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Hapag-Lloyd Ship Plugs In in Oakland for First Time

Created by HButler on 12/4/2012 2:34:17 PM

With the arrival of the vessel Dallas Express in the Port of Oakland, Calif., recently, Hapag-Lloyd has connected one of its ships to shore-based power for the first time, a ship-to-shore connection that provides electrical power to a ship, reducing diesel costs and emissions.

The Port of Oakland recently completed installation of the 6,600-volt shore-based power supply after an initial test with Hapag-Lloyd last August.

In California, shore-based power will be mandatory for ship lines for a certain percentage of ship calls from 2014. Hapag-Lloyd is preparing 15 vessels for the high-voltage shore connection. 

- The Journal of Commerce.

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