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Corvus Energy Launches New Battery For Cruise, Ro-Pax And Ro-Ro Ships With Unlimited Capacity

Corvus Energy, the well-known supplier of batteries for hybrid and zero-emission vessels, is introducing its next generation Energy Storage System (ESS), called ‘Corvus Blue Whale’. It is ideal for applications that require low charge/discharge rate combined with very high energy demand such as Cruise, Ro-Pax and Ro-Ro vessels.

By using energy-dense battery cells and a space-saving design, its volume per kWh is reduced by 50% and the weight per kWh is reduced by amazing 30%. Its modular design uses quick connectors for easy commissioning and reduced installation costs.

Corvus Blue Whale has no limitations with regards to size.


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SAAREMAA I Enters Service On Matane – Baie-Comeau – Godbout

Société des traversiers du Québec will finally have a ferry to relieve FÉLIX-ANTOINE-SAVARD, which in its turn was a stop-gap solution for the ill-fated F. -A. -GAUTHIER.

The latter experienced engine damage in December. The dual-fuel LNG ferry built by Fincantieri in 2010 is still being repaired

Calmac Set To Take Over Gourock – Kilcreggan Route

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According to reports, CalMac will take over the Gourock – Kilcreggan Route from Greenock-based firm Clyde Marine ‘within weeks’.

The route is currently the responsibility of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) but talks are continuing over the transfer of power to Transport Scotland, which is expected to award a contract to CalMac to operate the service.


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  • The fourth of six of the DFDS mega freight ferries from Jinling Shipyard in China has now been launched.
  • Baleària’s high-speed craft JAUME III hit Trasmediterránea’s ALCANTARA during maneuvring in the port of Alcudia (Mallorca) (11 July). JAUME III was empty. No one was hurt.
  • Tirrenia’s ro-ro HARTMUT PUSCHMANN was on her way from Cagliari to Livorno, when she had to be diverted to Olbia. One of the tank trucks was losing hydrochloric acid. Immediately the crew started to dilute the corrosive substance with water, to avoid structural damage to the ship and pollution.Three crew members who felt ill had to be transported to the hospital.