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Ferry Operator Improves Efficiency 12%, Enrolls in AkzoNobel Carbon Credits Program

Spanish ferry operator Baleària has signed up to AkzoNobel’s carbon credits program. The company has enrolled its passenger ferry Martin i Soler into the program, which financially rewards ship owners by enabling them to generate income in the form of carbon credits earned by reducing CO2 emissions. The program was … Read more »

EPA to Decide Coal-Fired Ferry Fate

An EPA ruling that could determine the fate of the S.S. Badger – one of the country’s last remaining coal-fired steamships – is expected shortly. The 410-foot Badger ferries passengers and vehicles between Ludington, Mich., and Manitowoc, Wis., while dumping more than 500 tons of ash slurry containing contaminants including mercury and arsenic … Read more »

Siemens, Norled Announce ‘World’s First’ Electric Car Ferry

Siemens, Norwegian shipyard Fjellstrand and shipping company Norled have developed what they say is the world’s first electrically powered car ferry. The 80-meter vessel can carry 120 cars and 360 passengers. From 2015 onward, it will serve the route between Lavik and Oppedal, Norway, across the Sognefjord. The vessel currently … Read more »