World’s First All Electric Bunker Tanker Enters Service in Japan

The world’s first electric-powered bunker tanker went into service yesterday in Japan after several weeks of testing and demonstrations. The 492 ton vessel is powered entirely by large-capacity lithium-ion batteries making it carbon-free in its operations. The vessel, Asahi operated by Asahi Tankers, is in commercial service but also is viewed as a demonstration ship contributing to the development of battery-powered vessels.

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