Together with Samskip, our partner Massterly is leading the way for sustainable shortsea shipping.
Europe’s largest multimodal operator, Samskip, has been named lead partner in ‘Seashuttle’, a project seeking to bring emissions-free, autonomous container ships to market that also operate at a profit.
Other Seashuttle partners include logistics consultant FlowChange, technology group Kongsberg Maritime and hydrogen integrator HYON.
€6 million of Norwegian government support (PILOT-E) has been awarded to this project to develop two fully electric ships connecting Poland, Swedish west coast ports and the Oslo fjord. The vessels will use hydrogen fuel cells for their propulsion power.
Exporters increasingly seek zero emissions transport solutions, but they need to be assured on reliability, frequency, efficiency and cost effectiveness.
Once operational, there is no reason why zero emissions ships should not target the 2,000 truck loads passing through Norwegian ports every day.