Stena joins smart electric transport initiative

Batteries are being installed on Stena's combined passenger and freight ferry 'Stena Jutlandica' Batteries are being installed on Stena's combined passenger and freight ferry 'Stena Jutlandica'
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Stena Line has joined a unique industry cooperation for smart electric transport which aims to increase the electrification of shipping.

In joining the Electromobility for Shipping initiative, the global cruise operator joins the Swedish Shipowners´ Association, ABB Sweden AB, ABB Marine Oy, Stena AB, the research institute RISE and the battery company Northvolt.

“There is a lot going on concerning battery on ships and we believe that research and development are crucial for finding the best. By joining forces between the research community and the maritime sector, we have great opportunities for the future,” said Dan Sten Olsson, CEO, Stena AB.

Smart shipping

Going forward, the organisations will jointly contribute to climate-smart shipping, international competitiveness and increased export opportunities for Swedish green technologies.

For Stena, sustainability is high on the agenda and Mr Olsson said the company is constantly evaluating new ways to reduce its impact on the environment.

“Batteries and electrification are an important part of Stena’s sustainability strategy and we are proud to be part of developing solutions for future transport through this collaboration,” said Dan Sten Olsson, CEO, Stena AB.

The launch of Electromobility for Shipping will take place on 21 March 21 in Stockholm.

Speakers at the event will include Mikael Damberg, Swedish Minister for Enterprise and Innovation; Dan Sten Olsson, CEO, Stena AB; Oscar Fors, Northvolt; Mikael Dahlgren, research director, ABB; Pia Berglund, executive vice president, Swedish Shipowners´ Association; Marcus Högblom, head of the passenger Ice & Dry Cargo segment, ABB Marine & Ports and John Rune Nielsen, business development director, RISE.

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