At the start of 2019, Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG and its partners started research and development work on the publicly funded FRESH project at its Container Terminal Altenwerder. FRESH stands for flexibility management and control reserve provision of heavy goods vehicles in the harbour. The aim of the research is to incorporate the battery capacities of the automated guided container transport vehicles (AGVs) that are in use at CTA into the German energy network as flexible storage units that contribute to the grid stability of the power supply.
Port of Hamburg
The Port of Hamburg announced that its first two straddle carriers with environmentally friendly hybrid engines are now transporting containers between the ship, the yard, the rail terminal and the truck gate at the HHLA Container Terminal Tollerort (CTT). The two prototypes are expected to use at least 15% less diesel than their predecessors.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority announced the launch of the World Ports Climate Action Program. In this initiative, the port authorities of Hamburg, Barcelona, Antwerp, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Vancouver and Rotterdam will work together on a number of projects that address the issue of global warming.
Innovative technology will be developed in Hamburg to enable large and very large container ships to switch off their auxiliary diesel supplies during lay time and draw the power for on-board operations from a mobile generator. Namely, Becker Marine Systems, Hapag-Lloyd AG and Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG have been testing the new technology as part of a joint pilot project.
Shell Marine has officially launched ‘Shell Alexia 140’, a two-stroke engine cylinder oil which offers protection for the most modern efficient engines against cold corrosion issues and optimise oil feed rates when fuel grades change.
On the judgement of the Federal Administrative Court for the fairway adjustment of the Lower and Outer Elbe, the Hamburg Port Authority underlined the necessity for the adjustment of the navigation channel.
DNV GL signed a letter of intent with the Hamburg Port Authority at SMM to join forces to implement green technologies across the port authority’s existing fleet as well as all new acquisitions.
The HUMMEL has for over one year been contributing to improved air quality at the port of Hamburg. Becker Marine Systems’ LNG Hybrid Barge will also be supplying lowemission power to the AIDAsol this year. The cruise ship has already made three calls since the middle of May and will have made a total of sixteen stops at the Hafencity terminal by October.
As of end of February, Carnival Maritime collaborates with the Hamburg Vessel Coordination Center (HVCC) in order to optimally plan the movements of the AIDA and Costa cruise ships in the Port of Hamburg and the narrow river Elbe.
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