In this article in Vessel Performance Optimisation titled “Charting sustainable futures through marine electrification,” LAVLE Chief Technology Officer Ben Gully writes that while the impact of the maritime industry as a significant generator of harmful greenhouse gas emissions is often overlooked, the marine sector presents the most green option for advancing a sustainable global economy, with electrification the key to achieving this.
Read an excerpt below, and check out the full article here.
“…the maritime sector is ahead of the curve as a sustainable means of transportation. Shipping is the most carbon-efficient form of transporting cargo around the world. Container shipping is estimated to be 2.5 times more energy efficient than rail and 7 times more efficient than road transport. Inland river barges are over 15 times more efficient than rail, and 70 times more efficient than trucks, for transporting goods. Enhancing this efficiency with solutions that reduce the considerable emissions produced by vessels will further position marine transport as a lynchpin for global sustainability efforts.”