Specifically, Cavotec supplied automated vacuum mooring systems for ports in Australia and New Zealand, and automated e-charging systems for the world’s first fleet of zero-emission, autonomous battery powered ships in Norway.
It is reported that the automated mooring will maximize operational availability, reduce infrastructure costs, and improve safety, and automated vessel e-charging will enable dramatic reductions in environmental impact.
Cavotec has also received an order for the engineering, supply, and commissioning of two automated charging systems for the world’s first autonomous, zero-emission e-vessels. ASKO Maritime – the shipping arm of Norwegian grocery distributor ASKO – is to introduce the fully electric vessels to connect two sites across the Oslo Fjord, thereby replacing two million kilometres of truck transport and saving 5,000 tonnes of CO2 every year.
Overall, mooring and unmooring operations hide a number of risks for those who get involved, many times leading to a fatal accident or a collision; See here 6 tips to prevent accidents arising from these operations.