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RAL, Kongsberg developing remotely-operated fireboat

RAL, Kongsberg developing remotely-operated fireboat

The 65-foot RALamander 2000 will have FiFi 1 capability for port fires

Web Bulletin 2018

Kirby to acquire Higman Marine for $419 million

The deal includes 75 inland towboats, allowing Kirby to avoid 'significant' outlays for newbuilds

Web Bulletin 2018
Autonomous electric container barges coming to Europe

Autonomous electric container barges coming to Europe

Large Tesla batteries will give the 170-foot vessels 15 hours of navigation time

Web Bulletin 2018

Environmental groups, shipping industry call for carriage ban on non-compliant fuels

The pending 0.5 sulfur cap will present 'major challenges' regarding consistent enforcement

Web Bulletin 2018

Congressional, maritime leaders stress bipartisan support of Jones Act

Testimony at a House hearing emphasizes the importance of U.S.-flag shipping to national security

Web Bulletin 2018
Increase in stern tube bearing failures leads to new EAL testing

Increase in stern tube bearing failures leads to new EAL testing

DNV GL will oversee the joint development project in a U.K. laboratory

Web Bulletin 2018
Maritime piracy hits 22-year low, IMB says

Maritime piracy hits 22-year low, IMB says

The Gulf of Guinea and the Philippine waters remain threat zones for seafarers

Web Bulletin 2018
Washington state's new maritime council aims to expand 'blue economy'

Washington state's new maritime council aims to expand 'blue economy'

The state's goal: Have the nation’s most sustainable maritime industry by 2050

Web Bulletin 2017

Green Marine shipowners cut greenhouse gas emissions

The initiative results in an average annual reduction of 1.4 percent

Web Bulletin 2017

IMO Assembly adopts seven new strategic directions

The world body emphasizes the need to meet the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Web Bulletin 2017
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