The Port of Oakland has approved a new 200-foot cable-on-reel system at the Oakland International Container Terminal. The $230,000 cable system features a 10-foot-tall reel, and will be affixed to a trailer to connect to ships that can’t closely align with landside electrical vaults at berth.
Chris Chan, the Port’s Director of Engineering said: “This is a way to build on our success and extend our reach. We’re continually working to reduce emissions.”
Port staff said its engineers have overseen two successful trials of the mobile cable system, and it expects the technology to be deployed full-time by autumn.