DaChan Bay Terminals (DCBT) has used its shore power supply system for the first time, supplying power to the OOCL TAIPEI.
The shore power system aims to improve air quality by enabling vessels to switch off their auxiliary engine, thus reducing carbon emissions.
According to a statement from DCBT, the working environment in the vessel engine room can be largely improved during maintenance with noise reduction.
The facility, located in the West Shenzhen Port area in South China, began the shore power system project in response to Shenzhen municipal government’s “Five-Year-Plan of Building Low-carbon Green Port” in Shenzhen.
During project design and construction, the terminal received great guidance from all levels of government bodies including Shenzhen municipal and Bao An District government.
DCBT, which is managed by Modern Terminals, has previously invested in environmentally friendly technology including a full fleet of electricity-powered rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes.
Currently, the terminal covers an area of 112 ha with five berths along its quay of 1,830 m along and 600 m wide.
Its water depth alongside is 15.5 m and will eventually be dredged to 18 m.