Caterpillar Expands Offerings to Support Maritime Sustainability with Marine Class-Certified Batteries and Shoreside Charging Solutions

Company Applies Electrification Successes Across Industry Sectors to Marine Applications

November 2023

Houston, Texas – Caterpillar Marine announced today its commitment to create marine class-certified batteries and shoreside charging solutions for the maritime industry. This development enables vessel operators to connect marine assets to shoreside energy supplies to reduce diesel fuel consumption.

Electrification solutions represent an important technological advancement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the difficult-to-abate maritime industry. Providing vessel operators the ability to employ battery power helps futureproof ships and optimize total cost of ownership (TCO).

“Marine batteries and shoreside charging are key components to help lower emissions in the maritime industry,” commented Brad Johnson, Caterpillar Marine vice president and general manager. “This offering supports our customers’ sustainability efforts and positively impacts the industry’s energy ecosystem.”

Caterpillar offers a suite of solutions that provide zero-exhaust emissions to support electrified powertrain solutions onboard vessels through its shoreside charging portfolio. These technologies ensure flexible options including solar PV and hydrogen and hydrogen blend gensets and charging stations that connect to the grid. This development leverages existing Caterpillar electrification innovations successfully utilized in the resource and construction industries.


About Caterpillar Marine:

Caterpillar Marine, with headquarters in Houston, Texas, offers premium power solutions for a wide range of marine applications. With decades of experience designing engines and aftertreatment solutions, Caterpillar Marine products set the standard for quality, performance, and reliability. Caterpillar is dedicated to being your service provider on the water to provide engine and operational success. With Customer Value Agreements (CVAs), customers can take advantage of an extensive array of service options that can be tailored to their specific needs. Combined with our digital solutions, a CVA can provide valuable insights to engine health and performance. The global sales and service network is ready to support customers in tug, offshore, inland waterways, fishing, governmental, dredge, ferry, and yachting wherever they are.

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About Caterpillar

With 2022 sales and revenues of $59.4 billion, Caterpillar Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, off-highway diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. For nearly 100 years, we’ve been helping customers build a better, more sustainable world and are committed and contributing to a reduced-carbon future. Our innovative products and services, backed by our global dealer network, provide exceptional value that helps customers succeed. Caterpillar does business on every continent, principally operating through three primary segments – Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation – and providing financing and related services through our Financial Products segment. Visit us at or join the conversation on our social media channels at

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