SAAM Towage and Teck Resources have announced an agreement to deploy two electric tugs at Neptune Terminal in the Port of Vancouver. This agreement will support Teck’s climate goals to reduce emissions across its supply chain and achieve a 40% reduction in shipping emission intensity by 2030.
Under the agreement SAAM will furnish two ElectRA 2300SX designed by Vancouver-based Robert Allan and built at Sanmar Shipyards in Turkey. The tugboats are powered by two separate battery Li-ion energy storage systems, making them 100% electric and zero-emissions ships. They will be charged by British Columbia’s hydroelectric power grid. SAAM Towage expects the delivery of the tugs during the second half of 2023