Batteries beyond short-sea shipping

A 14.4% saving in fuel consumption on Scandlines' 'Prinsesse Benedikte' highlights the benefits of batteries in the ro-pax sector

They are finding followers among ferry, offshore and ro-pax vessels, but what will it take for batteries to breakthrough to the deep sea shipping market? Willie Wagen, global vice president of sales and marketing and managing director Europe at Corvus, argues that we are closer than many observers believe.

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