US moves towards offshore power
The Ports of Oakland and Long Beach are continuing their efforts to improve safety and environmental performance by ordering multiple Cavotec Alternative Maritime Power (AMP) ship to shore electrical systems.
The Cavotec AMP equipment is being supplied along with short power systems built into the quayside that enable ships to connect to grid-generated electrical power safely, quickly and easily.
There are two major benefits that the AMP systems give to the ports. With regards to safety, Cavotec’s innovative spring assisted one hand lift covers supplied with the systems, help to avoid operator stress and injury by reducing lift weight.
Then there’s the environmental benefit. Cavotec AMP systems enable vessels to switch off engines whilst docked and to connect to shore side electricity to provide power for services such as reefer containers, lighting, heating and cargo handling. Connecting to grid-generated electricity reduces fuel consumption and cuts emissions both for the port and the surrounding area.
This transition has come at an important time with legislation tightening around emissions at ports.
Naturally, Cavotec is expecting increased demand for its AMP systems from ports in line with these regulations. The AMP systems are already installed at Gothenburg and LA.
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