Associated British Ports (ABP) revealed plans to install a second Shore Power connection at the Port of Southampton, in a bid to boost support of sustainable cruising at the port area.
shore power, after the same plug-in technology was introduced at the port’s new Horizon cruise terminal. By introducing the option for cruise ships, the port could start seeing CO2 emission savings of up to 863 kg in CO2 and 10.5 kg of Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) per vessel call each year.ccording to ABP, the Mayflower terminal is set to be equipped with
This announcement is the next step in an ongoing partnership with Carnival UK to enable sustainable cruising from the Port of Southampton and follows a £12 million investment at the port’s Ocean Terminal in readiness for LNG-powered P&O Cruises’ Iona.
We are delighted to see the advance in shore power technology and the fitting of this into Mayflower Cruise Terminal. A number of our P&O Cruises and Cunard ships are already shore-power enabled and we have plans to install this capability across our fleet,
…said Carnival UK President Simon Palethorpe.
This investment has received support from HM Government’s Local Growth Deal that provides funds to Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) for projects that benefit the local area and economy. Through this, the Solent LEP has part-funded the project that means that an alternative fuel can potentially be offered or supported at each of the dedicated cruise terminals in the port.
We are incredibly proud to be making another significant step as we further develop our sustainable credentials for cruise with Carnival UK here in Southampton. This is good news for the port, for air quality and for the future of cruise,
…said Alastair Welch, Regional Director at the Port of Southampton.
Southampton’s shore power initiative is a huge opportunity to pioneer the green credentials of our local economy and the wider advances in maritime technology that are so important to Southampton and the wider Solent region,
…added Anne-Marie Mountifield, Chief Executive of the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership.
The second connection will be commissioned and installed in 2021.