Shanghai Rolls out Green Port Plan

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

July 23, 2015

Image: Port of Shanghai

Image: Port of Shanghai

 The Port of Shanghai is aiming to reduce energy consumption per handling capacity unit by 7 percent in 2017 compared to 2010, the city’s transport commission said. 

 
It is aiming to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 9 percent compared with 2010, and for the concentration of fine particulate matter to drop 20 percent on 2013. Measures include using clean fuels and setting up inland pollution emergency spots.
 
Under the plan, Shanghai will start trial operations of shore power use at Yangshan Guandong International Container Terminal and Wusong International Cruise Terminal, and will build six sets of shore power facilities to cover 12 berths by 2017. 
 
It also plans to replace 75% of the energy consumption at the container terminals with clean energy, while also implementing a gradual replacement of container trucks with LNG-powered ones.
 
Lastly, the plan also encourages inland river cargo vessels to switch to LNG power with an acceleration of the development of LNG bunkering stations, while standards for marine oil will also be increased in order to reduce ship emissions.
 
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