World’s first tanker to cold-iron

The crude oil tanker Alaskan Navigator became the first tanker in the world to plug into a dockside electrical outlet, when calling at BP’s oil terminal at Pier T in the Port of Long Beach in early June. The Pier T cold ironing facility can handle up to three cold-ironing-enabled tankers per month, which could cut NOx emissions by the equivalent of 187,000 cars during each call.

Source: Wilhelmsen Marine Engineering, 16 June 2009

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