Tokyo, Japan-based Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, also known as MOL, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with e5 Lab to carry out a study into a near zero-emission ship powered by battery electricity and hydrogen fuel cells.
There are few details in the initial announcement and, when FreightWaves called, the appropriate person was not available for an interview.
According to the statement from the Japanese shipping giant, its goal is to create a ship that does not emit carbon dioxide, sulfur oxides, nitrous oxides or particulate matter when in port, harbor or coastal waters.
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