Driven in part by a demand for increased efficiency and new waves of global legislation, hybridizing or electrifying a vessel is quickly becoming necessary for organizations. In fact, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) rules and guidelines for the marine industry call for reduced emissions globally, and some ports around the world have established ambitious goals to reduce emissions to zero percent.
Early adopters of electrification and hybridization are already reaping the rewards and realizing positive returns on investment – including real savings and benefits to their fleets. Furthermore, they have also gained the knowledge and experience to continue to grow and develop even more hybrid solutions. Considering this, an increasing number of organizations are beginning to evaluate how they can move towards hybridization in their marine applications.