rss icon Subscribe
desktop mobile

Cavotec Supports Sustainable Development of China’s Cruise Sector

Photo: Cavotec

Posted by Michelle Howard

A battery-powered AMPMobile unit connects a ship to shore power at Shenzhen cruise terminal.

As ports, shipping lines, and authorities in China strive to reduce emissions from shipping, our innovative shore power technologies are playing a key role in delivering substantive change.

As highlighted in a recent Cruise Industry News report, China could ultimately be the world's largest cruise market. The development of cruise berths at Chinese ports continues at a rapid pace. With a view to mitigating environmental impact, China has introduced regulations to support the adoption of shore power to reduce emissions.

Setting the standard for shore power interfaces

Cavotec engineers recently commissioned an ingenious self-propelled, battery-powered shore power solution - Cavortec AMPMobile - at the Taiziwan cruise terminal at the Port of Shenzhen, southern China. The unit's batteries are charged while it connects vessels to the grid. This means that no additional vehicles are required to move it around the quay, further reducing environmental impact.

Two other cruise terminals, Wusong in Shanghai and Qingdao in Shangdong, will soon be equipped with similar systems, setting the standard for shore power interfaces for cruise terminals in China.

Cavotec pioneered shore power in the 1980s, and AMPMobile first entered service at the Port of Los Angeles in 2011, with six further units in service in Californian, Chinese, and European ports. AMPMobile is now also used to power cruise vessels in Canada.

As a leading supplier of innovative shore power cable management systems to ferry, cruise, and container handling applications, we also develop solutions that connect and charge electric and hybrid vessels.

Several such systems have entered service in Europe in recent years, and the first came on line in Asia at the end of 2017, where a Cavotec AMPShore Reel connects Asia's first e-ferry - the Cijian Island passenger ferry - to electrical power which charges the vessel's battery pack.

Jul 6, 2018

 QRCode for link to Cavotec Supports Sustainable Development of China’s Cruise Sector story
 

Technology

CTG Wash Water Monitor Installed on Scrubber Retrofit in China

The installation represents one of the first scrubber retrofits to be carried out in a Chinese yard, a reflection of the industry-wide acceleration in the global scrubber market. (Photo: CTG)

A Sea Sentry wash water monitoring system for ship exhaust gas cleaning systems from maritime

New VR Technology to Transform Yachting, Shipping Industries

(l-r): Richard Hooson, Sam Slater and Greg Beach on a recent client visit to Monaco. (Photo: The Landing)

The global yachting and shipping industries are queuing up to adopt the very latest in immersive

Adonis software Suite to Support Viking's European Ferry Fleet

Adonis AS (Adonis),providers of global maritime HR solutions, has announced that Viking Line AB (Viking Line) will implement the Adonis Personnel Suite for their offices in

Fuels & Lubes

Spliethoff Group Prepares for 2020 Sulphur Cap

Photo: Spliethoff Group

On June 26, Spliethoff’s MV Floragracht left the BLRT shipyard in Klaipeda, Lithuania

GTT Receives LNG Tank Order from Samsung

GTT Mark III Flex Membrane (Photo:GTT)

GTT has received an order notification from Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) to equip a new

Oil-to-water Conversions Success for Great Lakes Bulkers

A Thordon COMPAC installation (Photo: Thordon Bearings)

The oil-to-water lubricated tailshaft conversion Thordon Bearings carried out last year to the 26

Marine Equipment

CTG Wash Water Monitor Installed on Scrubber Retrofit in China

A Sea Sentry wash water monitoring system for ship exhaust gas cleaning systems from maritime sensors manufacturer Chelsea Technologies Group (CTG) has been installed in a

ZPMC USA Expands Coast-to-coast

A newly-raised crane is repositioned from the work site back to the wharf to return to service in Charleston, S.C. (Photo: ZPMC)

ZPMC USA is currently working on 25 cranes in nine locations that showcase a broad range of

Actisense Expands Its PRO Range

Photo: Actisense

Actisense has officially launched the latest addition to its PRO range at Seawork International in