Latest Updates - Maritime Shipping - 22nd November, 2021
The First Totally Emission-Free Autonomous Container Vessel Completes Its Maiden Journey
Over the years, the maritime industry has been striving hard towards reducing the carbon footprint of the vessels and cutting down on the harmful emissions that degrade our environment. According to the recent development in this field, the autonomous container vessel called Yara Birkeland, which is completely emission-free has successfully completed its maiden journey in the Oslo fjord. It has been decided that the emission-free vessel will start its commercial services from 2022 and will be focussed on transferring mineral fertilizer between Brevik and Porsgrunn. Needless to add, the above-mentioned ship Yara Birkeland has set forth a new milestone in the maritime arena by becoming the first self-propelled, fully electric container vessel in the entire world.
Shreyas Shipping And Logistics Has Purchased Its First Bulk Carrier In Order To Widen Its Services
An integral part of the India-based Transworld Group and a major player in the container shipping arena, Shreyas Shipping and Logistics has bought its first bulk carrier to explore more opportunities apart from its container-based operations. Following this development, Shreyas Shipping and Logistics have sealed the deal with Doriko from South Korea for acquiring the 12-year-old handy bulk carrier by the name of Ocean Rider. The ship is all set to be renamed as TBC Badrinath and will bring up the number in the organization’s existing fleet to 12 container vessels.
Adani Ports And Special Economic Zone Ltd. Has Successfully Poached Two Container Shipping Services From Chennai Port
Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd. (more popularly known as APSEZ) has recently poached two container-based services from the reputed Chennai Port to Kattupalli Port, which is located in close proximity to the former one. APSEZ has been compelled to poach the two container shipping services owing to the intense competition for cargo in the country’s maritime scenario.
APM Terminals Mumbai Has Launched A New Weekly Intra-Asia Service Called RWAI
APM Terminals Mumbai has been successful in introducing a brand-new weekly intra-Asia service that is referred to as RCL Feeders China-Western India Service or RWAI. The newly launched service is jointly supervised by Pacific International Lines, Inter Asia Lines, CU Lines, as well as RCL Feeders to facilitate the operations of 5 vessels in a 35-day rotation along with RCL Feeders gaining recognition as the berth window holder.
Southern Europe Gave The Green Signal For The Construction Of Its First Zero-Emissions Electric Ferry
Southern Europe is prepared to welcome its first all-electric ferry with zero emissions that is currently being built at Portugal. Designed by the well-known Vera Navis Naval Architects, this zero-emissions ferry is under construction and will soon start its services in Aveiro, Portugal. The ferry features an advanced battery system along with Danfoss’ Editron division marine drivetrain that also includes a fully integrated DC link system.