All American Marine launches hybrid electric cat for Kitsap Transit; World’s largest LNG bunker vessel christened in Hamburg

Feb 11th 2019
February 11th, 2019 — Designed by Glosten, Seattle, the 150 passenger aluminum catamaran Waterman has been built for Kitsap Transit and will operate during peak times on Kitsap’s Bremerton-Port Orchard or Bremerton-Annapolis routes. It is the second hybrid electric vessel built by All American Marine, its first was the 128 ft x 30 ft monohull tour boat Enhydra, delivered to San Francisco’s Red and White Fleet in September last year.

World’s largest LNG bunker vessel christened in Hamburg

Built by South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, the ice-class Kairos is on charter from Babcock Schulte Energy to Blue LNG, a joint venture of Hamburg based LNG supplier Nauticor, with a 90% share, and Lithuanian energy infrastructure provider KN, with a 10% share.

Eversource and Ørsted in new 50-50 offshore wind partnership

In yet another move in the development of offshore wind in the northeastern U.S., New England’s largest energy company, Eversource, has entered into a 50-50 partnership with global industry leader Ørsted for key offshore wind assets in the region.

ICS: Sulfur cap a game changer, but bigger changes to come

“The 2020 global sulfur cap will be the regulatory game changer of the decade with profound implications for the economics of shipping,” says Esben Poulsson Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS),.
Grimaldi chooses MAN B&W two strokes for new hybrid RO/RO generation

MAN Energy Solutions reports that the Naples headquartered Grimaldi Group has ordered MAN B&W two-stroke propulsion engine/turbocharger packages for its “Green 5th Generation” of hybrid RO/RO vessels.
Vigor wins $17 million MSC contract

Vigor Marine Inc., Portland, OR, has been awarded a $17,044,892 contract for a 75-calendar day shipyard availability for the regular overhaul and drydocking of USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7).