Specifically, the power platform qualifies a ship for the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority's EcoAction program that provides discounted harbor dues and the chance to be presented with a Blue Circle Award.
As stated by Tom Corsie, vice president real estate of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
Shore power is just one of the ways we are working towards improving air quality and reducing marine shipping emissions
He continue, stating that more than 60 hours of shore power use, one large container ship will be able to decrease its GHG emissions by approximately 95 tonnes and consequently, save almost 31 tonnes of fuel.
This not only helps with having an eco-friendly perception, but it also places British Columbia's trade sectors to benefit from the growth opportunities and ensure the port's competitiveness in this market.
Moreover, DP World Vancouver runs the shore power solution. The standards-compliant system was designed and commissioned by Schneider Electric Canada Inc. and PBX Engineering of Vancouver and installed by Houle Electric.
Concluding, the shore power solution is based on clean electricity from BC Hydro to power the ships, which allows them to shut down their diesel engines.