UN recognition for Cavotec mooring technology

Cavotec MoorMaster automated mooring in action at Lavik ferry berth in Norway Cavotec MoorMaster automated mooring in action at Lavik ferry berth in Norway
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Cavotec automated mooring technology has been included in the 2018 UN Global Opportunity Report that highlights how innovative technologies are making genuine progress towards a more sustainable world.

The report, compiled by DNV GL and sustainability advisory group and digital studio Sustainia, aims to encourage progress towards the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

“Cavotec is leading the development of automated mooring, charging solutions for electric and battery powered vessels that make shipping safer, cleaner, quieter, and more efficient. We're proud to support the shipping industry play its part in realising the UN SDGs,” the company said.

Charging breakthrough

This year’s report uses Cavotec’s combined wireless induction charging and automated mooring system, developed in partnership with Finnish group Wärtsilä as an example.

“This in-port electrification has the potential to reduce greenhouse emissions of the maritime transport sector, which currently accounts for around 2.5% of global emissions,” it says.

The system was successfully tested in September last year with a Norled hybrid passenger ferry, representing a breakthrough in the evolution of fast charging for electrical vessels.

According to the authors of the report, one third of all ships will be battery-powered by 2050 if current trends continue.

Cavotec is known for supplying the automated mooring and charging connection units for the world's first fully electric passenger ferry, the Ampere, also mentioned in the 2018 Global Opportunity Report.

In addition, the battery-powered hybrid Vision of the Fjords passenger ferry named "Ship of the Year 2016", uses Cavotec charging systems.

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