Asahi Tanker orders 2 of World’s 1st Zero-emission electric-powered tankers

Oct 15 2020


Asahi Tanker Co., Ltd. announced that it has ordered two of the world’s first zero-emission electric-powered tankers.

The two tankers will adopt the “e5 tanker” design developed by e5 Lab Inc. (President: Tomoaki Ichida; Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo).

They will be powered completely by large-capacity lithium ion batteries and are slated to go into service as bunker vessels in Tokyo Bay.

The two tankers will achieve zero emissions of CO2, NOx, SOx, and particulates thanks to their all-electric core energy system, dramatically reducing their environmental impact. In addition, their reduced noise and vibration will create a more comfortable work environment for the crewmembers and limit noise pollution in the bay and its surroundings.

Adoption of various automated equipment and digital tools including Internet of Things (IoT) will reduce crews’ onboard workload and increase the ship’s operating efficiency.

The tankers will play a new role in contributing to measures for the Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and Community Life Continuity Plan (LCP) in case of disaster or emergency, by making the electricity stored in their onboard batteries — defined as “large-capacity batteries for power supply in emergency”— available to supply emergency power. Asahi Tanker and TEPCO Energy Partner, Inc. are currently working on these initiatives.

Asahi Tanker and e5 Lab will realize a sustainable ocean shipping industry through efforts to improve the work environment for crewmembers, which is an urgent issue facing the coastal shipping sector, and global environmental protection through the development and introduction of these advanced ships.

 



Related News

Stolt Tankers and John T Essberger announce European joint venture

(Nov 12 2020)

Stolt-Nielsen Limited announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Stolt Tankers B.V., has entered into a joint venture with the John T. Essberger Group for the operation of their combined parcel tanker fleets trading within Europe.



TORM plc third quarter Report 2020

(Nov 12 2020)

“I am pleased that TORM in the third quarter of 2020 and for the fourth consecutive quarter has achieved a positive result. A result that has been achieved in an oil and product tanker market that is impacted by imbalances in demand and supply and al...



Heidmar Inc. announces change of shareholder

(Nov 12 2020)

Heidmar Inc. (Heidmar), the tanker pooling and commercial management company announced that Pankaj Khanna has acquired 100% of the shares of Heidmar Inc and all related companies (including but not limited to Heidmar Trading LLC).



Danny Lange and Eric Aboussouan join ZeroNorth’s Board of Directors

(Nov 05 2020)

Danny Lange and Eric Aboussouan are the newest members to join the company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately.



Joint Venture between Premuda and Columbia Shipmanagement

(Oct 29 2020)

The Italian ship-owning Group Premuda, controlled by Pillarstone, the industrial and financial platform that supports the relaunch of companies in temporary difficulty, has laid the basis for the constitution of a joint venture with Columbia Shipmana...



October 2020

Seafarer morale and safety - Neste and vessel performance - Maersk''s ZeroNorth