The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and Shell Eastern Trading Pte Ltd (Shell) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen their collaboration on decarbonization.
Under a five-year agreement, the two signatories will work together on promoting the adoption of e-harbour craft and developing low and zero carbon fuels in Singapore.
The agreement also foresees the launch of the first electric ferry in Singapore, the Penguin Refresh, which will shuttle between the Pasir Panjang and Pulau Bukom ferry terminals to transport Shell staff and visitors.
According to Teo Eng Dih, CEO of MPA, the agreement with Shell is an important step towards achieving their goals, pointing out that by 2030, vessels will have to be electric or able to use 100 % biofuels.
Translation by Giles Foster