Stas Margaronis

Stas Margaronis

Rep Garamendi warns U.S. is vulnerable to Russian polar dominance of sea lanes

Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) told California maritime executives that the US Coast Guard is “seriously underfunded” and lacks the heavy ice breaker fleet that Russia and possibly China might deploy to dominate polar sea lanes.

Sep 18, 2018 • (0) CommentsView Full Blog

Toyota wins Port of Long Beach approval for fuel cell powered auto terminal

Toyota has won approval to build its first zero emission auto terminal at the Port of Long Beach powered by hydrogen fuel cells. The current terminal will be renovated and should be operational in about eighteen months, according to a Toyota spokesman.

Aug 24, 2018 • (0) CommentsView Full Blog

Statoil/Equinor plans US $12 billion in renewable energy projects

Norway’s oil and gas giant, Statoil, which has been renamed Equinor, has made major investments in renewable energy technologies and plans for $12 billion more in the next twelve years.

Aug 20, 2018View Full Blog

ABB collaboration with Ballard advances fuel cell ships

Electronics maker, ABB, and Ballard Power Systems, a maker of fuel cell technology have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop the next-generation zero emission/ fuel cell power system for ships.

Jul 03, 2018View Full Blog

Corvus Energy will build new automated marine battery factory in Norway

New demand for ferries, cruise ships and offshore supply vessels is driving battery-maker Corvus Energy to build a new automated factory in Bergen, Norway.

Jul 02, 2018View Full Blog

Maersk Says Batteries Could Be Deployed On Container Ships By 2020

Maersk container ships could be deploying batteries to reduce fuel consumption and emissions by 2020.

Jun 27, 2018View Full Blog

The energizing American Shipbuilding Act of 2018

Last week, Congressman John Garamendi (D- CA), the ranking Democrat on the House Subcommittee for Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, introduced The Energizing American Shipbuilding Act of 2018.

Jun 07, 2018View Full Blog

Mercy Ship experience in Africa was inspirational for its US Chief Officer

Virgil Elkinton recently returned to the United States after serving as chief officer on the Africa Mercy. The hospital ship recently completed a tour in Cameroon where doctors and nurses performed 2,743 different operations on West African patients while the hospital ship was docked in Cameroon.

May 30, 2018View Full Blog

Port of Hueneme’s Decas predicts modest growth in 2018

Kristen Decas, Port Director & CEO of the Port of Hueneme, a Southern California port, predicts auto shipments and cargo tonnages will rise modestly in 2018.

May 03, 2018View Full Blog

California Almond Exporters Express Concern About China Trade

Almond Board of California President and CEO, Richard Waycott expressed concerns about losing exports to China, if China assesses an additional 15% tariff on U.S. almonds.

Apr 13, 2018View Full Blog