CSL signs agreement to build fully-electric self unloading bulker

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Canada Steamship Lines (CSL) and Adelaide Brighton Cement Ltd. (Adbri) have entered into a 20-year strategic partnership to build and operate the world’s first fully electric battery-capable self-unloading vessel. The custom-designed ship will replace Adbri’s Accolade II and support the company’s limestone operations in South Australia. Initially, the vessel will run on a hybrid diesel and battery system, reducing Scope 1 emissions by 40% compared to Accolade II. By 2031, the aim is to run the ship entirely on electric power, further reducing emissions to less than 10%. The vessel’s design and propulsion system prioritize decarbonization and energy efficiency.

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