August 10, 2022 1:32 PM EDT (EZ Newswire)
NEW YORK, NY -- Zeeboat, LLC, an emerging developer of zero-emission, fully electric towboats for container on barge transportation between U.S. ports and inland waterway terminals, today praised the United States Senate for passing the Climate and Tax Bill, also known as the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. The bill includes $3 billion for installation of zero-emission port equipment or technology to use at or to directly serve U.S. ports.
“The new legislation will provide historic levels of funding for U.S. ports to apply commercially available electrification technologies that are both environmentally and economically beneficial,” said Zeeboat CEO Jonathan Braun. “These technologies range from electric towboats and tugboats, electric switcher locomotives to electric vehicles, and cargo handling equipment and associated charging infrastructure.”
New York-based Zeeboat is dedicated to furthering maritime decarbonization with a focus on partnering with ports for design and implementation of fully electric and hybrid diesel-electric powered vessels and port electrification. Zeeboat has entered into a strategic alliance agreement with Houston, Texas-based Industrial Service Solutions (ISS) to develop a pipeline of such projects. ISS is currently soliciting proposals from U.S. shipyards for the construction of up to four fully electric towboat hulls for Zeeboat. These will be the first zero-emissions towboats to serve North American waters. Beginning in 2025, Zeeboat plans to charter the vessels for operation at U.S. ports to transit containers on barges between terminals.
Shift Clean Energy will deliver the battery energy storage systems pivotal to the emissions-reduction goals of the electric towboat project. ISS is Shift Clean Energy's sole channel partner for the United States. For more information, visit www.zeeboat.com.
SOURCE: Zeeboat, LLC
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