VIDEO: Bulker transiting Panama Canal slams into railway bridge; Major players launch zero carbon shipping research center

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VIDEO: Bulker transiting Panama Canal slams into railway bridge

The Panama Canal Authority is investigating an incident in which the 37,332 dwt bulker Bluebill slammed into a span of the Chagres river railway bridge, likely putting the railway that parallels the canal out of action for weeks. Full Article

Major players launch zero carbon shipping research center

Backed by a start-up donation worth more than $60 million from the A.P. Møller Foundation, leading industry players—ABS, A.P. Møller–Mærsk, Cargill, MAN Energy Solutions, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, NYK Lines and Siemens Energy—are taking the next step towards lowering shipping emissions by launching the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping. Full Article

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U.K. marks somber Day of the Seafarer by announcing international summit on crew crisis

This year’s International Day of the Seafarer gave no cause for celebration as thousands of seafarers remain trapped on their ships by COVID-19 restrictions. The U.K. government is hoping that a virtual international summit can help find answers. Full Article

BV completes Singapore’s first remote harbor tug survey

Bureau Veritas Marine Singapore has successfully completed the first fully accredited annual survey of a Singapore registered harbor tug to be conducted remotely, without a surveyor physically present onboard the vessel. Full Article

VIDEO: Stena Bulk offers customers low-carbon shipping options

Following up on a successful biofuel trial, Stena Bulk is now introducing low-carbon shipping options that range from 20% to 100% biofuels and are based on an offsetting program in which the biofuel will be used within the Stena Bulk fleet. Full Article

Schottel launches retractable version of its rim thruster

The newly developed Schottel Retractable Rim Thruster electrical propulsion solution covers the power range up to 500 kW, offering many advantages, such as low noise emissions and tailor-made solutions for a wide range of vessels. Full Article