DaChan Bay Terminals has become the first container facility in South China to offer shore power at all its berths.
The second phase of the shore power installation, which began on February 25, 2019, has been officially concluded and accepted by relevant authorities.
Preliminary acceptance was granted in late September by the China Classification Society and, during the test period, a total of three ships have deployed shore power for more than 10 hours.
The data collected during this time was satisfactory and reflected the stability, reliability and high safety standard of the DaChan Bay Terminals’ shore power system.
Brian Yeung, managing director of DaChan Bay Terminals, said: “We are proud to have such an achievement which marks a milestone in our continuous efforts to help protect the environment.
“We are committed to sustainability and will continue to introduce new initiatives to enhance our performance in this aspect.”
The Port of Shenzhen, where the facility is located, has the largest number of berths with shore power capability in China.
Dong Yanze, director of port and shipping administration at the Transportation Bureau of Shenzhen Muncipal, said: “The shore power project has the full support of the Shenzhen government and we look forward to the participation of other terminals and relevant stakeholders in the development of the Green Port in Shenzhen, and vessels switch to shore power while berthing.”
In order to encourage shipping lines to deploy shore power while berthing at port facilities in Shenzhen, the Transportation Bureau of Shenzhen Municipal has launched an incentive scheme.