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BV Approves Wind-Assisted Ship Design

The Trade Wings 2,500 is an innovative containership with a capacity of 2,500 TEU (20-ft. equivalent unit), designed jointly by VPLP Design (France), Alwena Shipping (France), SDARI (China) and AYRO (France), that has received approval in principle from Bureau Veritas (BV). With an overall length of 197 m and a breadth of 32 m, the vessel offers a deadweight of

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Strategic Power Routing

StormGeo has launched Strategic Power Routing—a service that optimizes the power output of a vessel in varying weather conditions to enhance overall fuel efficiency and reduce emissions without compromising arrival windows. When a vessel meets adverse weather conditions, such as high significant waves, strong wind and currents, it must output more power and thus consume more fuel to maintain its

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First Geophysical Survey for Mayflower Wind

TerraSond survey Mayflower Wind

TerraSond, an Acteon company, has completed a high-resolution geophysical survey for Mayflower Wind, a joint venture between Shell New Energies US LLC and EDPR Offshore North America LLC. The two-month campaign, which began in July 2019, surveyed an area, 20 mi. south of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, that can support up to 1,600 MW of offshore wind. The wind farm is scheduled to deliver

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NOAA Augments Seaports with Real-Time Information Systems

NOAA recently established new Physical Oceanographic Real-Time Systems (PORTS) at seaports in Miami, Port Everglades and Corpus Christi. PORTS systems provide vessel operators with reliable real-time information about environmental conditions including water levels, currents, waves, salinity, bridge clearance (air gap), winds, air and water temperature and visibility. All three new PORTS include water level and meteorological sensors, and Miami PORTS

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