ABB Enables Emissions-Free Port Stay In Marseille For Corsica Linea Ferries

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The ships of Corsica Linea will cut emissions and noise pollution while berthed in the port of Marseille, in France.

The three ferries PAGLIA ORBA, JEAN NICOLI and PASCAL PAOLI are being modified to use ABB’s power compensation solution Dynacomp that allows electricity from the local grid in Marseille to be stepped down to 11 KV in order to take care of ship power needs when moored.

They “will be emissions-free when berthed in Marseille” said Ludovic Amouroux, Project Manager at Corsica Linea. “We estimate we will use between 7MWh and 11 MWh of zero-emission power per call, depending on the vessel”.

The project covers the supply and shipboard installation of electrical, mechanical and automation systems to enable shore power connection. On the shore side, ABB will deliver a custom-designed cable management system on the quay at Marseille.

The installation of ABB’s shore connection technology on one of the ferries, PAGLIA ORBA, is already underway, while the two remaining vessels will be connected to shore power in 2020.


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Maritime Forecast To 2050: Fuel Flexibility Key To Competitiveness In Low-Carbon Shipping Future

DNV GL has published a fuel forecast for the maritime industry. The forecast shows that the uptake of low-carbon and carbon-neutral fuels is essential to meeting IMO GHG goals, with carbon-neutral fuels having to supply 30% to 40% of the global fleet’s total energy by 2050. In the deep-sea sector, ammonia, biodiesel, liquid biogas and electro fuels are promising carbon-neutral options, with battery, hybrid and hydrogen solutions being potential options for the short-sea segment.


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P&O Ferries Launches New Freight App

P&O Ferries is promising its freight customers a simplified way of moving goods between Britain and Europe thanks to its new freight app.

For the first time, freight customers are able to buy tickets to Europe using a credit card, are able to see live updates on departures and can board their sailing just by quoting their reference number.

Henrik Pedersen, Director of Freight Sales at P&O Ferries, said: “We understand that our customers are looking for a service which is punctual, reliable and cost efficient. In a world of growing complexity, this app helps to simplify their journey with us by providing what is in effect a self-service offering.”

“Freight customers travelling between Dover and Calais can now just pay and go without having to set-up an account. They are able to book and pay online, using a debit card or credit card, and have access to the app 24 hours a day. We believe that this is a market-leading offer which creates clear blue water between us and the competition.”