Shanghai Port in Cold-Ironing Venture

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Due to high levels of pollution in the area, Waigaoqiao Port in Shanghai will introduce a cold-ironing service for ships at berth in a bid to tackle high emissions.

The move comes amid an excess of high sulphur bunker fuels being burnt at the port.

According to Seatrade Global, the Shanghai Transport Commission will see that generators are installed at Waigaoqiao port in 2015 in order to provide electrical power for ships that are at berth.

The Shanghai Transport Commission was also reported as saying that it will seek to prevent old vessels from working on the waterways of Shanghai in order to lower emissions.

12% of Shanghai’s total sulphur dioxide emissions come from ships, 11% of that figure are nitrogen oxide emissions and around 5% are particulate matter emissions.

In other news, the Port of Kaohsiung has become the first ‘eco-port’ in the Asia-Pacific region after receiving certification from the European Sea Ports Organisation.

Shanghai Port in Cold-Ironing Venture. (Source: PCIN)

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