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Flagships: Hydrogen-powered commercial cargo vessel set for river Seine in Paris

Flagships: Hydrogen-powered commercial cargo vessel set for river Seine in Paris

Innovative European project Flagships is expected to deploy what is believed to be the world’s first commercial cargo vessel that operates on hydrogen – and commercial operations are set to commence in 2021.

The hydrogen vessel will operate on compressed hydrogen produced from electrolysis, enabling a solid foundation for more local zero-emission transport on land and sea.

The vessel will be owned by French inland shipowner Compagnie Fluvial de Transport (CFT), a subsidiary of Sogestran Group, with the ship plying the river Seine in Paris, France.

In addition to this, the Flagships vessel will be tasked with moving goods on pallets and containers along the river Seine.

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