Sabine Pilots Association Opens New HQ

The Sabine Pilots Association on Monday formally opened its new headquarters located in Port Arthur, TexasThe new structure is designed and built to enable the Sabine Pilots to handle the growth and challenges of expanding shipping demands on…

The wheels keep turning in the respective pursuits of KCS by CN and CP

Not long after Canadian National (CN) appeared to have the upper hand over its Canadian Class I railroad brethren Canadian Pacific (CP), in their respective efforts to acquire Kansas City Southern (KCS), the situation again has returned to something less definitive.

ABS Publishes Guidance on the Use of Biofuels in Shipping

Classification society ABS continues its series of alternative fuels guidance with the publication of its latest whitepaper examining the potential of biofuels in shipping.The Sustainability Whitepaper: Biofuels as Marine Fuel gives an overview…

Back to the Drawing Board: Analyzing Social Impact of Sustainable Energy

The future could be bright for small island nations. Cheap sustainable energy is the core component of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.Engineers like making things, but rarely think of the social impact that flows from their creations.

GTT to Design LNG Tanks for CMA CGM's New Containerships

Engineering firm GTT said it has been chosen to design the cryogenic fuel tanks of 12 new liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueled containerships for the CMA CGM group.The vessels have been ordered from Chinese shipyards Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co. Ltd.

Training Tips for Ships - Tip #24: For your Disaster Recovery Plan, Hope for the Best; Plan for the Worst

Very few people live day-to-day expecting a disaster. However, disasters do happen and a critical component of business continuity is ensuring that when disaster strikes, our critical systems are returned to normal operations as quickly and efficiently as possible.

TECH FILE: The Scrubber Uptake - Economics & Technologies

Expectations are high that exhaust gas scrubber technology demand will soon be resurge. But what lessons have been learned from installations and which type will dominate?Installing scrubber systems on ships that were never envisaged to have…

Remotely Operated Locks: Progress, But Still Under Study

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is evaluating remote operation of locks within the U.S. inland waterways system. Timetables are hazy, but the Corps plans to include remote operations capabilities during rehabilitations or new construction…

Strong April retail sales keep the good economic momentum moving along

As more people continue to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, coupled with more pockets of the United States economy reopening, it did not come as a huge surprise that United States retail sales, for the month of April, which were issued late last week by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF), turned in another solid performance.

Cavotec Wins Port Power Supply Deal for Malta’s Valletta Grand Harbor

Cavotec won a contract by Nidec ASI as part of its $14.5 million deal to provide ShorePower to five cruise liner berths at Malta’s Valletta Grand Harbor. The project is part of a major EU funded initiative by Infrastructure Malta to electrify…