• 2020 January 26 15:13

    Island Class ferries move to Point Hope Maritime in Victoria

    BC Ferries says its new hybrid electric ships are expected to move to Point Hope Maritime starting tomorrow morning, Jan. 24. The ferries arrived at the Breakwater District at Ogden Point on a semi-submersible transport ship on January 18 and spent several days there while preparations were made to unload and deliver them to Point Hope Maritime. Tomorrow the vessels will be unloaded from the transport ship, Sun Rise. It will partially submerge and the two Island Class ships will be floated off and maneuvered by tugs to Point Hope aritime.

    BC Ferries suggests Esquimalt Lagoon as a viewing point for customers interested in watching the unloading process, which the company expects to take several hours. BC Ferries also advises the public the Johnson Street Bridge will be raised to accommodate the ships’ move to Point Hope Maritime, and the public can view that process from the pedestrian platform by the bridge.

    Point Hope Maritime is re-commissioning the ships, as is required following the transport. This work includes starting up all of the systems and final inspections. After this is complete, BC Ferries will take ownership of the two ships. They will then be christened before the company moves on to crew training, ship familiarization and dock fits.

    Island Class are battery equipped ships designed for future full electric operation. The ships are fitted with hybrid technology that bridges the gap until shore charging infrastructure and funding becomes available in B.C. From the exterior details to the engines, the design of the new vessels reduces underwater radiated noise, lowers emissions and improves customer service.

    BC Ferries looks forward to welcoming these ships into service on the Powell River – Texada Island and Port McNeill – Alert Bay – Sointula routes by mid-2020. The company will hold events to celebrate the ferries’ introduction into service with both employees and the communities.


2020 September 18

12:22 Reconstruction of Klaipeda Seaport breakwaters to increase competitiveness of economy in Lithuania
12:01 Kalmar to support DP World’s continuing expansion at Caucedo with new terminal tractors and empty container handlers
11:03 Naming ceremony held for Japan’s first LNG bunkering vessel
10:48 BIMCO introduces new PIs and KPIs to help improve performance
10:16 ECSA publishes study on implications of EU ETS for shipping
10:10 Keel laying of Tallink’s newest vessel MyStar takes place in Rauma shipyard, Finland
09:54 Port of Oakland import volume up for third straight month
09:51 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Sept 16
09:47 Tallink Grupp’s vessel Baltic Queen arrives in Riga for the first time
09:23 Oil prices rise after a recent decrease
09:09 Baltic Dry Index as of September 17

2020 September 17

18:05 Digital Twin Ready certification awarded to Furuno
17:54 Damen launches Marine Aggregate Dredger for Hanson
17:52 Verifavia launches industry’s first “3-Way Plug & Play” dashboard
17:41 Nord Star officially listed as first resident of RF Arctic Zone
17:30 ITF and IMEC contribute US$500,000 to the Singapore Shipping Tripartite Alliance Resilience
17:06 Azerbaijan State Marine Academy offers skills development and advanced training courses for ASCO employees
16:43 Ship banned in Australia for AUD $118,000 in unpaid crew wages
16:15 COVID-19 is negatively impacting the offshore energy insurance sector, but market is beginning to harden, says IUMI
16:00 Gasum secures contract with Celsa Armeringsstål AS including LNG deliveries and new terminal
15:42 Diana Shipping announces the sale of a Panamax dry bulk vessel
15:28 FESCO launches regular intermodal service for seafood delivery from Far East to China
15:18 MABUX releases Bunker Weekly Overview
15:09 IMO-Singapore webinar charts ways forward for decarbonisation of shipping
14:15 Bollinger awarded contract for state-of-the-art floating dry dock for the US new Columbia Class ballistic missile submarine
13:56 Bunker prices are going down in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
13:32 LR accepted by MarinTrust as a new registered Certification Body
13:10 Rosmorport announces expansion of Onega seaport limits
12:33 Lead nuclear-powered icebreaker of Project 22220, Arktika, leaves for Murmansk on September 22
12:01 Konecranes wins order for two more mobile harbor cranes from ZHD Stevedores in the Netherlands
11:30 Abu Dhabi Ports’ Smart Container Initiative to cut emissions by half
11:05 New rail link opens between Oslo and the Port of Gothenburg
10:54 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Pakistan to North Europe, North Africa and Mediterranean
10:52 Fleet of Rosmorport’s Astrakhan Branch expanded with Nerpa aerosleigh
10:29 Rosmorport signs contract with Marine Rescue Service for reconstruction of Vanino-Kholmsk ferry crossing
10:04 Powers of Konstantin Palnikov as RS General Director extended from October 2020
09:33 Oil prices decrease after a recent rise
09:16 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Sept 17
09:11 Baltic Dry Index as of September 16

2020 September 16

18:05 Busan Port enhances protection of Gamcehon Port from COVID-19
17:52 Launching of trawler Vseslav and keel-laying of similar ship held in Svetly of Kaliningrad Region
17:36 Jan De Nul Group installed the first offshore wind turbine for the 109.2 MW Taiwan Power Company
17:05 Wilhelmsen and Østensjø join forces to fast track growth of renewable energy company Edda Wind
16:46 Ferry of Project PV22 to be deployed for development of Pavlovskoye deposit on Novaya Zemlya archipelago
16:35 Zeebrugge LNG terminal widens its destination flexibility
16:05 Maersk to build and operate a world-class transload and distribution facility in Vancouver
15:29 DNV GL forecasts a high share of natural gas in maritime sector by 2050
15:04 Rolls-Royce's MTU high-performance yacht engine gets a power upgrade
14:34 The largest container ship to enter the port of New York & New Jersey
13:53 Rosmorport’s Far Eastern Basin Branch authorities and Vladivostok Duma Chairman discuss the region’s topical issues
13:28 Sea Tech Ltd. delivers T30B trawler to the customer
13:01 ONE’s new JCV Service offers a direct connection from Japan/China to Vietnam
12:39 Port of Gdansk throughput in 8M’20 decreased by 11.7% Y-o-Y
12:01 APL changes name with effect from 1 December 2020
11:22 Phase I of Odesa seaport’s Berth No 7 completed
11:22 Port of Los Angeles cargo down 11.7% in August 2020
10:58 Expert does not expect Gov't to be too quick in decreasing its share in Sovcomflot
10:36 BlueWater Reporting issues transatlantic trade report
10:10 USPA allowed to carry out dredging works in water area of Chornomorsk seaport
10:09 Port of Long Beach budget adopted