GLOBAL: Groupe Renault and French start-up to partner on wind-powered cargo ships
Groupe Renault has announced the signing of a three-year partnership with Neoline to develop a more sustainable maritime transport service powered by wind.
November 27, 2018 — GTMaritime has signed an agreement making Chinese broadband satellite communications leader Marinesat a value added reseller. Marinesat has already begun to provide GTMaritime’s products as part of its offering with the first vessels coming on board in Japan in October 2018. The roll-out will continue into the Chinese market, across Asia and further afield.
Image caption: The ‘Folgefonn’ was operated autonomously for its entire route from dock-to-dock with the Wärtsilä automated dock-to-dock solution.
Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 28 November 2018 at 2 pm EET
The technology group Wärtsilä has successfully completed a further round of test procedures of its automated dock-to-dock solution. In an unprecedented operation, in the presence of the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA), the system was further tested on the ferry ‘Folgefonn’, this time for full dock-to-dock capability, with the autonomous operation being utilised uninterrupted for the entire route, visiting all three ports serviced by the ship.
GLOBAL: BIMCO highlights benefits of tri-partite relationship in emissions-reducing JIT model
It may be more effective if the just-in-time shipping model is embraced by all stakeholders involved – owners and charterers and the port, says BIMCO’s Jeppe Skovbakke Juhl.
Day 148: Jean-Luc Van Den Heede rounds Cape Horn and gains on all but Mark Slats
- Susie Goodall praying for rain
- Istvan Kopar facing major steering problems
- Tapio Lehtinen – tested by head winds
- Mark Sinclair and Igor Zaretskiy to stop in Australia
Dateline 14:00 UTC 26.11.2018 – Les Sables d’Olonne, France
|Istvan Kopar now facing serious steering issues|
Uku Randmaa, back up to speed after a week of calms
|Tapio Lehtinen facing another 5 days of head winds|
Jean-Luc Van Den Heede led the Golden Globe Race fleet of solo sailors round Cape Horn at 19:16 UTC on Friday having extended his lead on all but 2nd placed Dutchman Mark Slats during a week when those trailing up to 8,500 miles behind all faced serious trials.