TECHNOLOGY

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Danish Companies Join Forces On An Ambitious Sustainable Fuel Project

DFDS has together with Copenhagen Airports, A.P. Moller – Maersk, DSV Panalpina, SAS and Ørsted formed the first partnership of its kind to develop an industrial-scale production of sustainable fuels for road, maritime and air transport.

The joint vision is to establish one of the world’s largest electrolyser and sustainable fuel production facilities

When fully scaled-up by 2030, the project could deliver more than 250,000 tonnes of sustainable fuel for busses, trucks, maritime vessels, and airplanes every year. Production would potentially be based on a total electrolyser capacity of 1.3 gigawatts, which would likely make it one of the world’s largest facilities of its kind. The production from the fully scaled facility can reduce annual carbon emissions by 850,000 tonnes.

Scrubber Conversions Progress At Perama And Malta

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Fast is the progress on Corsica Linea’s A. NEPITA, which is undergoing her small scale conversion at the Perama Repair Zone. So far, she had her livery and flag changed (Cyprus), and her scrubber installed.

The large ship is on long-term charter from STENA LINE

There is more progress on the Attica Group’s scrubber conversions. SUPERFAST XI) is undergoing -in tandem- her dry docking (Perama) since May 21, while BLUE STAR PATMOS is in Palumbo Shipyards –out of the dry dock- and had her new enlarged funnel back in place. She is expected to be back mid-June.

THREE SHIPS DOWN MEMORY LANE

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In 1997 I travelled on several ferries between Italy, Elba, Corsica and Sardinia. Let’s look at some Corsica Ferries photographed during these journeys.

ELBA EXPRESS (1987, ANNE-LISE)

Built by Westamarin she was used by Elba Ferries between Piombino and Portferraio.

Now owned by Balearia, she is still in service as FORMENTERA DIRECT on the route Ibiza – Formentera.

CORSICA EXPRESS II (1996)

At that time, she was one year old, serving the route Genoa-Bastia.

In 2015 she was sold to a Sea Jets company, as PAROS JET. She can still be activated for service.

SARDINIA VERA (1975, STENA ATLANTICA)

One of four ferries built by Rickmers, she arrived in Italy in 1996, after years of operation for Canadian Marine Atlantic. For Sardinia Ferries she operated between Livorno, Civitavecchia and Golfo Aranci.

In 2001 she was chartered to Conseil General de Seine Maritime, Dieppe, France, for the Transmanche ferry service between Dieppe and Newhaven.

She is still operational in the Med and currently laid up in Piombino.

FERRY SHIPPING

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Interview with Marios Iliopoulos (SeaJets): “Almost no High-Speed Crafts this Summer”

Mr. Marios Iliopoulos is the owner of SeaJets, the first Greek shipowner to operate high-speed-crafts (HSC) as well as one of the world’s leader HSC operators. Until last year, his crafts connected 280 ports in the Aegean Sea. Therefore, his opinion and information on what we are going to expect this summer is of great importance.