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  • #91
    Another bright idea presented by a Norwegian company: http://www.connect-lng.no/

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    • #92
      Autonomous ships were the subject of discussion at the SSM in Hamburg this year: http://splash247.com/roadmap-autonom...-outlined-smm/

      You may as well get used to the idea, it is getting closer, whether we like it or not.
      Autonomous cars are a reality and will be on the world wide market in a year or two
      The first driver less Taxi service is operating in Singapore. (Only one vehicle, so far though)

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    • #93
      for a better feul consumtion?

      ​just a flat on a hull,the ''alpha gallant''





      best regards Thijs

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      • janihudi
        janihudi commented
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        I heve seen more "superstructures" like this in Rotterdam, bit this is a very thin one.
        On those weights of vessel, does it make any sence for feul consumption , the superstructure size?

      • ombugge
        ombugge commented
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        Less "light ship weight" = more cargo can be carried to the same loadline.
        You don't need a wide superstructure to house a small crew. As you can see here the superstructure is stretched far in the longitudinal direction.
        Why not wide and low superstructure for the same effect?
        Because the wheelhouse has to be a certain height to meet requirement for min. visibility distance ahead, so wafis can be seen and avoided. (Refr. Container ships limitation of stacking height fwrd. of the bridge, hence superstructure placed 2/3 to 3/4 fwrd. on the very large container vessels)

      • Ralf__
        Ralf__ commented
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        Interesting, that they anyhow build these huge bridge wings. Today there are cameras, gps-steering and so on. Let's see how long it will take until they get rid of such parts.

    • #94
      With only one battery powered ferry in operation, Norway is looking at the next step, Hydrogen powered ferries: http://www.tu.no/artikler/i-2015-ble...ael-nas/358972
      At the same time the technology for autonomous ships will be tested in Trondheimsfjorden: http://gcaptain.com/norway-designate...tm_medium=push

      Will these two technologies be combined on the hydrogen powered ferries of the future??

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      • #95
        The first X-stern vessel is now at work serving a wind farm off The Netherlands: https://gcaptain.com/worlds-first-x-...sea-wind-farm/

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        • #96
          I got the Error 404 on Ombugge's Comment link at #92.1 but by dint of fiddling around I came to this: http://www.wartsila.com/media/news/2...rine-transport and then using its link Visions for Future Shipping it goes on to http://www.wartsila.com/media/news/06-09-2016-wartsila-presents-its-visions-of-future-shipping
          Mind-boggling in a way but, on the latter page, para. Bean to Cup in particular was such plain common-sense, the fishing industry's factory-ship extended to other cargo, that I wonder why they have taken so long to think of it.
          Ombugge will doubtless have an answer!
          Ivy

          "To thine own self be true.......
          Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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          • ombugge
            ombugge commented
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            I don't know why it didn't open.
            In any case, you found your way there by dint of fiddling. Well Done!!

        • #97
          I don't know why it didn't open.
          In any case, you found your way there by dint of fiddling. Well Done!!
          Thank you, Ombugge. But at the same time I was expecting some tit-bit from your knowledge of shipping as to why, using Wartsila's examples, coffee beans can't be processed on board, thus arriving with a consumer-ready cargo, or enhance the quality of seasonal crops by them being processed soon after harvesting. The initial outlay for equipment would surely not be so high as to trouble a cargo ship company and would eventually be recouped by upping the price at the destination. Also this "vision" would not be dependant on any of the others being implemented.
          Fascinating article, anyway.



          Ivy

          "To thine own self be true.......
          Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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          • #98
            A video to explain the DNV-GL concept short sea ship ReVolt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROXjY0fWKIM
            This design is meant for the Norwegian coast initially, but may be extended to a wider area as battery technology improve.
            Last edited by ombugge; December 20th, 2016, 22:41.

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            • #99
              A "Lego Boat" is ready for delivery: http://www.smp.no/naeringsliv/2017/0...ick_articles=3

              This one will be trafficking on Lake Gjende abt. 1000 m.asl. in Jotunheimen from the time the ice breaks this summer.

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              • Back to the future: http://splash247.com/timbercoast-low...g-alternative/

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                • Is the first autonomous ships already in operation in USA?: https://aksjelive.e24.no/tesla-musk-.../1501494489457
                  More on these converted barges in English: http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/spa...-th-1769987148
                  Calling them autonomous may be a stretch of the term. Remotely operated from a nearby support vessels is not exactly “autonomous”.

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