Jurong Port in Singapore is cementing its name as a green port. Having announced earlier this month that it would install a ~10 MW solar power installation at an investment of more than US$22 million covering 95 000 m2 of warehouse roof space, the port has followed this up with plans to create green berths made from recycled concrete, green cement, green steel mesh and green reinforcement bars. Two existing berths will be replaced and the concrete from these existing berths will be used in the green upgrade. As well as being greener, the new berths will also be deeper so that they can handle larger vessels and have additional storage space.
The Jurong port is the second largest in the world, handling about 5% of the world’s container traffic each year, or around 17 000 vessels.
Edited from various sources by Katherine Guenioui
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