Shanghai to offer cold ironing services

Shanghai: Shanghai continues to push ahead with pioneering moves to become a greener port. Its Waigaoqiao terminals will next year start providing cold ironing services to ships calling. Generators are being installed now, the Shanghai Transport Commission said yesterday. The commission said other moves to try and improve the quality of air in the city would be to deny access to old vessels to waters around Shanghai.

The commission detailed shipping emissions account for 12% of Shanghai city’s total sulphur dioxide emissions, 11% of its nitrogen oxide emissions and approximately 5% of particulate matter emissions.

Earlier this year, Shanghai signed an MoU with the Port of Los Angeles to study and develop green initiatives including cold ironing.  [05/12/14]

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