Demand For Lay-Up Services Experience A Rapid Growth As Parking Lots For Unused Vessels Become Very Congested
Amidst all the Coronavirus-related chaos and confusion, the maritime industry is experiencing a huge surge for lay-up services due to the excessive congestion in traditional parking lots for unused vessels. As a consequence, the ship-owners are searching for newer sites for parking their ships that have entered an unforeseen hibernation period in wake of the life-threatening pandemic. Labuan in Malaysia has gradually emerged as one of the well-established lay-up destinations in Asia as there is a mad rush for the availability of parking space owing to the ship-to-ship operations. The authorities have made a genuine effort to implement new strategies to popularize the usage of tugs for bringing in the ships in the designated anchorage area. The world is also witnessing a rapid rise in new locations such as Norway, Panama and Philippines as lay-off destinations as substitutes to relieve the immense pressure on the existing parking spaces.
Holland Shipyards Group Has Successfully Delivered A Newbuild Hybrid Ferry Gaarden To SFK In Germany
In the recent news, the well-known Holland Shipyards Group has completed the delivery of a newbuild hybrid ferry Gaarden to the famous Schlepp-und Fährgesellschaft Kiel (SFK) in Germany with the future intention of utilizing the brand-new ferry vessel as an efficient cycle-and-foot ferry operating within the waters of Kieler Fjord. The Gaarden is well-equipped with an advanced, hybrid drivetrain that is fueled by either a battery bank or a generator. The Holland Shipyards Group has been very busy developing several variants of modernized electric ferries and that also includes a fully-electric ferry vessel for SFK. The shipyard authorities are now researching new ways to incorporate renewable technologies in the ferry vessels with emphasis on its first hydrogen project.
Nine Japanese Organizations Have Launched The Ship Carbon Recycling Working Group To Boost The Concept Of Zero-Emission Fuels
The need for adopting stringent measures when it comes to zero-emission in the maritime arena, many companies are conducting avid research and trying their level best to introduce the eco-friendly techniques that will reduce any harm to our precious environment in the long run. Realizing this urgency, nine Japan-based companies have been actively involved with starting the Ship Carbon Recycling Working Group, which also happens to be an integral part of the Carbon Capture Reuse (CCR) Study Group from the same country. The Ship Carbon Recycling Working Group is currently focused on exploring the possibility of giving a green signal to the new-age methanation technology to usher in zero-emission ship fuels. As you must already be aware of, methanation is wholly based on synthesizing the methane gas by encouraging a chemical reaction between carbon dioxide and hydrogen. By putting the avant-garde concept of carbon recycling to good use, the group will aim at reusing the carbon monoxide that is emitted from the operating vessels.
Berhard Schulte Shipmanagement Introduces A Liquid Cargo Training Facility At Its Cyprus-Based Maritime Training Centre
Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) has successfully launched a new liquid cargo training facility at its Maritime Training Centre in Cyprus that will make sure that the organization’s LNG crews are well-trained to boost the growth of its LNG shipping operations across the globe with the guidance provided by an efficient career progression model. The new learning environment will surely prove beneficial in emphasizing the necessity of LNG training amidst the organization as well as go a long way in enhancing the industry demand to accommodate a large number of LNG vessels that will commence their operations soon enough.
Cargotec Reports A Surge In Orders Along With A Noticeable Increase In The Activity Levels
Just like the majority of businesses across the globe, the maritime industry has been suffering great losses and is crumbling under the pressure of the ongoing pandemic that is continuing to wreak havoc. As a positive turn of events, Cargotec is witnessing a welcome growth in the recent orders as the overall demand has certainly increased in the second quarter of 2020. Cargotec is impressed with the steady rise in the customer activity levels that had become nothing short of a distant dream in such troubled times. Since the Coronavirus outbreak and the long-term lockdown have been largely affecting the maritime business, the unpredictable surge in orders reflects how the operating environment has drastically improved and perhaps, better days are finally coming.