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First US-built zero emission fuel cell ferry will sail on San Francisco Bay in 2019

The first hydrogen fuel cell powered vessel built in the United States will sail on the San Francisco Bay in 2019 and it will generate zero emissions.

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ABB/Ballard zero emission fuel cells could replace shore power requirements for ships

The recently announced ABB (ASEA Brown Boveri) and Ballard Power Systems collaboration will build zero emission fuel cell modules that can eliminate the need for costly shore power installations for ships at ports and provide zero emission marine power.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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US Atlantic and Gulf ports gained on West Coast Ports in 2017

Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports are gaining ground against the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach as well as other US West Coast ports, according to the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA) West Coast Trade Report.

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