Stena Line continues to deliver on its sustainability strategy

Stena Line continues to deliver on its ambitious sustainability strategy. 15% lower sulphur emissions, reduced plastic onboard and a decreased number of accidents among the seagoing staff are just some of the results highlighted in its yearly overview; A Sustainable Journey.

World’s first Autodocking installation successfully tested by Wärtsilä

The technology group Wärtsilä has successfully carried out testing of its innovative autodocking technology. The tests were carried out with the ‘Folgefonn’, an 83-metre long ferry owned by leading Norwegian operator Norled. The vessel has hybrid propulsion and is already fitted with a Wärtsilä wireless charging system. The installation of autodocking on a ferry is a world first.

MOTUS among the winners! The results of the 5th call for proposals in the Interreg South Baltic Programme have been announced.

MOTUS Foundation is proud to be among the beneficiaries of the 5th call for proposals in the Interreg South Baltic Programme 2014-2020 with the - South Baltic Small Ports as Gateways towards Integrated Sustainable European Transport System and Blue Growth by Smart Connectivity Solutions – in short the Connect2SmallPorts Project .

HELCOM ministerial meeting to draw up course of action for the Baltic Sea

High-level representatives of the Baltic Sea countries meet in Brussels on 6 March to discuss state and future of the Baltic marine environment. Talks focus on how to achieve a healthy Baltic Sea in light of current regional targets and global goals.

Stena Line introduces battery power

Stena Line now take the next step in the quest to test new environmentally friendly energy types for propulsion of vessels. Recently a contract was signed with Callenberg Technology Group for batteries with a capacity of 1 MWh which will be installed on Stena Jutlandica which operates between Gothenburg and Frederikshavn. Before the summer, battery power in port operation will become a reality.

FinEst Link Project results: Helsinki–Tallinn railway tunnel to become an engine of regional growth

The results of the FinEst Link project state that a fast connection between Helsinki and Tallinn could bring major regional, national benefits and growth potential for Europe.

LNG ships in the top 10 ships of 2017

Maritime Reporter & Engineering News, published since 1939, annually prints details on the world’s “Great Ships of the Year.” Among all ships there are LNG driven and bunkering units. Below there are, selected in the December 2017 edition, the top 10 ships of the year, according to the editors.

New Norwegian Autonomous Shipping Test-Bed Opens

An official autonomous shipping test-bed was opened in Horten yesterday (6 December 2017), on the coast of Norway. Established to support the growth in development of new solutions for autonomous maritime operations, the new area is open to both Norwegian and international organisations, and is designed to be a convenient, safe, non-congested space to trial new technology and vessels.

Stena Line and the Port of Trelleborg inaugurate onshore power supply

As the first ferry company in the Port of Trelleborg, Stena Line will now be connecting up its two vessels M/S Skåne and M/S Mecklenburg-Vorpommern to the electricity grid during calls into port. This is an important step in Stena Line’s dedicated sustainability work, with one of the focus areas being to reduce emissions into the atmosphere.

Stena Line is a pioneer in this field, and since 1989 has been able to connect up a number of its vessels to the electricity grid…

LNGTainer ready for production of new Finnish-developed gas transportation technology

New containers can help developing countries utilize natural gas as a power source in remote areas

LNGTainer has announced its new liquefied natural gas (LNG) container is ready for production, which will take place in Finland. The containers utilize patented technology to make the storage and transportation of LNG more energy efficient and environmentally friendly than currently possible.

Liquefied natural gas allows natural gas to be exported to a wide range…