Inland vessels will now be given the option of using shore power at the Port of Rotterdam, thanks to the new HES Hartel Tank Terminal.

It said: “Installing shore power at the terminal is in line with the ambition of the surrounding municipality and our own ambition to make use of innovative and sustainable solutions. All nine berths for inland vessels will be supplied with shore power.”

Moored at the quay, the vessels often run on generators for the required energy on board resulting in emissions of amongst other particulates, nitrogen and CO2.

HES added: “Shore power offers the opportunity to reduce those emissions by providing vessels with a more sustainable energy source. Shore power not only contributes to the (international) climate objectives, but also contributes to the reduction of nitrogen deposition in Natura2000 areas which improves the living environment around the Port of Rotterdam.”

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23rd November 2020