APM Terminals Barcelona increases reefer capacity and reduces CO2 emissions
In response to rapidly growing customer demand, APM Terminals Barcelona, Spain has increased reefer capacity by 31%. The electrical capacity of the terminal has also been improved, leading to a reduction in CO2 emissions of 600 tonnes per annum. An additional 152 reefer plugs have been added at the terminal, raising the total to 677. New reefer racks enable reefers to be stacked up to 4 containers high, compared with 3 on current racks. The modern design also improves safety for employees carrying out repairs and maintenance.
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.Upload News