Paris, France (December 7, 2018) – Torqeedo is pleased to announce it will display its new products for electric mobility on the water at Salon Nautique International, Paris’ world-renowned boat show. The Salon Nautique will take place at the Porte de Versailles from December 8 through December 16, 2018 with Torqeedo’s 2019 innovations and its full line of electric boating products on display on stand 2.2B1.http://bbn.firtrench.com
|Study raises concerns about Panama Canal tugboat captain fatigue|
December 7, 2018 — The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) says that a major accident on the Panama Canal could be imminent, releasing the results of an independent report that it commissioned into fatigue among canal tugboat captains. http://bbn.firetrench.com
No wind today, my love has gone away…
London – 6 December 2018: For the fourth year in succession The Swedish Club has announced a zero per cent general increase for the forthcoming P&I year.
Bermuda, December 7, 2018
We refer to our message of November 22, 2018, regarding the sales of our two 1999 built tankers, the Nordic Aurora and the Nordic Sprite. The sales are now in the process of being finalized. The ships have been sold at a price of about USD10 million per unit. 30 % of the price was paid by the buyer today. The ships are scheduled to be delivered to the new owners later this month when the balance of the purchase price will be paid. The contracts contain provisions related to the Hong Kong Convention (2009) for ships.
ASIA PACIFIC: ABS and KOMERI to partner on marine LNG testing facility
The class society has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Korea Marine Equipment Research Institute to create a new facility dedicated to improving the safety of LNG as fuel.
Following the recent claims by He Jiankui, a scientist and professor of Biology at the Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China, that he has successfully created the world’s first gene-edited babies,
Lots of carbon dioxide is emitted unnecessarily every time tankers arrive at farms to collect milk. This is because the trucks use their oversized diesel engines to drive the pump that fills the tank. Technology company Semcon has now developed an electrical system for the milk pump that will reduce diesel consumption for a single truck by up to 5000 litres per year. Noise and emissions at farms will also be reduced.