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Taiwan’s first e-ferry gets shore connection upgrade

15 Jan 2018

A retrofitted passenger ferry, which operates between the island of Cijian and the port of Kaohsiung in Taiwan, has been upgraded with a shore connection system on Friday enabling it to run entirely on electricity.

A cable reel, cable and plug, and socket box onboard the ferry was provided by engineering firm Cavotec; the solution includes a charging station based at the Kaohsiung berth.

“We’re seeing growing interest in plug-in and charging technologies for e-ferries and hybrids in Asia and beyond, together with a high demand for our shore power equipment at major ports, which clearly indicates a strong trend on emissions reduction initiatives” says Gustavo Miller, President of Cavotec’s Ports & Maritime division.

“Cavotec offers a broad range of innovative vessel charging technologies that meet all types of e-vessel requirements and operational constraints.

“Our offering includes manual charging systems, and a combination of automated vessel charging solutions that are integrated with our unique automated mooring system MoorMaster™. 

Photo credit: Cavotec
Publication date: 15 January, 2018

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