Namely, Greece's Port of Killini, at the west side of the country towards the Ionian Sea, experiences the first shore-to-ship (STS) electrical supply connection in Eastern Mediterranean.
The cold ironing facility was developed within a European co-funded programme to allow the port of Killini in Greece to limit air pollution, while paving the way for other Greek ports to become emissions-free hubs in the eastern Mediterranean region.
Nektarios Santorinios, the Alternate Minister of Shipping and Insular Policy, adopted the regulations on using electricity as an alternate fuel.
Moreover, the Alternate Minister addressed that more details will be soon announced to enable vessels serving insular connections to turn to natural gas and electricity and added that new sea routes will be defined to apply alternative energy sources.
Although it is stated that the company 'Levante Ferries' was not an initial partner of the elemed consortium, it has contributed into realising the vision of electrification proceeding with its own capital expenditure to install electrical equipment to connect its passenger roro ferry Fior Di Levante with the shore-based installation.
Finally, concerning the electrification capacity at the port of Killini, there are plans for four electrification positions and one electricity charging connection for hybrid ships, which use batteries for propulsion.