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Port of Barcelona implements alternative fuel use to improve air quality
With support from the European Union’s CEF Program, Port of Barcelona partners with energy suppliers, ship owner-operators, port equipment manufacturers and technological innovators to pilot and measure the efficiency of LNG on land and at sea as an alternative fuel source. The aim is to reduce NOx, SO2 and PM emissions using alternative fuels throughout the ports nautical and intermodal chains for cargo ships, ferries and cruise ships. The Port of Barcelona’s energy transition towards a more environment-friendly business model is gaining momentum, as it completes pilot operations using LNG and CNG as alternative fuels throughout its nautical and intermodal supply chains.
Baleària to introduce fast ferry powered by dual-fuel LNG engines
Incat Crowther has designed the world’s first fast ro-pax ferry with dual-fuel LNG engines for Mediterranean shipping company Baleària. The Incat Crowther 125 ferry will be the first to use four dual-fuel reciprocating engines that each provide 8,800 kilowatts of power from Wärtsilä. By using LNG fuel, Baleària will be able to reduce its carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions, and eliminate sulphur oxide and particulate matter emissions.
Barcelona Unaffected By Cyber Attack
Operations at the Port of Barcelona have remained unaffected by a cyber attack last week. Following the cyber attack on Thursday 20 September, the port warned on Twitter that delivery and reception of goods may be delayed but on 22 September stated it hadn’t altered its seaside and land operations and that its Information Systems Department had only found issues with internal functionality, which it was working to recover. A spokesperson told Port Strategy the port it was unable to comment on what action the port had taken to prevent any further attacks but confirmed “ports operations haven’t been affected and the Port of Barcelona has been operating as usual.” The port said on Twitter that it had already initiated the appropriate legal actions in relation to this serious attack, but did not comment further on what specific action it had taken. On 18 September, the port’s digital knowledge hub PierNext published a paper looking at whether ports are prepared to deal with threats from hackers. Source: Port StrategyUpload News