Ships are a significant source of air pollution, accounting for about 2.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions. To reduce this pollution, many ports have implemented shore power systems that allow ships to connect to shoreside electricity while in port, reducing their use of onboard generators. However, connecting ships to these systems can be costly and time-consuming. This is where the Mobile Cable Positioning Device (CPD) comes in.
What is the Mobile Cable Positioning Device (CPD)?
The Mobile CPD is a cost-effective solution that Watts Marine developed that simplifies connecting ships to shoreside power. It is a mobile manlift on a turret that rotates 360 degrees and can be strategically positioned to accommodate vessels of different sizes and configurations. The device can be used with any shoreside electric power system and can be moved to support different ships quickly.
Mobile CPD: Eco-Friendly and Game-Changing
The Mobile CPD is powered by a battery, making it more eco-friendly than diesel-powered generators. Additionally, it is a game-changer for ports as it facilitates the connection to shoreside electrical power for various ships. Once the connection is made, the ship’s systems run on shore electricity, reducing fuel emissions while in port. This benefits the environment and reduces costs for both the port and ship.
The Mobile CPD is a cost-effective solution compared to traditional shore power systems. It eliminates the need for costly infrastructure, such as fixed pedestals or substations, and does not require ship modifications. This makes it an attractive option for ports looking to implement shore power systems without significant investments. The device also has a lower operational cost, not requiring maintenance or fuel costs.
Easy to Use and Versatile
The Mobile CPD is designed to be user-friendly, with straightforward controls and easy maneuverability. It can also be used for other tasks, such as ship maintenance and repair, making it a versatile tool for port operations. Its mobility allows for efficient use of space and can accommodate multiple ships simultaneously, further increasing its cost-effectiveness.
As more ports aim to reduce their carbon footprint and comply with environmental regulations, the demand for shore power systems will continue to grow. The Mobile CPD offers a practical and sustainable solution that meets these objectives while being cost-effective and versatile. Its potential to revolutionize port operations makes it a crucial tool in the maritime industry’s efforts towards a cleaner and greener future.
Watts Marine: Experts in Shore Power Systems
Watts Marine has installed shore power systems at various ports worldwide. This covers every step of the shore power process, from regulatory advising to system operation and maintenance. Their expertise in shore power systems ensures that the Mobile CPD is seamlessly integrated into existing systems and effectively connects ships to shore power.
Case Study: Success at a Major Port
Watts Marine recently installed their Mobile CPD at a major port, significantly reducing diesel emissions. The Mobile CPD simplified the process of connecting ships to shore power and accommodates vessels of various sizes and configurations, reducing operational costs and environmental impact. The port has seen a significant decrease in emissions, making it more environmentally friendly and cost-effective.
Successful Experts in Shore Power Systems
The Mobile Cable Positioning Device (CPD) is a cost-effective, eco-friendly solution that Watts Marine developed that simplifies connecting ships to shore power. It is powered by a battery and can be used with any shoreside electric power system. The device is a game-changer for ports and will facilitate the connection to shoreside electrical power for various ships. Watts Marine’s expertise in shore power systems ensures that the Mobile CPD is seamlessly integrated into existing systems and effectively connects ships to shore power.