First LNG unit docks at BEST Terminal
The Hutchison Ports BEST terminal in Barcelona has welcomed the first LNG-powered vessel. This is the first container ship using this alternative energy source to arrive at the Port of Barcelona.
CMA CGM “Scandola” is deployed in the MEX 1 service, which links Asia with the Mediterranean. The vessel is 366 m long, 51 m wide and has a capacity of 14,800 teu.
BEST terminal is working with the Port Authority of Barcelona on several initiatives to improve the sustainability of the terminal, such as the shore power project in which BEST plans to introduce an electrified quayside.
Vessels at berth will be able to connect to electric power while loading and unloading containers at the terminal. (cd)