Connecticut

  • Short sea shipping is alive and well on America’s East Coast.

     
    In the United States, counties and states directly on the shoreline constitute less than 10 percent of the total land area (not including Alaska), but account for 39 percent of the total population. From 1970 to 2010, the population of these counties increased by almost 40 percent and are projected to increase by an additional 10 million people or 8 percent by 2020. Coastal areas are substantially more crowded than the U.S. as a whole, and population density in coastal areas will continue to increase in the future. In fact, the population density of coastal shoreline counties is over six times greater than the corresponding inland counties. And that’s the problem. Population density creates congestion and pollution along our Interstates, our highways and local roadways.
     
    Short Sea Shipping & Harbor Harvest
    Recognizing the roadway congestion problems, Europe developed the Marco Polo Plan and invested billions in the development of a short sea-shipping program in early 2004. In the Americas, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Maritime Administration started by first building a short sea cooperative program with private industry and following with the America’s Marine Highway under legislation established by Section 1121 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and amended in Section 405 of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2012. The mission was to integrate a marine highway system into the U.S. surface transportation system and relieve congestion.
     
    Has it worked? Simply put, it has been difficult. The coastal movements of container and trailer into and out of the noncontiguous zones have finally drawn new tonnage and technology into the trade. That said the development of actual coastal movements on the East or West coasts of the country have difficulty competing with the cost of trucking and the finest Interstate highway system in the world. Taking all that into consideration, Harbor Harvest and Amtech may have found a small niche that can work towards solving some of those cost issues by developing a shorter trade route and embracing the local farm-to-market movement in agriculture and food service.
     
    The project intends to provide an alternative transportation platform coupled with a vertical integration of retail space and support of the organic farm market located along the Connecticut/Long Island Gold Coast and Hudson River area. The U.S. Maritime Administration has designated these two Marine Highways as M295 and M87. Both are considered eligible Marine Highway corridors for government and public support. Harbor Harvest intends to provide an emission free “eco-delivery” marine coastal network based upon proven Hybrid propulsion and aimed at providing environmental sustainability to an agriculturally based cargo.
     
    The Hybrid Vessel
    Alternative Marine Technologies recently delivered a Lithium powered Hybrid research vessel to the Maritime Aquarium of Norwalk Connecticut. The Spirit of the Sound has operated nearly flawlessly for over one year and has been a major factor in proving that the BAE HybriDRIVE system developed to power the vessel is both efficient and dependable. The project completed by Derecktor Shipyard, BAE Hybrid Systems, Corvus Energy and Amtech has received awards at several marine conferences and industry functions. A follow on vessel is currently being constructed at Derecktor for CUNY Brooklyn for research projects in New York’s Rockaway Inlet. Amtech is the construction supervisor for the second vessel in the series.
     
    Using the same Catamaran design and Hybrid propulsion system, Derecktor and Amtech reconfigured the future series of vessels to carry 9,000 pounds of protected refrigerated cargo and 3,000 pounds of deck cargo. Vessel speed is 15 knots and the Lithium battery component allows emission free operation for approximately three voyage hours before charging is required. The vessel can be charged at a shore side facility or while underway. The envisioned trade routes have been tested with the Norwalk Research vessel to confirm fuel efficiency, battery life and the use of several proposed dock locations in Long Island and Connecticut. In all of the tested routes, the vessel can deliver the required cargo in nearly half the time required along the congested land based routes.
     
    Taking into account the ‘gentrification’ of the Connecticut ‘Gold Coast,’ the Hybrid cargo vessel will be quiet, fuel-efficient and without exhaust emission while carrying local farm produce, dairy, wine and meat products on refrigerated pallets. The vessel’s maximum draft is less than 4’6” and is easily accepted at Marinas, Yachting centers, Ferry terminals or industry based working berths. Door to door delivery will be completed by Pedago Lithium electric bikes, capable of 400 pounds of cargo carriage and by small EV vehicle where longer distance delivery is required.
     
    Bluezone refrigeration technology allowing extended storage periods of the organic products both aboard the vessel and at the distribution centers is also employed. A retail farm-to-table retail market and butcher shop has been successfully introduced in East Norwalk, Connecticut to allow a vertical integration of revenue from distribution, delivery services, product transportation and retail sales. The retail center has been featured in Modern Farmer, the Connecticut Northeast Organic Farmers Association and several Connecticut local news programs to rave reviews.
     
