Carbon emissions are being reduced by Stena Line
as it sails to and from Rotterdam, thanks to a new shore power project.
Ferries docking at the Dutch terminal are able to switch off their engines as they receive power for lighting, heating and preparing food as they are plugged into connecting cables at the port, Port Strategy reports.
The two Cavotec Alternative Maritime Power systems at the port have been developed through a partnership involving Stena Line, Cavotec, the port authority and the Dutch government.
Managing director of Cavotec Netherlands Sietse Nap said: "These projects demonstrate what ports can achieve when we pool engineering expertise to develop innovative, integrated solutions."
The facility serves four Stena line ferries, two of which serve the route to and from Harwich, plus a pair of freight ferries.
Britons travelling to Rotterdam from Hull could find the journey easier to make in the future, after the government recently announced new funding to build a dedicated lane for port-bound traffic on the A1033 in the Yorkshire city.
Posted by Andrew Smith