France vows to boost spending on developing zero-emission ships

France’s secretary of state in charge of maritime affairs, Hervé Berville, has set aside €300m ($302m) under the government’s France-Mer 2030 plan to get the country closer to building zero-emissions vessels.

While only 12% of the ships used in France are built in the country, compared to 80% in 1980, Berville stressed at a conference yesterday the need to make future zero-carbon ships “as French as possible, from its keel to its fuel cell”.

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