The Roald Amundsen is the first long-haul, ocean-going hybrid ship; this year it's following the voyage of its explorer namesake to the South Pole.
All-electric Chinese cargo ship will be used to haul coal
A shipyard in China has built what it says is the world's first all-electric cargo ship, capable of hauling 2,000 metric tons of lading some 50 miles on a single charge. The ship, built and operated by CSSC Offshore & Marine Engineering (Group) Company Ltd under the China State Shipbuilding...Mark Stevenson
If autonomous electric cars are coming, why not ships too?
Vehicle engineering and development focuses heavily on passenger cars and light trucks, but what about other forms of transportation? In an effort to cut congestion on its roads, the country of Norway is experimenting with the idea of autonomous, electric ships to replace large semi trucks, reports...Sean Szymkowski
LA Port Cuts Emissions Half Or More Since 2005: Huge Success
Public-health advocates have known for years that living around freight yards is hazardous to your cardiopulmonary health. In smog-susceptible Los Angeles, the Port of LA was a huge hotspot of toxic emissions. And seven years ago, the Port embarked on an ambitious program to eliminate the bulk of...John Voelcker
Big Ships To Use Biofuels To Cut Emissions, Spill Risks--Eventually
Progress comes slowly to the world of commercial shipping, but it is coming. Three years ago, we noted that one giant cargo ship emits as much as 50 million cars. Now, shipping lines are starting to experiment with biofuels, which offer several advantages: They contain no sulfur or so-called...John Voelcker