July 28, 2016 by Eric Kirkendall
This week, the Taiwan-based shipping firm Wan Hai announced an agreement with the Advanced Environmental Group to build a barge outfiltted with the Advanced Maritime Emission Control System (AMECS), an innovative and highly effective pollution scrubbing system. Wan Hai will use the AMECS system to clean the emissions of their ships when they call at the Port of Long Beach, protecting the health of port workers and the community.
“We believe that environmental sustainability and economic prosperity are two sides of the same coin and we are always looking for new approaches to reach our zero emissions goal. We applaud Wan Hai for their commitment to green operations.” Port of Long Beach CEO Jon Slangerup
The AMECS is very efficient and can be quickly and easily deployed. It removes 96 percent of particulate matter, 98 percent of NOx, and 99 percent of SO2. It has been certified by the California Air Resources Board as a replacement for shore-power in California’s At-Berth emission reduction program, and can be used by any ship.
Ruben Garcia in front of the AMECS. Image: AEG