container industry

Watch: The benefits of shore power at Port of Vancouver

Shore power enables ships equipped with the necessary equipment to shut down diesel powered auxiliary engines and plug into land-based electrical power. This reduces emissions of pollutants that damage air quality and GHG emissions that contribute to climate change. It also reduces engine noise. In this video, the Port of Vancouver presents its own shore power facility.

Using synthetic bags to clean tank container

The Port of Rotterdam is working hard to reduce CO2 emissions. Under this effort, Mega-Inliner places a synthetic bag (inliner) in the tank container, thus saving the need to go to a cleaning station. This leads to a reduction in mileage, waiting times and cleaning agents, but also a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.

COSCO to equip 10 container ships with scrubbers

Valmet announced that it will supply scrubbers for ten container ships of COSCO SHIPPING Lines Co., Ltd. The scrubber systems will be installed in existing ships in China in 2019. The project is being performed in co-operation with Health Lead Development Ltd.

MSC to upgrade cargo systems to reduce emissions

Cargotec’s MacGregor, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company and Guangzhou Wenchong Dockyard have signed a contract aiming to upgrade the cargo systems on six 16,000 TEU container ships, which MSC owns and operates. The Cargo Boost orders will be booked into MacGregor’s second quarter 2019 order intake and the upgrades will be applied during drydocking in 2020.

Hapag-Lloyd opts for scrubbers on ten ships

In a bid to comply with the IMO 2020 sulphur cap, German container shipping major Hapag-Lloyd announced it has ordered ten hybrid-ready scrubbers to be gradually installed to ten of its 13,000 TEU Hamburg class vessels during 2019 and 2020. In March 2019, the retrofits will start and the first EGCS will be installed to the vessel ‘Hamburg Express’ at Qingdao Beihai shipyard in China.

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