Shanghai: The Shanghai government has released a green port plan for the next three years as part of the Shanghai International Shipping Center development plan.
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.
Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) established a joint venture this week with Shanghai local energy firm Shenergy to develop LNG bunkering stations at Shanghai’s Yangshan Port and Waigaoqiao Port. The company will also conduct research and development for LNG-powered vessels.