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Cavotec hosts seminar at the IAPH World Ports Conference on steps towards zero emission-operations

Blog post   •   May 06, 2013 09:36 GMT

Cavotec is to host a seminar at the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) 28th World Ports Conference this week on how innovative technologies are helping ports take steps towards zero emission-operations.

The seminar will feature presentations from leading experts on their experiences of reducing emissions in ports. Michael Christensen, Deputy Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles, an early adopter of Alternative Maritime Power (AMP) shore-to-ship systems, will outline how AMP has played a critical role in enabling the Port of Los Angeles meet its environmental targets.

Also presenting, Yu Wang, Deputy Director, Science, Technology & Information Division, Shanghai Municipal Transport and Port Authority will speak about how AMP has reduced emissions at the Port of Shanghai.

Cavotec CEO, Ottonel Popesco, will deliver the final presentation of the seminar, during which he will outline the strong business case for emission-reducing systems, such as AMP, at ports. 

Cavotec AMP systems are helping ports around the world to reduce emissions from ships when in port. The first AMP application was installed in Sweden in 1984, and similar systems have since been adopted at ports in Asia, across northern Europe and in North America. 

The Group's systems for ports also include its unique automated mooring technology, MoorMaster™; E-RTG power supply systems, Panzerbelt cable protection systems, power chains and connectors, radio remote controls and motorised and spring driven cable reels.

The IAPH conference, which will be held in Los Angeles from May 6 to May 10, also features panel discussions on piracy, port finance, LNG vessels, climate change, port community systems, port trucking logistics, the cruise industry and the role of women in the ports and maritime sector.

And for those of you on social media, we will be tweeting from the event throughout the week using the hashtag #iaph2013.

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