Battery-Powered Ships Next Up in Battle to Tackle Emissions

(Bloomberg) --The electric battery boom has a new target: ships. Four Japanese companies have teamed up to build the world’s first zero-emission tanker by mid-2021 that will be powered by large-capacity batteries and will operate in Tokyo Bay, according to a statement on Tuesday. The new company e5 Lab Inc. is a venture between Asahi Tanker Co., Exeno Yamamizu Corp., Mitsui … [Read more...]

Ulstein Delivers World’s Biggest Plug-In Battery-Powered Vessel

Norwegian shipbuilder Ulstein says it has delivered the world’s largest plug-in battery-powered hybrid vessel, Color Hybrid. The ship was delivered from the company’s Ulstein Verft to Color Line. The Color Hybrid features new solutions to reduce noise and emissions, including five-megawatt batteries that can be charged from shore power stations in Sandefjord. Ulstein … [Read more...]

World’s First Battery-Powered Cruise Ship Sets Sail for the Arctic

By Victoria Klesty OSLO, July 1 (Reuters) - The world's first cruise ship propelled partially by battery power is set to head out from northern Norway on its maiden voyage, cruise operator Hurtigruten said on Monday. The hybrid expedition cruise ship, the Roald Amundsen, can take 500 passengers and is designed to sail in harsh climate waters. Named after the Norwegian … [Read more...]

Damen to Build Two LNG-Battery Hybrid Ferries for Seaspan

Dutch shipbuilder Damen has been awarded a contract to build two hybrid LNG/battery-powered roll-on/roll-off ferries for British Columbia-based Seaspan Ferries. The vessels will be constructed at Damen's shipyard in Mangalia, Romania with delivery planned for 2021. The 149-meter vessels will be built with 1,034 lane meters and have 209 cubic meter LNG storage onboard, as … [Read more...]