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International Electric Marine Association Sparks Global Collaboration with Landmark Manifesto

IEMA and nine national electric marine associations sign a groundbreaking pact, pledging to advance cleaner marine transportation.

The International Electric Marine Association (IEMA) has achieved a significant milestone in the pursuit of cleaner and greener marine transportation with the unanimous signing of a groundbreaking manifesto by nine leading national electric marine associations worldwide.


Representatives from prominent organizations including the Electric Boat Association of America, the Electric Boat Association of Canada and the Norwegian Electric Boat Association, among others, have come together to pledge their commitment to accelerating the adoption of electric propulsion and other sustainable technologies across maritime and inland waters transportation.


At the core of the manifesto are principles aimed at fostering collaboration, promoting educational outreach, driving research and development, enhancing industry representation and addressing cultural and environmental considerations. Through concerted efforts, the signatories aim to influence international policies and standards, thereby expediting the transition towards a cleaner and more sustainable future.


Adria Jover, president of IEMA, expressed enthusiasm for the collaboration, emphasizing its potential impact on the global electric marine industry. Jover highlighted the importance of working together on environmental responsibility in fulfilling IEMA’s core aims.


Jeff Butler, president of the Electric Boat Association in Canada, echoed Jover’s sentiments, stressing the significance of global cooperation in advancing electric marine solutions. Butler emphasized the potential for collaborative research and projects to drive innovation in the sector.

Sue Putallaz, CEO of IEMA member Mobyfly and representative for the Swiss Association for Zero Emission Boats, commended the initiative for paving the way towards cleaner and more efficient maritime transportation.


Since its establishment in September, IEMA has gained momentum within the electric marine community. The signing of the manifesto underscores a collective commitment to expedite the transition towards a cleaner, greener future for marine transportation.


Industry associations and businesses operating within the electric marine sector are encouraged to join IEMA and contribute to future advancements. Membership information is available on the IEMA website.


IEMA serves as the platform and interface for the global electric marine industry, aiming to propel the sector forward with a common goal of lasting decarbonization of the world’s waters.

As a not-for-profit organization, IEMA facilitates collaboration and unites industry and stakeholder members to advocate for impactful national and international policies. The association prioritizes providing technical guidance, developing standards and establishing protocols to accelerate the transition towards a cleaner, more sustainable future for marine transportation.

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