Recent NewsTuticorin offers ships power plug
VO Chidambaranar Port in Tuticorin has become the first port to provide shore power facility for berthed vessels.
The shore power or shore supply facility provides a plug-and-play solution to vessels and eliminates the need to operate diesel generators. It also eliminates carbon emission and reduces about six tonnes of carbon emission daily and around 1,500 tonnes annually. This is 5 per cent of total CO2 emission at the port, says a press release from VOC Port Trust said.
Shore power facility will benefit port users as they will save ₹74,000 daily on fuel cost. This facility is in line with ‘Project Green Ports’ of the Shipping Ministry.
Source: The Hindu Business Line
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