Port of Kalundborg electrifies cranes and reduces emissions

Electrification

Denmark – Port of Kalundborg in Denmark has unveiled ambitious plans to electrify all cranes at its deep-water container terminal within the next seven months.

Operated by APM Terminals since March 2021, the Kalundborg terminal is set to take a two-pronged approach to reduce its carbon footprint. In the short term, the terminal will transition to HVO100 fuel, which stands for hydrotreated vegetable oil. This change is expected to lead to a remarkable 90 percent reduction in CO2 emissions. In the long term, the terminal will explore alternative decarbonization solutions for its container handling equipment, such as battery-powered systems.

Biofuels utilization

The Port of Kalundborg now joins an exclusive group of APM Terminals that utilize biofuels. APM Terminals Gothenburg and P400 in Los Angeles have been using a similar renewable diesel since 2021, underlining the company’s dedication to sustainable practices.

A joint White Paper released by APM Terminals and DP World, advocates for the electrification of terminal equipment on a global scale. This signifies a global shift towards environmentally responsible practices within the shipping industry.

Moreover, the Port of Kalundborg’s early support for the Net-Zero Ports initiative further highlights its dedication to global sustainability.

Photo: APM Terminals

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