Seven Japanese companies have joined forces to establish the Promotion Council for Zero Emission Chargers for Ships, aiming to promote the widespread use of standardized shore-to-ship power stations.
articularly, e5 Lab, Marindows, e-Mobility Power, CHAdeMO Association, The Japan Ship Technology Research Association, Mitsubishi Shipbuilding, and Development Bank of Japan, will play their respective roles and aim to develop and maintain a strategic ecosystem for zero emission chargers for ships, and to strategically engage in efficient operations and effective utilization.
- Development of standard universal zero emission charger system for ships The system will consist of the three elements shown bellow and will be a standardized specification that transcends company boundaries.
- Surveys and recommendations on the establishment of standards and rules
- Creation of social implementation projects to promote diffusion
- Information collaboration between participating companies
- Mutual utilization of zero emission chargers between participating companies
- Public relations and promotional activities to promote the diffusion of zero emission chargers
- Cost reduction through joint procurement
- Content creation for “Zero Emission Charger × X”
- Building a sustainable ecosystem, including reuse
For the first phase, by fiscal 2025, they will install prototype standardized universal zero emission chargers for ships in Hanshin Port and Keihin Port, which are international strategic ports where domestic and foreign freight and ships are concentrated.
Afterwards, they will expand these chargers to ports, fishing ports, marinas nationwide, and overseas. City of Kobe, Port and Harbor Bureau and City of Yokohama, Port and Harbor Bureau are participating in the Council as observers.