    The Cargo and Trade Routes
    The millennium generation is returning to the cities and neighborhood small businesses in an attempt to reduce their carbon footprint. They live, shop, eat and play where they can walk to work, ride their bike to the farmers market or use mass transit to meet their long distance transportation needs. The environmental benefit that accompanies this ‘local’ mentality needs to also translate into our maritime transportation systems. We owe them an emission free and sustainable system of moving goods into and around the local economy they have embraced.
     
    In 2011, the Lower Hudson & Long Island Resource Conservation and Development Council completed the Hudson River Foodway Corridor Study sponsored by NYSERDA. 36,000 farms and 7 million acres of farmland were identified in the study. The value of the products sold was estimated at $4.4 billion. As much as 75 percent of the farms were identified as family owned and had annual sales below $50,000 simply due to the fact that they could not get their products to consumers in New York City. As a result, 670,000 acres of farmland have been lost between 2000 and 2010. Similar conditions were found in Connecticut as the geographical relationship of point of farm origin compared to consumer and wealth location created logistics issues. An efficient marine transportation system can open new markets along the Hudson River corridor of Marine Highway 87 and across Long Island Sound on Marine Highway 295. The Harbor Harvest Hybrid vessel provides that efficiency and looks to service those new markets.
     
    Amendments have been added to recent Marine Highway legislation to allow parcel cargo movements within designated projects. Existing legislation targeted only containers and domestic trailers. The movement of parcel cargo by pallet or box is handled by LTL (less than full load) trucking and that market provides a more stable playing field for the movement of parcel cargo on water. There are limited LTL trucking services that provide refrigerated movements and the roadway congestion, bridge tolls, parking issues and diesel emissions have both extended the time required to complete a Connecticut to Long Island or a Kingston to New York City movement which in turn has increased the quoted price. The marine Hybrid movement is now cost and time competitive.
     
    Based upon previous attempts to move freight off the congested highways and along the U.S coasts, this is the first time Amtech has seen the numbers work; a surprising fact considering the current cost of diesel fuel and price of oil. In the meantime, Harbor Harvest is working with several environmentally based groups, the States of Connecticut and New York to gather public support and work towards raising additional capital to support the construction of ten vessels.
     
    Green, clean, efficient and workboat powered short sea shipping is coming to Long Island Sound and the Hudson River. This is truly an event that can only be described as one small step for short sea shipping and one large step for the Northeast agricultural community. And, not a moment too soon.
     
     
    Robert Kunkel, President of Alternative Marine Technologies, previously served as the Federal Chairman of the Short Sea Shipping Cooperative Program under the Maritime Administration and the USDOT from 2003 until 2008. A past Vice President of the Connecticut Maritime Association, he is a contributing writer for Marine News. A graduate of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Kunkel sailed as a licensed engineer and continued his career in ship construction at NASSCO and Hyundai Heavy Industries, among others. He is a senior member of the Special Committee on Ship Operation with ABS and an elected member of the NCB.
     
     
    (As published in the March 2016 edition of Marine News - http://magazines.marinelink.com/Magazines/MarineNews/201603)
  • fall meeting at the Coast Guard Academy. The technical session of the meeting was a distinguished panel convened to discuss the topic "Southeastern Connecticut's Stake in the Development of Offshore Resources." The speakers included: Joseph A.Cope, manager of Policy Development and Economics of the

  • "Gears and Gear Units" is the title of a new 16-page brochure published by Farrel Connecticut Division, Emhart Machinery Group. The publication describes types of gearing produced by the company, including industrial, marine, high-velocity, and special gearing. Single-helical, doublehelical, spur

  • Intermarine Electronics recently held a meeting at its headquarters at St. James, N.Y., for its dealers from New York, Connecticut and New Jersey. The occasion marked the introduction of the company's new marine radar, the "Intermarine 705," which was demonstrated in operation at nearby Stony Brook

