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Marine News – Late June 2023

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The world’s largest hybrid and double-ended ferry has begun crossings in the English Channel in a step towards greener travel at sea.

P&O’s Pioneer ferry entered service for the Dover to Calais route on Monday.

It is expected to reduce carbon emissions by 40%, company bosses have said.

One P&O director described this as a “much-needed step in the maritime industry”.

The ship – which costs about £111m – has been in the pipeline since 2019.  It operates with diesel generators and electric battery power equivalent to 2.3 million AA batteries.


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