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Port Metro Vancouver to supply containerships with shore power

The Government of Canada and Port Metro Vancouver agreed to fund $6 million each towards the installation of shore power for containerships at two of the port’s terminals.

   The Government of Canada and Port Metro Vancouver announced this week funding to install shore power facilities for containerships at two of the port’s container terminals, the Global Container Terminal Deltaport and the DP World Vancouver Centerm terminal.
   The project, which should be completed by March 31, 2017, is designed to reduce emissions and generator noise from containerships’ auxiliary engines, Port Metro Vancouver said in a statement.
   Each ship connection to shore power is estimated to avoid 75 tons of emissions.
   The port has already implemented the feature for cruise ships. Since 2009, the feature has resulted in the avoidance of over 11,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions, according to data from the port.
   The project is expected to cost $12 million, with Port Metro Vancouver and Transport Canada’s Shore Power Technology for Ports program providing $6 million each. $4.97 million is dedicated towards installing shore power technology at a birth at the Global Container Terminal Deltaport and the other $7.3 million is dedicated towards installing the technology at a berth at the DP World Vancouver Centerm terminal and necessary upgrades on the nearby BC Hydro property.
   Port Metro Vancouver houses 27 major marine cargo terminals and three Class 1 railroads. The port serves the automobile, breakbulk, bulk container and cruise sectors.

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