DFDS investigates hydrogen powered ropax

DFDS and its partners have applied for EU support to develop a ferry powered by electricity from a hydrogen fuel cell, which only emits water. Green hydrogen is to be produced by a planned offshore wind energy-powered electrolyser plant located in Greater Copenhagen. A group [Read more...]

2020-11-28T11:43:01+00:00 November 28th, 2020|Technology|

AIDA to trial fuel cells

AIDA has reported further progress with its ambition to introduce its first emission-neutral ship in 2030. An important milestone was reached with the commissioning of ‘AIDAnova’, the world's first LNG-fuelled cruise ship. In addition, the first use of fuel cells and batteries on board is [Read more...]

2020-11-28T11:15:27+00:00 November 28th, 2020|Technology|

Inmarsat to take over Speedcast contracts

Speedcast International and Inmarsat have reached an agreement on the sale of Speedcast’s primary Fleet Xpress, FleetBroadband and Fleet One service contracts to Inmarsat. This agreement marks another significant step for Speedcast as it looks to emerge from its Chapter 11 proceedings announced earlier this [Read more...]

2020-11-28T11:01:52+00:00 November 28th, 2020|Technology|

NCLH finalises Yara scrubber fittings

Following eight years of close collaboration, Norwegian Cruise Line Holding (NCLH) and Yara Marine Technologies have undertaken scrubber installations on board eight cruise ships. The installation programme kicked off in 2012, with the first scrubber being fitted on the ’Pride of America’, which was completed [Read more...]

2020-11-14T14:11:36+00:00 November 14th, 2020|Technology|

Eckero opts for Ecospeed

Last year, Finnish shipping company Eckerö coated the open cargo deck of the ropax ‘Finbo Cargo’ with Subsea Industries’ Ecospeed. This was undertaken to protect the deck against damage from cars and cargo. A year later the deck was claimed to be in excellent condition, [Read more...]

2020-11-14T14:03:53+00:00 November 14th, 2020|Technology|

Wärtsilä to power new ropax series

P&O Ferries has contracted Wärtsilä to power its new double ended ropaxes.  They will be powered by Wärtsilä 31 type engines, claimed in the Guinness World Records to be the world’s most efficient 4-stroke diesel engine. The engine’s high level of fuel efficiency also reduces exhaust emissions. [Read more...]

2020-10-26T19:29:18+00:00 October 26th, 2020|Technology|