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South China's DaChan Bay Terminals starts cold ironing at all berths

DaChan Bay Terminals, a business unit of Modern Terminals Limited, has completed the installation of cold ironing systems to become the first container terminal in South China to offer shore power at all its berths.

The shore power installation started on 25 February 2019 and a preliminary acceptance was granted in late-September by the China Classification Society (CCS).

In order to encourage shipping lines to deploy shore power while berthing at port facilities in Shenzhen in South China, the Transportation Bureau of Shenzhen Municipal has launched an initiative scheme to back the green program.

“Shenzhen port has the largest number of berths with shore power capability in China. We look forward to the participation of other terminals and relevant stakeholders in the development of the Green Port in Shenzhen, and vessels switch to shore power while berthing,” said Dong Yanze, director of port and shipping administration of Transportation Bureau of Shenzhen Municipal.

During the test period, a total of three ships have deployed shore power for more than 10 hours. DaChan Bay Terminals reported that all data collected were satisfactory in reflecting the stability, reliability, and safety standard of the terminal’s cold ironing system.

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