The world's first autonomous robot exploration vessels for commercial purposes will feature Danfoss Editron's hybrid propulsion, power plant, control and energy management systems, as well as Volvo Penta's D8 MH variable speed engines.
Stena Line, Stena Rederi, Stena Recycling and its daughter company Batteryloop, the ports of Gothenburg and Kiel, and DNV GL have partnered to run an EU-backed project to investigate the re-use of Li-on batteries for charging ships during port calls.
The Gothenburg City Council has earmarked SEK1.2b (ca. €120m) for deepening the Port of Gothenburg's fairway, a sum matched by the Swedish Transport Administration, meaning that the project can now kick off.
The ro-pax, hailed as the world's most eco-friendly ferry, has been floated out by its shipbuilder, Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC), which will now move onto the equipment assembly and interior work parts of the project.
The Seattle-based company is readying to launch its e-commerce business in Sweden and will do so through a 15k m2-big warehouse located in the Eskilstuna Logistics Park and which will be managed by Kuehne + Nagel.