Singapore’s first fully-electric ferry is ready to set sail next month to transport Shell employees to and from its facilities on Pulau Bukom.
he vessel has double the battery capacity of most electric ferries of its size, emits less carbon dioxide, and releases no nitrogen oxides or sulfur oxides, as local news report. Shell predicts that the electric ferries will save more than 6,000 tonnes of CO2 each year, which is the equivalent of more than 18,000 one-way road trips from Singapore to Bangkok.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) is committed to lower the carbon footprint of our local harbourcraft and our port operations. Shell’s bold move to commission new fully-electric ferries will take us a step closer to making a low-carbon future a reality for our maritime sector
… has previously stated Quah Ley Hoon, Chief Executive, MPA.
Switching to zero-emission, fully-electric ferries is part of Shell’s ambition to help accelerate progress towards net-zero emissions in the shipping sector. I thank Penguin and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore in supporting this shared ambition.
… said Nick Potter, General Manager of Shell Shipping and Maritime, Asia Pacific & Middle East.