Since its creation in 2017, Marine Charging Point Ltd has served shipyards and companies operating RoPax ferries. We provided, for example,
10 EV charging points for passenger ship M/S Viborg. Please see more on the page about our work, events and our latest projects!
Marine Charging Point has been invited to participate in EMSA's (European Maritime Safety Agency) informal work group focusing on dealing with APV's (alternatively powered vehicles, such as EV's) onboard in ro-ro spaces of cargo and passenger ships.
The work group is working on high-level guidelines to the EU for safe carriage of APV's onboard.
Charging is one of the key topics being discussed by the work group. We at Marine Charging Point are working tirelessly to contribute to safe carriage of EV’s onboard by also enabling safe charging activities. We are keeping a tight dialogue with our customers - primarily the ship operators, the marine safety and operations regulating authorities, classifications societies, ongoing research projects and other stakeholders, providing them with practical input and key technical insights of the possibilities of charging systems onboard, as we consider ourselves a market-leading expert on this topic.
Read more of the work that EMSA performs via the link below:
EMSA releases Guidance Document on carriage of AFV’s onboard ferries.
EMSA, The European Maritime Safety Organization, that assists the EU Commission with Maritime legislative affairs and development, releases a Guidance Document on the Carriage of AFV’s in RO-RO Spaces. This has been a long awaited point of reference for shipowners and shipbuilders alike, as the vehicles coming aboard vessels nowadays drastically shift more towards battery powered vehicles and to some extent other alternative fuels – yet no proper guidance has been offered on this topic until now.
Marine Charging Point, expert on charging systems for marine applications, has contributed with expertise on the EV charging scope, that is also covered by the Guidance. The work has been performed through an informal work group, led by EMSA to collectively produce the Guidance document by various stakeholders in the European maritime community.
Marine Charging Point is proud to actively contribute to safer conditions onboard by offering its expertise for legislative and guidance matters, whilst developing safe and highly sophisticated charging and monitoring solutions for EVs on the car decks of ferries around the world.
The Guidance Document can be found on EMSA:s website:
Ramping up the EV Charging Infrastructure onboard ferries in Europe:
EVZiiin, a Greek EV Charging Company, teams up with Marine Charging Point for the distribution of Marine Charging Point's EV Charging System onboard ferries. Read more about the cooperation in below press release:
Who is the company that takes electric car chargers to the sea?
A new line of highly innovative products for the charging industry for electric cars, not only on land and on the road, but also at sea, comes from EVziiin©.
The specific solutions will solve an important issue concerning the charging of electric vehicles for many drivers who make either frequent stays, or business commitments, or their holidays, on different islands throughout Greece and who will now have the opportunity to arrive. destination with the car's full battery.
On the other side, shipowners will be able to provide these services easily, reliably and safely - an issue of paramount importance to the industry, for obvious reasons - through an integrated support system.
The operation of this system
High-quality load and safety monitoring systems are used for roPax passenger cars as well as PCC (Pure Car Carrier) and PCTC (Pure Car and Truck Carrier). The complete charging and monitoring systems consist of special materials, with the highest safety standard, for installation on car decks and control rooms, in combination with a specially designed software integrated in the ship's fuel management system, with extensions that extend to both warning and alarm systems.
The central control system, called the CYAN charging system, uses adaptive energy management and optimization, which allows the electrical systems to be charged according to the boat's actual energy distribution capacity at any time. Most important of all, the relevant systems get the most out of it the ship's capacity at any time. The most important thing is, that the relevant systems make the best use of fire or explosion-related accident prevention by extracting all available information from charging stations and connected vehicles - giving a warning of any malfunctions or danger to the crew as soon as possible.
The benefits of solutions
1. Utilization of accumulated know-how by leading countries in the field of e-mobility: From the Netherlands, Scandinavian countries and experience from maritime transport in the Baltic Sea.
2. Enhanced safety: Electric propulsion systems, like all other systems on board, must meet specific specifications and be able to comply with future common European safety directives. EVziiin© solutions provide just that.
3. Full interconnection: EVziiin© solutions interact with the ship's system and can offer - in addition to the boat's system - remote control of the boat's infrastructure.
4. Integrated ecosystem: EVziiin© circuits provide remote support, operation, troubleshooting, pricing and sales from ship-owned charging infrastructure.
5. Personal services: EVziiin© IoT ecosystem supports different types of campaigns (eg advertising vouchers) for the consumer/driver for the benefit of shipping companies and their customers.
EVziiin© brings the specific state-of-the-art solutions to Greece in collaboration with the company: Marine Charging Point Ltd, a leading company from Finland, which will transfer - through its products - the important experience of the Scandinavian Hersonissos in the field of electricity, now also in the sea...
Great business opportunities
E-mobility creates new business opportunities - now also in the shipping industry - and opportunities for ship-owning companies to generate new revenue streams. In particular, by using the platform developed by EVziiin©, they take full advantage of the possibilities of the Internet of Things and the digital technology in the field of charging electric cars.
For more information on EVziiin© business solutions, its mobile app design specifically for smartphones and benefits for electric car owners, visit: www.evziiin.com.