Turkey has announced a new canal parallel to the Bosporus, to connect the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara. It’s an expensive project for Turkey, and the government appears to want a PPP model for at least some of the route. Here’s a map, from the article.
Several universities participated in the research needed to get the project off the ground. Work is planned to start soon, and be completed by 2023.
via Transportation minister unveils final 45-kilometer route of Kanal Istanbul project – Daily Sabah
What’s interesting about this article to me is the concept of using a container to house the battery. That way it can be removed/replaced if there is a problem, cutting down time to just long enough to lift the old battery off and put the new one in! The US doesn’t have the same type of shorter haul river waterways that are so common in Europe, but there are scenarios where similar ships would be useful, such as Oakland to Stockton, reducing road traffic and the resultant pollution without producing more.
via Port-Liner launches first emission-free barges on Europe’s waterways – The Loadstar
Good article by Jason Jiang. It seems like businessmen will be businessmen anywhere. Regulation is sometimes necessary.
via Investigation finds China’s top ports have been ripping off shipping lines for years – Splash 247