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Cavotec connects Asia’s first electric ferry to electrical power

Cavotec’s charging technologies have connected Asia’s first all-electric ferry to electrical power, helping to eliminate emissions and reduce operating costs.

The retrofitted passenger ferry, which operates between the island of Cijian and the port of Kaohsiung in Taiwan and entered service last year, is fully electrically powered. This follows the introduction of a hybrid ferry earlier in 2017.

Cavotec has supplied a charging solution to ensure connection of the ferry to electrical power at the Kaohsiung berth. The solution includes a cable reel, cable and plug, and a socket box on board the ferry.

“We’re seeing growing interest in plug-in and charging technologies for e-ferries and hybrids in Asia and beyond, together with a high demand for our shore power equipment at major ports, which clearly indicates a strong trend on emissions reduction initiatives,” said Gustavo Miller, president of Cavotec’s Ports & Maritime division.

- January 2018

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