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China in shoreside power push along Yangtze river

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China’s Ministry of Transport, National Development and Reform Commission, National Energy Administration and State Grid Corporation of China have jointly issued a notice to further promote shoreside power utilisation in Yangtze river economic belt.

According to the plans, China will promote shore side power infrastructure, vessel and relevant port facility construction, strengthen the shore side power technology application and reduce shore side power construction and use cost; increase financial support, improve shore side power service ability and enhance new technology and equipments research and application. 

Aiming to greatly raise the installation ratio of shore side power facility in Yangtze river economic belt by the end of 2025, the plan will be implemented in eleven provinces and cities along Yangtze river, covering inland transportation vessel, river-sea direct transportation vessel, sea to river transportation vessel and ports along Yangtze river economic belt. 

As the end of 2023, almost all the inland river container vessels, ro-ro vessels, river-sea direct transportation vessels and sea to river transportation vessels, inland bulk carriers and multi-purpose vessels above 2,000 dwt will complete shore side power transformation, during 2024 and 2025, inland bulk carriers and multi-purpose vessels between 1,000 dwt and 2,000 dwt will finish shore side power transformation. 

The shore side power promotion is an important action of China to reduce carbon emission and develop green shipping and ports.

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