  • again serve as host to a conference and exhibition that arguably attracts the highest concentration of quality attendees of any North American show. Connecticut Maritime Association's Annual Trade Show and Conference — Shipping 2002 — is set for March 18-20, 2002. Shipping 2002 is set to break all of

  • class student, and funds have also been made available from the Foundation to the Webb Institute, New York Maritime College, and the University of Connecticut in order to assist selected students in the pursuit of their studies

  • Region of Crowley's Caribbean Division encompassing eastern and central New York, eastern Pennsylvania and Maryland, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, Delaware, and Washington, D.C. Dennis Derby is regional marketing manager in the Northeast, with

  • Crowley's Northeast region, which encompasses eastern and central New York, eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland, Rhode Island, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Vermont, Massachusetts, Delaware, Maine, and Washington, D.C. He brings to Crowley over 10 years' experience in the common carrier motor transportati

  • navies. Work on the new order will be performed at the company's Queens, N.Y., plant. EDO Corporation, through its divisions and subsidiaries in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Kansas, Texas, and Utah, produces a broad array of sophisticated systems, devices and materials that play a significant

  • services for system startup were provided by the MMC. All ongoing support for the PMS system will be handled by MMS technical staff in Stamford, Connecticut. MMS is a leader in providing computerized management information systems for the shipping industry. The PMS system for the QE2 is part of MMS'

  • The American Bureau of Shipping issued a Certificate of Approval to Turbine Components Corporation of Branford, Connecticut, on June 17, 1987. A.B.S. has surveyed T.C.C.'s facility and reviewed the process, specifications, and quality assurance program for the application of a unique ceramic thermal

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    , Ecochlor Electrical engineer performs FAT on the Ecochlor treatment system generators at the new ProFlow manufacturing factory in North Haven, Connecticut USA. he ability of Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMSs) to operate reliably Reliability is a Growing Concern with Shipowner/Operators over

  • MR May-19#57  tug agreements as 
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    more activ- ports receiving the grants. later in 2019. In early 2019, Moran Towing, based in ity and interest in terminal tug agreements as southern Connecticut and active on the East and Gulf midstream/downstream players are attempt- coasts, announced that it had ordered a design contract ing to build

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    , the project, ago – that a Marad staffer con? ded nomic bene? ts of more than $640 mil- Norman Anderson, CEO & Chairman of also sponsored by the Connecticut Port Iin me about a U.S. DOT meeting lion. Operation and maintenance costs CG/LA Infrastructure, says, “Following Authority, involves the development

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    May 2019 - Marine News page: 37

    consider a variation - “civilian truck barg- es?” Think how many tons of NOx, SOx and VOCs are NOT emitted because these trucks are not driving on the Connecticut Turnpike, crawling along at 22 mph. Recall Connecticut Port Authority’s ideas for a maritime highway parallel to I-95. Here you can see such a

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    robotics and wave energy. Wave Media titles, including Marine Guard Auxiliary for 12 years, and owns Technology Reporter, Maritime Reporter & a Connecticut communications ? rm, Engineering News and Offshore Engineer. Mulligan CaseyInk, LLC. Tom Mulligan is MTR’s science and tech- nology writer based

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    Jan/Feb 2019 - Maritime Logistics Professional page: 28

    the Mississippi River and its tributaries, New England and one of the new mega-ships. And, the ultimate impact of this the Pacifc Northwest. This Connecticut based operator’s Amer- aspect of cruise travel has yet to be fully realized. ican Song was delivered in late 2018, with its American Har- mony due

  • MN Feb-19#57  sustained our armed forces  Connecticut Maritime Association)
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    sys- the United States, to Merchant Mari- Third Wave Films. Endorsed by the tem at the multiuse Lovejoy Wharf ners who sustained our armed forces Connecticut Maritime Association, property. The project’s accelerated during World War II. “The Merchant and the Marine Industry Foundation, schedule called

  • MN Feb-19#53  George  been named as the Connecticut Mari-
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    and attorneys from maritime law frm CEO & President of Dorian LPG has aquatic biology. Fowler Rodriguez, including George been named as the Connecticut Mari- J. Fowler, III, have joined the frm’s time Association (CMA) Commodore EBDG Opens East Coast Offce New Orleans, Miami, and Houston for

