JANUARY 21, 2019 — Shoreside power is an important element of Equinor’s plans to cut CO2 emissions from its Norwegian Continental Shelf logistics operations. This past Friday, January 18, supply base operator
OCTOBER 29, 2018 — Carnival Corporation subsidiary Holland American Line has retrofitted three of its vessels with ABB shore power connectors, allowing them to turn off all engines and draw on land-based
JULY 18, 2017 — Containership operator APL — now part of the CMA CGM Group — reports that in 2016 recorded fleet carbon dioxide emissions were down by 48%, compared to its
AEG’s Advanced Maritime Emission Control System (AMECS), essentially, takes a barge-mounted scrubber system to the ship. Unlike existing shore power options, it does not require retrofits to each vessel.
“AMECS is a game-changer in the fields of emission control and air quality. Multiple AMECS units can remove thousands of tons of pollutants each year,” said Ruben Garcia, President of AEG. “These mobile barge-mounted systems use patented technology to attach to the auxiliary exhaust stacks of nearly any vessel entering port – at-berth or at-anchor – eliminating the need for expensive ship retrofits, and providing the public with cleaner air.”
AMECS is approved for simultaneous emission capture from two exhaust stacks of a single ship, with independently verified test results proving 90% to 99% reduction of the particulate matter (PM), nitrous oxides (NOx), and sulfur dioxides (SO2) found in diesel exhaust.
“CARB’s approval of AMECS as an alternative to the at-berth emissions reductions rule provides the flexibility our shipping lines need while protecting our environment and creating new jobs for our communities,” said representatives from the Port of Long Beach, a strong supporter of AMECS throughout its development.
In 2013, the Port of Long Beach provided about $2 million in seed money to help test the AMECS system.
“We’re thrilled any time we can find more tools to reduce emissions and continue to improve community health. That’s why we fund projects like the demonstration and testing of these new technologies, through our Technology Advancement Program,” said Board of Harbor Commissioners President Lori Ann Guzmán. “We’ve made a lot of progress in reducing air pollution, and we are nurturing new technologies like these to help us do even more.”
NOVEMBER 13, 2014 — The LNG Hybrid Barge built to serve as an LNG fueled floating power station delivering electricity to cruise ships in the Port of Hamburg features an extensive range
OCTOBER 29, 2014 — A shoreside power system to allow cruise vessels to plug in when calling the Port of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, is now complete and fully operational. Shore power
APRIL 25, 2014 — Hamburg Sud’s M/V Cap Palmerston plugged into shoreside power at the Port of Hueneme, California, at a recent ribbon cutting ceremony to introduce the port’s Grid-Based Shore Power
FEBRUARY 25, 2014 — More details have been released about the portable hydrogen fuel cell unit being trialed in the Port of Honolulu (see earlier story). The unit is currently in the