News Digest Item
23 Aug 2018

Port of Hamburg tests LNG powered container ships


A pilot project in the city of Hamburg tests how container ship pollution in ports could be reduced by propelling them with electricity via mobile generators powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), reports the public broadcaster NDR. The LNG PowerPac, a compact unit the size of two containers produced by Becker Marine Systems, has a capacity of 1.5 megawatts and would allow ships to turn off their diesel generators while in port. About seven tonnes of CO₂ could thus be saved during an average stay in port, according to the company.

Read the article in German here.

For background, read the CLEW factsheet Germany's maritime freight emissions.

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