Inland waterways

Portsmouth Dockyard’s forgotten canal

Portsmouth Dockyard’s forgotten canal

By Mark Barton, RINA historian In the maritime industry, we’re used to large elements of infrastructure being constructed to support dockyards, and regular disruptions to the global supply chain regularly highlight the importance of assuring that infrastructure remains resilient. 2023 marked the bicentenary of a project that was designed to do both of those but […]

COSCO launches battery-powered container ship, with second in production

COSCO launches battery-powered container ship, with second in production

Chinese shipping company COSCO Shipping Development continued its move to invest in renewable technology with the launch of the first of two 700teu electric vessels. The first vessel, currently known as Hull N997, was launched at the COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry yard in Yangzhou, China, in July. Powered by portable container-sized batteries, the 10,000dwt NN997 […]

Staying afloat

Staying afloat

Concordia Damen’s optimised hull design ready for low water levels Transport along Europe’s inland waterways is vital to trade, with the river Rhine one of the continent’s busiest waterways. Part of the Rhine-Alpine corridor, the 1,232km-long river runs from the Swiss Alps through Liechtenstein, Germany, Austria, France and the Netherlands. In recent years the Rhine […]

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