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Four companies agree on partnership to develop fully-electric cargo ships

by Mitsubishi Corporation

Asahi Tanker Co., Ltd., Exeno Yamamizu Corporation, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd., and Mitsubishi Corporation today announced their agreement to create a strategic partnership to provide new infrastructure services in the marine shipping industry that focus on electrically powered vessels. Their newly established company, e5 Lab. Inc. (e5 Lab) will work to develop and promote the greater use of these relatively clean modes of marine transport.

There are a number of challenges facing Japan’s shipping industry (see below), which e5 Lab will seek to address by consolidating the technologies, know-how and networks of its four major shareholders. The new company will develop a platform to provide a lineup of services that takes advantage of electrically powered vessels and other cutting-edge technologies. The aim is to leverage this platform to encourage sustainable growth and development within the marine shipping industry.

Read more: https://www.mitsubishicorp.com/jp/en/pr/archive/2019/html/0000038028.html

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