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WORLD’S LARGEST CRANE VESSEL TO DEPART ON MAIDEN VOYAGE

10 JULY 2019 The world’s largest and strongest crane vessel is getting ready to depart Indonesia on its maiden voyage to following the completion of construction in Singapore recently. Heerema’s newest vessel, named Sleipnir, is designed to work on large offshore projects such as installing and removing jackets, topsides, deep-water …

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PROSPECTS FOR LONG-LIFE BATTERIES IN WATERWAY TRANSPORTATION

07 july 2019 Until very recently, the short useable life expectancy of electrochemical batteries and their high replacement cost deterred companies engaged in inland waterway transportation from investing in electrical vessel propulsion. New developments in grid-scale vanadium-oxide flow batteries and in molten metal battery technology now offer the sector batteries …

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CHINESE-FLAGGED SHIPS INCREASE SECURITY IN STRAIT OF MALACCA

03 july 2019 On Tuesday, China’s transport ministry issued advisory warning Chinese-flagged vessels to set the highest possible level of security when transiting the Strait of Malacca. Chinese operators were asked to immediately “raise security levels for relevant vessels and take security measures accordingly.” The advisory provided no details of …

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