Canadian Coast Guard Welcomes the CCGS Gabarus Bay into Service
The Canadian Coast Guard has officially welcomed the CCGS Gabarus Bay to its fleet at the Lifeboat Station in Burgeo, Newfoundland and Labrador. This high-endurance search and rescue vessel is designed, equipped and crewed to respond to mariners needing assistance at sea.
Shipping Will Need a Third of World’s Carbon Neutral Fuel by 2030
According to the latest edition of DNV’s Maritime Forecast to 2050, the shipping industry will find it challenging to secure enough supply of carbon-neutral fuels. To meet the anticipated demand of 17 million tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe) annually by 2030, the maritime sector would need to access 30-40% of the projected worldwide carbon-neutral fuel supply.
Report Underlines Growing Gap in Vessels to Support Offshore Energy Industry
A new market analysis from New York-based Intelatus Global Partners highlights the shortage of suitable vessels to support the offshore energy industry, especially the needs of the emerging floating offshore wind sector. Intelatus estimates that capital expenditure within this sector will require more than $250 billion by 2035. But the build out could be challenged by the lack of vessels able to service the sector.
Halifax-Class Frigate: The Pride of the Royal Canadian Navy
A video investigates the Halifax-Class frigate, the Canadian surface combatant that has served our country so well for 30 years.
Report to Congress on Navy Shipboard Lasers
This report provides background information and issues for Congress on shipboard solid state lasers (SSLs) that the Navy is developing for surface-ship self-defense. The Royal Navy has also recently announced initiatives on this technology.
CARM: CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management Project
The CARM project is a multi-year digital initiative that will change how duties and taxes for commercial goods imported into Canada are collected. Through CARM, the CBSA will modernize and streamline the accounting process for imported commercial goods.
CMCF and Canadian Geographic Education Announce Marine Month in Canada in October
The Canadian Marine Careers Foundation, in partnership with Canadian Geographic Education, announces the launch of Marine Month in Canada, a ground-breaking initiative designed to illuminate the career pathways within Canada’s marine sector. Throughout October 2023, this month-long celebration will immerse youth in marine education, awareness, and career pathways as students connect directly with marine industry experts nationwide.
Canada Receives Fourth Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship
The Royal Canadian Navy has received its fourth Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessel, HMCS William Hall, from Nova Scotia-based Irving Shipbuilding.
ABS Grants AiP for World’s First Carbon Emission-Free LNG Carrier Design
Maritime classification society ABS has issued an approval in principle (AIP) to Hanwha Ocean for its design of a liquified natural gas (LNG) carrier equipped with an ammonia-fueled gas turbine.
IMO Praised for Leapfrogging Others with New Green Targets
Long castigated for its slowness to adopt green targets, the shipping body of the United Nations (UN) today has received some glowing praise for suddenly leapfrogging most regulatory and industry bodies in stipulating a pathway for shipping’s decarbonisation.
Capital and EPS Sign Orders for Giant Ammonia Carriers
With seaborne carriage of ammonia cargoes predicted to soar, HD Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering has booked orders to build the world’s first four next-generation 88,000 cubic meter eco-friendly very large ammonia carriers (VLACs).
World’s First AI-Based Engine Automation System
South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries has taken the use of artificial intelligence in shipping another step forward by delivering the world’s first ship equipped with an AI-based engine automation system. The vessel is a 180,000-ton, LNG-powered bulk carrier delivered to H-Line.
Looking Forward from the Past
This article examines traditional Great Lakes freighters throughout history.
Aspin Kemp CEO questions need of refitting ferry engine
Whether a local company will have a chance to complete the major work, and if a diesel-hybrid will emit more greenhouse gas than the ship’s current LNG engine remains uncertain.
B.C. Ferries changing plans for electric ferries; wants to order four new ones
B.C. Ferries has withdrawn an application to electrify its six existing Island-class ferries, saying it will submit a new plan in coming weeks.