PCNC November 17, 2016: Red & White/Sandia Fuel Cell Ferry Project

By Joseph William Pratt, Sandia National Labs

The fuel cell ferry project  (SF-BREEZE) examined the technical, regulatory, and economic feasibility of a zero-emission, high-speed passenger ferry powered solely by hydrogen fuel cells and its associated hydrogen fueling infrastructure within the context of the San Francisco Bay. In conjunction with a naval architect, a realistic, feasible vessel design meeting all performance specifications was produced. Collaboration with and evaluation by both the US Coast Guard and the American Bureau of Shipping did not ...

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PCNC Welcomes Red and White Fleet & Its Fuel Cell Ferry Project November 17th

By Stas Margaronis

A new zero-emission fuel cell driven electric ferry is proposed for San Francisco Bay!

Thanks to the Red and White Fleet, Propeller Club of Northern California members will be hearing about this exciting new marine technology project at the PCNC luncheon on Thursday, November 17th at Scott’s Seafood, Oakland.

The two speakers will be: Red and White Fleet CEO, Tom Escher and Joe Pratt, Principal Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories:

Thomas C. Escher serves as the President, CEO and Chairman of the Red ...

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Port of Oakland: Journal of Commerce Senior Editor Speaks at PCNC (April 2016)

One of the world’s most influential shipping journalists is bullish on the Port of Oakland. Journal of Commerce Senior Editor Bill Mongelluzzo said this month he’s impressed with opportunities opening up here. But he cautioned that the Port community must pull together to realize its promise. “I see blue skies ahead for Oakland,” Mr. Mongelluzzo told an audience of 100 at a Propeller Club of Northern California luncheon. “You have the ability here, and the infrastructure is being developed; but ...

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PCNC Welcomes JOC’s Bill Mongeluzzo: 2016 Trans-Pacific Shipping Outlook



WHERE: Scott’s Seafood Grill & Bar – 2 Broadway Oakland, CA 94607 – View Map

Bill Mongeluzzo will answer the following:

1) Will we see more ocean carrier mergers in 2016?

2) Will freight rates continue to decline in 2016?

3) Will the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach increase their market share in ...

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