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Thursday, April 11, 2024
Electric tug at Port of Vancouver
Shipping

Electric Tug Fleet Launches at Port of Vancouver

SAAM Towage, in collaboration with a consortium of public and private sector partners, has unveiled the first 100% electric, zero-emission tugboats at the Port

April 11, 2024
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Illustration of DFDS ferries
Shipping

DFDS to Electrify Cross-Channel Transport with Battery-Powered Vessels

DFDS, a leading European shipping and logistics company, has announced its plan to introduce up to six fully electric ferries on the English Channel. The

April 11, 2024
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Thursday, January 25, 2024
north sea oil rig
Offshore

SEACOR to Convert Four More PSVs to Battery Power

SEACOR Marine Holdings has announced plans to convert four platform supply vessels (PSVs) to hybrid battery power. The company on Thursday announced it a deal

January 25, 2024
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Wednesday, January 24, 2024
An aerial view of the eWolf all-electric tug
Shipping

Crowley Takes Delivery of Groundbreaking Battery-Powered Tug ‘eWolf’

US-based Crowley has taken delivery of the United States’ first all-electric, ship assist harbor tugboat, named eWolf. Designed by Crowley’s in-house

January 24, 2024
Total Views: 3896

Friday, September 15, 2023
Singapore's first electric cargo vessel. Photo courtesy of YGT.
Shipping

Electric Light Cargo Vessel Set for Singapore Launch

By Ram Anand (Bloomberg) — Singapore’s first electric cargo vessel is due to start sea trials and launch in the fourth quarter, according to Yinson

September 15, 2023
Total Views: 2231

Monday, August 28, 2023
The Green Diamond is the first plug-in hybrid electrical inland towing vessel in the United States. Photo courtesy Kirby Corporation
Shipbuilding

Kirby Christens Nation’s First Plug-In Hybrid Electric Towing Vessel

Kirby Inland Marine, part of Houston-based Kirby Corporation (NYSE: KEX), has christened the first plug-in hybrid electric inland towing vessel in

August 28, 2023
Total Views: 2605

Friday, August 25, 2023
An illustration of the world's largrest electric battery-powered ferry being built by Incat
Shipping

Corvus Tapped to Supply World’s Largest Electric Ship Battery

Corvus Energy has been selected to supply the battery systems for the world’s largest 100% electric Ro-Pax ferry. With over 40 MWh of energy storage, the

August 25, 2023
Total Views: 3649

Friday, August 11, 2023
An illustration of the eWolf tug connected to the charging station at the Port of San Diego. Photo courtesy Crowley
Shipping

Crowley Breaks Ground on Electric Tug Charging Station at the Port of San Diego

Crowley and the Port of San Diego broke ground this week on the shoreside solar charging station for the country’s first zero-emissions tugboat, eWolf,

August 11, 2023
Total Views: 1496

Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Crowley Joins Casco Bay Lines’ Hybrid-Electric Ferry Project
Shipping

Crowley Joins Casco Bay Lines’ Hybrid-Electric Ferry Project

U.S. maritime company Crowley will join a team of companies that are designing and building a hybrid-electric passenger and vehicle ferry for Casco Bay Lines

August 16, 2022
Total Views: 994

Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Sembcorp Marine Delivers Second Zero-Emission Battery-Powered Ferry to Norled
Environment

Sembcorp Marine Delivers Second Zero-Emission Battery-Powered Ferry to Norled

Singapore-based Sembcorp Marine has delivered its second of three battery-operated roll-on/roll-off (RoPax) passenger ferries to Norwegian ferry operator

July 5, 2022
Total Views: 2758

Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Wärtsilä to Supply Propulsion Systems for World’s Largest Hybrid Battery-Powered Vessels
Shipping

Wärtsilä to Supply Propulsion Systems for World’s Largest Hybrid Battery-Powered Vessels

Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has revealed an order to supply the hybrid battery-powered propulsion systems for three new roll-on/roll-off passenger

June 22, 2022
Total Views: 1248

Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Corvus Energy to Set Up Washington State Battery Factory to Meet Growing Demand for Zero-Emission Vessels
Shipping

Corvus Energy to Set Up Washington State Battery Factory to Meet Growing Demand for Zero-Emission Vessels

Norwegian marine battery maker Corvus Energy has announced plans for a new battery factory in the state of Washington to meet the growing demand for hybrid and

May 31, 2022
Total Views: 1039

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
bulk ship at sunset
Environment

British Start-Up Wants to Build Batteries for Ships

By Eddie Spence (Bloomberg) — UK battery company Britishvolt Ltd. received an investment from shipping firm Scorpio Group as it looks to develop

May 17, 2022
Total Views: 1817

Thursday, March 31, 2022
World’s Largest Electric Cruise Ship Sets Sail in China
Cruise Ships

World’s Largest Electric Cruise Ship Sets Sail in China

By Katrina Nicholas (Bloomberg) — The world’s largest electric cruise ship has made its maiden voyage, settling back into port in Yichang in

March 31, 2022
Total Views: 3846

Friday, February 18, 2022
Electric Vehicles and Maritime Transportation – Fire Hazards Identified
Accidents

Electric Vehicles and Maritime Transportation – Fire Hazards Identified

(Note: This article was originally written and submitted to gCaptain prior to the Felicity Ace fire, the cause of which is not yet known. It has been updated

February 18, 2022
Total Views: 16256

Tuesday, December 21, 2021
crowley zero-emission electric tug
Shipbuilding

Construction Kicks Off On Crowley’s All-Electric Tug

Alabama-based Master Boat Builders has kicked off construction on Crowley’s all-electric tug – a first in the United States. The tug, named eWolf,

December 21, 2021
Total Views: 2050

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
UECC Takes Delivery of World’s First Dual-Fuel LNG Battery Hybrid Car Carrier
Environment

UECC Takes Delivery of World’s First Dual-Fuel LNG Battery Hybrid Car Carrier

Norwegian roll-on/roll-off shipping line UECC has taken delivery of the world’s first dual-fuel LNG battery hybrid Pure Car and Truck Carrier (PCTC). The new

November 30, 2021
Total Views: 1975

Friday, September 17, 2021
ship anchorage
Shipbuilding

Vitol Building Two Hybrid Battery-Powered Bunker Tankers Bound for Singapore Harbor

V-Bunkers, the Singaporean bunker arm of Dutch-based Vitol, has placed an order to build two electric-hybrid bunker tankers. V-Bunkers intends to deploy these

September 17, 2021
Total Views: 688

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Electric Ship Battery Maker Announces IPO
Environment

Electric Ship Battery Maker Announces IPO

Marine battery manufacturer Corvus Energy plans an initial public offering (IPO) later this year on the Norwegian Stock Exchange, said the

September 15, 2021
Total Views: 2011

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
New Battery-Powered Expedition Cruise Ship Named ‘Next to the North Pole’
Cruise Ships

New Battery-Powered Expedition Cruise Ship Named ‘Next to the North Pole’

A newbuild hybrid battery-powered expedition cruise ship belonging to Hurtigruten Expeditions has been named in the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, making

September 14, 2021
Total Views: 1788
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