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VIDEO: Automaker eyes wind powered ships to cut supply chain carbon

November 29, 2018 — French automaker Groupe Renault has signed a three year agreement with Neoline, a start up that says it aims to become the first modern shipowner to fully embrace energy efficiency by relying on wind power as its primary energy source. Nearly 60% of Renault’s parts and vehicles are transported by sea.

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Late November AYGP News

Late November 2018 – AsianYachting Grand Prix – NewsGoto 2018-19 AYGP Microsite

2018/2019 AYGP Skipper & Yacht of the Year
“Hardest sports trophy to win in Asia”

Kinmonth/Burns Mandrake III on top of the AYGP Rankings…
Goto 2018-19 AYGP MicrositeBy AY MultiMedia
Nov 30th 2018: Victory at the Raja Muda Selangor Int. Regatta for Fred Kinmonth/Nick Burns GTS 43 Mandrake III, promotes them to the top of the 2018-19 AsianYachting Grand Prix (AYGP) Rankings. After contesting three events this season, the 2017-18 AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year are now one point in front of Ray Roberts, in the AYGP Skipper Rankings and two points in front of Tiffany Koo’s King Mills 40 Hero Racing Team, in the AYGP Yacht Rankings. Both Ray Roberts and Kinmonth/Burns are contesting at the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta next week, in different classes and along with other top contenders, have another opportunity to improve their standings, by years end.

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Miami Mayhem for Final 2018 Melges 20 World League Ranking Event

2018-19 Melges 20 Miami Winter Series

MIAMI, Fla. (November 29, 2018) – The final event of the 2018 North American racing season is upon the International Melges 20 Class Association (IM20CA). The first of three 2018-19 Miami Winter Series events takes place this weekend with three incredible days of Biscayne Bay-style racing scheduled, hosted by Coconut Grove Sailing Club.

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This ONAK foldable canoe is the perfect answer to the latest hype: urban paddling

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This ONAK foldable canoe is the perfect answer to the latest hype: urban paddling

Sightseeing from another perspective? Experience the city from onto the water with the strongest and lightest origami canoe ever.

Ghent, 29 November 2018 – As major cities worldwide are developing their urban waterways, new possibilities of transport arise. City canals and rivers are not only more frequently used for all sorts of recreational activities, they also offer a unique commuting alternative. But how to store a bulky kayak in a small apartment or office building? With ONAK, people can unfold their urban adventures in minutes, with a canoe they can take and keep anywhere.

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Conference and event catamaran Sea Eagle.

Sea Eagle

Originally built with two Volvo Penta D4 main engines and stern drives and had national certificates for 44 passengers in sheltered waters. Today she serves as a floating restaurant, meeting room and for conferences. Large sun deck with bar, lounge on main deck with bar and galley. 3 toilets, dressing room and shower room. 160 sqm area. Used today for board meetings, conferences, birthday parties, weddings, corporate events and similar. None of the walls inside the ship is load bearing, and the layout can therefore be easily changed and, for example, converted to houseboat or other purposes. The seller has access to a berth in both Karlshamn and Stockholm.

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The Bunkerspot Update 29/11/2018




AMERICAS: IMO 2020 high on the agenda at Maritime Symposium in Chile

‘For shipowners, the journey toward compliance will not be straightforward and it certainly won’t come cheap,’ said Lord Mountevens, Vice Chairman of Maritime UK, in his keynote speech delivered this morning at the opening of a high-level shipping and trade conference in Santiago.



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Wärtsilä broadens its Smart Marine portfolio with addition of high-speed, compact engine: The Wärtsilä 14

Caption 1: The new Wärtsilä 14 high-speed engine is expected to set a benchmark standard based on its compact design, and financial, operational, and environmental benefits.

Caption 2: The Wärtsilä HYTug 40 concept will feature two Wärtsilä 14 engines and a hybrid propulsion solution.

Wärtsilä Corporation, Trade press release, 28 November 2018 at 7.30 pm EET

The technology group Wärtsilä strengthens its position as a global leader in the maritime markets by introducing the first Wärtsilä-branded high-speed engine.

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Thailand’s first all-electric passenger ferry is powered by Torqeedo.

Bangkok, Thailand (November 28, 2018) – Thailand’s first all-electric commuter ferry was recently placed into service by the Bangkok Metropolitan Authority (BMA), powered by Torqeedo. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha celebrated the launch, giving his symbolic approval to the city’s efforts to ease congestion and improve air quality through investments in green transportation. The Prime Minister commuted by skytrain, subway and foot through Bangkok’s crowded streets, before ending his mixed-mode commute with a trip aboard the emission-free passenger ferry.

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