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Ports of Auckland Buys World First Electric Tug

Logistic News - Published on Wed, 14 Aug 2019

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Ports of Auckland has signed a contract with Dutch company Damen Shipyards to buy the world's first full-size, fully electric port tug. The new tug, a Damen RSD-E Tug 2513 to be delivered in 2021, will have a 70 tonne bollard pull, the same as the port's strongest diesel tug Hauraki, also built by Damen.

Tony Gibson, CEO of Ports of Auckland, said "In 2016 we set ourselves the goal of being zero emission by 2040," says. We set this goal because we recognise that urgent action is needed on climate change, and we wanted to be part of the solution. However, setting that goal created a tough challenge. We have a lot of heavy equipment, like tugs, and in 2016 there were no zero emission options."

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Posted By : Mohan Sharma on Wed, 14 Aug 2019
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