Port Technology to reduce Delta air pollution
Port technology to reduce Delta air pollution
On Thursday, Nov. 14, the MSC Meline used the technology which allows vessels to plug into the clean electrical power grid at GCT Deltaport and turn off their auxiliary diesel engines while docked. This eliminates up to 95 tonnes of air pollutants per vessel, equivalent to removing 20 vehicles off the road for one year. The collaboration was enabled through the Government of Canada Shore Power Technology for Ports program and the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, each contributing $3.4 million, for a total investment of $6.8 million, GCT explained in a news release.