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Ports of Auckland Look to Shore Power for Berthing Cruise Vessels
Ports of Auckland (POAL) today announced that it has decided adopt the recommendation to plan for shore power for cruise ships berthed in Auckland. The news comes alongside POAL's release of the results of a feasibility study on reducing emissions from cruise vessels at the port. The study - which also looked at land/bargebased exhaust capture systems and ship-based scrubbers - recommended two options, including a plan to implement shore power at one cruise berth in the next five years, and/or a switch to the use of fuel with a sulfur content of no more than 0.1 percent. "POAL has decided adopt the recommendation to plan for shore power. Shore power has an estimated total cost of $18.3 million (±30 percent) and the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 31 percent," said Tony Gibson, POAL's CEO. https://shipandbunker.com/news/apac/807107-ports-of-auckland-look-to-shore-power-for-berthing-cruise-vessels
Two new dolphin mooring structures to be added at Auckland
The New Zealand city of Auckland will soon be able to accommodate a higher number of large modern cruise ships after an agreement was reached to develop two outer dolphin mooring structures. The new structures will be located between 80 and 85 metres off the northern edge of the city’s Queens wharf. Once complete, the new structures will allow for more large 350 metre cruise ships to visit the city. When the dolphin mooring structures are in place, larger ships will be able to berth to the east of Queens Wharf. Plans are also in place to modify the port’s ferry terminal, which will ultimate enable cruise ships to berth on the west side of the wharf as well. The dolphin structures will be in place and available for the 2019/20 cruise season.
New cranes increase handling capacity for Ports of Auckland
27 Sep 2017 - Three new cranes ordered by Ports of Auckland (POAL) will be able to carry up to four containers at once. The order from Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co. (ZPMC) is part of an investment in projects at Auckland’s port to increase capacity from 900,000 teus a year to around 1.6 –1.7m teus. Wayne Thompson, deputy chief executive at POAL, said: “The new cranes will be able to carry up to four containers at once, so we will be able to load and unload ships faster.” http://www.portstrategy.com/news101/world/australasia/new-cranes-increase-handling-capacity-for-ports-of-aucklandUpload News