Rotterdam studies shore-based power
The Port of Rotterdam Authority is making shore-based power available for container, liquid bulk and other segments. It has launched studies at the terminals of Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam (ECT), APMT2, Vopak, and Cruiseport Rotterdam to this effect.
The findings should reveal how shore-based power can be rolled out in the port of Rotterdam to reduce carbon emissions and air pollution. The study on the introduction of shore-based power in the port of Rotterdam is partly subsidised by the EU.
"Together with other ports, including those of Antwerp, Bremen, Hamburg, and Le Havre, the Port Authority is developing and planning shore-based power facilities,” said Port of Rotterdam Authority CEO Allard Castelein. If the studies remain on schedule, they should be completed in 2023.
Inland shipping has been using shore-based power in the port on a large scale for over a decade. In the Port of Rotterdam, the Stena Line terminal in Hoek van Holland has shore-based power. Heerema will commission a shore-based power installation at Landtong Rozenburg for its offshore vessels early in 2022. (sh)