New “Prius of Tugboats” Helping Los Angeles Ports Go Green

For all of its 21st-century advancements, the shipping industry drags a lot of old technology around. But a Seattle company has developed the Prius of tugboats, which consumes less diesel and generates less pollution by using batteries for all the vessel’s low-power needs. The world’s first hybrid tug should see action in San Pedro early next year.

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