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World’s 1st zero-emission container ship, Yara Birkeland, delivered

Container ship Yara Birkland at sea

PortandTerminal.com, November 28, 2020 OSLO, NORWAY – Norwegian shipbuilding firm Vard said Friday it had delivered the Yara Birkeland – the vessel that will be the world’s first all-electric autonomous container ship – to its owners Yara International. In 2017, Yara, a Norwegian chemical company and one of the world’s largest fertilizer makers, partnered with the Norwegian technology company Kongsberg …

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VIDEO: ‘Disinfection tunnel’ introduced in French supermarket for 1st time

Grocery store shoppers pass through a disinfection tunnel

PortandTerminal.com, November 15, 2020 PARIS – “Reassuring”; “Protective”. These were the words of the first users of the new “disinfection tunnels” installed at a supermarket in France last week. The disinfection tunnels have been installed last week at the entrance of a supermarket in Ajaccio on the French island of Corsica. Footage from November 12 shows shoppers passing through a …

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Maritime Image of the Day: The Lun Ekranoplan

Lun Ekranoplan in Caspian sea

PortandTerminal.com, November 11, 2020 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – Today’s Maritime Image of the Day is a photo of the remains of an old Soviet military craft called “The Ekranoplan”. The image was taken by Lana Sator (@LanaSator) in July 2020 and shows an example of the craft that is currently beached in the Caspian Sea and taking on water.  The ekranoplan was …

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Inside the coolest ferryboat home conversion we’ve ever seen

Living room on stylish ship

PortandTerminal.com, October 29, 2020 “It is the most resilient architecture. As sea levels rise, so will houseboats.” COPENHAGEN – We love to feature commercial vessels that have been repurposed and turned into homes, yachts or even hospitals. At the bottom of this article, you’ll find a few links to other articles we’ve written along those lines. Forget the billionaires and …

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New York’s East River Gets Tiny Turbines To Tap Tidal Power

Jogger by river. Bridge. New York City

BLOOMBERG, OCTOBER 22, 2020 Verdant Power turbines will feed electricity to ConEd grid | Project meant to showcase technology ahead of commercial debut By Will Wade for Bloomberg – New York’s East River is set to become the testing ground for a technology that generates electricity from the tides. Verdant Power, a New York-based marine energy technology company, is installing three …

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Caterpillar bets on self-driving machines impervious to pandemics

Jason Ramshaw, Commercial Manager for Caterpillar Construction Digital & Technology, demonstrates the Cat Command remote control console to operate a 320 excavator at Caterpillar's Construction Industries EAME Sales Rally in Malaga, Spain

REUTERS, OCTOBER 12, 2020 CHICAGO (Reuters) – Question: How can a company like Caterpillar CAT.N try to counter a slump in sales of bulldozers and trucks during a pandemic that has made every human a potential disease vector? Answer: Cut out human operators, perhaps? Caterpillar’s autonomous driving technology, which can be bolted on to existing machines, is helping the U.S. heavy equipment …

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CMA CGM launch world’s first 23 000 TEU container ship powered by LNG

Container ship.

PortandTerminal.com, September 22, 2020 MARSEILLE – Shipping line CMA CGM announced today that the JACQUES SAADE has joined its fleet. The company’s new flagship vessel is the first 23,000 TEU  container vessel in the world to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). It is also the first of a series of nine LNG powered 23,000 TEU container ships that …

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