Working together to reduce emissions

POLA has been called the world's most plugged in port POLA has been called the world's most plugged in port

Global engineering group Cavotec and the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) continue to cement their alternative marine power partnership with the unveiling of a new shore-side power connection for an iconic world war two battleship.

Battleship USS IOWA’s new shore-side power connection is located south of the Port of Los Angeles’ World Cruise Center. Cavotec was instrumental in helping provision equipment and contractors for the project.

“Working together, we have helped to reduce emissions from ships at berth at POLA and its sister port, POLB. This co-operation has been critical in supporting the development of innovative AMP technologies in the US and further afield,” said Luciano Corbetta, Cavotec Group Market Unit Director, Ports & Maritime.

The IOWA, an iconic battleship that first saw service in the second world war, is one of the most popular tourist attractions on the LA Waterfront at the Port of Los Angeles.

It’s new shore power connection means that the vessel’s on board power requirements are now supplied through the Los Angeles power grid, rather than diesel generators, a move that reduces noise and air pollution and enables the attraction to extend its hours of activity.

Cavotec and POLA have worked closely on AMP technologies since 2001. In 2004, at Pier 100, POLA introduced an AMP barge, which enabled China Shipping Container Line to become the first company to connect one of its container ships to AMP at the quayside.

While the US Navy had used shore power connection for many years, POLA was the first port in the world to introduce AMP for in-service container vessels.

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