Japanese shipping company Asahi Tanker Co., Ltd. revealed plans to build the world’s first two zero-emission electric tankers. These are scheduled to enter Tokyo Bay as marine fuel supply vessels.
US-based shipbuilder All American Marine has secured a contract to complete construction of a passenger zero-emissions, hydrogen-powered, electric ferry that will operate in the California Bay Area, under the ‘Water-Go-Round’ project.
Amsterdam canal boats are being converted to electric in line with the new Green Party mayor’s plans to ban diesel engines from the center’s ancient canals by 2025 and the city’s overall efforts to combat climate change.
BOS Offshore & Marine, the subsidiary of BH Global Corporation Limited, shake hands with Penguin International Limited, Danfoss, Durapower Technology and Bureau Veritas Marine, signing MoU for the joint design, development and establishment of Singapore’s first plug-in hybrid electric fast launch.
The Canaveral Pilots Association is collaborating with naval architecture firms Glosten and Ray Hunt Design (Ray Hunt) on a pilot/demonstration project to launch an electric pilot boat, which will include a battery-electric propulsion system.
The container logistics company, Maersk announced that undertook the pick, pack and the final delivery of the first-ever Sri Lankan made electric supercar named as “Vega EVX”. Namely, the car will be embarked in one of Maersk’s containers and is scheduled to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
The Electric Boat & Ship Association Greece (EBA Greece) announced that the first electric ferry boat in Greece is expected to launch in the near future, serving the Aigio – Agios Nikolaos (Doridos) route in the Gulf of Corinth, which has stopped operating since 2011.
EU’s Blue Nodules project, which involves a host of different institutions and countries, focuses on a future of electric cars which to be achieved depend on mining, because of the crucial metals that exist on the ocean floor, as BBC reports.
Finferries has ordered a new hybrid electric ferry, which will operate on the Föglö route, and operated by Ansgar AB. Traffic on the Åland Föglö route is expected to start on April 1, 2022. The new ferry will be powered mainly by shore-based battery packs and backed up by diesel generators.
On behalf of German ship operator Reederei Nord, a team from ETH Zurich investigated shipping activities in the North and Baltic Seas as well as the infrastructure, costs of new fuels and storage options, in a bid to map out “routes” towards emission-free shipping.
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