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Amsterdam canal boats go electric ahead of 2025 diesel ban

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. 

Collaborators for Singapore’s first hybrid marine launch

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.

Maersk undertakes Sri Lanka’s first electric car delivery

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.

Operation of first electric ferry in Greece announced

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.

Deep sea mining may be the future of electric cars

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.

Another hybrid electric ferry to operate in Finland

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.

New study maps out routes to emission-​free shipping

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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