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Global Ship Lease Inks Two Charter Deals with MSC, Maersk Line

June 14, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

Both charters are commencing this June and include the 2,824 TEU GSL Valerie and the 5,095 TEU Orca. The 2005-built GSL Valerie will be chartered for twelve months to Swiss Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) at a fixed rate of USD […]


Shipping

World’s 1st Autonomous Ship to Feature MacGregor Automated Mooring System

June 13, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

As explained, this will enable mooring operations to be undertaken without human intervention and supports the effective operation of the fully electric, zero-emission vessel. The automated mooring system is scheduled to be delivered during the second half of 2019, according […]


Infrastructure

US to Inject USD 292 Mn into Its Ports

June 13, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the new program aims to support public coastal ports by improving the safety, efficiency, or reliability of goods movement into, out of, or within a port. “This major investment in the Port […]


Travel & Public Transit

Bombardier safety system to prevent light rail collision, overspeed

June 12, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

Bombardier Transportation unveiled its new safety system for urban light rail vehicles at the UITP Global Public Transportation Summit in Stockholm. Called COMPAS (Collision and Overspeed Monitoring and Prevention Assistance System), the technology was developed in cooperation with Bombardier Transportation’s […]


Shipping

Euroseas Closes Refinancing of Two Vessels

June 12, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

The company explained that the financing was closed with simultaneous interest rate reduction of 0.5% for all other existing loans and the redemption of approximately USD 11.7 million of value, or about 59.4%, of its outstanding Series B Preferred Shares […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker Approves $200 Million for Roads and Bridges in Cities

June 11, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has signed an infrastructure bill providing funds for road and bridge projects in every city and town in the state. The legislation, known as “an act financing improvements to municipal roads and bridges,” authorizes $200 million […]


Vehicles

Lyft is rebranding its bikeshare service and launching new electric bikes

June 11, 2019

Via: The Verge

Lyft is launching new electric-assist bicycles for its Bay Area bikeshare programs and giving them a new name. Instead of Ford GoBike, the program is now called Bay Wheels. The move comes less than a week after Lyft sued San […]


Shipping

Iceland Plans Fuel Oil Ban to Lower Emissions in Its Waters

June 11, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

Namely, the Ministry is looking to adopt a new regulation on the use of fuel oil with more than 0.1% sulphur content for ships operating in its territorial waters. “While this prohibition will lower emissions of sulphur oxides, and particulate […]


Vehicles

Why electric cars won’t save us: There are not enough resources to build them

June 10, 2019

Via: TreeHugger

TreeHugger previously covered the UK Committee on Climate Change report, and complained that that it was too much business as usual, particularly with its suggestion that electric cars could replace all the ICE (internal combustion engine) powered cars in the […]


Shipping

Shipping Industry Seeks Urgent Action against Gulf of Guinea Piracy

June 10, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

“The high level of piracy and armed robbery attacks in the Gulf of Guinea is not acceptable. Yet it is happening every day and this is not business as usual. We need to take urgent action now,” Dr. Grahaeme Henderson, […]