Shanghai signs with LA to develop shore power

Shanghai: Shanghai port has signed an EcoPartnership deal with the Port of Los Angeles as the world’s largest port looks to learn more about delivering shore power to ships, something the Californian port has pioneered over the past decade. 

Shanghai has trialled shore power at its Waigaoqiao terminal, and is now keen to add it to its Yangshan deepwater port as well as the Shanghai Wusong Cruise Terminal.

The Port of Los Angeles said: “Uniform standards and compatible infrastructure that allow ocean carriers to maximise their investment in clean ships could lead to green shipping routes that increase trade at both ports.”

It was ten years ago this week that China Shipping’s Xin Yang Zhou became the first ever containership anywhere in the world to plug in at berth in Los Angeles. [11/07/14]

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