The Port Authority of Marseille Fos will spend US$22 million in its bid to become the first fully electric port in the Mediterranean by 2025.
In a statement, the Port said it will develop and extend fully electric shoreside connections for all berthed vessels.
It will begin with the North Africa ferry quay and the ship repair hub in 2022, with the project being fully completed three years later.
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A key part of the drive towards converting the Port to fully electric is the desire to make the city’s waterside air quality.
Speaking about the initiative, Marseille Fos CEO Hervé Martel said: “We are convinced that ecological transition is the springboard to economic growth.
“That’s why we are investing heavily to become the Mediterranean’s first 100% electric port by 2025.”