German ship management company, Hammonia Reederei has commissioned Alternative Marine Power (AMP) system on its first vessel, the MV Sealand Los Angeles in Port Hueneme, California, on January 10.
MV Sealand Los Angeles is the first of four ships chartered by Container Shipping Line SeaLand (part of Maersk Group) that is equipped with AMP or cold ironing system in early 2017, according to Hammonia.
The installation of AMP container, modification of main switch board (MSB) and cabling in between which occurred while the vessel was in full operation was completed in less than 4 weeks.
Hammonia management said “After first commissioning in Port Hueneme, the vessel could go online directly after berthing during her call to port of Los Angeles on January 17, 2017,”.
AMP system enables ships to operate on electricity from the shore grid in the ports.
Built by China’s shipbuilder Jiangsu Yangzijiang in 2008, the 2,546 TEU Sealand Los Angeles features 208.9 meters length, 29.8 meters width and a gross tonnage of 26,435 tons for the containment.