Three more ships for FY 2019 NDAA?; Tests for ferry autodocking system successful

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House panel would add three more ships to FY 2019 NDAA
April 26, 2018 — The House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Seapower & Projection Forces is meeting today to mark up its proposal for the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Many of the subcommittee’s proposals will be music to the ears of American shipbuilders. The panel recommends building two more littoral combat ships, along with an additional aircraft carrier.

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Wärtsilä successfully tests ferry autodocking system
The autodocking tests took place commencing in January of this year and were completed in April with actual harbor docking trials. At no time during the tests did the captain need to take manual control.dots.JPG
Stena orders “Gas Ready” RoPax for charter to DFDS

The Stena E-Flexer Class vessels will be “prepared for scrubbers and catalytic converters” with a “GAS READY” class notation. The expected speed for the E-Flexer Class is 22 knots. dots.JPG
Carnival Cruise Line names Lars Ljoen EVP marine operations

Ljoen will be responsible for overseeing all of Carnival Cruise Line’s marine operations, including nautical and technical operations, environmental compliance and safety.dots.JPG
MAN Diesel & Turbo approves Alfa Laval HCO filter technology

The Alfa Laval Moatti 290 filter is a high-performance solution suited to the new generation of MAN Diesel &Turbo two-stroke engines, in which hydraulic control systems have replaced traditional camshafts. dots.JPG
Baltic Exchange and Freightos launch container shipping index

The Freightos International Freight Index, which reflects weekly spot rates for 40-foot containers based on 12 to 18 million price points collected every week on 12 main shipping trade lanes, will be audited by the Baltic Exchange and republished as the Freightos Baltic Indices. dots.JPG
Maersk Supply AHTS departs on deep sea mining study mission

The departure marks an important milestone for Maersk Supply Service’s work with Canadian deep sea metal company, DeepGreen Metals.