executive 04-16-2021 04:42:55

Harland & Wolff, the storied shipbuilder, is continuing to make progress on the relaunch of its business refocused from the historic shipbuilding to take advantage of the emerging offshore wind industry. Its parent company InfraStrata announced the company has received its first contract to build components for a new wind farm being developed in the outer Firth of Forth in Scotland. The contract valued at approximately $36 million is with Saipem, an Italian offshore engineering company, for the fabrication and...

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View From the EU

“See the World,” They Said

By Erik Kravets 04-16-2021 04:10:49

I grew up with stories of my Uncle Bernhard’s trips to Japan as a merchant mariner. There was that odd black-and-red lacquer side table he brought back sometime in the 1920s. That was another time – when putting in at a foreign port meant days of rest or adventure while cargo changed hands. Since containerization, time in port is down precipitously. A 2018 paper in the International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics by a four-author team determined that the...

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Massport expands Boston's container capabilities

Massport Invests $850M Enhancing Boston Container Port Capabilities

By The Maritime Executive 04-16-2021 03:19:10

Three new low profile Neo-Panamax cranes have begun their journey to Boston from Shanghai, China as the latest step in the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) efforts to expand operations and improve capabilities to handle larger ships in the port of Boston. They have invested more than $850 million into efforts around the port, which includes these cranes along with a new berth and a deepened Boston Harbor, to give the port the capability to handle larger vessels and facilitate future...

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Chevron invests in offshore wind techmnology company

Chevron Makes First Investment in Offshore Wind

The opportunities in offshore wind continue to attract a broad range of well-known companies to the field, the latest being energy company Chevron. Through its venture capital company, which invests in emerging technologies, Chevron and Moreld Ocean Wind are investing in Ocergy, a developmental company working on new designs for offshore wind turbines and an environmental data monitoring buoy. "We are delighted about this partnership as it will allow Ocergy to advance and commercialize its technologies," said Ocergy CEO Dominique...

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Shipbuilding

Harland & Wolff first offshore wind contract

Harland & Wolff Wins First Contract to Build Offshore Wind Components

Harland & Wolff, the storied shipbuilder, is continuing to make progress on the relaunch of its business refocused from the historic shipbuilding to take advantage of the emerging offshore wind industry. Its parent company InfraStrata announced the company has received its first contract to build components for a new wind farm being developed in the outer Firth of Forth in Scotland. The contract valued at approximately $36 million is with Saipem, an Italian offshore engineering company, for the fabrication and...

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Environment

World Bank recommends avoiding LNG in maritime decarbonization

World Bank Recommends Avoiding LNG as it Explores Ship Decarbonization

As part of the ongoing debate on the means to achieve decarbonization for the maritime industry, the World Bank weighs in on the issue with a series of new research reports providing its perspective for policymakers and the industry. While it concludes that there are major opportunities, the international financial organization dismisses the long-term role of LNG instead joining the growing support for ammonia and hydrogen as the most promising future fuels for shipping. In undertaking its research and releasing...

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Nor-Shipping Launches Ocean Now

Nor-Shipping may have postponed its summer 2021 event until January 2022, but Your Arena for Ocean Solutions is still taking #ACTION this year. The Norway-based industry event week has today unveiled plans for a new initiative, Ocean Now. This will take place on 1-2 June, when Nor-Shipping 2021 was originally scheduled, mixing a unique, digital infotainment broadcast, with partner events and a focus on the energy of the future through the new Hydrogen Blue Talks programme. Nor-Shipping stresses it will offer “a...

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