We were exhibiting at TOC Middle Eastthis week, one of the port sector’s largest events attracting port authorities, shipping lines, and port equipment manufacturers. The exhibition was well-attended, with automation and electrification topping the agenda.
Daniel Lexander delivers a presentation on electrification and shore-to-ship power at TOC Middle East.
During the three-day event, one of our Ports & Maritime experts, Daniel Lexander, delivered a presentation entitled “Technical Solutions to Reduce Emissions at Container Terminals” at one of several “Tech TOC” seminars.
Daniel’s talk provided an overview of the latest technological developments and applications of these technologies at ports worldwide. One of the main topics covered was the electrification of RTG cranes previously powered by diesel. This helps reduce emissions and running costs.
The other key area of the presentation dealt with shore power, also know as “cold ironing”: the connection of ships in port to grid-generated electrical power, that enables vessels to switch of the generators, again reducing emissions.
Electricity produced for the grid, even by conventional means, is considerably cleaner than power generated by burning the low-grade oil used by ships.
Our shore power systems – Alternative Maritime Power - are now fitted, or are currently being installed, on more than 500 ships, while ports across North America and Europe use land-based versions of the technology. You can see a mobile AMP unit in action at the Port of Los Angeles here.
We look forward to continuing to work closely with port authorities, shipping lines and others on these and other innovative technologies.
We showcased our AMP technologies at last week’s PortTechEXPO in Los Angeles, an event we also sponsored.
It was organised by non-profit business incubator Port Tech LA. This year’s event, the fourth of its kind, featured some 100 clean technologies, with more than 300 civic and local and global business leaders in attendance.
Executive Director Port Tech LA Stan Tomsic; Cavotec CEO Ottonel Popesco; LA Mayor Eric Garcetti. Photo: Taso Papadakis.
The technologies focused on energy, environment, security and transport, primarily for the ports and maritime sector. At our stand – with the help of an actual connector unit – we demonstrated how our AMP systems are helping ports and shipping lines cut emissions.
Popesco also had the opportunity to speak with Mayor Garcetti, Knatz and the Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission, as well as a large number of other key contacts.
These discussions, and the interest in the exhibition as a whole, point to the substantial potential of the Ports & Maritimesector generally, and specifically in our niches of electrification and automation.
Learn how our innovative technologies are improving how ports operate in our E3 Berth film.
We’re always on the lookout for great ideas, so we’re delighted to be sponsoring the upcoming PortTechEXPO in Los Angeles that brings together innovative clean technologies from around the world with the business community.
“Working closely with the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Cavotec has developed innovative systems in the LA area for many years, so we’re keen to help ensure tomorrow’s clean technologies receive the support they need to flourish,” says Ottonel Popesco, Cavotec Group CEO.
A Cavotec AMP system connects a container ship to shore power.
PortTechEXPO is organised by non-profit business incubator PortTechLA. This year’s event, the fourth of its kind, will feature around 100 clean technologies, and more than 300 civic and business leaders.
The technologies featured are in the areas of energy, environment, security and transport, primarily for the ports and maritime sector.
The event will be held at the Port of Los Angeles on September 11. In addition to Cavotec, other sponsors include the Port of Los Angeles, TransPower, Locke Lord, Esri, SA Recycling, The Wentworth Company and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.
You can see how our innovative technologies are improving how ports operate in our E3 Berth film.
The first such applications came on line in the ports of Gothenburg and Stockholm in the 1980s. Our shore power systems are also increasingly used at ports on the US west coast, as well as in Canada, Europe and the Far East.
AMP is just one way we are helping ports cut emissions. We are also working closely with our customers on other electrification and automation technologies – for example electrically powered cranes and automated mooring – that are reducing environmental impact at ports worldwide. Watch the film below to find out how:
Billed as highlighting “the development of technologies that serve the offshore industry in the fields of drilling, exploration, production, and environmental protection”, the event attracted almost 90,000 visitors in 2012, and some 2,500 exhibiting companies.