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Cavotec supplies a wide variety of innovative technologies to the ports sector, including shore-to-ship Alternative Maritime Power (AMP) systems, Panzerbelt cable protection systems, crane controllers, marine propulsion slip rings, radio remote controls, motorised and spring driven cable reels and steel chains.
Port officials are spending $18 million to equip cruise ships with Alternative Maritime Power technology, allowing ships to literally plug into a generator and operate on electrical power while docked, the Daily Breeze reported.
The Cavotec Alternative Maritime Power Supply system (AMP), which allows ships to switch off their engines when in port and instead connect to a shore-side power supply, was also presented during the conference.
Port officials noted that P&O Nedloyd ships calling at the terminal will also be required to utilize Alternative Maritime Power (AMP) or "cold-ironing" shore-to-ship electrical connections while at berth.
Wong said Hahn asked him to join the DWP board to focus on the alternative maritime power program, which is intended to lessen the pollution by ships coming into the port of Los Angeles.
According to the port, the Hatsu Sigma employs such features as a double-skinned hull and fuel tanks positioned for optimal safety against spills and fires; alternative maritime power (AMP) cold-ironing technology, which enables the vessel to turn off its diesel engines and plug into electric power while at berth; a high capacity oily water separator that helps reduce oil content in waste water; larger bilge water and gray water holding tanks to reduce the need to discharge while at sea; main engines and generators that incorporate low nitrogen oxide (NOx) technology; on-board electric-powered equipment; low sulfur fuel-burning technology when sailing in restricted areas; and an anti-fouling exterior and undercoating designed to help minimize marine life impact.
In a related development, the Harbor Commission also approved a resolution supporting the city's Alternative Maritime Power (AMP) program, which helps companies who use the Port to retrofit their container ships to run on electrical power when berthed.
Additionally, Alternative Maritime Power (AMP), currently used at some container ship terminals, will soon be available so that cruise ships can "plug in" to shoreside electrical power instead of running on diesel power while at berth.