LISW tugs seminar throws up more questions than answers

'Sparky' fully electric tug by Echandia and Damen

With the cost of a fully-electric tug in the region of double that of a conventional one, doubts over performance lifetime and the cost to ports of provding the necessary power infrastructure, the road to achieving a fully electric world tug fleet is looking steep.

Maritime Journal editor Debbie Mason listened to some of the concerns - with a bit of optimism - raised at the recent London International Shipping Week seminar, ’Great British Green Tugs: How Do We Get There?’

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