Great Lakes bulker successfully retrofitted for automatic dock-to-dock operation; USMMA Superintendent promoted to Vice Admiral

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Great Lakes bulker successfully retrofitted for automatic dock-to-dock operation

The 1979-built MV American Courage has become the largest ship ever capable of performing automated docking and dock-to-dock sailing operations, following retrofitting with the Wärtsilä SmartMove solution for semi-autonomous sailing. Full Article

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USMMA Superintendent promoted to Vice Admiral

As they headed out the door from the Trump administration, then Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao and Maritime Administrator Mark Buzby hosted a brief ceremony to promote Kings Point Superintendent, Rear Adm. Jack Buono, to Vice Admiral in the U.S. Maritime Service. Full Article

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First U.S. LNG bunkering ATB ready for operations

Q-LNG Transport and Shell Trading (U.S.) Company report that the first offshore liquified natural gas bunkering articulated tug and barge in the United States, the Q-LNG 4000 is now ready for operations. Full Article

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ABB says Oceanco contract paves way for sustainable superyachts

ABB says that an agreement with Dutch luxury yacht builder Oceanco paves the way for broader cooperation on sustainable electric propulsion in a market expected to exceed $10 billion by 2025. Full Article

DNV GL rebrands as DNV

From March 1, DNV GL will change its name to DNV. The DNV GL name has been in place since the 2013 merger between classification societies DNV (Det Norske Veritas) and GL. Full Article

Port Everglades welcomes first cargo ship to transit Marine Highway M-10

The U.S.-flagged containerized cargo ship National Glory today became the first ship to transit on the newly MARAD-designated Marine Highway M-10 from Houston to Port Everglades to Puerto Rico. Full Article