Cavotec to Supply Multiple AMP Systems to California Ports

Press Release
Thursday, May 31, 2012

Cavotec wins orders for multiple Alternative Maritime Power (AMP) shore-to-ship electrical systems at Port of Long Beach & the Port of Oakland,

The Cavotec AMP equipment being supplied under these contracts includes shore power systems built into the quayside that enable ships to connect to grid-generated electrical power safely, quickly and easily. These units will also incorporate Cavotec's innovative spring-assisted One-Hand-Lift Access Covers.



"Cavotec's One-Hand-Lift Access Covers are safer than many alternatives that are currently available. Conventional systems include covers with very heavy lift weights, while Cavotec's innovative system helps to avoid operator stress and injury by reducing these lift weights to a minimum," explains Rob Thompson, Cavotec USA Inc. West Coast Manager.


Cavotec AMP systems enable vessels to shut down their engines while docked and to connect to shore side electricity, while services such as power supply for reefer containers, lighting, heating, food preparation and cargo handling are then run directly from the port. Switching off ships' engines and connecting to grid-generated electricity reduces fuel consumption and dramatically cuts particulate matter emissions, thus helping improve air quality in ports and surrounding communities.

"These projects are the latest stage in our on-going work to meet the growing safety and environmental demands of our partners in the ports industry on the west coast of the United States," says Cavotec CEO, Ottonel Popesco.

"With legislation regulating emissions at ports set to tighten in the years ahead, we anticipate continuing to work with our partners in the industry to ensure that these and ports worldwide maintain their position as leading environmental performers," Popesco adds.



Cavotec AMP systems enable vessels to switch off their engines while docked and to connect to shore side electricity. Services such as power supply for reefer containers, lighting, heating, food preparation and cargo handling are then run directly from the port. Switching off ships' engines and connecting to grid-generated electricity reduces fuel consumption and dramatically cuts particulate matter emissions, thus helping improve air quality in ports and surrounding communities.

Cavotec engineers and naval architects have pioneered several AMP solutions including ship-based systems housed in shipping containers, land-based vault versions and mobile units for maximum flexibility.


 

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