Terminal efficiency project
The inaugural meeting of the Smart, Energy Efficient and Adaptive Port Terminals (SEA TERMINALS) has taken place in Valencia with the aim of hastening the transition of the port industry towards more efficient operational models.
The project takes into account the lessons learned in the GREENCRANES project, where results showed that the efficient management of energy use and that the use of alternative fuels is viable and can generate significant benefits at all levels at terminals.
Specific objectives of this new project will be to develop a series of eco-efficient alternatives that are viable from a technical, environmental and financial perspective – namely a 100% electric terminal tractor and hybrid RTG equipment, as well developing LNG fuelled equipment prototypes.
During the project, the prototypes will be tested using pilot schemes at the Noatum Container Terminal Valencia (NCTV) in the Port of Valencia and in the Livorno Darsena Toscana terminal in the Port of Livorno.
SEA TERMINALS will also include the development of a real-time operational management model that minimises existing bottlenecks in the operations of terminals by assigning different operational modes to the equipment involved. This platform, called the SEAMS Platform, will be capable of receiving live information from equipment and from the terminal operating system (TOS), calculating thereby the best mode of operation for each type of equipment at any given moment.
The project is co-financed by the European Union (EU) through the Ten-T Programme and is organised in cooperation with the Valenciaport Foundation.
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