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    . She has won 45 national and regional awards for journalism. She has been a staff of? cer for the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary for 12 years, and owns a Connecticut communications ? rm, CaseyInk, LLC. he U.S. Coast Guard’s mission costs,” said Wyman. He explained that and number of spacecraft involved,

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    of the he was awarded a Master’s Degree in Public Administra- world’s untapped, natural gas up there. It’s not real deep tion from the University of Connecticut, and in 2006, water up there, a couple hundred feet or less where you completed a one year National Security Fellowship at Har- can extract some

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    powered Tug. Job is for 3+months working in the Transportation Department. The incumbent will be as- 02532 USA New England area (Southern Maine to the Connecticut signed courses in vessel operations, management and Contact Shoreline). May lead to year round position for the right maritime regulation as

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    prediction a few years ago that boaters who might need a marina. freight shipments between 2010 and 2040 will grow to an estimated For Kunkel, Connecticut’s moves are timely. “Places are look- $39.5 trillion annually, with $10.3 trillion transported intermodally. ing for this kind of service,” he said

  • MP Q3-18#42  port’s mix of cargo. along Connecticut’s coastline compared)
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    required to maxi- containerized cargo could use water transport, moving freely mize State Pier revenues, activities and the port’s mix of cargo. along Connecticut’s coastline compared to trucks stuck on I-95, The wind turbine focus is a good example of new opportunities. just a few miles away. That beckons

  • MP Q3-18#40 PORT REPORT
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    PORT REPORT CONNECTICUT PORT AUTHORITY – ready to move in 2019 With a focus on the state’s three deepwater ports, Connecticut also looks to foster commerce that leverages offshore wind, shortsea opportunities and local entrepreneurs. By Tom Ewing he Connecticut Port Authority (CPA) has been in operation

  • MP Q3-18#8 , and further north, the Connecticut 
Port Authority (CPA))
    Sep/Oct 2018 - Maritime Logistics Professional page: 8

    as a stronger, more diversifed and regionally viable deep draft port. Rick Eyerdam’s analysis begins on page 32. Separately, and further north, the Connecticut Port Authority (CPA) has stood up a robust effort to revitalize the State’s maritime capabilities. Finally out from under the yoke of the CT Department

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    16 16 Ports Port of La Spezia to Grow Container Handling Capacity 33% By Greg Trauthwein 40 Connecticut Port Authority – ready to move in 2019 With a focus on the state’s three deepwater ports, Connecticut also looks to foster commerce that leverages offshore wind, shortsea opportunities and

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    Project ? oating wind Exocetus Delivers First Glider farm under development offshore to Johns Hopkins APL northern Portugal. The project com- Connecticut-based Exocetus Autono- prises three WindFloat 8MW WTG mous Systems delivered its ? rst MOD2 platforms, each with a mooring sys- Glider to Johns

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    the National Science Founda- UCONN’s RV Recommissioned have been awarded over $10 million in tion – authorized as much as $365 mil- The University of Connecticut’s federal and state grant support. lion for the project. 19-year-old ship RV Connecticut has Last summer, the NSF awarded OSU been recommissioned

  • MR Sep-18#23  Boat Company, Groton, Connecticut
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    (cancellation March 15, 1938 aboard USS Salmon) USS Salmon (SS-182) was the lead ship of her class of submarine Builder: Electric Boat Company, Groton, Connecticut Laid down: 15 April 1936 Launched: 12 June 1937 Commissioned: 15 March 1938 Decommissioned: 24 September 1945 Struck: 11 October 1945 Fate: Constructive

  • MN Sep-18#51 , located in New London, Connecticut, is the Coast 
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    barrier deployment in two different locations of the lake, one in a low current area (less than 1 knot) and another (RDC), located in New London, Connecticut, is the Coast Guard’s facility for performing research, development, test with slightly higher current. RDC collected lessons learned on how

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    the CUNY1 has launched and BAE’s ? rst launch, the niversary and is looking towards strong growth in the future. Spirit of the Sound is operating in Connecticut. THE CASE: THE CASE: HamiltonJet is one of the world’s largest and dedicated With fuel cell electric, hybrid electric, and battery elec- waterjet

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