Maritime News

US plans up to seven new offshore wind lease sales by 2025

(WASHINGTON) — Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland on Wednesday outlined the path forward for future offshore wind leasing to meet the Biden-Harris administration’s goal to deploy 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind energy by 2030. During a speech at…

Report finds COVID-19 accelerating digitalization of maritime industry

(LONDON) — A new report published by Inmarsat pinpoints the impact of COVID-19 in accelerating global shipping’s digital journey. Written by maritime innovation consultancy Thetius and sponsored by the Inmarsat Research Program, "A Changed World: The State of Digital Transformation…

Robert Allan designs methanol-fueled crew transfer vessel

(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — With support from the Carbon Trust, United Kingdom and the Offshore Wind Accelerator program, Robert Allan Ltd. has brought the offshore wind industry closer to eliminating carbon emissions from the supply chain with the development of…

Austal USA wins contract to build two T-ATS for Navy

(MOBILE, Ala.) — The U.S. Navy on Tuesday awarded Austal USA a $144 million detailed design and construction contract for two towing, salvage and rescue ships (T-ATS). This contract award marks the first steel new-ship construction program for the company.…

Great Lakes shippers oppose Canada’s new ballast water rules

Shipping associations on both sides of the border have raised objections to Canada’s new ballast water regulations.  The rules, announced in June, aim to minimize the spread of invasive species that can harm fisheries, infrastructure and native species. The…

Ballast water treatment technology advancing rapidly

Managing ballast water is an indispensable part of maritime operations. How that water is treated before it is discharged will grow in importance as new international rules come into effect.  The Ballast Water Management Convention entered into force internationally…

ACL to redesign, refit fleet of classic paddewheelers

(GUILFORD, Conn.) — American Cruise Lines (ACL) has announced that its fleet of four classic paddlewheelers will be undergoing a major redesign, refit and rebranding. The new interior design will bring paddlewheel cruising to the same standard already exhibited on…