Singapore’s Transport Minister Chee Hong Tat announced that from 2030, new harbour craft operating in the city-state’s harbour waters should be fully electric, and be capable of using B100 biofuels or compatible with zero fuels such as hydrogen.
Shell will deploy the first charging station at the Shell Energy and Chemicals Park in Singapore’s Pulau Bukom by June this year to support all-electric ferries owned and operated by Penguin International. This is part of a wider implementation plan for charging infrastructure to be rolled out by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore by 2025.
Allyson Browne, head of the Port Climate Campaign for the Pacific Environment, commented that he welcomes Singapore’s commitment to a 100% zero-emission port and ships by 2050. He further said that this transition must begin quickly and the arbour Craft is the best place to start.