Singapore’s first electric cargo vessel has been officially launched, marking a significant milestone in the city state’s decarbonisation of its maritime industry.

The Hydromover is said to generate zero emissions and can potentially reduce operational costs by up to 50% compared to conventional vessels due to improved energy efficiency and lower maintenance costs.

The vessel has been developed by Yinson GreenTech (YGT) together with the SeaTech Solutions-led Goal Zero Consortium.