New York Cruise Lines and Green City Ferries AB (GCF) announced today a collaboration to launch the first high-speed zero-emissions electric ferry in New York Harbor.
With a targeted launch date of spring 2024, the two companies will usher in the new era of cleaner and more efficient marine transportation. The vessel would operate under the iconic yellow-and-black branding of New York Cruise Lines’ subsidiary New York Water Taxi on the Hudson River between Brooklyn and Manhattan.
The collaboration with New York Cruise Lines and New York Water Taxi would be GCF’s first customer in the U.S. but not the first commercial deployment of the Beluga24, which is currently scheduled to enter service in Stockholm, Sweden, early next year.
The new collaboration will result in the first high-speed zero-emissions electric ferry manufactured in the U.S., fostering domestic job opportunities and economic growth in the shipbuilding industry.