Splash Extra

Batteries on a charge

“Now we seem to be getting somewhere,” enthused Splash lead commentator Andrew Craig-Bennett on reading our report earlier this month on how batteries can be used today, right now, to electrify big containerships on voyages of up to 5,000 km.

In the future fuel debate, batteries have often been dismissed as merely a possible shortsea option, unable to have the requisite power for transoceanic voyages. Rapid tech developments ought to force us into a rethink on the potential of batteries.


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Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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