Norwegian sea bus can fill a vital niche

Exciting news from our neighboring country Norway which is about to produce its first prototype of an electric, autonomus on demand aquatic bus that can operate on short distances in an urban setting. It is called Zeabuz, founded by a group of professors from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in December of … Read more

Public transportation on water

Waterways already exist in many parts of the country – everyone thinks of it as a pleasant way of traveling. However, there are obstacles in order to reach economic sustainability. Subsidized public transportation is being put up against commercial initiatives both on land and water. It has been a tough situation for all of the … Read more

Maritime cluster cooperation in the Stockholm-Mälar region

During the spring the Council for the Stockholm Mälar region initiated a triple helix cluster cooperation for the maritime industry. To continue and deepen the cluster cooperation four different focus groups where formed: waterborne public transport, freight transport on water, maritime technology and finally leisure and tourism. Susanna Hall Kihl from Vattenbussen was appointed group … Read more

Time to expand boat commuting

Stockholm is the fastest growing capital in Europe. The most difficult challenges of the growth are infrastructure and housing. Along with globalization and digitizing, urbanization is without doubt the most distinct force behind the changes of world economy.  The Stockholm Chamber of Commerce aims at contributing to the discussion about the longterm development of the … Read more

Ships on electricity – a force to count on?

It was fully booked on the seminar on August 30th arranged by Lighthouse och the Maritime Cluster of West Sweden. The focus was opportunities, challenges and actions with electric powered vessels. It was a well arranged and interesting seminar with discussion about important questions. What are needed for ships to be operated on battery or … Read more