While berthed at the VCK Logistics' Waterland Terminal in the Port of Amsterdam, Wilson's 3,500 dwt-big general cargo ship Wilson Goole received power via SKOON's battery.
The portable battery is able to provide 630 kWh of electricity, which equates to at least 12 hours of shore power.
"The battery can supply green energy anywhere in Amsterdam and is then filled with local wind energy from Windpark Ruigoord or with energy from biomass from AEB," the Port of Amsterdam underlined in a press release.
"We think it is important to make optimal use of the possibilities of shore power. Hopefully this will soon become the standard in all ports. We believe that the sustainability of ports will increase rapidly and we are happy to contribute to this. We are very happy that we were able to do this pilot in Amsterdam," Robert Bravenboer, Director, Wilson Agency, commented.
Peter Loonen, Managing Director, VCK Group, added, "We value the importance of innovation and sustainability. The battery test is a nice concrete example of this. It's important to us that we continue to invest in the future to ensure that we can provide more of these types of ships with energy in a sustainable way."
The Port of Amsterdam has already been supplying power at the shore, but only to inland vessels, including river cruise ships. The authority now wants to expand that coverage.