Battery-driven vessels on the world seas are far off in the future

Commercial vessels sailing on the major routes will not be battery-driven by 2050, says DNV GL. "It's not possible to store enough energy for deep sea voyages," the company's maritime experts tell ShippingWatch.

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It will take a long time before batteries become an actual possibility for commercial ships sailing on the major deep sea trade routes.

While other observers in the shipping sector, including Norwegian shipping professor Roar Os Ådland, project that battery-driven commercial vessels on the longest trade routes are no more than a decade away, classification bureau DNV GL is more skeptical.

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