Shore Power Exhibit at Port of LA

From left to right: Port of LA Executive Director, Gene Seroka; Jonathan Williams President & CEO Battleship Iowa; LA City Councilman Joe Buscaino; and Cavotec

Posted by Eric Haun

Global engineering group Cavotec, the Port of Los Angeles (POLA)
and the historic Battleship Iowa museum unveiled a public
Alternative Maritime Power (AMP) educational exhibit during a
January 23 reception commemorating Battleship USS IOWA's new
shore-side power connection, just south of the Port of Los
Angeles' World Cruise Center.

"Working together, we have helped to reduce emissions from ships
at berth at POLA and its sister port, POLB [Port of Long Beac].
This cooperation has been critical in supporting the development
of innovative AMP technologies in the U.S. and further afield,"
said Luciano Corbetta, Cavotec Group Market Unit Director, Ports
& Maritime.

Jonathan Williams, president of the Pacific Battleship Center and
the Battleship Iowa attraction, was joined by POLA Executive
Director Gene Seroka, Los Angeles 15th District Councilman Joe
Buscaino, and Corbetta to officially unveil the educational
exhibit that explains how shore power connection works, its
benefits, and how AMP has evolved at POLA over the past decade
and a half. Cavotec was instrumental in helping the Battleship
IOWA provision equipment and contractors for its custom shore
side connection.

The Iowa, an iconic battleship that first saw service in the
Second World War, is one of the most popular tourist attractions
on the LA Waterfront at the Port of Los Angeles. The vessel's on
board power requirements are now supplied through the Los Angeles
power grid, rather than diesel generators, a move that reduces
noise and air pollution and enables the attraction to extend its
hours of activity.

Cavotec and POLA have worked closely on AMP technologies since
2001. In 2004, at Pier 100, POLA introduced an AMP barge, which
enabled China Shipping Container Line to become the first company
to connect one of its container ships to AMP at the quayside.
POLA's first AMP-fitted terminal came on line in 2007.

While the U.S. Navy had used shore power connection for many
years, POLA was the first port in the world to introduce AMP for
in-service container vessels. The innovation has helped establish
AMP as a global environmental practice as well as legal
requirement in California for container ships that frequently
call at the state's largest ports.

As Cavotec's knowledge and experience of AMP systems has grown
since its first installation in 1985, the Group has gone on to
develop shore power connection systems for container vessels, (as
well as ferries, cruise ships and bulk carriers), and at ports,
primarily in Europe and the Far East. Some 600 container vessels
worldwide are now fitted with Cavotec AMP systems.

Feb 24, 2017

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