Aqua Superpower expands network to commercial ports

Electric charging point on floating pontoon with a ferry moored up along the opposite side.

Aqua superPower, the global marine fast charge network operator, has announced its strategic focus on commercial ports to support its goal in achieving net-zero emissions. Aqua superPower aims to address the needs of commercial operations such as ferry services, patrol, port services, and workboats.

“As we embark on this strategic expansion into commercial ports, we are proud to be at the forefront of the maritime industry’s shift towards a sustainable future,” says Alex Bamberg, CEO of Aqua superPower. “By recognising battery electric vessels as a pivotal solution, Aqua superPower is committed to supporting commercial operations on their journey to achieving net-zero emissions.

The push towards a sustainable maritime future is gaining momentum, with electric workboats expecting to capture a significant share of the global market – Aqua superPower projects it to reach 11.8 per cent by 2032. The primary source of emissions from these vessels stems from the combustion of heavy fuel oil in their diesel engines, contributing to air and water pollution. Aqua superPower says it recognises the urgent need for sustainable solutions to meet both national and international maritime decarbonisation goals, and the company says it’s well positioned to fulfil the growing demand for charging infrastructure at no cost to the site owner and operator.

In addition to the UK government funding received for the Zero Emissions Network of Workboats (ZENOW), which secured a grant of £4.1 million from the UK Shipping Office for Reducing Emissions (UK SHORE) and Innovate UK, Aqua superPower has successfully secured further funding. This financial backing will enable the expansion of the company’s services to the unique requirements of commercial ports and harbours.

Bamberg continues: “The global maritime sector is at a turning point, and Aqua superPower is well-positioned to address the pressing need for sustainable solutions. Our dedication to providing cost-free charging infrastructure to commercial ports aligns with our mission to propel the adoption of battery electric vessels forward, contributing significantly to global decarbonisation goals.”

Aqua superPower has been supporting leisure marinas worldwide with marine fast charging solutions and is committed to replicating its success in the commercial ports sector, ensuring a seamless transition towards cleaner, more sustainable maritime practices.

The expansion of Aqua’s services to commercial ports aligns with the global shift towards environmentally conscious practices in the maritime industry. By providing efficient and cost-free charging infrastructure to ports and harbours, Aqua superPower aims to help accelerate the adoption of battery electric vessels, ultimately contributing to the reduction of carbon emissions in the maritime sector.

Main image: Aqua superPower 150 at the Mountbatten Ferry Terminal, Plymouth. Credit Aqua superPower.

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