Propulsion

ABB to power first fully electric US tugboat

(SAN DIEGO) — ABB will deliver an integrated electric propulsion system and advanced vessel control technology for Crowley Maritime Corp.’s pioneering eWolf tug, built for sustainable and safe operations at the Port of San Diego. Upon delivery by Alabama-based shipbuilder…

New Scripps research vessel to feature hydrogen propulsion

(SAN DIEGO) — California legislators have allocated UC San Diego $35 million to design and build a new coastal research vessel with a first-of-its-kind hydrogen-hybrid propulsion system. The new vessel, which will be operated by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at…

Transition in the wind as shipping warms to alternative propulsion

In the light of the current scramble for alternative, low-carbon fuels that will take until the 2030s to substantially penetrate the maritime fuel mix, wind propulsion is gaining more attention from vessel owners and operators. Gavin Allwright, the secretary-general…