Brief guide to sail-assisted cargo ships


In March 1803 on the Forth and Clyde Canal, the steamboat Charlotte Dundas made history. She towed two seventy-ton barges nineteen miles upwind to Glasgow in just nine hours and twenty-five minutes, ushering in a new era of steam-powered boats. SS Savanna made the first steam-assisted transatlantic crossing in 1819 and the world of powered engines opened up the oceans. 

Sail and steam coexisted in peace until the 1900s, when internal combustion engines changed the face of the industry. In 1903, the French barge Petit Pierre and the Russian river tanker Vandal were fitted with diesel engines, marking the start of the motor ship era.

In 2020, we’re progressing in the opposite direction. Sail-assisted vessels are back, but they’re nothing

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Sale el contrato marítimo con dos lotes: uno con Málaga y otro con Almería y Motril




El presupuesto de licitación es de 11,4 millones, siendo el de Málaga de 3,9 millones y el de Almería y Motril de 7,5 millones de euros



Sale a licitación el contrato marítimo de las líneas entre Melilla y la península. Por primera vez en la historia de estas conexiones Motril forma parte de las líneas de interés público y, por lo tanto, se recoge un presupuesto para garantizar esta ruta y se opere por parte de las navieras bajo el marco del contrato público. De hecho, la licitación incluye un detalle llamativo y es que separa las conexiones en dos lotes diferentes, aunque sean tres las ciudades, algo que hasta ahora no se había producido, puesto que

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What Is an Ice Breaker Ship and How Does It Work?




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Last Updated on October 18, 2019


The shipping industry, a significant contributor to the global economy, serves a variety of customers across the world. From the largest containers ships to riverboats, the industry comprises tens of thousands of ships that perform a number of duties.

While a major portion of the ships is being used for freight transport, cruise ships and ferries take a good share of the remaining part. However, there are few vessels that stand out from the majority due to its unique purposes.

The luxurious private yachts owned by millionaires across the world and various type of marine research vessels are part of the list. In addition, one of the unique types of vessels in the list

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WinGD powers CMA CGM JACQUES SAADE, World’s First 23,000 TEU LNG Fueled Container Vessel

25 September 2020

WinGD is incredibly proud to be part of this remarkable project "More Than a Flagship, a Vision." The CMA CGM JACQUES SAADE joins the fleet: the first 23 000 TEU container vessel in the world to be powered by liquefied natural gas. A pioneering technology aimed at preserving air quality and accelerating maritime transport’s energy transition. Powered by WinGD’s 12X92DF engine.

The CMA CGM Group’s new flagship is the first of a series of nine 23 000 TEU LNG-powered container ships.





CMA CGM - Press Release
Marseille, September 22, 2020

The CMA CGM JACQUES SAADE joins the fleet: the first 23 000 TEU container vessel in the world to be powered by liquefied natural gas

New Technological Trends in Offshore Vessels




Most of newbuilding service vessels have state-of-art facilities. Due to tough weather conditions of operation areas, vessel’s technologies are changing and developing day by day. On the other hand, due to the different type of difficulties encountered in the offshore market, vessel’s facilities or concepts are always evolving.

Lowering cost and emission with a safer working area is the core of investments for new technologies in the marine industry so trends have to meet firstly these main objectives. Expectations from concept designs are consisting of innovative solutions with energy efficiency and strategies to reduce operation and maintenance cost including systems such as energy storage systems and frequency controlled electrical configurations, automatic controlled waste heat

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