Singapore’s Pyxis Launches its First Electric Passenger Vessel

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Pyxis Launches First Electric Passenger vessel

Singapore’s maritime landscape takes a monumental leap towards sustainability with the official launch of Pyxis groundbreaking electric passenger vessel, X Tron. The event, held on March 27, 2024, at the illustrious Clifford Pier, marked a significant milestone in the journey towards a greener maritime future.

Graced by esteemed dignitaries including Guest-of-Honour Yam Keng Baey, Senior Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministries of Transport and Sustainability and the Environment, Singapore, the launch ceremony was a testament to the collaborative efforts driving innovation in Singapore’s maritime sector. Joining us were VIPs including Eng Dih Teo, Chief Executive of Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), Kenneth Lim, Assistant CE of MPA, and Pak Sing Lee, ACE of Enterprise Singapore, underscoring the significance of this momentous occasion in shaping the future of maritime transportation.

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X Tron, the inaugural vessel in Pyxis’s Pyxis One series, represents a paradigm shift in maritime technology. This fully electric workboat boasts a range of up to 50 nautical miles, promising emissions-free operation out of Marina South Pier. Its unveiling heralds a new era of eco-conscious transportation solutions in Singapore’s bustling port environment.

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Pyxis’s pivotal role in spearheading the electrification drive within the maritime industry is further underscored by its partnership with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). Recognized as a key ally in MPA’s mission to transition towards cleaner energy sources, Pyxis has been instrumental in developing innovative vessel charging concepts, setting the stage for a future powered by sustainable maritime practices.

“Pyxis represents our response to the worldwide shift towards a greener, more sustainable maritime industry.” Tommy Phun, Founder of Pyxis

In a strategic move to accelerate the adoption of electric harbor craft (e-HC), MPA selected Pyxis Energy Pte Ltd, in collaboration with Pyxis Maritime Pte Ltd and SP Mobility Pte Ltd, among other partners, to pilot vessel charging infrastructure in Singapore. This initiative underscores Singapore’s commitment to fostering a conducive environment for the proliferation of electric vessels, laying the groundwork for a vibrant ecosystem of clean energy technologies.

As Pyxis continues to revolutionize maritime operations with its cutting-edge electrification solutions, industry stakeholders have rallied behind the startup’s mission to drive transformative change. Backed by the unwavering support of maritime veterans, coastal vessel owners, and government agencies, Pyxis is poised to redefine the maritime landscape, not only in Singapore but also across the region.

The launch of X Tron marks a significant stride towards a sustainable and greener maritime future, affirming Pyxis’s commitment to pioneering innovative solutions that transcend conventional boundaries. With a firm resolve to navigate towards a net-zero Maritime Singapore, Pyxis invites industry leaders, partners, and stakeholders to join hands in shaping a brighter tomorrow for the maritime industry and beyond.

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