UN Report Features Cavotec’s Automated Mooring System


The 2018 UN Global Opportunity Report has highlighted Cavotec’s MoorMaster automated mooring system as a technology that is progress towards considerable sustainable development.

Cavotec developed the world's first combined wireless induction charging and automated mooring system with Finnish technology group Wärtsilä.

It was successfully tested in September last year with a Norled hybrid passenger ferry, representing a breakthrough in the evolution of fast charging for electrical vessels.

The report said: “The vacuum-based automated mooring technology allows the ship to dock precisely so that the wireless induction chargers can boost the ship’s batteries in port.

“This in-port electrification has the potential to reduce greenhouse emissions of the maritime transport sector, which currently accounts for around 2.5 percent of global emissions.”

Cavotec’s system aims to encourage progress towards the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Global Opportunity Report is compiled by the United Nations Global Compact, global quality assurance and risk management company DNV GL, and sustainability advisory group and digital studio Sustainia.

According to the authors of the report, one third of all ships will be battery-powered by 2050 if current trends continue.


Discover how Cavotec's combined automated mooring and Automatic Plug-in System moors and charges the world's first fully battery-powered catamaran ferry:

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Cavotec supplied the automated mooring and charging connection units for the world's first fully electric passenger ferry, the ‘Ampere’, which is featured in the 2018 Global Opportunity Report.

In Norway, the battery-powered hybrid Vision of the Fjords passenger ferry, named ‘Ship of the Year 2016’, also uses Cavotec’s system.

Cavotec revealed in September 2017 that it “made history” with a group of industrial partners after they successfully tested the world's first combined wireless induction charging and automated mooring system with a hybrid passenger ferry.

Learn more about the capabilities of Cavotec's automated mooring by reading the 'Automated Mooring For Stabilizing Megaships' technical paper by Mike Howie, Global MoorMaster System Specialist, Cavotec

In an announcement, chief architect of the wireless induction charging project, Ingve Sørfonn, Senior Technical Officer E&A, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions, said: “In recent years, wireless charging has been introduced for cars, buses and trains.

“We have now also made this possible for marine vessels.

“The main customer benefits include up to 20 percent better utilization of available charging time, a high degree of automation, increased operational safety, and increased system reliability.”

Read more: Cavotec has announced that it will supply crane specialist Konecranes with “advanced cable reel technologies” for two of its electrically powered BOXHUNTER rubber-tyred gantry cranes

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