DIESEL ENGINE UPGRADES CUT PORT POLLUTION AT LOW COST

04th may 2018 The Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) have released a new report documenting the emission reduction benefits that can be gained by replacing older engines in tug boats and switcher locomotives with the latest clean diesel models. Funds from Volkswagen’s (VW) $2.9 billion environmental trust, established to mitigate for …

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STEPHEN HAWKING’S FINAL THEORY ABOUT OUR UNIVERSE HAS JUST BEEN PUBLISHED, AND IT WILL MELT YOUR BRAIN

Groundbreaking physicist Stephen Hawking left us one last shimmering piece of brilliance before he died: his final paper, detailing his last theory on the origin of the Universe, co-authored with Thomas Hertog from KU Leuven. The paper, published today in the Journal of High Energy Physics, puts forward that the Universe is …

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HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN?

At a staff meeting about avoiding collisions and allisions in piloting waters with the Master and Pilot on the bridge my respected colleague responsible for training and operations had a question. How can an experienced, qualified Pilot and Master, standing side by side on the bridge, conn a ship into …

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WÄRTSILÄ FINALIZES PURCHASE OF TRANSAS

04th may 2018 The technology group Wärtsilä has finalized its acquisition of navigation software and training firm Transas. The purchase, which was announced in March 2018, has a transaction value of $250 million.  Transas offers integrated bridge systems, digital products, electronic charts, ECDIS systems, bridge simulation, training and ship traffic control …

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